. . . when the phone ran. It was a familiar voice from Catholic Answers Live. The food smelled great — I was hungry. I had just sat down to dinner after a long and busy day. Yeah, dinner smelled good but I reluctantly set my fork down.
“Hey Steve, this is Catholic Answers Live. You said you would help us out if we ever needed you, right?”
“Yup, I did say that (when I wasn’t so hungry!) What do you need?”
“Well, Steve, at the last minute (literally) our guest couldn’t make it for the first hour today. Can to start in 30 seconds and help us out?”
“Sure,” says I, “what is the topic?”
“Open Line, they can ask you anything want and you have to be quick on your feet! Can you do it? Will you do it?”
With one last longing glance at my already-getting-cold dinner I said, “Sure, I love Catholic Answers and I am always glad to help out!”
So that’s how I got to be the guest on Catholic Answers Live Monday evening.
Questions I answered not necessarily in the order asked:
1) What does Jesus mean about being saved by “belieiving”? What does believe mean and are we saved by faith alone?
2) A smart journalism student at university is losing his faith. What can be given to him to read to convince him of the truth of the faith? I would suggest you get him College Apologetics for a start.
3) What was it like to be shepherds during the time of Jesus and what was their status during the the time of Jesus?
4) What does the Catholic Church teach about “group punishment” as in situations like Sodom and Gomorrah? Are their bad things going on today that could be considered a group punishment from God?
5) What are Anglicans and are they Catholics?
6) What about different Bible translations and what is inclusive language?
7) What books or info can I give to a young girl I am sponsoring for her confirmation? She is not strong in the faith and doubting the truth of Catholicism. I will get to this promised answer soon.