Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Open Line for Non-Catholics

by Steve Ray on May 14, 2012

To listen to the archived show, click HERE. Podcast and other listening options, click HERE. Al Kresta was the guest host and we took questions from non-Catholics.

Questions I Answered:

1) Are works in a Christian’s life a witness to his faith or meritorious for his salvation?
2) Non-denominational asks: How ought a Catholic layperson submit himself to a Protestant since Scripture says, “Submit to one another”?
3) Atheist asks: Why are Catholics so opposed to same-sex marriage?
4) Non-denominational asks: What does on have to believe to be a Catholic?
5) Calvinist Baptist asks: What do Catholics believe about the end times? Is is uniform or are there different opinions?
6) Protestant asks: Why does the Catholic Church talk so much about the Eucharist and pay so little attention to the Holy Ghost?
7) Missionary Alliance considering the Catholic Church asks: What is the difference between the way a Protestant and Catholic gets saved?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

De Maria May 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I don’t know what you said, but I would have answered:
1) Are works in a Christian’s life a witness to his faith or meritorious for his salvation?
Both.

2) Non-denominational asks: How ought a Catholic layperson submit himself to a Protestant since Scripture says, “Submit to one another”?
With love. Christ Himself became subject to mankind. Are we better than He?
Luke 2:51
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

3) Atheist asks: Why are Catholics so opposed to same-sex marriage?
Because it is an abomination unto God:
Leviticus 18:22
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

4) Non-denominational asks: What does on have to believe to be a Catholic?
That Christ established one Church and that is the Catholic Church.

5) Calvinist Baptist asks: What do Catholics believe about the end times?
That there will be a final judgement where all men will be judged according to our works.

Is is uniform or are there different opinions?
It is uniform.

6) Protestant asks: Why does the Catholic Church talk so much about the Eucharist and pay so little attention to the Holy Ghost?
That is not an either/or question. We receive the Eucharist because of the action of the Holy Ghost.

7) Missionary Alliance considering the Catholic Church asks: What is the difference between the way a Protestant and Catholic gets saved?
Catholics are saved by the action of God in the Sacraments. Read more.
Assuming the Protestants deny the Church and the Sacrtaments. Therefore, ironically, their salvation is according to their works of righteousness which they have done in this life. Read more.

Sincerely,

De Maria

Sr. Florence Anaso November 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Steve,

Thanks for the great work. I am a great lover of your talks how I wish you would one day come to Africa and Uganda where I live and offer such wonderful thoughts, You are just another Christ of the Season.

Can you send me one of your books, latest ones.

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