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A Few of the Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live — Are You Born Again?

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1. As a Baptist, what did you used to believe about being born again?

2. How do you now answer if someone asks you if you are Born Again?

3. The thief on the cross didn’t get baptized so how could he get born again and go to heaven?

4. How can you say we are born again through baptism when Paul says it is through faith, not works?

5. Why do you think an infant can be born again through baptism when they are not even old enough to believe?

6. How do you explain Romans 10:9-10 that says we are saved by confession with our mouths and says nothing about baptism?

 A few articles I have written on this topic and many others can be found here.

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Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday evening.

Not a lot of questions by number – but we spent a lot of time on some of the excellent conversations. Fun show!

Here is the link to listen on-line: http://www.catholic.com/audio-player/28639

 Here is the link for downloading the podcast: http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/open-forum-for-non-catholics-28639#

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1 – I want to become Catholic but do I HAVE to go to RCIA?

2 – My wife is going through RCIA and I am joining her to keep her company and support her, but I am Protestant and plan to stay a Protestant. The class has brought up more questions than answers, like why do you use the Catechism more than the Bible?

3 – Same questioner as No. 2: I cannot accept the Catholic teaching that your Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ. How do you justify your belief?

4 – I am not Catholic or Protestant but I am wondering why Protestants seem so upset with Catholics and keep attacking them?

5 – Earlier in the show you tied the Chair of Moses to the Chair of Peter. Do you think Clement of Rome who was a pope soon after Peter would recognize that? Do you think that idea is required of Catholics to believe?

6 – I am considering becoming a Catholic. What is the proper procedures and orderly manner to come into the Church? I have some issues that might cause problems with me joining. What should I do?

 

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These are the questions I answered about Raising Sons on Catholic Answers Live. It was a fun show with great questions. Click here for the LINK to listen on-line. Click here for the PODCAST or other information.

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1)  I have a son who defends the Catholic Church to the death but won’t go to Mass. Do you have any suggestions how to get him to go? (Interesting line this discussion took about the real reason was) — see suggestion below…

 2)  How do you answer boys that say that he or others are born gay?

3)  Do think it is right to let my 5 year old son mingle and play with his older cousins of 10-12 years old?

 4)  What do you tell kids as to why they should go to church?

 5)  I have a 9 year old son. We go to Mass every Sunday and he’s made his first communion but he doesn’t seem interested or participate in the Mass. What should we do?

 6)  My son is discerning a religious vocation. What can I do to encourage this and help him along the way?

 7)  My son is 8 years old and I had to move away for several years for my job. What kind of future problems might I expect?

 8)  My young son of 4 years old says he wants to be a priest. What can I do to encourage him toward a religious vocation?

 9)  My father passed away and I am concerned about my younger brothers who are not practicing their faith. How can I encourage them to go back to church?

 10)  Do you agree it is important to teach our kids they must obey the Ten Commandments? Why didn’t you mention that when answering some of the questions about Sunday and going to church?

 11)  How do you handle small children who can’t sit still or be quiet in church? Should we even take them to church?

 

I received this email after the show:  ”You took a call about a boy who was starting to veer away from Mass and veer away from confession. Last Christmas season, a fellow homeschool family wrote a beautiful play called combining Charles Dickens, A Christmas Story and Theology of the Body and the teen group put it on.  

I thought it was a perfect story as the central figure has committed some sin that was beginning to draw him away from his friends, family, church etc. The playwright reconciled the end beautifully. This father also turned it into the book, “The Weight of the Mass” with the author’s permission and turned into a beautiful play that the teen group puts on last Easter Season.”

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Karl Keating Steps Down at Catholic Answers

February 3, 2015

This is good news for Catholic Answers and will open up a lot of new possibilities. Christopher Check is now President — a good move. You can read the official announcement here: http://www.catholic.com/news/catholic-answers-names-new-president

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday

July 16, 2014

It was a Q & A for Non-Catholics. We got good questions and I had a blast answering. Here is a link to listen on-line and here is a link for other listening options like Podcasts. *********************************** I am a Bible Christian and my husband is fallen away Catholic starting a home church and friends. [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Link Now Available

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Today on Teresa Tomeo, Al Kresta Show and Tomorrow Catholic Answers Live

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholics

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