Catholic Answers Live

Here is a link to listen on-line to Steve’s Open Line for Non-Catholics: Click here 

For other options like podcasts, click here

Here are the questions Steve answered:

1) Some on Catholic radio said there must be a God because people who do not believe in God can’t prove the he doesn’t exist. How come Catholic (mostly Catholics) use the argument that because you can’t prove he doesn’t exist you assume he does? (This was a fun call and got a bit feisty at times)

 2) Why do Catholics believe Mary is the Queen of Heaven and that Jesus is the King of Justice and Mary has to protect them from him. 

 3) Why did they take the word cannabis out of the Old Testament? (Very strange question)

 4) I was raised Catholic but I am not Catholic any more. Why do Catholic priests and bishops remain single when the Bible says that Catholic bishops must be the a husband above all. Can you explain that since something is wrong.

 5) How can you explain the existence of God to someone who does not believe?

 6) Why do Catholic say Jesus descended to hell in their creed? 

 7) How can you ask someone to wait until marriage for sex when it says on WebMD that it you don’t use it, you will lose it?

 8) In the Bible it says that if anyone added to or deleted from Scripture that then are damned for eternity; will movie makers be guilty of making movies that alter and change the Bible?

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Topic: St. Paul Teaches Us to Run the Race on Catholic Answers Live 

Questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live tonight. You can access the link to listen on-line or to download as a podcast – as soon as the links are available. Listen here.

1. St. Paul speaks rather strongly regarding women’s participation in the liturgy. How do we read his comments about women participating in the Mass, especially regarding lectors and altar servers?

 2. I am a catechist for our RCIA program. We have many Protestant converts coming into the Church. One question I often get is this: “Did St. Paul consider himself to be “saved”?

 3. When Paul wrote to the Romans, (e.g., Romans 3:28) he said we are saved by faith and not by works. Our Protestant brethren use this verse to counter Catholic teaching. How do we understand what Paul taught in Romans and Galatians?

 4. According to Fr. Barron, after St. Paul’s conversion he disappeared for three years and went to Arabia. Do you think this really happened and if so, where is that in the Bible? Why did he go there?

 5. Do you think Paul’s letters were written for a different time or are they still applicable to us in the modern world?

6. My mother just passed away on Sunday and I am setting up her Memorial Mass. Is there a particular scripture passage from St. Paul that I can have read at Mass that focuses on running the good race and the resurrection? I want to help reach my non-believing family members.

 7. When St. Paul was struck down on the road to Damascus Jesus said, “Why are you persecuting Me?’ Does that mean that people that persecute Catholics and the Church today are actually doing it against Jesus?

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My first comment was: the most important thing for a girl is the love of a strong father and that the father love the girl’s mother.

We talked about raising daughters and some of my philosophy after having done raised three daughters and a son — all wonderful. And, my youngest, a daughter is getting married on Saturday.

To Listen on-line    

Podcast and other listening options

Show title: RAISING DAUGHTERS

1. I have a friend with a strong Catholic family. Her older daughter is deliberately trying to get the younger daughter to break family rules and to rebel. Lying has become the routine. What advice can I offer to deal with the older and younger daughter?

2. My 8 year old daughter is interested in Catholic religion classes to receive first communion. My wife is Protestant and opposes the classes and most things Catholic. How should I talk to my wife to compromise so my daughter can attend the classes?

3. I have been in an abusive marriage and am now in the process of a divorce. What practical advise do you have for me so that my daughter (who did not feel any love from her father) to avoid seeking inappropriate relationships later in life?

4. What advice would you give me to help my freshman daughter in college who is angry with me for not letting her use birth control like the rest of her friends. She is the only girl in her group of friends who is not on birth control.

5. My cousin in not married but got pregnant. My daughters are very young. How do I talk to them about  this “out of wedlock” pregnancy?

6. I have teenage sons who don’t understand why girls are so fast to “put it all on the line” or be loose. How can I talk to the girls about keeping the pressure off their young male peers?

7. My 19 year old girl  is doubting our Catholic teaching, ever since she was 17 years old. How do I make her understand that sexual relations between men and men, and women and women is inappropriate?

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

August 20, 2014

Here is the link to listen on-line. Here is a link for other listening options like a podcast. 1. When Catholics are promoting celibacy and chastity to homosexuals, are there different guidelines depending on if the messenger is gay or straight, married or single? 2. Why do Catholics feel it is necessary to confess their [...]

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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

June 25, 2014

It was one of the funnest and fastest shows ever! Great questions and lively discussion. Here are the questions I answered. The topic was “Abraham: Father of Faith and Works.” Here is the link for listening on-line and here for downloading as a podcast. 1) Did Abraham know that God wouldn’t have him actually go [...]

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

June 24, 2014

Busy day. Just finished a show on Sts. Peter and Paul on Teresa Tomeo‘s show.  Al Kresta will interview me about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. We will discuss especially the new wave of Religious Orthodox Jews who despise Christians. We will emphasize the new problems at the Upper Room on Mount [...]

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Catholic Answers Live: Stations of the Cross and Pain of the Crucifixion

April 16, 2014

Wow, what a fun show. Great questions and lively discussion. Listen on-line HERE and other audio options HERE. the audio links as soon as they are available on Thursday. Also, for those who are interested in my audio talks on this topic, visit Steve Ray’s Store/audio. Look for “Stations of the Cross” and also “Pain of [...]

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

March 18, 2014

The topic was “Steve Ray’s Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholics.” It is always a very popular topic because it’s where we all live. For a list of the Six Rules and to read the Catholic Answers Magazine article I wrote on the subject, see the blog post above or click here. 1) It was [...]

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Are You Born Again?

February 16, 2014

 It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the same way – with “water and the Spirit“. Consider the following: 1) The first creation came from the the earth which was covered with WATER and the SPIRIT hovered over the waters and from the water emerged [...]

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Questions I Answered on Q & A for Non-Catholics

January 23, 2014

It was another rousing and fun show where I answered a wide range of questions from people who are not Catholics. The questions I answered are below. You can listen On-line here and check here for other listening options. ************************************** 1) Non-believer, philosophy student asked: How does one understand doctrine as opposed to an inner [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Q & A for Non-Catholics

November 13, 2013

Below are the questions I answered this month on Catholic Answers Live. I LOVE doing this show and enjoy sharing the faith with joy and charity. You can listen on-line here, or view other listening options here. **************************************** A Non-denominational asked: Why don’t Catholics believe people in Africa should use condoms to stop the spread [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Q & A for Non-Catholics

November 2, 2013

We had some good calls and questions on this show and it was fun answering them. You can listen to the show on-line here. Other listening options here. Since there are no true pictures of the real Jesus, only someone’s interpretation of what he might have looked like, aren’t pictures of Jesus false images? How [...]

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Link Now Available: Muslims and Christians on Catholic Answers Live

September 13, 2013

Here is the link to the show I did about the Persecution of Christians and Living with Islam. I drew a lot from my experience in Israel and the Middle East, India, the Philippines and more. The Questions I asked are below. For more options for listening, click here. Here is an audio of a [...]

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On Catholic Answers Live Today

August 19, 2013

I was the guest for Open Forum for Non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live hosted by Jimmy Akin. Here is the link to listen on-line and other listening options. Below are the questions I answered on the show. New Christian who joined Luther church asked: The commands God gives Moses in the Old Testament seem very [...]

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My “Six Rules” for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends: Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

July 9, 2013

Click here to listen on-line. Click here for podcast and other listening options. For my SIX RULES and more info, click here. 1) What is the best way to explain to my non-Catholic wife about the intercession of saints? She says we are praying to dead people. 2) Two of my three siblings are atheists [...]

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