Catholic Answers Live

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1)  How can I use the Early Church Fathers and martyrs to help my Fundamentalist sister understand the truth of the Catholic Faith?

2)  I understood that St. Ignatius was a disciple of St. John the Apostle but you just said he was a disciple of St. Peter. Where did you get this information?

3)  Can you recommend books or sources so I can read the writings of St. Ignatius and the other Church Fathers?

4)  How can I encourage my Protestant friend to be more interested in Church history?

5)  Were the Church Fathers anti-semitic?

6)  Why are some of the early writings dismissed as heresy? Who decided which of the writings were in line with Church teaching?

7)  Which of the Fathers are the most significant?


Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on October 4, 2016

Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live Friday. You can listen on-line here. You can find other listening options like podcasts here.

1. Thinking of being Catholic: What is the Catholic teaching on Matthew 27:52-53 about the people who rose from the dead and walked around after the resurrection of Christ? Is this literal or only metaphorical?

2. Presbyterian: A close relative has left the Catholic Church and then died. We are concerned for his eternal destiny. In 1 Corinthians 7:12 St. Paul mentions an unbeliever being sanctified by his believing spouse. Should this give us hope?

3. Protestants: We have a Catholic relative who left the Church and we are concerned for him. What can we do to help him get back in a right relation with Jesus?

4. Considering the Catholic Church: Why do Catholics put such a big emphasis on Mary? Is there biblical backing for this?

5. I am an overseas worker away from my wife for six months at a time. Is this OK and what does God think of it?

6. What is the Catholic view on the Sabbath?

7. How was the earth populated when it started with only one man and one woman?


Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 1.37.23 PMTo listen on-line, click HERE. For podcasts and other listening options, click HERE.

Steve’s wife Janet jumped in to comment on him and their marriage before the show began :-)

1. What do you mean that real love is not a feeling?

2. How have you maintained love with our wife over 40 years?

3. How can a husband love his wife in relationship with the kids?

4. In the love department, how are men and women very different? What do men need and what do women need?

5. How do you share your Catholic Faith with an agnostic wife?

6. My sister believes our parents only have a business relationship, not love. How can I help her understand they love each other and this is just the way they deal with issues?

7. My brother is struggling with his 15 year marriage claiming he was “never in love.” How can I help my brother save his marriage? Is his marriage worth saving?

8. I am going through a divorce after 20 years. The problem is my husband who left us looked my 17 year old son in the eye that love is never unconditional. He said love is conditional and not a full commitment. What I can I say to my son?

9. There is no love left in our marriage. My husband just drinks now. What can I do?

10. How does the passage of the Bible about wives submitting to their husband fit in with the love that is supposed to be in a marriage? How did Jesus love his bride the Church?

11. I struggle with same-sex attraction. Do you think it possible for me to marry with a firm life commitment and make the marriage work?


Questions Steve Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Open Forum for Non-Catholics

July 19, 2016

To listen live cut and paste this into your browser (I am now in India with poor wi-fi and it will not let me put a hyperlink for you. For other listening options like Podcasts, click HERE. 1.  (Pentecostal)  Other churches have the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible and speak in tongues. Why doesn’t the […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Jesus’ Miracles

June 13, 2016

We did a show on the Miracles of Jesus, especially the Eucharist and the Multiplication of Loaves. You can listen on-line HERE. Podcasts and other listening options HERE. QUESTIONS I ANSWERED: 1. After stating that we must eat His flesh to have eternal life, in John 6:63 Jesus says the “flesh profits nothing” – how […]

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Multiplication of Loaves a Miracle or Just a Lesson in Sharing?

June 12, 2016

I will be on Catholic Answers Live Monday at 6:00 PM Eastern. We will discuss the Miracles of Jesus with an emphasis on the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish. When confronted with this at Mass a while ago I wrote a letter to the priest which became an article in Catholic Answers Magazine. Article HERE.  In […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Practical Evangelism & Apologetics

May 19, 2016

To listen on-line, click here. For podcast and other info, click here. 1. What should a good Catholic know? We have so much history and truth. What are the important things we should know to share with others? 2. We do we know about the Veronica’s Veil in the Stations of the Cross? My friend […]

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

April 14, 2016

Topic: Open Forum Q & A for Non-Catholics You can listen on-line here, for podcast and other info click here. 1.  How can you say the Church is one and visible when Christians make up so many different denominations? 2.  Evangelical (I think):  How does the Catholic Church come to believe in the Immaculate Conception? […]

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Questions Steve Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Jesus and the Crucifixion”

March 29, 2016

The topic was “The Crucifixion of Jesus.” Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday. You can listen on-line here or download the podcast here. *********************************************************** 1)  Did Judas simply point out Jesus or did he accuse Jesus of a criminal act? 2)  Can you clarify how the Passover in Exodus […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Raising Rebels in a Pagan Culture”

February 23, 2016

To listen on-line, click here. For more info and other listening options, click here. QUESTIONS I ANSWERED — It was a very lively show, what one listener called “smashing.” 1. What is the remedy when teenagers start having their “own personalities” and begin struggle with committing to the Catholic Church?  2. What should a parent […]

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“Was St. Paul a Catholic?” – Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

January 26, 2016

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live of Friday, January 23, 2016. Click here to listen on-line; for podcast or more listening options click here. 1.  Opened with a discussion of St. Paul life before conversion, his life and radical ministry and the facts and issues surrounding his martyrdom. 2.  In 1 Corinthians St. Paul […]

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Are You Born Again?

January 5, 2016

 Since we are all renewing our Baptismal Vows at the Jordan River today, thought this post from a year ago might be appropriate :-) 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 […]

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Questions about Christmas I Answered Wednesday on Catholic Answers Live

December 24, 2015

Fun, fun, fun! I love doing the Catholic Answers Live call-in show. Wednesday the topic was Bethlehem and the Nativity. We started out with my description of what it was like for Mary and Joseph to arrive in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago.  You can listen on-line HERE; for other listening options like podcast, click HERE. […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live from Malta: “Who was St. Paul?”

October 7, 2015

It was great doing the Catholic Answers Live show on St. Paul from the Island of Malta. Here are the questions I answered in a very lively hour. To listen on-line listen here. To download the Podcast click here. **************************************** 1. What are you doing on the Island of Malta and tell us of St. […]

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Links to Audio of Questions Steve Answered on Catholic Answers Live Friday

September 20, 2015

Questions I answered Friday on Catholic Answers Live “Q & A for Non-Catholics“  We took a bit of time to answer each question. Great fun with this show and the excellent callers. To listen ON-LINE click here. To download the PODCAST or for more info here.  In RCIA:  My wife grew up Catholic but became lukewarm […]

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Catholic Answers Live Tonight: “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family”

August 10, 2015

Here are the questions I answered today on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was: A Day in the Life of the Holy Family. I will provide the links to listen on-line and download as a podcast as soon as the links are available. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. What did Jesus and Joseph do as carpenters? 2. What […]

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