Catholic Answers Live

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.

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I am a Bible Christian and my husband is fallen away Catholic starting a home church and friends. They are now disagreeing especially about praying to Mary. What is the truth about this?

 Why can’t I take Communion? I have been visiting a Catholic Mass with a friend and the book says I cannot take the Eucharist. It makes me sad. Why can’t I?

 Children coming across the border from Mexico. Why is the bishop (bishops) approving of this and not trying to stop it for our safety and security? 

Mary co-redeemer? My Catholic friend tells me that Mary redeems us too. What is this about? 

Shacking up. Our family was all raised Bible Christian and now my son is marrying a Catholic and taking classes to become Catholic. Yet, they are living together. What is the Church’s teaching on this and why are they letting them marry if they already live together?

Defining the word Atheist. One of the guests on this show improperly defined “atheist.” I want to explain what it really means and set you all staight.

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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 through with killing Isaac?

2) Why was Isaac willing to go through with this and let his father kill him?

Steve sacrificing a ram in Israel

3) Why wasn’t God disappointed with Abraham’s adultery with Hagar?

4) It seems strange to me that Catholics practice “offering it up” with their sufferings. What is all that about if Christ’s already suffered for us?

5) Why would God ask Abraham to commit a mortal sin? And why would Abraham believe that God would ask him to do that? How can you justify this sacrifice?

6) I don’t understand why Hagar was punished? What did she do wrong?

7) It seems like you are justifying Abraham’s affair with Hagar because of the customs of the time. Wouldn’t it be wrong for him to have intercourse with Hagar no matter what the customs of his time were?

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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 Zion. To listen on-line visit http://www.avemariaradio.net. The show is from 5:30-6:00 PM Eastern.

Then I will discuss “Abraham, Father of Faith and Works” on Catholic Answers Live tomorrow (Wednesday). This will include our adventures this year of filming the life of Abraham in Iraq, Turkey and Israel. We will discuss the issues of faith and works, how are we saved, what is true faith and what is unbiblical faith. It will be an exciting show. Listen on-line at http://www.catholic.com/radio.

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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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Steve on Catholic Answers Live today: Steve Ray’s Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends

July 8, 2013

Today we will discuss the question I get most often: What should I do about my family and friends who have left the Church? What about a husband or wife discovering the Truth of the Catholic Church and the spouse is opposing them? There are so many questions in this area that rip families apart [...]

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

June 24, 2013

Tonight I joined Patrick Coffin for the Open Line Q & A with Non-Catholics. Monday at 6 PM Eastern time. HERE is the link to listen on-line; HERE is a link to get the podcast.  By the way, Patrick Coffin and I are leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land August 31-Sept 9. The heroic [...]

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Corpus Christi Sunday – Prepare for the Heresy!

May 31, 2013

Article HERE.  In John 6:1-14 it says Jesus fed 5,000 men plus women and children. When Jesus fed the 10,000+ people, he didn’t really do a miracle, right? He just taught everyone to care and share, right? You’ve probably heard that homily, right? The people had all brought picnic baskets which they kept hidden up [...]

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Questions I Answered Tonight on Catholic Answers Live

May 13, 2013

It was another fun show. Good questions and lively discussion. The discussion turned especially lively when and ex-Catholic, now Southern Baptist pastor came on to show how little he really understood the teaching of the Church (though he thought he was the defined expert.) Here is the link to listen on-line and the MP3 download [...]

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