This is always an interesting topic that floods the phone lines. I was on Catholic Answers Live Wednesday discussing how we as Catholics can relate to it influence our family and friends.

 Ready to go! Holidays often caused tension and strife among families. How can we take the high road and be a positive influence for Jesus and his Catholic Church?

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1) How do we answer Protestants who ask us if we have “a personal relationship with Jesus”?

2) If friend or relatives visit who are not married or in a same-sex relationship, should we let them share a bed in our house?

3) I am a Muslim and I think we should discuss what we have in common and not what is different among us.

4) My sister-in-law is married to my brother who is divorced and remarried. She cannot take communion even though she is a great Catholic. Why not?

6) If human life is more important than free will, why did God not stop Adam and Eve from eating the apple in the Garden of Eden?

7) How do I tell my relatives that abortion is a bigger issue than welfare?



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I have a soft spot in my heart for this man because he has had a PROFOUND impact on our family. It was his message over the airwaves in 1953 that first brought my mom to Christ and my mom and dad then brought us boys to a living and vibrant knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Then when I was 17 years old Billy Graham had a huge impact on me — so much so that after hearing him on the radio in about 1969 I slipped out the back door of our country home and with my long hair and bell bottom jeans walked down the dirt road with tears in my eyes.

I remember looking up to heaven and saying, “Jesus, I am only 17 years old but tonight I am going to give my whole life to you!”

It was a — if not THE, defining moment in my life. I have great respect and admiration for this good Baptist preacher and will some day in heaven look him straight in the eyes and thank him for reaching a rebellious 17 year old kid for Christ.

Below is a video of Billy Graham, now old and weak, giving a talk to the scientists in Silicon Valley. He may be fragile with age but his words are powerful, precise and ever so pertinent to our society today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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