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Catholic Answers Focus2018-05-29T22:01:12-04:00

Catholic Answers Focus, the exciting new podcast produced by Catholic Answers! Catholic Answers Focus highlights in-depth conversations with Catholic leaders, newsmakers, and unsung heroes of faith. With a wide array of topics and guests, and compelling commentary on current events, Catholic Answers Focus has something for everyone.

#260 What Does Confirmation Do? – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

The sacrament of Confirmation can be baffling to today’s Catholics. What is it? What does it do? And what is the correct age to receive it? Father Hugh Barbour answers all our questions.

CK:
Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Very glad to have you here with us. Sacrament of confirmation, is it possibly the least understood of the seven sacraments or the one that we might fumble around the most for an explanation of. I think it might be and I’m going to ask Father Hugh Barbour, our chaplain and the former Pryor of St. Michael’s…

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#263 Serra in Context – Robert Senkewicz

Though a saint of the Catholic Church, Father Junipero Serra remains a figure of contempt in some circles because of his association with Spanish Colonialism in California. Who was the man? And what was his role in the vast narrative of the colonial era? Our guest Robert Senkewicz is co-author, with his wife Rose Marie Beebe, of the acclaimed book Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary.

CK:
Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Thank you so much for being with us today. We talk about Father Junipero Serra. I&#…

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#262 Addict, Martyr, and Saint – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

Father Hugh Barbour offers an appreciation of the life of St. Mark Ji Tianxiang, who lived more than 30 years as an opium addict. Though he never overcame his addiction, he died a martyr’s death. His story illuminates the mystery of holiness in the life of an addicted person.

Cy Kellett:
Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host, joined by our chaplain, Father Hugh Barbour. He is a Norbertine priest, former Prior of St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, where they’re building a beautiful new church and you should check it out online. Hell…

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#261 Two Failed Passages on Sola Scriptura – Karlo Broussard

How can the Catholic Church teach that we need Tradition as well as Scripture when the Bible says that Scripture is sufficient as a rule
of faith and for making a man “complete”? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Scripture is not our sole
infallible source for doctrine when the book of Acts praises the Bereans for using Scripture alone to determine the truth?

Cy Kellett:
Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Thanks for being with us. We have in studio with us the author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objec…

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#260 Who Was Fr. Junipero Serra? – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Was Fr. Junipero Serra a dark part of history, deserving of his statues and memorials’ desecration, or was he a holy man of God who directly resisted the mistreatment and enslavement of the native peoples he evangelized? Find out here, with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

CK:
Hello, and welcome to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Thank you so much for being with us. Strange times continue that we’re living through. Very, very odd and, in some ways, maybe a bit obsessive ideological times. That reality has expressed itself here in the state of California an…

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments