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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.

#231 The Essene Code… – Jimmy Akin

In the last century, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls raised the profile of the ancient community of the Essenes. Do these discoveries debunk Christian ideas about Jesus?

Cy: Who were the Essenes and how are they connected to the Dead Sea Scrolls next with Jimmy Akin, and don’t forget to stay all the way to the very end. There’s a surprise coming up. Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host, and we’re joined again by Jimmy Akin, the author of The Bible Is a Catholic Book among many other books and senior apologists here at Catholic A…

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#229 Sadducees vs. Jesus – Jimmy Akin

Best known for trying to catch Jesus in logical traps, the Sadducees had some strange beliefs for first century Jews. Why do they seem so tricky in their dealings with Jesus? And what can his interactions with them teach an apologist?

Who is this mysterious group who challenges Jesus on the resurrection, but believes in God? We’ll tackle the Sadducees next with Jimmy Aiken. Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host, and we’re in the midst of three conversations with Jimmy Akin on some of the movements in the Jewish world of Jesus’s time. …

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#229 Is Catholic Devotion to Relics Weird and Pagan? – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

The Catholic devotion to relics is, for some, an embarrassment and an echo of pagan practices. Father Hugh Barbour explains what’s going on with this ancient Christian practice and why it is perfectly consistent with the teachings of Christ and the Apostles.

Cy Kellett:
Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host, and maybe one of the things that we Catholics come into some criticism for, not maybe, we definitely come into some criticism for our attachment to relics. We’ll defend relics a little bit in this episode and here to do that is our good f…

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#227 Are Christians Crazy to Call God Their Friend? – John Cuddeback

Claiming friendship with God is a good way to get mocked by the “wise” of the world. But it is a central claim of Christianity. How do we make sense of it?

Cy: Is friendship with God really possible? Philosophy professor John Cuddeback next.
Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Sometimes in apologetics we might spend much of our time explaining and defending the controversial aspects of Christian life, and can maybe not get around to explaining and defending the most beautiful teachings of Christ and His Church, and those might be the very ones …

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#228 Do Catholics = Pharisees? – Jimmy Akin

If anyone can be said to be the villain of the Gospels, it’s the Pharisees. Sometimes fellow Christians will label Catholics as Pharisees. So, who were they? Where did they come from? And what should we make of their interactions with Jesus?

The Pharisees get a bad rap. Do they deserve it? Up next with Jimmy Akin.
Cy: Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host, and the villains of the piece in the New Testament are often the Pharisees. We welcome Jimmy Akin, whose book, The Bible is a Catholic Book, covers some of what Jimmy knows about New Testament t…

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