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Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject?
03:29 – I reject the idea that God would allow non-believers to go to hell for eternity.
11:33 – Why does the Catholic Church teach that adultery in the heart and mind is not a mortal sin?
18:39 – I reject the God of the Old Testament and since Catholic moral teaching is based on the Old and New Testament, I reject Catholic moral teaching.
36:10 – I need clarification on the inviolability of conscience.
47:38 – I reject the Catholic Church’s teaching on illegal immigration.
52:32 – Please explain why the Catholic Church teaches that IVF is wrong.
Teaching with Authority by Jimmy Akin
Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject?
17:00 – I do not understand why the Catholic Church does not support gay marriage.
33:42 – I reject Catholic moral teaching on natural law.
44:50 – I question Catholic teaching on NFP and contraception.
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ROUND 1 PETER AND PAUL
1) In his second letter, Peter says we will one day:
a See the divine nature
b Touch the divine nature
c Share in the divine nature
2) Peter’s first successor of Peter as the leader of the Church in Rome was:
a) Forgotten by history
c) James the Just
3) In the letter to the Galatians:
a) Peter rebukes St Paul
b) St Paul rebukes Peter
c) Paul and Peter rebuke the Romans
4) Which of the following is true about St. Peter:
a) Has such a powerful healer that people laid the sick out in places where they thought Peter’s shadow might fall on them
b) He only healed when all the Apostles were gathered together
c) He showed no evidence of being a healer
5) The Apostle Paul was a:
b) Temple Priest
6) The bishops of the Orthodox Churches are:
a.) Not successors of the Apostles as Catholic bishops are
b.) Successors of the Apostles
c.) Successors only of St. Paul but not of St. Peter
ROUND 2 Sacrament of Marriage Questions
1) Even married couples may not resort to Invitro Fertilization because:
a.) God creates life without our cooperation, and we cannot interfere with that
b.) IVF separates a child’s conception from the conjugal act of its parents
c.) There is no certainty that an artificially conceived person will have a soul
2) Catholics believe that marriage is:
a) An eternal bond
b) A life-long bond
c) A life-long bond except in cases of annulment
3) When a baptized Protestant marries a baptized Catholic:
a.) Their marriage is sacramental
b.) Their marriage is valid but not sacramental
c.) There marriage is not valid
4) Marriage is the only sacrament:
a.) That was already an institution before Christ raised it to the status of sacrament
b.) That no priest of the Catholic Church can receive
c.) That the government has the right to deny
5) It is a grave offense against marriage:
a.) For spouses to attempt to regulate the spacing of children
b.) For governments to coerce parents to have fewer children
c.) For a person to seek an annulment if the spouse does not want it
6) The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls marriage:
a.) “a union of God with the human race”
b.) “a collaboration for raising children”
c.) “a partnership of the whole of life”
True or False
True The earliest non-biblical Christian text is sometimes referred to as Teaching of the Twelve Apostles and is also called the Didache
FALSE The Gospel of Luke is probably based on the preaching of St Paul
TRUE The Gospel of Mark is probably based on the preaching of St Peter
TRUE In the First Letter to the Corinthians, St Paul argued forcefully that Christians should not be suing each other in Roman courts (1 Corinthians 6:1-1a)
FALSE The Apostolic Fathers were Peter, James, and John
TRUE St Paul urged his fellow Christians to work out their salvation in fear and trembling
TRUE Peter said that some things in the letters of St. Paul are hard to understand.
Was Jesus truly divine or was he just a holy man?
06:48 – Atheists claim that Josephus wrote the Bible. How would we respond to this?
16:53 – I have heard that God’s people are Muslims, Jews, and Christians. How does God work through Christ to bring all those people together?
30:10 – Jesus is not God. I think God works through Jesus. We are all vessels the way that Jesus was.
47:30 – Muslims quote Mark 14:32 and John 14:28 to prove that Jesus is not God. How do you respond to that?
Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.
01:20 – How should I go about studying the Bible?
06:36 – What is the status of independent Catholic Churches that aren’t under their local diocese in their county?
14:00 – Are there any Catholic resources for help with schizophrenia or psychosis?
17:07 – My parish priest comes to our book club and dominates the conversation. We don’t mind him coming, if he comes as a guest and respects the rules of the club. How can we ask him to stop doing this?
24:26 – Why do people claim that the Latin Mass is the only valid rite of the Mass?
36:18 – A coworker told me that Jesus is referenced as the Son of God many times in the gospels, but only referred to as divine once or twice, so refuting the Trinitarian God. How can I defend the Trinity?
43:56 – How can we know that we are interpreting Scripture appropriately?
48:30 – What is the Church’s teaching on the illumination of conscience?
51:13 – Living in a Christian community, so many people around me believe in the Rapture. Is this really going to happen?
52:34 – Can Catholics try to pray someone out of purgatory?
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