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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.

#236 You Don’t Need to Be a Theologian (Unless God Calls You to Be a Theologian) – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

Sometimes the post-Vatican II push for lay participation can become onerous. What is really needed to be fully Christian? Does everyone need to be a theologian, liturgist, and apologist?

Cy Kellett:
Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. And this time, an apologetic defense of a simple life of faith, I guess that’s how we could put it, a defense of a simple life of faith, or a life of simple faith, or just simply being faithful. We’ll go with any of those. Our guest, Father Hugh Barbour. Hello, Father.
Fr. Hugh:
Hello, hello.
Cy Kellett…

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

#235 Why do Catholics Follow “Traditions of Men” When the Bible Says Not To? – Jimmy Akin

Do Catholics favor traditions of men over the word of God? Jimmy Akin next on Catholic Answers Focus.

Cy Kellett:
Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus I’m Cy Kellett, your host, joined by Jimmy Akin, Senior Apologist here at Catholic Answers. Hello Jimmy.
Jimmy Akin:
Howdy.
Cy Kellett:
I want to ask you today about some passages in the gospels that say not to replace God’s word with the traditions of men-
Jimmy Akin:
Okay.
Cy Kellett:
… particularly in Matthew and Mark’s gospel.
Jimmy Akin:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Cy Kellett:
So, and this is covered by the w…

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#234 Spiritual Communion in a Time of Coronavirus – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

For many people, it looks likely that the next few weeks will not offer a realistic opportunity to go to Mass. Our chaplain joins us for a conversation about the powerful option of “Spiritual Communion” during this time, and any time.
Did you miss Fr. Hugh and Cy on our episode of Focus last week? Check out “Coronavirus and the Catholic Church”.
You can find Fr. Hugh’s latest book, 20 Answers: Prayer, here.

Spiritual communion in a time of coronavirus. Father Hugh Barbour is next.
Cy Kellett:
Hello again, and welcome to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host, and…

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#233 Coronavirus and the Catholic Church – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

Anxiety blossoms as the most recent coronavirus appears, though in low numbers, in the United States. People wonder if they should stop receiving the Eucharist on the tongue, others if they should receive at all. Fr. Hugh Barbour and Cy Kellett discuss the truth of the Eucharist and what to keep in mind through this period of uncertainty- a God who loves us and makes Himself available to us in the Eucharist.

Cy Kellett:
Coronavirus and the Eucharist. Next with Father Hugh Barbour.
Cy Kellett:
Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host. And our guest this epi…

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

#232 The Crusades and the ‘Evil’ of Christianity – Christopher Check

The president of Catholic Answers shares insights into the reality of the Crusades to help the Christian who is confronted with that apologetics conversation-stopper: “What about the Crusades?”

Cy Kellett:
How to handle the challenge of the Crusades with Chris Check right now. Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Opponents of the Catholic Church often use the Crusades as evidence for the corruption of Catholicism and for the violence of religion in general. Their point is that Christian claims to be a religion of love and peace are de…

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Catholic Answers Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments