Being the guest on Catholic Answers Live was very fun and I was exhilerated throughout the show. We had good questions and the hour went VERY FAST. You can listen on RealAudio by clicking here. Other options for listening here.
Here were the questions I answered.
1 – Peter preached on the day of Pentecost and said “Repent and be baptized.” How does this apply to infants who cannot repent?
2 – Gabriel approached Mary in the Annunciation with the word HAIL. Is this a word commonly used or is it exclusive to royalty?
3 – Did the Jews expect the Messiah to be God or just a man? Is there any indication that the people of Israel expected God to visit them in human form?
4 – Is listening to the readings at Mass the same as reading the Bible cover to cover? Do we read the whole Bible through the cycle of the Church’s readings?
5 – I was reading Psalm 103 in the Douay Rheims Bible and some verses were missing. What’s up?
6 – I teach CCD class. What can I do with my short few hours to get through to the kids?
7 – How did we get different Bible translations, how should I understand the differences and which should I use?
8 – After the Beatitudes in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus says, “Woe to the rich!” What does he mean and how should we think about this passage?
9 – At Cana in Galilee (John 2) Jesus said “Woman, what is that to you and me. My hour has not yet come.” What in the world did Jesus mean in saying this to his mother?
10 – My Protestant friends say that the Holy Spirit interprets the Bible for them. What do they mean and how can this be?
Related to Question #2 I was asked if the word HAIL was exclusively used for royalty. Actually the word in the Greek is chairo and is used 75 times in the New Testament. It is a very common word and not used exclusively for royalty. Here are the various usages: 1 to rejoice, be glad. 2 to rejoice exceedingly. 3 to be well, thrive. 4 in salutations, hail!. 5 at the beginning of letters: to give one greeting, salute.