Catholic Answers Live “Questions from Non-Catholics”

by Steve Ray on April 20, 2010

IMG_6906I was on Catholic Answers Live Monday, April 19 at 6 PM Eastern. The topic was “Open Forum for Non-Catholics.” You can find option to the archived show here. Audio link available here.

Here are the questions I answered from non-Catholics.

1) What is the Catholic teaching on war? Jesus seems to be the kind who would be against violence.

2) The Bible says the bishops and deacon but be the husband of one wife. If they are commanded to be married, why are the bishops celibate?

3) What is the “magisterium”? I’ve heard this used but don’t know what it is.

4) I am a Lutheran and our church believes the elements are the body and blood of Christ like Catholics do. So, why aren’t we allowed to take the Eucharist in a Catholic Church? (Long discussion!)

5) Is it possible that the Church has incompetent bishops because of the large number of priest scandals through the years?

6) How can Catholics receive the Body and Blood and not be changed? I gave that up and found new faith and victory just by reading the Bible?

7) How can sinful priests confect the Eucharist and how can sinful people be allowed to eat it?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Joy Sequeira April 19, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Interesting. May I have a summary of questions and answers?.

Patricia Ross April 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Dear Steve, Please help me to answer a close relative who is a believer. She keeps saying the God is the Rock and not Peter. She keeps on referring only to the old testament, inspite of us quoting also from the new testament. Thanks.

I had attended your seminar ‘Catholic and lovin’ it ‘ in Bombay on all three days and even in St. Peter’s church in the evenings and my husband, Glenn and myself enjoyed and cherished every moment of it. If you remember, i am the person whose chair broke in the middle of questions and answers session.

Please advise us about the above, and keep us and our children and grandchildren in your prayers.

Thanks, Patsy.

Tricia May 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM

I really wish I could open the links to hear the answers to number 4 and number 7!

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