Catholic Answers Live

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Questions Covered:

  • 13:18 – Why is the sacrifice of the mass so important to Catholics? 
  • 20:09 – How would Steve respond to non-Catholics who say “keep doing this in remembrance of me not in sacrifice of me” from Corinthian’s 11:24? 
  • 30:55 – What is the difference between the consecration of the bread versus the wine. For instance, when the priest holds up the host and says, “this is my body which will be given up for you and for many,” why is that different from when the wine is held up and he says, “this is my blood given up for you?” 
  • 34:31 – Why do many parishes not offer the cup to drink during communion, and how is that scriptural according to John 6 
  • 41:13 – Does Steve have any suggestions on how to teach children on the sacrifice of the mass? 
  • 46:34 – How can we as Catholics, who accept Jesus in the holy sacrifice of the mass as our lord and savior, be able to evangelize our secular and Pagan world by being tabernacles of his presence? 
  • 49:27 – Steve, how have we separated from our Protestant brothers and sisters over the sacrifice of the mass and how can we help them understand the truth of the consecration? 




Questions Covered:

  • 13:54 – Was the historical Reformation a lost cause? 
  • 22:00 – If the physical body is a manifestation of your identity, how do intersex people or people with chromosome abnormalities identify? Are gender and sex synonymous in the Catholic faith? 
  • 29:42 – If Peter was married and the Eastern Catholics can marry, why do Roman priests have to be celibate? 
  • 35:15 – If the Marian doctrines are so necessary to Catholicism, why did none of the epistles cover them? 
  • 44:36 – How do you know if you’re in purgatory? And is purgatory the dark night of the soul? 
  • 49:03 – Why do Catholics think Protestants are wrong about the Eucharist when the early church seems to resemble Protestantism more? 


Listen to audio or watch on YouTube below.

Fun show about the Nativity: People and Things Present at the Nativity including the cave, the star, Mary and Joseph, the Tomb of Rachel, shepherds and magi, sheep and angels – and much more. Fun show.

We started by discussing Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary, the cave and the dangers of travel in biblical times.

Questions Covered:

  • 15:57 – Can you tell us more about the Wise Men? 
  • 22:52 – Why is the entrance to the Nativity in Bethlehem so low to get into? Why is there so much division over the location? 
  • 30:05 – What was the timeline of the birth of Jesus to the presentation and then the flight into Egypt? 
  • 34:00 – When Joseph traveled with Mary, did they travel alone without other people? Was that true and was that unsafe? 
  • 41:17 – Why did the angel of the Lord go to Shepherds first? 
  • 43:48 – What was the topography of the journey that Mary made to Elizabeth? 
  • 49:20 – You said you think the star was a miracle. How could this be if the star first led them to the evil Herod? 
  • 51:17 – What is the meaning of the Nativity scene in the Vatican?

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