Catholic Answers Live

These are the questions I answered about Raising Sons on Catholic Answers Live. It was a fun show with great questions. We recorded this one a ways back but it is still alive and applicable.

In biblical teaching, it is the father’s responsibility to raise, educate and prepare his sons and daughters to be adults. Today the world, the media and the whole culture treat fathers as idiots and tries to emasculate them. It is time for fathers to stand up and be manly men and good examples and teachers and real fathers for their kids.

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1)  I have a son who defends the Catholic Church to the death but won’t go to Mass. Do you have any suggestions how to get him to go? (Interesting line this discussion took about the real reason was) — see suggestion below…

 2)  How do you answer boys that say that he or others are born gay?

3)  Do think it is right to let my 5 year old son mingle and play with his older cousins of 10-12 years old?

 4)  What do you tell kids as to why they should go to church?

 5)  I have a 9 year old son. We go to Mass every Sunday and he’s made his first communion but he doesn’t seem interested or participate in the Mass. What should we do?

 6)  My son is discerning a religious vocation. What can I do to encourage this and help him along the way?

 7)  My son is 8 years old and I had to move away for several years for my job. What kind of future problems might I expect?

 8)  My young son of 4 years old says he wants to be a priest. What can I do to encourage him toward a religious vocation?

 9)  My father passed away and I am concerned about my younger brothers who are not practicing their faith. How can I encourage them to go back to church?

 10)  Do you agree it is important to teach our kids they must obey the Ten Commandments? Why didn’t you mention that when answering some of the questions about Sunday and going to church?

 11)  How do you handle small children who can’t sit still or be quiet in church? Should we even take them to church?

 

I received this email after the show:  “You took a call about a boy who was starting to veer away from Mass and veer away from confession. Last Christmas season, a fellow homeschool family wrote a beautiful play called combining Charles Dickens, A Christmas Story and Theology of the Body and the teen group put it on.

I thought it was a perfect story as the central figure has committed some sin that was beginning to draw him away from his friends, family, church etc. The playwright reconciled the end beautifully. This father also turned it into the book, “The Weight of the Mass” with the author’s permission and turned into a beautiful play that the teen group puts on last Easter Season.”

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Soshestvie-vo-adWe had a great time on Wednesday discussing Old Testament saints. Where were they before Christ died and rose, did Mary have OT heroes, are Adam and Eve saints and much more. I hope you enjoy this podcast.

Click HERE to listen to the show. https://www.catholic.com/audio/cal/old-testament-saints#.Xb6zVgBoWJU.mailto

“The patriarchs, prophets, and certain other Old Testament figures have been and always will be honored as saints in all the Church’s liturgical traditions.” CCC 61

Questions Covered:

  • 16:11 – Are there people from thousands of years ago who didn’t know God who went to heaven?
  • 20:54 – How can someone (like Adam or Eve) become a saint without knowing Christ?
  • 23:34 – Do you consider Solomon to be a saint? Why or why not?
  • 31:08 – Why don’t we speak more about saints like Lazarus?
  • 34:54 – What sort of hope did the Old Testament saints have? Did they hope for heaven?
  • 37:22 – How did women enter the old covenant when the men were entered in by circumcision?
  • 44:18 – Where is it in the Bible that Lucifer thought he was the chosen one, but that Jesus was sent in his stead?
  • 46:15 – Is Eve considered to be a saint?
  • 48:53 – Were the people in Abraham’s day considered to be cavemen, or were cavemen before Abraham?
  • 51:05 – You used to be Baptist and lived a Christian life and believed you were saved. Now that you’re Catholic, do you still believe that?

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Steve’s Latest Appearance on Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on October 25, 2019

On Wednesday I was on Catholic Answers Live with the topic of “Giving Yourself to God.” It was a fun show with good questions. We started out with my first understanding of this as a 17 year old rebel in the early 70’s. It changed my life forever.

We answered questions such as: 1) How do I get my husband to give himself to God; 2) How do I know if I love money; 3) What happens if I put God first and it is a problem in my family, and many many more.

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Open Q & A for Non-Catholics”

September 12, 2019

Great fun. Here are the questions asked and my answers: 06:23 – I am Protestant, but I find praying the rosary very comforting and listen to Catholic radio a lot. I am overstepping by saying the rosary?  17:45 – I am a former Catholic. Why do people have to pray for special Masses?  24:06 – What is the Vatican hiding […]

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Steve “Appearance” on Catholic Answers Live – Martyrs!

July 25, 2019

Steve Ray discusses the Catholic Church’s history of martyrs who refused to deny Christ. Questions Covered: 18:20 – How can you historically prove that the writings of the martyrs are theirs? Do most Protestants believe that these writings existed and were true?  21:55 – How can we defend the bad practices of popes in the early Church?      […]

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Corpus Christi Sunday: Multiplication of Loaves a Miracle or Just a Lesson in Sharing?

June 23, 2019

When confronted with this at Mass a while ago I wrote a letter to the priest which became an article in Catholic Answers Magazine. Article HERE. The priest said there was no miracle when Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. All he did was teach selfish people to share and they pulled extra loaves and fish from […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Q & A for Non-Catholics

June 18, 2019

From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking with Catholics to answer questions about the Faith from non-Catholics. Questions Covered: What did you just do in France? What was it like to be at D-Day commemoration at Omaha Beach in […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Wednesday – Jerusalem During the Passion?

April 18, 2019

Steve Ray describes the events in Jerusalem surrounding Christ’s Passion. People asked 1) How long was Jesus on the Cross? 2)  How long was Jesus in the Tomb? and 3) Was Jesus clothed or naked during the crucifixion? I have written about all three of those topics HERE. Questions Covered: What was Jerusalem like during […]

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Pope Francis and the Papacy: Steve Ray on Catholic Answers Live

February 27, 2019

The Papacy, What the Pope Does and Why It Matters (Steve’s new book)  February 25, 2019 – 7pm Questions Covered: 12:30 – If every bishop and priest is a successor of Peter, why is the bishop of Rome the sole successor of Peter? 15:34 – Our pope was talking about the Mark of the Beast. How are […]

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Questions We Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Steve Ray & Trent Horn – Tips for Defending the Faith

January 30, 2019

Tips for Defending the Faith – Live from the Legatus Summit in Orange County California Questions Covered: 02:50 – Where did Protestants wanting to convert Catholics come from? 09:03 – My daughter-in-law considers herself to be a humanist and doesn’t believe in God. She once said, “I guess I’m going to hell because I haven’t been baptized.” […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Q&A for Non-Catholics

September 27, 2018

Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live. You can listen HERE. Questions are only taken from Non-Catholics: 1. I am an Anglican with respect for Apostolic Tradition. How can I apply this in the midst of Evangelical influence? 2. In Revelation 20 it mentions “a thousand year period,” what is that referring […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

May 11, 2018

Audio Link I know it shows Tim Staples and Jerry Usher, but the first half of this video is my show Q & A for Non-Catholics. For other listening options, click here. From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking […]

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Are You Born Again? Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

March 23, 2018

You can click here to listen to the show or click here for other listening options. Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Topic: “Are You Born Again?” 1.   What do you say if someone asks “Are you born again”?  What is the Catholic understanding of being Born Again? 2.   A former Catholic, now Evangelical […]

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Are You Born Again?

March 21, 2018

I posted this for the listeners of Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday evening, March 21. I will post the audio link as soon as it is available and a list of all the questions we answered. It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the […]

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Questions I Answered for Non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live

January 23, 2018

On Friday we took to the phone to answer questions from non-Catholics. We had some great calls and responses. One in particular in which I defended the priesthood and seminarians against a charge that most were homosexuals. The Church Militant’s videos were referred to as reason this caller was not willing to become Catholic. Hope […]

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My Show on Catholic Answers Live: “Nativity from Joseph’s Perspective”

December 26, 2017

It was a lot of fun discussing the Nativity from a new angle — from St. Joseph’s perspective. Enjoy! https://www.catholic.com/audio/cal/8331

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