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What About 'Gay' Priests?
Existing priests who may deal with homosexual tendencies yet are committed to a life of chastity and otherwise to the Church’s…
How Were John's Baptisms Different Than the Sacrament?
No, John could not forgive sins, or, more precisely, he could not absolve people of their sins. His baptism was a baptism of repentance,…
How Does My Free Will Square with God's Plan for My Life?
The short answer is yes. God does have a predestined plan for your life, but it involves your free will. The Catechism of the Catholic…
What Moved Jesus to Tears?
It’s likely that Jesus wept out of love and sympathy for Lazarus and his family. It occurs within the context of Martha and those Jews who…
Why 'Was Assumed' Instead of 'Ascended'?
Fr. Charles Grondin
. ...We normally say that the Blessed Mother "was assumed" into heaven rather than "ascended." The reason for this is that using "…
Did St. Joseph Have Doubts About Mary?
Fr. Charles Grondin
Whether St. Joseph was aware that Mary had conceived through the Holy Spirit is an open question. The early Church Fathers are divided…
Why Aren't You Catholic?
Catholic Answers Live with Trent Horn
Staff Apologist Trent Horn asks listeners, “Why Aren’t You Catholic?” Their answers spark some unexpected conversations. Questions and…
Monday, Feb 12, 2018
What If You're Remarried and an Annulment Isn't Granted?
I infer you’re speaking of a scenario in which a divorced and civilly remarried couple has sought annulments from their previous marriages…
Were John and Jesus Blood Relatives?
Yes, we know they were related because John’s mother, Elizabeth, was a cousin of Jesus’ mother, Mary. Indeed, the angel Gabriel refers to…
How Do I Talk About Degrees of Sin?
Perhaps the best passage to show your Protestant friend is 1 John 5:16-17: If any one sees his brother committing what is not a mortal…
5,000 Episodes and a Million Hearts Later
January 5, 2018, was the twentieth anniversary of Catholic Answers Live, and much has changed since the switch was first flipped and our…
Can Free Will Thwart God's Plan?
No, because God’s plan for us takes into account our free will. God surely wants everyone one to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9), but…