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  • 04:23 - When Jesus sent out the 72 disciples in pairs of two, what was the gospel they preached? Jesus hadn’t yet suffered, died, risen, or ascended, and he hadn’t even proclaimed the fullness of his teachings yet, nor had he instituted the Eucharist or sent the Holy Spirit – so what was their “good news?”
  • 07:53 - Why does God permit the damnation of souls He created?
  • 10:47 - Did the Donner party commit unrepentant mortal sin?
  • 18:55 - Is there a word in English that rhymes with Orange?
  • 20:03 - Who is Joseph in this prayer? “Lord God, who left us the signs of your Passion on the Holy Shroud in which your most holy body was wrapped when you were lowered from the cross by Joseph, grant us, most loving Lord, that by your holy death and burial and by the sorrows and sufferings of your holy Mother Mary, our Lady, that the souls in Purgatory may be brought to the glory of the resurrection where you live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.”
  • 23:08 - But how do you tell if something is the will of God versus the will of another human being imposed upon you?
  • 28:36 - Is there a definitive theology concerning wealth, and if not, why not?
  • 33:02 - Help me out with the elusive “hold hands/orans posture” vs. no change in posture during the Our Father for the laity. If both are allowed now, what would be the reason in favor of doing the hand hold/orans posture?
  • 44:49 - I would be interested in your thoughts on the late paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (husband-and-wife demonologist/clairvoyant trance medium, allegedly employed by the Catholic church on occasion). They remain part of popular culture thanks to the “Annabelle” and “The Conjuring” films.
  • 49:01 - How can we counter Protestants who name the same tired insults regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of God as well as the false claims that we worship her?
  • 51:55 - Why do Catholics all shake hands at the reenactment of the Crucifixion of Jesus?
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