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    #9949 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    #9949 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
    Questions Covered:

    05:50 – My neighbor is a Lutheran who told me that even Mary doubted who Jesus was. Is that true? 
    13:48 – Can the text of the gospel be changed to accommodate people better? For example, instead of ‘men’, to say ‘people’? 
    22:25 – Is sedevacantism true? 
    29:55 – How can we combat transgenderism? 
    37:35 – What is the logic of the necessity of purgatory? 
    45:00 – What are the earliest accounts of the sacraments of confirmation? 
    52:29 – I am going through RCIA, but my wife does not want to go through it. What is the status of our marriage? Can I take the Sacraments? 

    Resources Mentioned:

    Redemptionis Sacramentum
    Purgation Station
    Scripture Confirms It
    The 7 Signs 

    #9948 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    #9948 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
    Questions Covered:

    02:39 – How can I strengthen my faith in God the Father? 
    13:24 – What are Protestants missing out on by not having the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church? 
    22:28 – Why aren’t there more books refuting the eastern orthodox church? 
    33:47 – My Protestant friend thinks that Matthew 16:19 is saying that Peter determines who goes to heaven. Can you help me to respond to him? 

    #9947 Keeping Your Kids in the Faith - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    #9947 Keeping Your Kids in the Faith - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Questions covered:

    17:27 – What is the most appealing way to reach someone deep into internet atheism? 
    28:38 – My granddaughter doesn’t want to make her confirmation and doesn’t believe in the real presence. She goes through the motions for her parents but now their priest is saying she shouldn’t receive communion if she doesn’t believe. Now she feels like she’s being shunned. What should we do? 
    34:40 – My son isn’t baptized but he comes occasionally to Mass with me because he wants to understand. 
    42:50 – Do you prove in your book that the Catholic Church is the true faith? 
    47:15 – My two godchildren fell away in college. How can I get them back? 
    52:06 – Do you think kids are falling away because of modernism?

    Resources mentioned:

    Always a Catholic by Fr. Walshe
    When Harry Became Sally by Ryan Anderson

    #9946 Who Does Jesus Say That You Are? - Joe Heschmeyer

    #9946 Who Does Jesus Say That You Are? - Joe Heschmeyer

    Questions Covered:

    24:10 – I put my work life into Jesus’ hands.

    #9945 Remember Your Death - Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble

    #9945 Remember Your Death - Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble

    This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.
    Questions Covered:

    16:19 – I do frequently think about my death, but not in a productive or helpful way. I think about how I could do more for people when I die. I look forward to it. Is this weird or wrong? 
    21:48 – When you began to do this, what changes did you notice in your everyday life and interactions with other people? 
    42:14 – Have you found in your work that there are a lot of hospice workers that benefit from your work? Have you had any connections to people who walk through death with people? 
    46:25 – Is there any risk for suicidal ideation with this? 
    51:29 – Do you agree with the idea that people do everything they can to fight death and that the continuation of humanity is just a way for people to try to avoid dying?

    Resources Mentioned:

    Lenten Series

    #9944 Eugenics and Contraception - Angela Franks

    #9944 Eugenics and Contraception - Angela Franks

    This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between.
    Questions Covered:

    29:04 – I am disabled and am so worried that the doctors will convince me to sign away my life. I live in fear that my daughter will not be able to help me. What can disabled people do? 
    33:48 – What are your thoughts on population control? Do you think we will soon deplete the earth’s resources if we don’t have contraception? 
    44:20 – How is eugenics different from racism? 
    48:20 – Did Margaret Sanger think minorities need to be eliminated? Do you think this is an underlying part of the movement still?

    Resources Mentioned:



    Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility
    Contraception and Catholicism



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