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Catholic Answers Focus, the world's premier podcast on Catholic apologetics, helps you explain and defend the Catholic Faith. If you want to take a deep dive into the reasons behind Church teaching, Catholic Answers Focus is for you.

    #331 Catholics and Inquisitions (Part 2) - Christopher Check

    #331 Catholics and Inquisitions (Part 2) - Christopher Check

    Why did the Church end up in such a bitter struggle against the Cathars, and how did that struggle play out? Our three-part dive into the various Catholic inquisitions continues as we ask Catholic Answers President Chris Check what really happened in the Medieval Inquisition.

    How bad was the Medieval Inquisition? Chris Check is next.
    Cy Kellett:
    Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers Podcast for living, understanding, and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett, your host, and the Medieval Inquisition is the one that started it all. Before we talk about the Spanish Inqu…

    #330 Sharing the Faith with Those Who Don’t Care - Matt Nelson

    #330 Sharing the Faith with Those Who Don’t Care - Matt Nelson

    Listener Geraldine writes from the Netherlands to ask for an episode on “indifferentism.” Just how are we supposed to share the Faith with people who show no interest? We get some helpful answers from Matt Nelson, author of Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs That Really Matter.

    Cy:
    Can we reach those who just don’t care about God? Matt Nelson is next. Hi, Geraldine. Thanks for your email. We always ask at the end of these episodes for people to send us emails and Geraldine took us up on that offer with a great question. Hello and welcome to f…

    #329 Catholics and Inquisitions (Part One) - Christopher Check

    #329 Catholics and Inquisitions (Part One) - Christopher Check

    We begin a three-part dive into the various Catholic inquisitions with Catholic Answers President Chris Check. In part one we ask about the mindset of the Catholics who first established the mechanisms of inquisition.

    Cy Kellett:
    Part one of our deep dive into the Inquisition, Chris Check next. Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding, and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett your host and among the hardest things to defend the church against are the historical accusations that we have behaved badly sometimes. You all did those crusades…

    #328 Confession and Modern States - Monica Doumit

    #328 Confession and Modern States - Monica Doumit

    Monica Doumit, the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement for the Archdiocese of Sydney in Australia, explains how anti-confession laws are bringing frightening implications not just for priests but for Catholic schools and other Catholic institutions throughout Australia. But do Catholics really have a right to keep secrets from secular authorities?

    What happens when the seal of confession is called a crime? Monica Doumit, next.
    Cy Kellett:
    Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett, your host …

    #327 Defending Classical Theism - John DeRosa

    #327 Defending Classical Theism - John DeRosa

    John DeRosa, author of One Less God Than You, explains what classical theism is, why the Catholic Church embraces it, and how to defend it against less noble visions of the divine.

    Cy Kellett:
    Does classical theism still work? John DeRosa next.
    Cy Kellett:
    Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding, and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett, your host.
    Cy Kellett:
    One of the things we have to defend is the existence of God, but it’s not just that we believe that God exists and we have to defend that. There are things that we can say …

    #326 What Good Does Adoration Do? - Fr. James Boric

    #326 What Good Does Adoration Do? - Fr. James Boric

    Father James Boric, the rector of America’s first cathedral, the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, joins us to explain why he chose Eucharistic adoration as a cornerstone of his parish-building efforts. It turns out there is a lot of power in sitting quietly with Jesus.

    Cy Kellett:
    Why bother with adoration? Father James Boric is next. Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett, your host, and right in the heart of Baltimore is America’s oldest cathedral. Oh, well, we’ll ex…

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