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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.

    #261 Two Failed Passages on Sola Scriptura - Karlo Broussard

    #261 Two Failed Passages on Sola Scriptura - Karlo Broussard

    How can the Catholic Church teach that we need Tradition as well as Scripture when the Bible says that Scripture is sufficient as a rule
of faith and for making a man “complete”? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Scripture is not our sole
infallible source for doctrine when the book of Acts praises the Bereans for using Scripture alone to determine the truth?

    Cy Kellett:
    Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Thanks for being with us. We have in studio with us the author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objec…

    #260 Who Was Fr. Junipero Serra? - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    #260 Who Was Fr. Junipero Serra? - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    Was Fr. Junipero Serra a dark part of history, deserving of his statues and memorials’ desecration, or was he a holy man of God who directly resisted the mistreatment and enslavement of the native peoples he evangelized? Find out here, with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

    CK:
    Hello, and welcome to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Thank you so much for being with us. Strange times continue that we’re living through. Very, very odd and, in some ways, maybe a bit obsessive ideological times. That reality has expressed itself here in the state of California an…

    #259 Villain Columbus? - Carol Delaney

    #259 Villain Columbus? - Carol Delaney

    Is it time to give up on Columbus? In the light of modern scholarship, should we view Columbus with suspicion? The author of the highly acclaimed book Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem joins us for a look at the real man and at what he meant to do with his voyages of discovery.

    Christopher Columbus, hero or villain? Next on Catholic Answers Focus.
    Cy Kellett:
    Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett your host and we’re living at a time of tearing down statues, covering up murals as people reevaluate our connections to certain figures of the past. Among…

    #258 The Blessed Trinity in My Soul - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    #258 The Blessed Trinity in My Soul - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    What is the relationship between the soul in a state of grace and the Blessed Trinity? What does it mean to say that the Trinity comes to dwell in my soul? What is the evidence for the presence of the Blessed Trinity in the soul?

    CK:
    Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett your host and we welcome once again, our chaplain father, Hugh Barbour, Norbertine priest, former Prior of St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County. Hello Father Hugh.
    FHB:
    Hello there.
    CK:
    Father, I feel like I understand almost everything, but there’s a couple of things I don’t un…

    #257 Is a Church Magisterium Unbiblical? - Karlo Broussard

    #257 Is a Church Magisterium Unbiblical? - Karlo Broussard

    How can the Catholic Church teach that we need a Magisterium (a living teaching authority) when John says in 1 John 2:27 that we have no need for a man to teach us since the Holy Spirit will teach us? The author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge responds.

    CK:
    Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Thank you so much for being with us today in studio with Karlo Broussard, the author of a couple of books, including Meeting The Protestant Challenge. And we take some challenges from that book today. Hello, Karlo.
    KB:
    Hey Cy.
    CK:
    So these are challeng…

    #256 The Sacred Heart - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    #256 The Sacred Heart - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Father Hugh Barbour explains the biblical and medieval roots of the modern devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Is devotion to the Sacred Heart a divine response to an increasingly isolated and lonely modern world?

    CK:
    Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, our host, and our guest is Father Hugh Barbour, Norbetine priest, former Pryor of St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County which is building a new church. You should look it up online. Hello, Father.
    FHB:
    Hello. Hello.
    CK:
    It’s very nice to be speaking with you in June, a month of many good things inc…

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