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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.

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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.

    #250 Why Is Marriage a Sacrament? - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    #250 Why Is Marriage a Sacrament? - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Why is the Church so defensive about marriage even when it is not sacramental? Why does the Church insist on the goodness of natural marriage? What does this say about sacramental marriage?

    Transcription available Tuesday 5/26.

    #249 Paul’s Rebuke and Peter’s Infallibility - Karlo Broussard

    #249 Paul’s Rebuke and Peter’s Infallibility - Karlo Broussard

    The author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge asks how the Catholic Church can teach that Peter is infallible when Paul rebukes Peter for not eating with the Gentiles? Doesn’t this further show that Peter had no more authority than Paul?

    CK:
    Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett your host, and I get the great pleasure of talking with Karlo Broussard again. Hi, Carlo.
    KB:
    Hey, Cy.
    CK:
    Karlo is a speaker author, and apologist here at Catholic Answers, the author of a couple of books, including Prepare The Way: Overcoming Obstacles To God, The Gospel And The Ch…

    #248 Is Fear a Sin? - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    #248 Is Fear a Sin? - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Is fear a sin? Is it just an emotion? How are Christians meant to understand fear? Is there such a thing as fear that is actually a gift from the Holy Spirit? Father Hugh Barbour fearlessly tackles a host of questions about fear.

    CK: Is fear a sin? Father Hugh Barbour, next.
    Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host, and it’s a time of fear. There is a good deal of fear all around us. It’s in part because of the virus certainly, but we can live in a frightened age in many ways. We have our strange fears, sometimes nameless, sometimes they h…

    #247 Is Peter Really the Foundation of the Church? - Karlo Broussard

    #247 Is Peter Really the Foundation of the Church? - Karlo Broussard

    How can the Catholic church teach that Peter is the rock or the foundation of the church when St. Paul teaches in 1 Corinthians 3:11 that there is no other foundation besides Jesus?

    Cy Kellett:
    Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus, I’m Cy Kellett, your host, joined in studio by Karlo Broussard, apologist here at Catholic Answers and author of a couple of very fine books, including Prepare the Way and Meeting the Protestant Challenge. Hello, Karlo.
    Karlo Broussard:
    Hey son. I thank you for saying they’re fine books. I appreciate that.
    Cy Kellett:
    They are fine books-

    #246 Love Your Enemies - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    #246 Love Your Enemies - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    The commandment to love our enemies seems impossible sometimes, especially for those who have been badly hurt. So what does Jesus mean by this commandment? Are we all obligated to follow it? And if we do follow it, what does it mean to love those we don’t feel any love for?

    Cy Kellett:
    Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellet, your host, and I’m delighted to have you here with us. We have our chaplain with us, Father Hugh Barbour, a Norbertine priest of the Abbey of Saint Michael in Orange County, where they’re building a new and beautiful church. Y…

    #245 The Early Church Was Apostolic - Tim Staples

    #245 The Early Church Was Apostolic - Tim Staples

    What is apostolic succession? Did the early Church believe in and practice apostolic succession? Find out here, with Tim Staples.

    Cy Kellett:
    Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host. There’s four marks to the church. It’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Pretty much every Christian would agree to that. So we focus on the apostolic nature of the early church this time with our guest, Tim Staples. Tim is director of apologetics and evangelization here at Catholic Answers, the author of Beyond Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of …

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