Open Forum

Tim Staples
04/09/2019 06:00 PM
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: 02:07 - I am Catholic. Is it okay to go to a non-Catholic memorial service at a Catholic pavilion? 04:30 - What stance should I take politically to stay in line with my faith? 13:35 - Why do Catholics have the Apocryphal books in the Bible? 28:45 – Is it appropriate and acceptable for a Saint’s body and bones to be separated? 33:00 - How can we resolve doubts and difficulties as Catholics? 43:30 - What is your go-to when you find yourself in moments of indecision? Do you pray? Read? 47:02 - Where do Protestants get the idea that Augustine and Thomas Aquinas were forerunners for the Reformation? 51:21 - Is it fair to say that Catholics are Jewish because we follow the fulfillment law? Should the word Christian be synonymous with the word Catholic? Resources Mentioned: Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger by Gary Michuta A Still, Small Voice by Fr. Benedict Groeschel Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Want more from Tim Staples? Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic Catholic Answers to Common Objections The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings Living Bread (CD) Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell