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What if you could get a personal message each day from beyond this world? Millions of people seek such messages in astrology charts and readings. But the Church has a better “astrology,” in which God really does have a message for you each day of the year.Cy Kellett:A surprising look at astrology, next with Father Hugh. Hello and welcome to Focus, …
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, JC has nominated The Tolkien Saga for the Franchise pantheon continuing with 2014's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" for the Epic/Fantasy pantheon. Listen as JC, Joel and Joe discuss the third movie (chronologically speaking) in the saga and figure out if this movie is Thorin's Arkenstone or just an empt…
 
Jimmy Akin joins us and we gave him two simple tasks—explain the Kalam Cosmological Argument and tell us whether it proves that God exists. Jimmy obliged.Cy Kellett:Does the Kalam cosmological argument prove God exists? Jimmy Akin explains. Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding, and defending your Cathol…
 
Father Hugh Barbour joins us to explain why Catholics have feast days that celebrate sadness. This time we cover the twin feasts of Christ’s Cross and Mary’s sorrow.Cy Kellett:Making feasts out of sorrowful things… Father Hugh Barber is next.Hello and welcome to Catholic Answers Focus, the podcast for living, understanding, and defending the Cathol…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, JC has nominated The Tolkien Saga for the Franchise pantheon continuing with 2013's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" for the Epic/Fantasy pantheon. Listen as JC, Joel and Joe discuss the second movie (chronologically speaking) in the saga and figure out if this movie is worth all the gold in middle earth, or i…
 
If I do not know who I am, I cannot know what to do or even what will make me happy. Joe Heschmeyer explains why Christ has the definitive answer on each person’s identity, and how meeting him settles our identity questions.Cy Kellett:Is it possible to know yourself without knowing Jesus? Joe Heschmeyer right now on Focus.Hello and welcome to Focus…
 
A recent survey is heartbreaking for those who know Jesus is God come among us. Larger percentages of Christians no longer believe this. Karlo Broussard explains why we can be confident that Jesus is, in fact, God.Cy Kellett:American confusion over the person of Jesus. Karlo Broussard with us next.Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers po…
 
If you can think, you can pray. If you can desire, you can pray. Father Hugh Barbour explains why including God in the things you are already doing can turn your life into a life of prayer.Cy Kellett:Actually, you do have time to pray. Father Hugh explains next.Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding, and…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, JC has nominated The Tolkien Saga for the Franchise pantheon starting with 2012's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" for the Epic/Fantasy. Listen as JC, Joel and Joe discuss the first movie (chronologically speaking) in the saga and figure out if this movie is truly the beginning of a journey, or if it needs to be…
 
How can the Catholic Church teach that we need to worry about losing our salvation through mortal sin when the Bible teaches that we have been sanctified once and for all? Karlo Broussard tackles another Protestant challenge.Cy:Are your future sins already forgiven? Next, with Karlo.Hello, and welcome to Focus, The Catholic Answer’s podcast for liv…
 
The recent story of a priest who discovered he had never been baptized unleashed a torrent of anxieties and questions around the sacraments. We ask Father Hugh, why is the Church so inflexible about how sacraments are celebrated?Cy:Just how important is precision in the celebration of the sacraments? Father Hugh Barbour is next on Focus … Hello, an…
 
How can the Catholic Church teach that our justification is a process when the Letter to the Romans says that our justification is a one-time event? Karlo Broussard can’t help himself, he just has to keep meeting Protestant challenges to Catholic belief.Cy Kellett:What does it take to get right with God? Karlo Broussard next. Hello and welcome to F…
 
From ancient times, Christians have celebrated the Assumption of Mary on August 15. In modern times, the celebration of the Coronation of Mary has been joined to that feast. Father Hugh Barbour reviews the history and theology of these Marian celebrations, and explains why they should fill you with joy.Cy Kellett:We’ve got a special episode in hono…
 
Popes are not saints. They are not prophets. They are not world leaders, or media stars, or even theologians. They can be these things, but none of these things are essential to the pope’s job. Joe Heschmeyer, author of Pope Peter, explains why this is good news.Cy Kellett:A less stressful way of looking at the papacy today on Catholic Answers Focu…
 
What does Catholic tradition actually teach about racism? Did Jesus have anything to say about it? Father Hugh Barbour explains how the ancient Faith deals with a term coined in the modern world.Cy Kellett:Racism in the light of divine revelation right now on Focus. Hello and welcome to Focus, The Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding …
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated 1995's "The Usual Suspects" for the Mystery/Thriller Pantheon. Listen as Joe, Joel, and JC talk about arguably the greatest twist of all time and try to decide if this movie still can surprise your, or if it should be shot like Kaiser Soze's family! Listen in and find out! The Usual Suspects sound…
 
Did God really make the universe out of nothing? Is there really any such thing as “nothing”? Trent Horn tackles the difficult concept of “nothing” as he explains where we got everything.Cy Kellett:Did God really make everything out of nothing? That’s on Focus right now.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living…
 
These days one can almost feel that God is asleep. Does he not see the chaos, confusion, and injustice of the modern world? Father Sebastian Walshe, the author of Secrets from Heaven, joins us to consider today’s realities in the light of the gospel stories of Jesus asleep in the storm.Cy Kellett :Is God asleep during these tough times? Right now o…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 23rd AND FINAL installment in the Infinity Saga, and figure out if this movie serves as a worthy successor to Endgame,…
 
Apologist and author John DeRosa tackles the idea that the God of the Bible is violent and unworthy of being worshiped. As he does in his book One Less God Than You, DeRosa shows how this meme-level argument against God comes up short.Cy:Is the God of the Old Testament a homicidal maniac? Right now on Focus. Hello and welcome again to Focus, the Ca…
 
Father Hugh Barbour takes us on a tour of the role of Christ’s Transfiguration in the life of the Church. Starting with what happened, and explaining where the feast originated, he helps us grasp the relationship of the Transfiguration to our own spiritual lives.Cy:What’s the deal with Christ’s transfiguration? Father Hugh is next. Hello, and welco…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2019's "Avengers: Endgame" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 22nd installment in the franchise and figure out if this movie can live up to the hype machine, or if it's just another failed…
 
Taking our cue from his new book One Less God Than You, we ask author and apologist John DeRosa how to respond when we are told that religion is for the weak-minded! Also, Cy does some role-playing as a German atheist…Cy:Is religion a crutch for the weak-minded? Right now on Focus. Hello and welcome to Focus, Catholic Answers podcast for living, un…
 
Christianity is the religion of Joy, but few people understand what Joy is or how to gain it. Father Hugh Barbour joins us to explain.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host. The world is disturbed right now. It seems there’s so much sadness, so many broken hearts, a great deal of almost despondency…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2019's "Captain Marvel" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Sam discuss the 21st installment in the franchise and figure out if this 90s-set movie is Nirvana or Garbage. Listen in and find out! Captain Marvel…
 
Of course when a priest stands up to challenge an NFL team on is support for Pride Month he’s going to get smacked down on social media. But were Father Andre Metrejean’s comments hateful?. Karlo Broussard joins us to reason through the comments and the social media responses.A Catholic priest challenges Pride Month – next, on Catholic Answers Focu…
 
As Catholics celebrate the feasts of Mary and Martha, we ask Father Hugh Barbour about the family from Bethany that was so intimate with Jesus. Famously, Jesus scolded Martha. What is this about, and what does it teach us about relationship with Jesus?CK:Why is Jesus so tough on Martha? Next on Catholic Answers Focus. Hello and welcome again to Cat…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2018's "Ant-Man and the Wasp" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 20th installment in the franchise and figure out if this is Ant-Man's movie or if it's actually the Wasp's movie. Listen in…
 
Is there a Catholic model for economics? If so, what is it? If not, what contribution can the Catholic Faith make to economic theory and practice?Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. Actually, before we start Trent, Jon Sorensen says that you’re really good at promoting your podcast at the beginning and he tells me that I’…
 
The sacrament of Confirmation can be baffling to today’s Catholics. What is it? What does it do? And what is the correct age to receive it? Father Hugh Barbour answers all our questions.CK:Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. Very glad to have you here with us. Sacrament of confirmation, is it possibly the l…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 19th installment in the franchise and figure out if this Thanos lives up to his billing as the baddest man in the univers…
 
Though a saint of the Catholic Church, Father Junipero Serra remains a figure of contempt in some circles because of his association with Spanish Colonialism in California. Who was the man? And what was his role in the vast narrative of the colonial era? Our guest Robert Senkewicz is co-author, with his wife Rose Marie Beebe, of the acclaimed book …
 
Father Hugh Barbour offers an appreciation of the life of St. Mark Ji Tianxiang, who lived more than 30 years as an opium addict. Though he never overcame his addiction, he died a martyr’s death. His story illuminates the mystery of holiness in the life of an addicted person.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kel…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2018's "Black Panther" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 18th installment in the franchise and figure out if Black Panther is as cool as Killmonger or if it should just hide in the mounta…
 
How can the Catholic Church teach that we need Tradition as well as Scripture when the Bible says that Scripture is sufficient as a ruleof faith and for making a man “complete”? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Scripture is not our soleinfallible source for doctrine when the book of Acts praises the Bereans for using Scripture alone to de…
 
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. T…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 17th installment in the franchise and figure out if this Thor and Hulk make a good couple, or if this movie is something straight…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 16th installment in the franchise and figure out if this Spider-Man movie is worthy of the Iron Spider Suit, or if it swi…
 
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 s…
 
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 pries…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2017's "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 15th installment in the franchise and figure out if this movie all about its own "ego" or if there's still some …
 
Yes, the earliest Christians celebrated the Mass, and they did so in ways that are impressively similar to today’s Mass. In fact, the Church lived as a liturgical community from the very moment of its birth.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host. We’ve been having some conversations in recent weeks…
 
Cy interviews two of our favorite women religious about their work sharing the love of God with others, and how we gain confidence in the love of God.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host, and today we tackle a question that is close to the hearts, sometimes closer to the heart perhaps than to the…
 
This episode of The Movie Planet, Joe has nominated both the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Franchise Pantheon as well as 2016's "Doctor Strange" for the Comic Book Movie Pantheon. Listen as Joe and Steve discuss this 14th installment in the franchise and figure out if this movie is worthy of protecting the Eye of Agamotto, or if it's merely try…
 
Was there a golden age at the very beginning of the Church when Christianity was unspoiled by a hierarchical structure? Was there a blessed age when Christians were simply Christian, without authoritative leaders who had the power to govern the Church? Nope. Tim Staples explains.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I’m Cy …
 
Father Hugh illuminates how God freely gives us all we need for our salvation through the sacraments. He defends this position as we discuss Pentecost and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.CK:Hello and welcome again to Catholic Answers Focus. I am Cy Kellett, your host. And it having been … Now, I say that that way, but we were recording before, but it’…
 
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