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Cy sits down with Catholic Answer’s Director of Publishing, Todd Aglialoro, and Catholic Answers Magazine Editor, Tim Ryland, to review the top Church news stories of 2022.
03:01 – If we are “surrounded by a crowd of witnesses” is it reasonable to believe that our deceased loved ones and the saints are aware of what we are doing and thinking even if we cannot experience their presence? Is it reasonable to believe that my deceased loved ones are in communion with me momentarily through the body of Christ when receiving communion?
16:12 – My brother argues that Jesus was supposed to be the last high priest. Why do Catholics believe that there could be more priests after Jesus?
22:24 – What would it take for you to have a disbelief in a deity
29:23 – Why is there a waiting period for the Church to baptize candidates?
35:49 – We understand that before there was confession, people went to heaven. What changed that we now have to go to confession to get to heaven but people in the Old Testament did not?
41:16 – What is the difference between the Thomistic view of predestination and Calvinistic view? Do you hold a Thomistic view or Molinistic view of free will?
48:42 – How should I talk to a non-Catholic who tries to receive the Eucharist?
08: 24 – How do we know when the pope is speaking infallibly?
21:42 – Why as Catholics do we have images? When did this start?
31:44 – I’m not Catholic but my husband is. Why do I have to become Catholic if we are all children of God? When Christ returns, will there still be a need for Catholic, Presbyterian, Episcopalian churches?
36:58 – What happened to St. Peter’s wife? Was she crucified with Peter? The Bible mentions Peter’s mother-in-law. Was he married, and if he did, did he leave his family?
45:51 – What does Jesus mean when he says there will be no marriage, nor will they marry in Heaven? Why would He say this if we have bodies on the final day, won’t my husband still be my husband?
06:01 – I’ve heard a lot of Protestants complain about spiritual “dryness”. Do you think this is comparable to the dark night of the soul, a problem due to an impoverished Protestant spirituality, or something else?
14:23 – how does one become a Protestant elder? Contrasted with how one becomes a catholic elder “aka bishop”
17:51 – Are there any instances where something has been declared a dogmatic fact when later it was discovered to be historically or scientifically wrong? Say the theory of geocentrism or perhaps somebody declared to be a heretic at a church council who was later discovered not to be? How would we navigate a situation like this?
23:42 – How did the Church determine who the true Pope was during the time that there were multiple claimants to the Papacy? Also, how do we know that the Church got it right?
29:58 – Are the words of institution at Mass quoting the gospels, or do the gospels quote the Mass?
33:41 – How does the Catholic view the Old Catholic Churches and the Polish National Catholic Church?
35:02 – I was wondering if you could tell me about the Dubia submitted to Pope Francis (there were 5 Dubia I think), and why do you think he is waiting so long to answer- if he even intends on answering. hasn’t it been close to two years?
38:54 – Also you have said the magisterium cannot allow anything harmful, nor can the magisterium not be present at all times so as to not have any point where the faithful are abandoned, and I of course agree, but how can that be reconciled with the fact that the Arian heresy seemingly dominated for the brief time until it was condemned in council? What if hypothetically someone was taught Arianism by one of the many bishops and subscribed to it but died before it was sorted out in council? Could someone level this as an argument against the magisterium always being present for Catholics to follow?
47:40 – Is Palamism considered a heresy in the west? I’ve heard some Eastern Catholics practice it.
50:38 – Why don’t we believe in the 4 other archangels that the Orthodox accept?
51:19 – I have a friend who is the daughter of an orthodox mother and a Catholic father. She professes to be both. I’m concerned. Is this possible?
52:50 – Are we moving towards a healing between the east and the west?
07:04 – How does Catholicism interpret the Tome of Leo when it says “For each form does what is proper to it with the co-operation of the other; that is the Word performing what appertains to the Word, and the flesh carrying out what appertains to the flesh. One of them sparkles with miracles, the other succumbs to injuries.”?
14:48 – How has Catholicism defined hypostasis and nature throughout history?
19:23 – Would the Orthodox have to accept Transubstantiation if the Catholics and Orthodox were to be reunited?
24:12 – I often hear Orthodox claims about how the first millennium ecclesiology was Orthodox and not Catholic. Is this true?
35:33 – Protestants often balk at Catholic apologists claiming “all of the fathers” on an issue. These same Protestants will justify their rejection of the fathers as an authority by stating that they are so varied in opinion on things that no one can really claim them. How do we respond to them in a nuanced way that doesn’t exaggerate the patristic agreement on a subject, but demonstrates the importance of listening to their witness?
42:50 – The teaching of the magisterium on young earth creationism and evolution are difficult for me to reconcile. I am personally very convinced of an old earth, but my conversion to Catholicism was helped in large degree by the witness of the fathers. From what I understand, besides Augustine, who still believed in an Earth that is thousands and not billions of years old, there is a consensus of the fathers on this issue that the Bible teaches that the earth is young, not old. What exactly goes into the magisterium’s ruling that this is a matter outside of the scope of the fathers, and can that standard be applied consistently to other doctrines to show that we are reasonable and consistent to reject this patristic consensus while asking Protestants and Orthodox to be bound on other areas where there is patristic consensus?
48:45 – Is it possible for there to be a papal situation where the previous Pope resigned, but the next pope for whatever reason wasn’t legitimately elected, and that Antipope hangs around for a long time but short enough that the Church still has sufficient valid cardinals to legitimately elect a new valid pope, resulting in the Church actually having a sede vacante for a decade or so with almost nobody knowing, and the situation quickly being resolved with a new valid pope being elected after some time?