• 00:45

    Catholics and Protestants: What's the Difference?

    in Education

    Protestants believe that the Bible alone is the source of God’s revelation, and it teaches all that is necessary for our salvation, and the Bible is the standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured. This belief is called “sola scriptura” and is one of the “five solas” that came out of the Protestant Reformation.  2 Timothy 3: 16-17 KJV STATES:  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  The five solas are as follows: 1) Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone") 2) Sola fide (by faith alone) 3) Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")  4) Sola Christus or Solo Christo (“Christ alone” or “through Christ alone”) 5) Soli Deo Gloria (“glory to God alone”).


    According to the Catholic Faith, the Pope is the “Vicar of Christ” (or substitute), and the Pope has the ability to speak with authority on matters of faith and practice, and he is infallible.  Catholics rely on apostolic succession as a way of establishing the Pope’s authority.  While Catholicism teaches that only the Catholic Church can properly interpret the Bible.   Protestants, however, believe that the Bible teaches: God sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all born-again believers, enabling all believers to understand the message of the Bible.  The authority of the pope is said to come from the following scripture:  Matthew 18:18 KJV:  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

  • 00:45

    Those Crazy Catholics

    in Religion

    As we approach Semptember 21, 2014, more and more blogs are coming out of the Catholic Community.  In other news sorces you find other professionals debuking the Catholics claims.  Dastur Adam Daniels of the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu gives his perspective on all this hype.  Its an interesting look into religious banter and belief from the pious side.  Lets look into the loony toones of FAITH!

  • 01:30

    Deepertruth: Totus Tuus! Catholics lead Prayer in Oklahoma

    in Religion

    Deepertruth members led by Dr. Gregory Thompson traveled hundreds of miles to join in the Mass, the processions, and the prayer, against and for those participating in the first openly Government sponsored Satanic Black Mass. This was billed as a free speech issue but this event represents something far more sinister.


    In order for a true black mass to take place, they must have a consecrated Host where they desecrate the Lord Jesus Christ and everything that is holy. Here, they blasphemed the Lord, stomping on the unconsecrated host as if they were stomping on Christ himself. In actual black masses, this act is far more grotesque. Because of the lawsuit filed against the use of a true consecrated Host, the black mass was performed, despite heavy opposition, with a fake host.


    There were an estimated 30-40 participants of this great sacrilege taking place at a small basement theater in the Oklahoma City’s civic center. There was one noted arrest when a lady refused to leave the entrance of the building. Other than that, the heavy police presence restrained protesters who picketed the Satanic service.


    Archbishop Paul Coakley led over 3,000 faithful Catholics in Eucharistic adoration against this black mass. The archbishop told participants that the city “has been targeted by dark forces,” and decried the Black Mass, “which to the shame of our city is allowed to proceed.” But he reminded the faithful that “Christ conquered Satan.”

  • 01:26

    Faith Friday: How Catholics MUST vote, and why!

    in Religion

    Recently, most American Catholics have been voting for candidates who promote non-Catholic values. Do you know the 5 non-negotiables every Catholic should consider before heading into the voting booth? Tim Staples lays it out for us today.


    Talking all things faith, including faith-based current events (and sometimes even that dreaded political overlap, YIKES!) 


    Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?

    There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.

    Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.

    But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!

    If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you! 


    It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!

  • 01:23

    Arm Chair Apologist: Are Catholics Born Again/Saved?

    in Christianity

    Catholics are asked this question all the time by well-meaning family, friends, co-workers--even well-clad men and women who walk the neighborhoods on Saturday mornings trying to get them some SOULS for Jeeee-SUSSSS! Most Catholics aren't even sure what the question means, not because they aren't saved or born again (they are), but because they don't use those words to describe what happens to them when they are. So Catholics often stare blankly at the inquisitor and answer, "No, I'm not born again. I'm Catholic." 


    Evangelicals and other Baptist traditions don't believe Catholics are either simply because we're Catholic. They fear for our souls because they believe we follow traditions instead of the bible. However, Catholics absolutely are born again and/or saved (the terms are used interchangeably in Protestantism, but for Catholics they mean two different things that happen at two different times). We're born again the way the BIBLE tells us we have to be born again. We are saved the way the BIBLE tells us we're saved. The fact of the matter is that evangelicals may be born again (it depends) and they may be saved (eventually), but if they are, it will be a happy accident and not the result of following the Bible. Indeed, on these matters, it is the CATHOLIC who follows the Bible strictly and the evangelical who follows man-made traditions. 


    Join Senior apologist and Old Catholic Theologian Kristina Rake, M.A. to learn how it is we can say we are born again the Scriptural way and what all of this means to our lives and our afterlives. 

  • 01:24

    Deepertruth: The Tom Peterson Story, Founder Of Catholics Come Home

    in Religion

    Our Mission


    Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.


    Answering Pope John Paul II’s Call for a “New Evangelization”


    Our beloved Pope John Paul II continually exhorted the Church to begin a New Evangelization. He described modern media as an indispensable means of achieving it. In Ecclesia in America he wrote, “Using the media correctly and competently can lead to a genuine enculturation of the Gospel.”1


    Pope Benedict XVI, continuing Blessed Pope John Paul II’s efforts to advance this “new springtime” of evangelization, called for the re-proposing of the Gospel “to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization.” 2


    Inspired by the our Holy Fathers’ calls to a New Evangelization and re-proposing of the Gospel, Catholics Come Home® reaches out to inactive Catholics using inspiring TV commercials and an interactive Web site. Without pressure or obligation, Catholics Come Home.org offers an opportunity to learn the truth about the Catholic faith in a loving, non-judgmental atmosphere. We offer many resources that aid fallen-away Catholics and non-Catholics in learning more about returning to the Catholic Church. Coming home has never been easier!

  • 00:35

    HOLY WEEK: Starting Positive

    in Christianity

    We begin Holy Week as Catholics

  • 02:00

    Is Catholicism the same as Christianity...or naaaah?

    in Spirituality

    On this episode of The Way Walkers radio show, we will be talking about Catholicism. Many people say that Catholics are Christians and represent Christians as a whole. Do all Christians heed to what the Pope says? Should all Christians take instruction from Rome? We will be answering these and many more questions on Saturday nights episode of The Way Walker Radio Show!!! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!

  • 00:25

    Open Book: That all might hear the Gospel and live by Sam Albano

    in Spirituality

    "It is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person", Pope Francis in 2013.


    Sam Albano's essay references this recent quotation by Pope Francis as he shares a very personal journey as a gay man in the Catholic Church.  Sam's essay poses challenging questions for all those who journey as Catholic christians.  The author is a person of hope. He has chosen to remain Catholic and participate in actively living out the Gospel message.  We hope you will join us for today's show.  Perhaps we, too, can be part of working for justice for LGBT persons in our churches.


     


     


     

  • 00:29

    Sunday School Commentary on John 20:19-23 for the week of 03-22-15

    in Christianity

    John 20:19-23 is the when, where, how, where, and the why of the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus with his disciples. It is also the 5th of 10 post-resurrection appearances after he arose from the grave after being dead for 3 days.V.19:contains the WHEN - it was the first day of the week. The WHERE is in the Upper Room where Jesus and the disciple ate the Passover meal. The HOW is in the  question how did he appear ‘’in the midst’’ of them ‘’when the door was shut’’? V.21: is the it is I, Jesus shows his 3 day scars on his hands and his side.   V.21 answers the WHY and gives the assurance they will live and provide evangelistic service unto the Lord. V: 22&23: is the WHAT and the WHY questions-- these verses are filled with controversy in Christendom. Catholics say one thing and Protestants say something else or not. Catholicism claims these verses as the authority which gives a priest the right to hear confessions and forgive sins. Protestants stumbles in their critique by quoting Luke 24:33 which happens 7 days later it say ‘’others’’ were in the room including the 11 when John 20:24 put 10 in the room for Thomas was absent.


     

  • 01:33

    The Liberal Redneck ~ The Victors Re-Write The History

    in Politics Progressive

    Noon on Thursdays join LR, PD, and Rocky.  One thing about the Republican run Congress, LR and company will have plenty of lies, bull shit, and Republifiction to expose.  Join us live so you can call in or catch the archived shows at your leisure.


    This Week:


    Texas Republicans take another huge step in plunging the US back to the Dark Ages.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtoWvt5FjM8


    The Catholics do their part in bringing back the Old Time Religion by watering the homeless and ... well you just have to listen to what else they are trying to do.  Seems like they are taking one from the Hobby Lobby Playbook.As President Obama brings mandatory voting to the table and states like Texas making it harder to register, Oregon continues its standing in our book! 
    Plus!  Texas officials do their part in ending the mentally ill cycle of jail time as well as controlling the pet population.  Hint!  It's the same idea for both.
    These stories and much more Bat Shit Crazy News and Discussion!  Please call and join in the debate!

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