Called to Communion
Are you "Called to Communion?" In this LIVE call-in show, Dr. David Anders talks clearly with non-Catholics about the faith. We ask the question "What's stopping YOU from becoming a Catholic?"
Do You Go To Heaven Before The Judgment?
Do you go to Heaven before the judgment?, do our sins disappear after they are forgiven?, and what is meant by charity?
Dealing With Division And Fake News Surrounding The Pope
What do I do about the disunity and the fake news around the pope?, it has to be your choice, does God love some more than others?, and confused about God's justice.
Is There A Place In Christianity For Introverts?
Is there a place in Christianity for introverts?, the laity cant consecrate the Eucharist, Pope Francis has been pretty darn clear when it comes to his response to the Dubia, and how does the Penance tie into Reconciliation?
The Season Of Advent
The season of Advent, were any books of the Bible written by a woman?, why have a penance if you have to go purgatory?, and here is what the Church thinks about the death of Christ.
The Novus Ordo Is Not Schismatic
The Novus Ordo is not schismatic, why do we need penance or Purgatory, the 3 Days of Darkness question, and the Perpetual Virginity of Mary.
Freedom To Choose God's Will
On today's Called to Communion, Dr. Anders discusses Epektasis and freedom to choose God's will, salvation, did Jesus know He was God, and attending a Holy Day of Obligation but not Catholic.
What Is The Nature Of The Bible's Authority?
(MB) What is the nature of the Bible's authority? and more questions from the mailbag.
(MB) Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. David Anders, Thom and the Called To Communion team! Dr. Anders reaches into the mailbag to answer some questions including, why are you thankful to be a Catholic and discussing the faith with your in-laws who are visiting, and what does it mean to "give someone grace"?
Dealing With Anti-Synod Hysteria
Dr. Anders discusses the anti-Synod hysteria out there, does God love us all equally?, reading about Narnia, and please explain dogma versus faith.
Who Is The Holy Spirit?
Who is the Holy Spirit?, did Mary ever sin?, can you explain what a plenary indulgence is?, and of Papal Bulls and black cats.
Pope Francis Showing Us How To Do Church Better
Pope Francis showing us how to do Church better, Catholics used to be considered anti-life, how do we understand "graven images" and accusations of idolatry?, and why do Catholics celebrate more 1 day of Christmas?
Nothing Controversial About The Novus Ordo
(MB) Dr. Anders gets a question about the Novus Ordo from a listener, the relationship between Theology and morals, can you explain the Filioque controversy?, and do dogs go to heaven?
Why Catholic And Not Anglican?
(Mailbag) Why Catholic and not Anglican?, "mad as a snake", Orans posture during the Our Father, changing the color of the smoke when electing the Pope, the donation of one's heart to God and the inward sacrifice and how can I unite myself to the sacrifice of Christ?
Why Has The Pope Placed Limits On The TLM?
Why has the Pope placed limits on the TLM?, why does the Church use language like "praying to"?, Pope Francis hasn't changed Church teaching on gay marriage, and discussing the Catholic faith with fallen-away daughters.
Why No Salvation Outside The Church?
Why is there no salvation outside the Church?, is it proper to have relics in your home?, does baptism restore us to original justice, and more.
The True Religion
How do we know Christianity and Catholicism is the true religion? Is each Mass a distinct offering from God's perspective? Is presumption a sin against the Holy Spirit? and more on today's Called to Communion with Dr. David Anders.
The Authority of the Pope
Did the Catholic Church make up Purgatory? I don't agree with the Pope being in charge of the Church. What is the difference between dogma and opinion? and more on today's Called to Communion with Dr. David Anders.
Will of the Law and the Will of God
Dr Anders address your questions today including, validity of marriage in the catholic church, understanding of conversion after a sex change, Luther's sermon on Spirit and Will of the Law and more.
Why Does Jesus Live In Heaven?
Why does Jesus live in heaven?, what is the Catholic view on "the flesh"?, is it ok to not come up with my own understanding but to trust in what the Church says about it?, and I don't know how to defend purgatory biblically.
Why Catholics Should Not Join Freemasonry
Why Catholics should not join freemasonry?, why do we call priests Father?, I have a book called the apocrypha. what is it?, what did Jesus do in hell?, and studying world religions.
NIV And The Book Of Romans
A listener wants to know about Dr. Anders's view of the NIV Bible translation, the Mass doesn't facilitate mystical time travel, indulgences and devotions, and left the Church because of indoctrination.
How Should We Pray For Souls In Purgatory?
How should we pray for souls in Purgatory?, which sins are forgiven by Jesus's death?, and what is the Church's take on playing video games?
How Does Praying For The Dead Work?
Does being Catholic make a difference in the long term for one's salvation?, how do I best venerate a relic?, if the Holy Spirit told the Church to ordain women, would traditionalists accept this?, and praying for the dead?
Divisions Among Christians And Halloween Comments
Dr. Anders addresses divisions among Christians, Halloween comments, the sacrifice of the Mass, and withholding Communion from the laity in the Middle Ages.
Catholicism Just A Transition To Real Christianity?
Is Catholicism just a transition God used from the legalism of Judaism to real Christianity?, Can a pope be fired?, can you explain plenary indulgences?, and what is the reasoning behind no female priests?
Hung Up on Mary
Why does the Catholic Church only infallibly define a few verses? Will Jesus convert my dad if I pray real hard? How can I explain Marian devotion to my protestant relatives? and more on today's Called to Communion with Dr. David Anders.
Pope Francis Won't Let Synod Change Marriage
Pope Francis won't let the Synod on Synodality change the Church's teaching on marriage, how do I dispose of Sacred objects, can a Catholic receive communion in a Lutheran Church?, do we exist only in the light of quantum physics? and why do Catholics elevate Mary?
What Does The Word "Mass" Mean?
(MB) What does the word "Mass" mean, do the sacraments save us?, what is the #truth and why is it important to live by it, why is St. Thomas Aquinas more important than John Calvin, and what is the Old Catholic #faith? #sacrament #Church #Catholicism #Thomasaquinas #OldCatholic #Mass #liturgy
Catholicism Just An Outgrowth Of Other Religions?
Is Catholicism just an outgrowth of other religions? Plus the the real genius of Christianity, and What criteria should I use to discern who is right/true?, and how does Catholicism/Christianity reckon with a singular incarnation when Hinduism recognizes avatars of the divine?
Current State Of Israel And Book of Revelation Connected?
Is there a connection between what is going on in the current state of Israel and the Book of Revelation?, God is not an angry schoolmaster, one shepherd one flock, and did Catholics ever mandate circumcision?
Pope Francis Agrees Historic Christian Morality Can't Be Changed
Pope Francis agrees that historic Christian morality can't be changed, how does the gospel instruction on fraternal correction really apply to real people, and are we supposed to feel the love of God? #God #faith #PopeFrancis #love #Gospel #Christian #morality
Live From The Radio Conference
On today's Called To Communion, Dr. Anders takes questions live from the EWTN 2023 Radio Conference.
Faith Capable Of Leading To Truth
Is faith capable of leading us to truth?, cant have your cake and eat it too when comes to the list of biblical books, and did did Jesus raise Himself or was it under the power of the Father?
The Assumption & Immaculate Conception
The Assumption & Immaculate Conception, it's part of a priest's job to offer last rites, once you are ordained it's one and done and questions about cremation.
Pope Francis Hasn't Changed Church Teaching
Pope Francis hasn't changed the Church's teaching on human sexuality, do we always have to be silent during Eucharistic Adoration and does Jesus prohibit praying repetitive prayers?
Does The Church Vote People Into Heaven?
Does the Catholic Church vote people into heaven?, was it true that Mary Magdalen supported Jesus's ministry financially?, and the value of altar serving.
Does God Have A Pronoun?
Does God have a pronoun?, did succession continue past the Apostles?, is there a penalty for not accepting Jesus as God?, and contemplating the Most Holy Trinity.
Physical Bodies Rising From The Dead
A caller wants to know how to understand the fact that our physical bodies will rise after death?, if prayers of people in other faiths work, why be Catholic?, what are we supposed to think of angels?, and did Judas receive the Eucharist?
Pope Francis Ruled Out Blessing Of Gay Marriages
Dr. Anders explains how Pope Francis actually ruled out the approval of blessing gay marriages, how thoughts can be sinful, is Mass a form of time travel?, and do I have to close my restaurant on Sunday?
Biblical Support For Purgatory?
Is there biblical support for Purgatory?, why your witness matters, Mary's sinlessness, and how do I explain the difference between Lutheran and Catholic confession? #Purgatory #Catholic #Luther #Bible
Try Finding Wisdom In What The Pope Says
Dr. Anders discusses how we should try to find the wisdom in what Pope Francis is trying to say in the light of his response to the Dubia from the five cardinals. In addition, Dr. Anders answers questions on the Rapture, and is there a contradiction between forgiving and forgetting?
What Is A Synod?
What is a synod?, and a caller calls in about the recent Dubia and Pope Francis's response to it. Dr. Anders helps to clear up her confusion, who was Jesus before the Incarnation?, and if you are a Southern Baptist wanting to become Catholic, how can you get your baptismal certificate?
How Do We Explain Peter As The Rock?
How do we explain Peter as the rock?, and a caller wants to know if his Confession was valid.
The Catholic Church And Homosexuality
The Catholic Church and homosexuality, the tribunal of Christ's mercy, can you explain the deal with AI and machines replacing humans?, and why does it seems councils contradict each other?
3 Kinds Of Errors Attributed To The Bible
Dr. Anders addresses 3 kinds of errors attributed to the Bible, devotion to Mary, and Catholics shouldn't have a fearmongering attitude when looking at the end times.
The Catholic Belief In Purgatory
The Catholic belief in #Purgatory, is the #Liturgy of the Word subordinate to the Liturgy of the Eucharist?, and why is there infant #baptism in the #Catholic #Church?
How did God Become God To People?
How did God become God to people?, can Marian devotion take away from Jesus?, how is NFP not Catholic contraception?, and a question about the death penalty.
How Do I Grow In Wisdom?
How do I grow in #wisdom?, how do I explain relics to non-Catholic friends?, how do I explain relics to non-Catholic friends?, and how do I explain natural #evil and if original #sin affects all of #creation?
To Be Sealed With The Holy Spirit
What does it mean to be sealed with the Holy Spirit?, what is the difference between a person's soul and spirit?, and why do some Catholic theology books mention, "anthropology"?
Catholicism Not Just For White People
Catholicism is not just for white people, did Jesus leave any writings?, is Jesus an elitist?, and my Church was unwelcoming so I left.
Happy Hobbit's Day!
Happy Hobbit's Day, Dr. Anders discusses "Lord Of The Rings" and C.S. Lewis's "Narnia", does baptism take away mortal sin?, no-one knows the date of Christ's return, and Steve calls in to discuss how the situation with Fr. Rupnik is keeping him from becoming Catholic.
Is Your Bible A Car Manual?
Is your Bible like a car manual for the Christian life?, does God know the future?, could I get some tips on how to read the "Imitation of Christ"? and no good argument for Sola Scriptura.
What Happens At Mass?
What happens at Mass?, how much can a priest change verbiage during Mass?, appreciating reconciliation, and intuition not the best way to discern truth.
Do Sedevacantists Have Legit Authority?
Do #Sedevacantists have legit authority?, clearing up #fiction about #prayer, did Catholics add books into the #Bible 1000 years after the Council of #Nicea?, and how do I explain that the 3 Persons of the #Trinity do not equate with 3 gods? #Catholic #faith
A Reality That's Already There
An reality that's already there, how did St. Augustine assume that God has no emotion?, should I send my child to nondenominational Bible studies ands church?
Christ's Presence In The Eucharist
The nature of Christ's presence in the #Eucharist, is #Jesus the celestial auditor?, should I watch #Peanuts or end of world #prophecy?, and we all have skeletons.
Having A Conversation About Love
If a Christian is one who loves, how can Christians love those who don't have the same definition of love?, are you a bad person for disagreeing with the woke universe?, no need to hide under the table with blessed candles, and is your memory "scrubbed" in Purgatory?
The Church of St. Thomas
Is the Church of St. Thomas in India united with the Catholic Church?, what are the differences between Apostles and disciples, and can you recommend an easy read for a college student interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?
Purgatory: Purging My Bad Attitude
Purgatory: purging the effects of sin and my bad attitude, is the Bible a comprehensive rule of faith?, how does the judgement of a city, nation or tribe impact the judgement of the individual?, how can the Church change its teaching if God does not change? Email your question for Dr. Anders to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Question About 9/11
Patrick has a question about those who died in 9/11 and in the wars that followed, where can I learn about Sacred Tradition, how does binding/loosing relate to the Eucharist, and a question about gender transitioning.
Listening To The Pope On Social Justice
Listening to the Pope on social justice and how his decrees and statements can be authoritative, is the Pope an absolute monarch, did Catholics move the Sabbath, and was Jesus crucified on the hands or wrists? Email your question for Dr. Anders to email@example.com
Supporting Boyfriend IN RCIA
Madison wants to support her boyfriend who is interested in becoming Catholic, what do Catholics believe about evolution?, and who gets to give the homily?
Drinking And Gambling At Church
Dealing with drinking and gambling at Church, is it permitted for a Priest to offer general confession or absolution to all the people in a healing mass?, I am Catholic in spite of ________, and why does it take so long to become a Catholic priest?
Understanding the Old Testament
How can I explain original sin using scripture?, What is the Catholic view of the Old Testament?, How do saints and angels hear us?, and more on today's Called to Communion with Dr. David Anders.
Eating At The Catholic Buffet Line
(MB) Eating at the Catholic buffet line, can I support my wife's Catholic faith as an agnostic?, and was the Virgin Mary immaculately conceived?
What Does The Word "Church" Mean?
What does the word, "Church" mean?, what makes up the catholic perspective on Scripture?, and why does Tradition have authority over the Bible?,
Life Is Not A Romantic Comedy
Life is not a romantic comedy, Catholics are not supposed to live in terror and fear of demons and are we hapless victims of spiritual combat?, what do we mean by the word God?, and do I have an unrestricted right to be a lector?
Was Christ Asleep On The Cross?
Was #Christ #asleep on the #Cross?, #Catholic belief in the #Eucharist, and what's the #Church's stand on #dispensationalism?
Is Jesus Just A Good Guy?
Is Jesus just a good guy?, if we don't participate in the grace, is there a consequence?, and the necessity of the crucifixion.
Does The Priest Take Christ's Place?
Does the priest take Christ's place?, and do Catholics worship Mary?
Women In Leadership Inside The Church
Women in leadership inside the Church, what do you do after committing a mortal sin but before you make it to Confession, what is the difference between a mortal sin and a sacrilege?, and if God lives inside of us, why do we need the Eucharist?
Why Jesus Is Referred To As The Son Of Man?
Why Jesus is referred to as the "Son of Man"?, why do Catholics receive every day and Sunday?, is it rude to pray before meals to a non-believer?, and can one save others through their faith?
Persecuted Christians In The Middle East
A caller calls in to discuss the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Where do some Catholics get this idea about the three days of darkness?, and Any suggestions on how I should look at prayer and devotion to Mary?
Where Did God Come From?
Was Jesus tempted from within?, Did Mary feel pain in birth?, In utero, who owns our soul, God or the devil?, What is acceptable music in the Catholic Church?, and more on today's Called to Communion with Dr. David Anders.
The 3 Things That God Can't Do
What are the 3 things that God can't do?, my will aligned with God's will, God didn't give me what I wanted, and do demons try to prevent souls from attending Church?
Not Magic Or Science
On today's Called to Communion, Dr. Anders discusses what prayer is, if I am Catholic and married can I become a priest?, the Trinity, and what are your thoughts on why many have left the Catholic Church?
Helping Others When I Am Suffering
How can I help others when I am suffering?, what is the difference between devotion and dogma?, and what is the significance of Christ descending into Hell in the Apostle's Creed?
Do We Have To Test Everything Against The Bible?
Do we have to test everything against the Bible?, using a missalette to help you get through Mass, and coming back to the Church after being hurt by Catholics.
Is It Sinful To Visit Sinner's?
Sinful to visit sinners?, how do you answer the problem of Catholics not practicing Church teaching?, and is Jesus really present in The Eucharist?
What Do Catholics Think About The End Times?
What do Catholics think about the end times?, "eggs are just eggs", what is the "crown of life?", and examples of the New Testament quoting the Septuagint.
How Is It Ok To Call A Priest,"Father"?
How is it ok to call a priest "Father"?, grieving the Holy Spirit, a question about attending a same-sex wedding, and Is the Second Coming of Christ immanent?
Are Catholics Going To Hell?
Are Catholics going to Hell because they are Catholics?, is the Rosary the 2nd most powerful prayer?, what is the structure of the priestly vocation?, and clearing up doubts about Purgatory.
What Does Faith Tell Us?
What does #faith tell us?, how can we be assured of sins #forgiven at confession?, expecting constant consolation from #prayer, and Original #Sin. #Catholic
Why Do Humans Need A God?
Why do humans need a God?, were Moses and Elijah in Purgatory since Heaven was closed?, what happens to dogs after they die?, and were Adam and Eve real?
What's The Easiest Answer To The Problem Of Evil?
What's the easiest answer to the problem of evil?, Why do Catholics say some prayers so many times?, understanding redemptive suffering?, and expanding your God concept when it comes to pain.
This Bible Verse Made Me Leave Catholicism
This Bible verse made me leave Catholicism, what does it mean to be in a state where you have no connection with sin, and why did Annanias and Sapphira die in the Book of Acts?
The 50,000 Foot Point Of View On The Liturgy
A caller asks how to deal with the argument that the Novus Ordo is valid but illicit. Did Pope Paul 6 have the authority to revise the rite of the Mass? Also, How do we know when people become saints? #Catholic #faith #NovusOrdo #Mass
Catholic Social Teaching And Artificial Intelligence
Catholic Social Teaching and Artificial Intelligence, what are the seven virtues?, and about Purgatory.
Why Do People Dismiss Our Lady?
Why do people dismiss Our Lady?, does the Catholic Church have a position on soul-ties?, and do you have to receive the Eucharist at every single Mass that you attend?
Delving Into Predestination
Delving into predestination, is righteousness imputed?, discussing original vs ancestral sin.
What's Wrong With Deism?
What's wrong with Deism?, is the Catholic Church "legalistic"?, why don't Catholics believe in the Rapture?, and why couldn't the Hebrews sacrifice to God while in Egypt?
The Catholic Church Is A Cult
Rodney was reading a comment from someone who thinks that the Catholic Church is a cult, Ted disagrees with Dr. Ander's comments on Eucharistic miracles, are we able to choose our parish community, and autism and connecting with Catholicism.
Addressing My Roommates Live-in Girlfriend Scenario
Addressing my roommates live-in girlfriend scenario, should Catholics hold to integralism?, and is the Catholic Church legalistic?
Can I Meet Someone Else If My Spouse Has Dementia?
Can I meet someone else if my spouse has dementia?, why do we need Purgatory?, how does the Catholic Church define sins of omission, and what does it mean for God to harden one's heart?
Does Catholic Belief Hang On One Greek Word?
Does Catholic belief hang on one Greek word?, putting together timelessness and Purgatory, why doesn't Judaism believe Jesus is the Messiah?, and why do we need the pope?
Grace Is On Offer Here
Grace is on offer here, how does your disposition effect receiving the Eucharist, about differences in men and women that affect roles in the Church, and what Catholic sacrament has affected you the most?
Could A Computer Ever Be Considered A Person?
Could a #computer ever be considered a #person?, #angels, why are their different stages of canonization for saints?, why is #Baptism necessary?, is it a mortal #sin anytime someone has lustful thoughts? #saint #saintjoseph