EWTN: Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions part 2
Gjennom vårt program samarbeid med EWTN sender St Rita Radio programmet "Catholic Answers Live". Programmet er et innringer program der lytterene kan stille alle mulige spørsmål om vår tro.
00:30 – There’s been a lot of talk at my work about “mercury being in retrograde” and that it makes everything on earth topsy-turvy. Could this really effect things on earth? I thought this was completely unfounded but then I thought about how the moon controls the tides and how people seem to act crazier when there’s a full moon… Would love Jimmy’s opinion on this!
11:36 - If Adam and Eve didn’t commit original sin but some other descendent did, say Cain, would we have a split line of humanity? One line with a fallen nature and one without?
15:55 - To my understanding, animals’ souls lack the necessary ingredient of reason to be eternal, so their souls perish with their bodies when they die. In Numbers 22, the Lord opened the mouth of Balaam’s donkey, so he could speak to his owner. It appears that God raised Balaam’s donkey’s nature for a moment to include the use of reason to speak and convince Balaam of his sin. What would have happened to the donkey if he had died in that state? If he momentarily possessed a rational soul required for eternal life, and he used it to obey God by convincing Balaam of his sin, would the donkey have then had the possibility of eternal life in heaven?
28:59 - What exactly is happening in the book of Tobit when Sarah’s husbands keep dying? Is a demon really killing them? If so, how? Possessing Sarah and causing her to kill them, possessing the husbands and having them kill themselves? Some other way?
34:02 – If God is beyond time (time is not a concept for God), could the Passion of Jesus still be going on and then conceivably my since could make the pain that Jesus endures even more… and then the opposite, if I sin less, Jesus receives less pain?
43:00 - Say there was a global catastrophe that caused much destruction and prevented communication between the Americas and Europe. No one in the Americas knows if anyone still lives in Europe and has no way of finding out. In this scenario, would it be prudent for American cardinals to elect their own pontiff, or should they hope that papal succession is safe in Europe?
49:00 - Did Jesus know how to build an airplane? Is there a way to say that he didn’t without calling in to question his divine omniscience as the 2nd Person of the holy Trinity?
52:45 - What’s the real deal with Ed and Lorraine Warren. I can assume that the movie prelude statement about them being commissioned by the Church is a stretch or even a lie. Though, they do have a bunch of supposed possessed items, one being the Anna Bell doll. My curiosity is intrigued on this, I can’t imagine the Church would enlist lay people to do this type of work. Is it all just a lie?