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WOF 049: Listener Q&A with Bishop Barron

November 15, 2016

Normally, in each episode we take one listener question. But we’ve received such a large number of outstanding questions from around the globe that we’ve decided to devote another episode to answering a range of questions from listeners like you. Bishop Barron answers several questions, rapid fire, on many different topics.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:24  – Intro: Bishop Barron talks about the PBS premier of Pivotal Players
  • 3:00 – If goodness is just part of God’s nature, why are we under any obligation to make ourselves into good human beings?
  • 6:11 – What is the Catholic way of dating?
  • 8:35 – What is the difference between hope and wishful thinking?
  • 12:19 – How do you explain Old Testament animal sacrifice to vegans?
  • 15:10 – Is evil really just an absence of good or a force of its own, opposing the Kingdom of God?
  • 19:45 – How do we reconcile centuries old philosophy with modern science?
  • 23:35 – Why do we focus so much on interpreting the Greek words in scripture when anything Jesus spoke was in Aramaic?
  • 26:30 – How does a new parent, busy parent find time to deepen her prayer life?

Bonus Resources