Msgr. Reilly talks with Fr. Groeschel about various aspects of abortion and the abortion debate as well as Msgr. Reilly’s work with the group Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.-
Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics and Evangelization Tim Staples answers a caller who asks if infants can be baptized during Lent.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps.
During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!
He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.
Fr. Tony DiMarco of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants discusses with Corinn Dahm the many pro-life efforts they engage in including praying, protesting, sidewalk counseling, volunteering for local pregnancy crisis centers, The Forty-Days-for-Life and their local Pro-life March in Hartford, CT where he hopes to have about 1500 participants who will attend Mass on Saturday, January 21 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford and then march together to the state capitol building with many prayers and pro-life talks. This march is for those who can’t afford the time, money or time off work to got to the big March for Life in DC which is always on a weekday.
For more information on Helpers of God’s Precious Infants: http://www.helpersbrooklynny.org/prayer1.htm
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Corinn Dahm and Leticia Velasquez discuss the progress K.I.D.S. (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome), their participation in the 2011 March for Life. They cover the plight of kids with down syndrome and how they have a positive effect on parents and families. How they talked with Congressmen in DC, the story of Servant of God Dr. Legeune and his fight for children with Downs Syndrome.
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This video features a CRS project in Honduras. Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners in Honduras to bring vital medical care to mothers and their children and to strengthen health systems in local communities. For more information, visit http://orb.crs.org/countries/honduras/.
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin discusses what the Church teaches about Guardian Angels and the different opinions about them that are acceptable in Catholic theology.
Jimmy was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas. He grew up nominally Protestant but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 1992.