What’s the Church’s teaching on reincarnation?

A listener wrote in to The Cale Clarke Show to ask Cale about the concept of reincarnation. He said that he knows that the Catholic Church teaches that reincarnation does not exist, but he heard that it was in scripture and then later removed from canon at the Council of Nicaea. Is there any truth... Continue reading

Does God Condone Violence in the Old Testament?

Is God a proponent of violence? Does He condone the rampant fighting and killing seen in the Old Testament? Does He encourage it? How come God seems so different in the Old Testament from the New Testament? These are just a few of the questions people have when they begin delving into the books of... Continue reading

Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation

As we approach the season of autumn, the first day being September 22nd, we’re going to begin to see many things change. The leaves will begin to change colors, the temperature will drop and the air become crisper, people will begin to layer up with sweaters and jackets, and baseball will be replaced by football.... Continue reading

The 4 Elements of God’s Plan for Us

“Then Moses again had recourse to the LORD and said, ‘LORD, why have you treated this people badly? And why did you send me? From the time I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has treated this people badly, and you have done nothing to rescue your people.’ The LORD answered Moses: Now you... Continue reading

The Liturgy of the Word: Listening to Christ

As we continue our walk with Jesus through the Mass, we move from His baptism in the river Jordan to His preaching. We experience this in the next part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word. Here we usually read first from the Old Testament prophets. Each week Jesus listened to and read these... Continue reading

Why Do Babies Need to Be Baptized?

Recently on The Patrick Madrid Show, listener Esther called in to the show to ask Patrick two questions. Her first question was why do we baptize people using the Trinitarian formula instead of just in Jesus’ name? And her second question was why do babies need to be baptized if it is a form of... Continue reading

What Happens When We Die?

Recently on The Patrick Madrid Show, Tracy from Oakland called in to ask Patrick a few questions about the concepts of death, what happens to the body, and how we reconcile judgment and the resurrection with what we learn in the Catechism. “With ‘Ashes to ashes and dust to dust’, it brought up these questions... Continue reading

Mass: The Re-Presentation of Christ’s Life

Let us continue to deepen our Eucharistic Amazement and Revival, as the U.S. bishops are encouraging us to do, by deepening our understanding of the Mass and its parts. The Holy Mass is a sacrament of Christ’s love for us, of his “greater love no man has than to lay down his life for his... Continue reading

Where do animals go when they die?

Chances are, at some point in your life, you had a pet or an animal companion and maybe you still do. It could be anything from a dog or cat to a bird or a goat. But in youth, animals can be a great boon, providing companionship, a form of responsibility, and a partner in... Continue reading

Why are There Differences in the Four Gospels?

Hi Cale, Thank you so much for your program. Why are there so many differences in the gospels? (For example, with the Christmas stories) Carlos from Chicago Recently on The Faith Explained, Cale Clarke took the opportunity to address this popular and understandable question that many have, including non-Catholics. For non-Catholics, the differences in accounts... Continue reading


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