Catholic Answers LIVECatholic Answers LIVE

Catholic Answers Live, hosted by Cy Kellett, is a daily, two-hour radio program dedicated to Catholic apologetics and evangelization. According to listener surveys, it is a runaway favorite on Catholic stations across America. 

As a call-in program, Catholic Answers Live connects listeners to prominent leaders in the Church today—including scholars, nuns, priests, bishops, and cardinals—and touches on every aspect of our lives as Christians. You'll hear discussions on just about everything relating to the Church: doctrinal controversies, family concerns,  social issues, evangelization, ethics…you name it! 

Catholic Answers Live airs every Monday through Friday from 6-8 PM Eastern (3-4 PM Pacific) on over 360 AM and FM stations in the United States, Sirius Satellite Radio channel 130, and through the Internet at If you can't listen live, you can subscribe to our podcast or download individual shows from our MP3 archive. 

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Most Recent Episodes

Questions Covered:

02:30 – If a pitcher intends to deceive a batter with a pitch, is this considered lying? 
07:20 – What is the point of having a priest offer a sacrifice at the altar when Jesus is interceding for us before the Father? 
14:53 – Lisa…Mounds, OK…EWTN app….Why did John the Baptist send emissaries out to find out who Jesus was? Didn’t he know who he was as his cousin? 
18:34 – Is there a theological justification for saying “G—D— it”? Like, I want God to take this bad thing I did and get it as far away from me as possible. 
22:10 – Why is the COVID-19 vaccine so controversial when other very common vaccines are made with the same connection to abortion? Why isn’t there as much controversy over those? 
28:41 – What should I do about the seeming disconnect between Catholic groups and clergy on the morality of vaccines? How should I interpret the different statements between what Bishops say and what Catholics around me say? 
35:27 – When did the celestial battle between the devil and the angels take place? 
40:00 – Why doesn’t the Church issue anathemas anymore? 
44:05 – What is Jesus’s origin? Was he born in time, or was he from all eternity through the Father? 
46:03 – Why did Vatican II change who could touch the host? Before, only the priest could, but now other people can too. 
51:20 – How do we know which verses in the Bible we can interpret for ourselves and which ones have a fixed, doctrinally defined meaning? 

Questions Covered:

03:00 – If the Church is infallible and the Pope upholds infallible doctrines, how is it possible that the Church could have ever needed reform?
07:07 – If contraception is immoral for humans, then is it okay to neuter animals?
12:07 – How are Luke 11:52 and Mt. 23:13 related to the keys that Jesus gave to St. Peter?
16:45 – Why is Mary called “Tower of David,” “Tower of Ivory,” and “House of Gold” in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin? What are the origins of those titles?
20:58 – How can we merit salvation in a state of grace when we’re already saved?
30:10 – What is non-Incarnational Protestantism and how is it different from Catholicism?
33:26 – Why is the nullification process so intimate? It asks very difficult questions about the couple’s intimacy and past.
42:16 – Are the people in heaven aware that there are people in hell?
48:09 – Is it risky to ask the Saints for prayer, since we’re not certain that they’re in heaven?

Questions Covered

03:43 – Is the sacrifice of the Mass properly understood as one sacrifice applied to each individual? 
15:03 – If you get a divorce, as a Catholic, can you remarry? If you do remarry, is it considered adultery? 
18:02 – Should one receive the Eucharist while feeling pregnancy nausea? 
22:04 – Is the Eucharist the true body and blood of Jesus, or is it just a symbol? 
36:15 – What’s the charism and short history of the Norbertines? 
43:34 – How are people who join the armed forces following Jesus’s command to turn the other cheek? 
51:58 – If a couple got married in the Church but then divorced, are they allowed to live together as long as they’re not intimate, like roommates? 

Questions Covered:

2:20 – How powerful is St. Michael the Archangel? Does the devil fear him? 
11:22 – Is it okay for me to attend an Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy? If it is, do I have to do anything to distinguish myself? 
14:52 – Why isn’t the Real Presence mentioned in the Nicene Creed? 
22:15 – What is the immediate meaning to Ahaz of the virgin prophecy of Isaiah 7? 
31:05 – How is everything is good if, as Augustine says, it was made out of nothing and is mutable? 
36:26 – If someone is a civil leader, how do you know if their authority comes from God or not? 
43:06 – I woke up today thinking very heavily about an old friend, and then I learned that she’d died by suicide 22 years ago. Is it possible that the Holy Spirit was asking me to pray for her? 
49:34 – How would you answer someone who believes in the Catholic Church but they’re having trouble with some of the things Mary said at Fatima? 

Questions Covered

13:45 – How do you explain to a fellow Catholic that we’ll eventually come through current crises stronger than before? 
17:17 – I’m talking to an anti-Catholic who says that anyone who attended the Council of Nicea was forming a church of the devil and was not in the Church of Christ. 
22:25 – How are the titles for the clergy like “Your Eminence” or “Your Excellency” proper? Are they a bad holdover from the middle ages? 
30:12 – Do you believe that the idea of a Catholic monarchy in the U.S. is a good idea? 
34:44 – How much accountability is the Church supposed to take for humanitarian efforts outside of the Church? Should she focus more on worship? 
40:12 – What are some actionable things we can do as Catholics or in our parishes to endure certain crises/scandals going on, whether domestic or out of our control? 
43:40 – Do you talk about the Crusades in your book? 
47:47 – What do you think the causes were for the sex abuse scandals? 
50:28 – I think the crisis of the Church is due to communists infiltrating our seminaries decades ago. 


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