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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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Questions Covered: 

04:40 – I am divorced, but not annulled. I want to come back to the Catholic Church and so I broke up with the woman I had been dating. Was this the right thing to do? 
11:32 – How can I respond to people who say that Vatican II is merely pastoral and not authoritative? 
15:57 – Where do we get the idea of tithing ten percent? Can we give that to whoever or whatever we want within the Church or only our parish? 
20:00 – I just became Catholic and today I heard someone say, “I am going to pray a rosary for you.” What does that mean? I thought the rosary was a prayer for contemplating the mysteries of Christ’s life. 
23:22 – How can I defend the existence of purgatory using Scripture? 
29:32 – My brother is probably not getting married in the Church because he’s not really a practicing Catholic. I know that people can get a dispensation to not marry in the Church, but can that be obtained for a person who doesn’t practice the faith anyway? 
33:22 – How do we respond to people who say that Catholic usage of the Old Testament is just cultural appropriation of Jewish culture? 
39:53 – Was there ever a time when only priests and bishops could partake in the Holy Eucharist? 
42:48 – In Mark 2:7. The Pharisees ask, “Who can forgive sin but God?” Why did Jesus say that the Son of God had the authority to do so rather than just saying he is God? Does this have anything to do with John 20:23? 
46:05 – Earlier Jimmy said the requirement for the 10% tithing rule is no longer obligatory. I heard that in the New Testament there’s an account of two people who were struck dead by God because they didn’t bring their full tithe into their community. How can this be reconciled? 
49:03 – I want Jimmy’s advice on how to respond to an atheist who says, “Why if God knows everything in our heart would he command Abraham to kill his son if God knew that Abraham would obey? 

Questions Covered: 

20:12 – Do you have any advice for public school high school teachers who want to reach out in a loving and helpful way in accord with Church teaching to LGBT students, while still staying within the rules of public teaching? 
36:18 – I have a 17-year-old who was labeled as gay in middle school. How can I truly affirm to him that God made him a man? 
42:45 – You’re claiming that young people are indoctrinated by the LGBT movement. The LGBT community claims that Christians are indoctrinated, too. How can I respond to that? 
48:10 – How would I handle a 14-year-old boy who is angry because he is being treated unfairly because he is “too masculine” and not a part of the gay community? 

Questions Covered:

02:29 – What caused the Easten orthodox church to separate from the catholic church? And how can I defend Catholicism to them? 
11:27 – Does the catholic church believe in a dichotomy (soul & body) or a trichotomy (soul, body and spirit)? 
10:31 – I have difficulty accepting the Eucharist is the real body of Jesus. At the final supper if Jesus was physically with the disciples and didn’t use his human body as blood and wine, what is the necessity to believe the bread and wine also is his actual body? 
30:25 – is the 1962 Roman missal used for now? 
34:53 – As someone who left the catholic church and forty years later now and looking into it again, I am stumped by worship of the saints. Two questions that come to mind are regarding Saint Cathrine of Siena and questions around her death and St. Therese of Lisieux disobedience to her parents. Or even some nuns are closed off to the world. Why would we pray to saints because of radical early ended lives? 
47:31 – After listening to caller Adam, I reflected on a further reservation I am having with the Eucharist. Is the catholic church making a “category error” in the way we view and receive the eucharist and on Mary’s virginity? 

Questions Covered:

04:00 – I have a non-Catholic friend who left the church because he didn’t understand how contraception was wrong but natural family planning was appropriate because both give the adults control over pregnancy. This stirred doubt in my heart, can Steve help explain this and how I can defend this to my friend? 
13:59 – Why are priests important? 
15:33 – What was the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice if as God he knew he would rise again on the third day? 
18:53 – If Mary was free from the consequences from the fall why does Revelations Ch 12 say she experienced the pains of childbirth? 
23:08 – nondenominational Christian church that my non-Catholic friend attends publish the apostle’s creed and Nicene creed on their website nearly exactly to the Catholic Prayers. If they believed in the creed, why are they practicing faith that is misled/against that? 
29:15 – What is the main difference between Catholicism and the Eastern Orthodox church? Why is Catholicism the true faith versus the eastern orthodox church or any for that matter? 
37:45 – What in the bible or in church teachings encourage Catholics to pray to the saints? 
45:50 – When a priest comes into a room do, we stand out of respect, because I noticed others not doing so but I was always taught to. 
47:42 – I am a protestant considering Catholicism so, Is Purgatory real and how do we know it is? (I got his info to send him purgatory is for real) 
52:30 – Pope means Vicar of the son of God then what is the holy spirit? 

Questions Covered:

01:38 – I am really interested in the Catholic faith, but I have never wanted children and neither does my husband. This has been a stumbling block to me entering the Church. What can I do? 
15:35 – I am a medical writer in human clinical trials. One of the aspects of my work is reporting on contraceptives. Do I need to get out of this job and work elsewhere? 
20:30 – What is your advice on how to deal with the current secular view of gender, especially in the workplace? 
33:46 – How can I explain to my nondenominational friend why Baptism is only needed once in a person’s lifetime? 
41:22 – Is there a list of the Church traditions that have been infallibly declared? 
51:34 – Is it true that the Vatican wants to limit or restrict the Latin Mass? Could this cause another schism in the Church? 

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