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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 catholic.com. 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:

01:17 – How can I explain to my Protestant friend that Mary is holy and full of grace? She wants biblical evidence. 
13:18 – How can Catholics know if they are asking for intercession from saints who are really in God’s presence? 
18:52 – The Catholic Old Testament has 39 books, but the Jews have 24 books. How can the Catholic Old Testament be correct? Send Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger 
24:27 – What do Catholics believe about how God’s foreknowledge affects human beings’ free will? 
44:00 – What is the Catholic doctrine on purgatory and how can we find evidence for it in Scripture? 
48:45 – Why do Catholics do the sign of the Cross and when did that start?  
52:10 – How do I explain to Baptists that faith alone/being born again is not right, that repentance and a change of lifestyle is necessary to follow Christ? 

Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Karlo Broussard?  

Purgatory Is For Real
Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  
Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs 
Why God Still Matters 

The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood 
The Bible Blueprint for the Mass 

Questions Covered:

05:30 – If Mary had to be free of the stain of original sin in order to conceive Jesus, then wouldn’t her mother have had to be free also in order to conceive Mary, and so on? 
12:12 – Why is there a ten-month preparation for baptism and initiation into the Church when you baptize infants with no preparation? 
19:08 – If Mary was perpetually a virgin, then why does the Bible insist on referring to Jesus as Mary’s first born, making it sound as though there were other children that followed him? 
28:40 – How can God never change but also take on a human nature at a certain point in time? 
35:00 – Why do Catholics deny Communion to non-Catholics if they are not heretics or damned? 
44:00 – Why does the Catholic Church accept the Protestant baptism? I am orthodox and we reject Protestant baptisms. 
49:40 – Can a lay person bless other people, especially someone outside of your family? 

 Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Karlo Broussard?  

Purgatory Is For Real
Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  
Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs 
Why God Still Matters 

The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood 
The Bible Blueprint for the Mass 

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
Questions Covered:

01:01 – Is it within the bounds of Catholic orthodoxy to believe that God is somewhat in time rather than simply timeless? 
07:27 – If God didn’t make evil and the devil can’t make anything, then where did evil come from? 
11:32 – What is the “rite of introduction”? He was told in RCIA to be at Church for the rite of introduction. He doesn’t know more than that. 
15:21 – Why do we say the Nicene Creed at Mass, but the Apostle’s Creed while reciting the rosary? 
16:52 – How do we know when Jesus is being literal or hyperbolic? He refers to himself as the bread of life and the door for sheep. 
23:02 – How could Jesus descend into hell and be separated from the Trinity when the Trinity is one? 
29:44 – If a person does a sincere, good confession and penance before dying, will they still be judged for their sins after death? 
33:22 – What is the best translation of City of God to read? 
36:30 – Was Mary with the apostles in the upper room when the Holy Spirit came upon? Did she need the Holy Spirit since she was full of grace? 
42:23 – Why have the Marian dogmas been declared dogmas? 
47:37 – What should we be thinking when we pray or sing to God? 
49:28 – Before the fall, was the garden of Eden and the state of Adam and Eve the same as it will be in heaven? 
50:58 – How can John know the things that he wrote in John 3:22-30? 

Resources Mentioned:

“The Jewish Trinity” by Michael Heiser
USCCB Reproductive Technologies info: https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-fami...
Lumen Gentium
ncbcenter.org

Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
Questions Covered:

03:50 – In Exodus 3:2, the angel of the Lord appears to Moses in the burning bush, but that when he saw the bush, he saw God. Did he see an angel or God? 
11:43 – What are my family and I to do when our bishop will not allow us to come worship unless we wear masks? 
14:50 – How should I respond to my Protestant family who reject the Bible verses in Revelation about praying to the saints? 
21:20 – What does it mean in Leviticus 4 when it says, “sinning through ignorance”? 
28:23 – What does “full of grace” mean? It is applied in Scripture to Jesus and Mary. 
34:45 – Are Protestants a part of the Catholic faith? Are they recognized by Catholics as part of the same faith? I am Protestant. 
42:42 – What does the phrase, “the gates of hell will not prevail against it” mean? Does it mean that the Church is protected by the sacraments? 
47:15 – Are IUIs moral and approved by the Catholic Church? 
51:16 – Why is the Kyrie Eleison the only part of the Catholic liturgy that was carried over from Greek, while most everything else is from Latin? 

Resources Mentioned:

“The Jewish Trinity” by Michael Heiser
USCCB Reproductive Technologies info: https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-fami...
Lumen Gentium
ncbcenter.org

Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

Purgatory is real and Karlo Broussard is here to answer listeners questions about it.
Questions Covered:

07:27 – If we receive a plenary indulgence at the moment of death, will we go straight to heaven if we are not yet morally perfect? 
21:01 – Is it possible that some of us who appear to be living on earth are actually going through purgatory right now?  
34:44 – I had an experience where I felt like the Lord revealed a taste of purgatory to me. Is that possible? 
46:30 – What is the scriptural support for purgatory? 
51:49 – What is the process that a theologian goes through in order to understand the correct reading of Scripture that supports purgatory?

Resources Mentioned:

Purgatory Is For Real by Karlo Broussard

 

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