Catholic 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!
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Most Recent Episodes
01:30 – As a new convert to the faith how can I be a strong Catholic witness in a predominantly protestant area?
06:55 – What are Trent’s thoughts on Liberalism and if it is reconcilable with Catholic social teaching?
16:50 – How the teaching on Indulgences changed, or did it?
21:28 – Are my sacraments valid if I was baptized in the western right but confirmed in the eastern right? How does the validity of rights translate? Do you need permissions? Which Church do I belong to according to Canon law?
28:58 – How can I defend Baptism to a friend who doesn’t believe in it?
35:29 – If Adam and eve were immortal and God told them they could eat anything in the garden why did they sin by eating the forbidden fruit?
44:20 – Why was the head covering on the Shroud of Turin never mentioned?
41:10 – Since the St. Michael the archangel prayer has been prayed for over 60 years how come its requests have not been completed- to cast all the evil spirits into hell?
46:50 – Since the early development of the sacrament of Reconciliation are all sins classified as grave since they may not have been considered grave in the beginning; and are they also forgiven under the once in a lifetime public penance?
06:30 – What are Trent’s analysis Arguments for atheism today?
14:31 – How can God’s power be his intellect and does the trinity disprove divine simplicity?
21:22 – Why does the Catholic church make you wait until April/Easter to get baptized, and does that prevent salvation in the case of an accident or sudden death?
31:23 – Do humans have unique essential (not accidental) properties and if they do can that be the basis for free will? (& divine omnipotence)
45:30 – I am looking for clarification on Mark 13:30? Can Trent speak to how Muslim apologists claim Jesus’ prediction in this verse is embarrassing/invalid or shames Jesus’ divinity?
52:26 – Is marriage a moral or social agreement considering marriage did not come to be until hunter-gatherer societies became Agricultural societies?
02:34 – How do you defend the Eastern Catholic Church against roman Catholics who say they are not part of the apostolic church?
15:08 – How do you defend your reposition if the person opposes you defines the same term differently?
23:26 – What other bible passages can I use to explain to my protestant friend that Mary is our mother?
28:40 – What are Trent’s top 3 book recommendations for someone who is just getting into apologetics?
33:23 – How do you defend the traditional Latin mass when it attacked often?
44:29 – How do you defend opposition to the saints?
52:08 – How do I approach my former catholic friend, who went to catholic school even throughout college who now claims she is Buddhist? How do I approach someone who has anger with Catholicism?
06:55 – How do I explain to my brother why we can’t earn our salvation, but we can prevent it?
15:22 – How to defend human dignity when Christian prayer makes it seem like humans have no dignity in comparison to God?
24:33 – How do you better deal with scientism-the belief that science is the only form of truth?
34:45 – How to explain the Eucharist’s function historically versus how it functions in modern times?
42:15 – How to explain Marian apparitions to those who don’t believe in them?
48:10 – How do you discuss the arguments over faith alone or faith in works to protestants?
Jimmy takes weird and wacky questions, answering from a Catholic perspective.
03:20 – How would someone participate in the Resurrection at the Second Coming if they were to have fallen into a black hole or gone near enough to one that time stopped for them, relative to everyone else? It has been my impression that the Resurrection is supposed to happen for everyone simultaneously (maybe I am wrong), but how can this be given that time is relative?
11:24 – What would have happened if Adam and Eve had children before they fell?
14:25 – In the season finale of a popular TV show, a philosophical paradox known as “The Ship of Theseus” was alluded to. Having never heard of this, I did a web search. From what I can gather, it goes something like this: If you take the ship of Theseus and you begin replacing its parts, piece by piece, wooden board by wooden board, by the time you’ve replaced the entire ship, is it still the same ship? Is there a particular way the well-formed Catholic would approach this question with our understanding of form, nature, and the soul? I understand that our physical bodies undergo a similar, ongoing process. Shedding and recycling out old, dead cells and replacing them with new and better cells, yet I’m still me.
20:10 – I’ve been pondering a question and I suspect only you are equipped to answer in a way I can understand. Recently, on an episode, you explained Olbers’ paradox. Since I first read about this idea several years ago in one of Stephen Hawking’s books, I cannot help but think that it is in error. Mr. Akin, please tell me where I’ve gone wrong. It would seem to me that if the universe was of infinite size, and had no beginning, and the concentration of light sources throughout the universe is the same as we observe in our visible universe, then the night sky would look the same or very similar to what we see now. This would be due to the fact that, as more and more stars exist, further and further away from us, the light from those distant stars is increasingly dim. Ultimately, the light reaching us from those stars becomes infinitesimally small and imperceivable to the human eye. The rate of light reaching us on a nightly basis would be only marginally changed from what we see now, as distant stars could have rates of light sent to the earth at 1 photon/year, decade, century, etc. I have trouble believing that I’m right about this and that you, Steven Hawking, and Heinrich Olbers are wrong about this. I also don’t believe we live in an infinite physical universe with no beginning, I just don’t see how Olbers’ paradox lends any support to that belief.
29:04 – Not being an expert on Thomas Aquinas this one caught me off guard. I was asked if Thomas views God as being “outside of time” and therefore if there is time in heaven. I wasn’t quite sure where to find the answer, but the question is basically if the conclusion of Thomas’ belief about motion, meant that heaven would be an eternal moment, so I guess everyone would be sitting around in front of God frozen like statues. Is this anywhere close to what can reasonably be understood from his writings? Also, if there’s no time (or movement) in heaven, how can the saints hear our prayers or intercede for us. Is this just a big misunderstanding?
39:35 – If I discovered that someone has an object that can be spiritually dangerous to someone would it be a sin to secretly take it and dispose of it without that someone’s consent, if it can be done without his notice and if it can be presumed that he wouldn’t give that object up if informed about its danger. I’m talking primarily about objects that don’t have much morally acceptable uses. For example, let’s say my friend got a bunch of old books and magazines and asked for help in sorting them. In doing that, I found pornographic material and, because I know my friend, I know it may be dan…