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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Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to  
Questions Covered:

01:55 – Could you tell us more about the writer of the Gospel of Matthew – was the Gospel originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic, and why do people think that? Why is the tax collector called by Jesus called Matthew in this Gospel, but Levi in Luke and Mark? 
14:26 – Approximately what year did the altar rail stop being used? Was there actually a time, for say a decade or more, when no one at all was receiving Holy Communion at an altar rail? Worldwide? Or for instance, was there a place here or there in Europe which never did away with the altar rail/kneeling reception of Eucharist? 
16:52 – Do you think sleep paralysis has a spiritual component? It’s frightening. Awful. 
21:35 – If 1st Clement was included in the New Testament Canon would it be likely for Protestant and Orthodox arguments against Papal authority be nonexistent since that letter deals with Pope Saint Clement using his authority to deal with a problem in the Corinthian Church? 

28:33 – Could you discuss the practice of “canonical coronation”. Doesn’t this practice which started in the 17th century appear to non-Catholics to be idolatry? When Saint Joseph is wearing a crown, exactly what is his kingdom? 
32:53 – I saw someone mention that they couldn’t baptize their child, due to the current situation, and decided that they were going to baptize their child on their own. Is there an official way of doing this, like Spiritual Communion? 
39:44 – How do pure spirits act on the material world? Why are humans limited in direct manipulation of external matter? Will this limitation be removed once we are in a glorified state? 
44:40 – Jimmy, does God punish? Yes, not? In what sense can we understand this problem? 
49:06 – A Protestant friend refers to singing Christian songs as her ‘worship’. As a Catholic I tend to identify worship pretty much solely in a liturgical context (Mass, Benediction). I wouldn’t regard private prayer, or even communal prayer as ‘worship’. What does the Church say? 

51:00 – Should the de auxiliis controversy still be considered off-limits for theologians? 

Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to  
Questions Covered:

02:50 – In Hebrews, it says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Why is this passage often used to rule out reincarnation? How do the experts know that “the judgement” is the very last possible event, and no event can possibly occur after it? 
14:20 – Why should the Vatican remain independent and not become part of Italy? Is that good theology? Is that good practically for the Church? 
18:30 – Can we clone you, so that you can answer more of our questions and have time to do so. 
19:52 – Much recent biblical scholarship denies that John 20:19-23 is relevant to the office of the priest and the sacrament of penance. Your thoughts? 
24:16 – I’ve always wondered, if everything is present to God, was Jesus humanity with him in heaven prior to coming to earth? If he took on humanity at a specific time, how do we reconcile that God has no future? 

32:01 – Are there perfect and imperfect acts of charity/love as there are contrition-like I do the good so that I check the box rather than for the love of Christ? 
34:40 – In light of the recent Netflix series Waco coming out, perhaps you could talk a little about the book of revelation and the seven seals that David Koresh was obsessed with, and how a lot of fundamentalist Christian denomination misinterpret the writing as a whole? 
41:44 – Why aren’t the bishops acting faster getting us the Sacraments? 
46:12 – What is the best answer to those that believe once we are saved and become children of God, he will never disown us or stop being our father? In other words, they say once we are his children, we can’t lose salvation. 
50:18 – Are there any arguments or reasons that justify the use of the nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki? The consensus in Catholic articles indicate that the bombings were completely unjustified. 

Jesus calls all Christians to evangelize, but what does that really mean? Msgr. Morris explains the great commission and the role that evangelization plays in the life of a Christian.

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