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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Questions Covered:

02:30 – Why did God create Satan if God knew he would cause so much evil? 
07:35 – Why would putting money in front of a statue not be considered idolatry? 
14:12 – Why do we insist on saying that the body and blood is in the form of bread and wine? Why not say that it’s both? 
19:15 – Why is it not emphasized that we should not receive communion if we are in mortal sin? 
24:42 – Why do Catholics justify war theory when Jesus says to turn the other cheek? 
36:09 – Why does the Holy Father have free will if it’s not possible to lead the Church into error? 
42:55 – Why can’t converts be rebaptized? 
47:53 – Why is the point that Romans in speaking to baptized Christians, never mentioned when discussing Romans 10:9? 

Questions Covered:

05:47 – Why do we connect the Old Testament with the New Testament? Sometimes connecting the themes is a stretch.
13:12 – Do Catholics believe in an unholy trinity?
18:18 – Why do Catholics acknowledge Jesus as God and not just the son of God as the bible says?
24:24 – Why don’t Catholics recognize Jesus’ brothers and sisters?
37:20 – Why do we sometimes say the author of Hebrews as Paul but other times we don’t?
41:54 – Why would a priest allow non-Catholics to receive communion?
45:35 – Why do Catholics believe that the Catholic Church is the one true Church based on the Eucharist instead of the presence of the Trinity at Mass?
52:00 – Why should we abide by the 5 precepts of the Church?

Open Forum – Questions Covered:

01:54 – Why did Joseph receive the birthright, but the blessing went to Judah? Weren’t they usually given to the same person? Why were they separated?
08:31 – Is it a sin to look at pictures of women in bikinis?
13:28 – Is the rosary the high form of devotional prayer? Does praying rosary without focusing on the prayers fall under vain repetition?
23:35 – Would asking saints to reveal the future count as necromancy?
28:51 – Why are extraordinary ministers not allowed to do intinction?
31:55 – What Church is the Church mentioned in the book of Revelation?
36:25 – How do you explain grace to kids about to do their first communion?
41:25 – What do the hand placements of the Infant of Prague statue mean? Does it have something to do with Tarot cards?
47:00 – 2 Sam 6-7 mentions someone being struck down after reaching up to touch the Ark. Is it possible that this might have happened to St. Joseph when potentially reaching to touch Mary?
51:12 – Regarding the second commandment, how should one take it into consideration in daily life? For example, in conversations and watching movies.

Open Forum – Questions Covered:

03:40 – I recently went to confession and the priest mumbled and possibly skipped some of the words of absolution. Would this make the confession invalid?
07:00 – What is the origin of Satan?
18:36 – Rev. 11 you refer to the Ark being Mary in your book. But in Rev 12 it introduces Mary. Isn’t that a bit redundant of the ark is Mary?
23:33 – How can the Church say its teaching has never erred when the Council of Constance 2 said that it was forbidden to receive communion in both species?
36:45 – Where is the Trinity in the Mass?
40:32 – If you go to Mass and are in a state of grace but willingly choose not to receive the Eucharist, is that a sin?
44:16 – What would be a good way to start a conversation with non-Catholics to evangelize?
49:49 – Why do you need a gluten free host if it becomes the body and blood of Christ?

Questions Covered:

17:57 – We should be doing things with young couples to keep them in the Church? 
29:24 – We need to be very careful when bringing in the new generation by not pushing out the old community. 
40:36 – How do I help my 15-year-old grandson engage in the parish, and should he even be confirmed? 
51:28 – My friend and I are trying to start a Catholic skateboarding men’s group. Can you give us some practical tips to get going? 


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