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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Most Recent Episodes

Are you at a loss for defending a part of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help.
Questions Covered:

04:19 – Why do we never hear in the Church about how we can lose our salvation? 
15:30 – Why is the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead only in the gospel of John? Also, is Gehenna hell? 
20:47 – How can I explain to my anti-Catholic friend how Catholics obtain salvation even though we don’t go through a dramatic “saving” like in Christian churches? 
28:20 – How can I explain to a friend that Jesus transformed and built up a Church, rather than just destroying the Jewish faith? 
31:00 – I keep getting chainmail messages on my phone. Are these messages credible or can I disregard them? 
37:21 – How do we know that Mary was assumed into heaven?  
43:05 – Where in the Bible is the papacy? 
48:32 – How can I explain why Christ descended to the dead to a Protestant? 

Are you at a loss for defending a part of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help.
Questions Covered:

07:42 – Why do we continue to have priests say Masses and change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood when we are watching on TV and no one is there to receive it? 
15:21 – Religion is the cause of most wars, terror attacks, and mass genocides in the world’s history. The works would be better without it. 
20:04 – Is it heretical to say that one doesn’t need the Eucharist, only the Holy Spirit? 
28:56 – Does celebrating birthdays have a pagan origin? 
35:24 – When the priest is giving me Communion, is he in persona Christi? 
43:36 – How do miraculous medals and scapulars work? 
48:31 – Jesus says that only the Father in heaven is holy in Mark 10:18. How dare Catholics call the Pope “holy father”? 

Do you have a question that you’ve always wanted to pose to a priest? Today is your day!
Questions Covered:

02:43 – I have noticed that lectors and altar servers at Masses being streamed online are not receiving Communion at those Masses, only the priests are. Why is that? 
07:12 – Why is it wrong to sprinkle a person’s cremated ashes in the wind? 
14:31 – In Colossians 1:24, St. Paul speaks about what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. What does he mean? 
18:24 – How can I get things blessed without a priest available to do it? 
22:20 – Are there certain prayers that are strictly meant for only priests to say? 
24:12 – Can a divorced person receive Communion? 
30:16 – I had a knee replacement and they offered to give me my knee to bury with me someday. I said no and they threw it away. Is that a sin? 
32:33 – Is the Pope telling people to just confess to God or are people still meant to confess to priests? 
44:23 – The catechism says, the sacrifice of the Eucharist is also the sacrifice of the members of His Body. What does this mean? 

Do you have a question that you’ve always wanted to pose to a priest? Today is your day!
Questions Covered:

14:35 – I was atheist for most of my life and am struggling to transition into being Catholic now, in that, it is difficult to talk about. How can I better express my faith in words? It feels strange to have faith after declaring not to for so long. 
24:23 – What is invincible ignorance? Could my brother, who was raised Catholic, but fell away, still be saved? 
32:31 – My husband left me 7 years ago. I got an annulment. Am I supposed to tell my husband that I forgive him? Can I just forgive him in my heart and let it go? 
36:55 – Is it untoward to contact a priest during this time and ask to sit in on their private Mass? 
45:22 – What are your thoughts on the suspension of 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:

01:11 – Why was it sinful for David to number the people of Israel? 
04:47 – Who canonized St. Peter? 
08:05 – What does it mean for God to be outside time? 
14:16 – I work in home health and one of my patients has depression. Is it a sin for a Catholic to encourage a Hindu to pray to the being he believes is God? 
19:25 – In Ezekiel, it says that God purified the Israelites hearts with rain coming down. Why doesn’t God do that today? 
21:07 – Has there ever been a pope from the Eastern rites of the Church? 
24:58 – How can best explain baptism of desire to sedevacantists?  
35:54 – If a Catholic explorer was on a journey and required the help of indigneous people in a remote place, but they required a ceremonial washing and amulet gift to him in order for them to help the explorer, could the Catholic accept the washing and amulet? 
42:07 – I am infertile. Why would God make me this way? Can I still marry? 
47:31 – In the genealogy of Adam, where did the women come from to marry Cain and Abel? 
51:07 – Is it true that the saints are constantly interceding for us? 

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