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. 

Call in with your question at 1-888-31-TRUTH!


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Most Recent Episodes

#9419 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

Questions Covered:

08:21 – I have a brother who is civilly married to a Muslim, not through the Church. Is he allowed to receive Communion? 
15:14 – How do we distinguish between prayer to the saints and pray to God? How can we know which is worship and which is not? 
18:17 – Is the symbol of the bent cross, like the one that JPII used to carry, a negative symbol for a Catholic to have? 
22:15 – My husband has recently come back to the Catholic Church. How can I respond to him about things he’s reading about the pope and goings on in the Church that he is now really upset about? 
30:40 – If there is an apparent contradiction between Sacred Scripture and Tradition, how is that solved? 
34:22 – In Genesis, Adam and Eve had children, but who did their children marry? 
43:20 – I have a Jehovah’s Witness coworker. We are talking about the Trinity. What can I use to explain to her the Catholic understanding of it? 
48:33 – How can I explain to Protestants why Catholics believe that you can lose your salvation? Also, how can I explain confession to them if it is not in the Bible? 

#9418 Open Forum - Tim Staples

Questions Covered:

03:26 – When was Moses born? 
06:19 – Did Moses use hallucinogens to speak to God in the burning bush? 
11:54 – I am currently a Lutheran but am contemplating the Catholic faith. Something that is holding me back is the assurance of salvation that I get in the Lutheran Church. How can I better understand this? 
23:16 – Does the Catholic Church approve of a woman taking vitamins and teas to help her overcome her infertility? 
28:44 – I have recently learned about humans who have two people’s DNA. Would this human being have two souls? 
31:27 – I am an atheist. I am not convinced that God exists. How can God exist? If he did, he would be all loving and not allow evil in the world? 
43:37 – What is the great apostasy? 
48:22 – If you attend a gay wedding, are you accepting that lifestyle?

#9417 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

Listeners call and share their reason for being pro-choice, whether it be in regards to abortion, end of life care, or other medical actions that affect taking a human life.
Questions Covered:

05:18 – I am pro-choice because I believe that there is not a consciousness for life in the early stages of embryonic development. 
13:24 – I am pro-choice because a woman has a second amendment right to defend herself against her reproductive system. 
21:53 – If a woman is raped and being pregnant will negatively affect her mental health, is an abortion acceptable? What is she feels so bad that she would possibly commit suicide? 
24:09 – I am pro-choice because I think this is a religious freedom issue. I wouldn’t end a pregnancy, but I think people are only pro-life because of religion. 
37:07 – I am pro-choice because if we let every person be born, there wouldn’t be enough resources to take care of them. You care about babies in the womb, but not when they are born.  
52:32 – I am pro-choice in the case of taking the morning after pill within 24 hours.

Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Trent Horn? 

Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues 
Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love 
Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue 
Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity 

#9416 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

Is in vitro fertilization ethical? If someone is in great pain, can their life be ended? Find out today, with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.
Questions Covered:

15:22 – What is the best way to explain to people why we chose to conceive via NFP rather than in vitro fertilization? How can I explain the scientific benefit of it, rather than the Catholic side of it? 
22:12 – Does the embryo in the IVF process have a soul right away, or only as it develops? 
31:18 – When someone is very sick and weak, isn’t it wrong to withhold food and water from someone so they’ll die? They seem to be so drugged that they can’t make a real decision about whether they want to eat. 
36:50 – Is in utero insemination sanctioned by the Church?  
46:57 – If a doctor recommends a hysterectomy to a woman as a necessity, should she attempt to put off the surgery if possible, to remain open to life or is it acceptable to get the surgery when it is recommended? 
49:48 – What is the Catholic Church’s doctrine on changing human DNA? 

#9415 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church. 
Questions Covered:

03:05 – Did God create hell? 
05:40 – Did the angel of light actually appear to the Mohamed? 
12:54 – In the Old Testament, what happened to Lot’s wife’s soul when she was turned into a pillar of salt? 
18:15 – Why is Saladin who defeated King Richard the Lionheart is considered to be a good Muslim and important? 
23:25 – Do angels all have something in common? How could Mary recognize that Gabriel was an angel? 
29:36 – Is it wrong to adopt snowflake babies? 
33:57 – My religion teacher said Mary and Jesus were the only ones who ascended into heaven, but what about Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire? 
41:50 – Did the Israelites think that the pagan gods of the Greeks and Romans were demons?  
45:20 – Is it okay to play Dungeons and Dragons? 
48:10 – If someone is ill, is it a sin to miss Church? 

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 

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