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

Fr. Tad helps callers to navigate the ethics of medicine and the dignity of life.
Questions Covered:

14:15 – I disagree that people don’t have the right to take their own life. You can’t know what a person is suffering. I think every person is entitled to their own reality.  
28:35 – What is the Catholic stance on ending ectopic pregnancies? 
31:33 – What is the morality of the covid19 vaccine? I feel like we are being forced to take it and I really don’t want to participate in aborted fetal cell research. 
40:05 – Is anxiety medicine approved by the Catholic Church? 
45:32 – I am concerned about donating my brain and spinal cord after death. I think the Catholic Church teaches that the body should not be separated or disrupted after death, but I have multiple sclerosis and really want to give my body to science so they can find a cure. What should I do? 
48:35 – What would happen with abortion if we were able to remove embryos from women who want abortions and successfully implant them in women who want to carry them? Would that solve the abortion problem and would it be ethical? 

Questions Covered:

04:47 – How do Catholics answer Protestants about each of the five solas? 
13:40 – Why do Catholics rest from work on the first day of the week rather than the seventh day, like the Jews do? 
18:45 – Was there any difference in demonic activity or possessions before Christ’s resurrection and after, since death was defeated? 
30:32 – Why do Catholics wear or use medals and use holy water? 
39:11 – Who were the disciples on the road to Emmaus? 
42:46 – Do we have to sell all our possessions in order to truly follow Christ and be saved? 
50:00 – A Protestant pastor told me that Romans 8 is evidence against the Catholic Church being the true Church. I don’t know what he’s talking about. How can I respond? 
52:12 – Was St. Joseph a virgin like Mary? 

Questions Covered:

02:40 – Is one plenary indulgence on behalf of the dead enough for them to be released from purgatory into heaven? 
06:15 – In Mystici Corporis Christi number 86, it says, “They make the Divine Redeemer and the members of the Church coalesce in one physical person.” What does that mean? Why is it an error to think of Christ and those who make up the body of Christ as one? 
12:41 – When Jesus was sent to Pilate, why didn’t he just send him to Herod, since Jesus was Herod’s subject? 
16:07 – I asked my priest for Holy Water to put in my home. He asked me to bring in a bottle of water and he said a simple prayer over it. Is it really blessed, or do I need to have something more done? I thought the rite for blessing water was more involved than that. 
17:48 – Are physical mortifications self-harm or mental? When is it appropriate to inflict mortifications? 
23:54 – Since eternity is outside of time, is it possible that we will all reach heaven at the same time? 
31:31 – The four Marian dogmas are keeping me from becoming Catholic. I believe that Mary is the mother of God, but not the other three. What should I do? 
44:26 – How can I evangelize a Christian neighbor of mine without pushing her away or ruining the friendship? 
49:22 – Is it rational to believe that God made the universe in an instant but also to believe in the age of the Earth presented by scientists? 

Resources Mentioned:

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World

How can Catholics be so sure that the papacy is ordained and willed by God?
Questions Covered:

14:05 – I am orthodox. I don’t understand how Catholics go from the early Church to the papacy. How do Catholics justify it? 
21:50 – Did the early Christian community consistently recognize the Bishop of Rome as the leader of the Church? 
29:12 – I was in the military and got the opportunity to see Pope Paul VI when we were once in Rome. I fell in love with the papacy after reading Humanae Vitae and am grateful for God’s love! 
35:47 – I am a Protestant. The Church for the first thousand years was not run by individual popes, but by five patriarchs. Then the Catholic Church corrupted, then the Protestant church got away from the corruption. I see this as evidence against the papacy. 
46:12 – When is the pope infallible? Our current pope has said some things that don’t sound exactly right, but I am wondering if it is not all infallible. 

Resources Mentioned:

Focus episode: What If Francis Is a Bad Pope? 

How can we learn from the saintly women of the Church how to be truly virtuous and holy?
Questions Covered: 

23:45 – I experience a lot of scrupulosity and have a lot of anxiety about sinning and often think I have sinned when I have not. What is your advice for me? 
49:45 – When did St. Bakhita live? What is the book called again? 
52:56 – How does one start to become a more virtuous person? I am not sure where to even begin. 

Resources Mentioned:

Love Like a Saint by Liz Kelly


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