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:

06:34 – I’m a brand new Catholic but I’ve had sacraments in the Orthodox Church, how do I make them recognized in the west?
14:37 – Is it wrong to use the names of pagan gods in stories or to name your children?
20:38 – Where’s the line with passion kissing before marriage?
29:35 – I haven’t been going to Mass because of my disability. Should I not receive communion when I do go because I don’t go consistently?
34:48 – Does mortal sin affect a priest’s ordination? Would an unconfessed mortal sin invalidate their ordination?
42:27 – I’m in my 50’s and I want to get married. Do I have to be open to life at this age?
48:54 – Why is it ok for popes to worship with other religions?
52:45 – Did the pope have the authority to add the filioque to the creed much later after the council?

Questions Covered:

08:31 – When did the Early church start doing the sign of the cross and why do Eastern Christians do it backwards?
13:01 – How much participation can a Catholic have in civil unions?
15:02 – Do we portray the pope as more than the Vicar of Christ by calling him holy father?
16:46 – How do you explain to someone the purpose of Canon law?
19:53 – What is necessary to receive communion?
29:20 – I heard at the conference that it is not God who enters into us but we who enter into God . Can you help me understand this better
32:15 – The Church didn’t allow cremation for the longest time but allowed saint relics to be separated. Are these t2 circumstances different?
37:03 – How grave sin is it when a divorced and remarried catholic continues to receive communion?
45:27 – Since Covid, we now only receive the host and not from the chalice. Does it change anything now that we can only receive the host?
47:24 – What would be your guidance and advice to help a young boy to become a man?
51:25 – What are your thoughts on bringing communion rails back?

Questions Covered:

05:15 – If a man commits a murder and never repented or confessed it and became a priest. Would his ordination be valid 
08:10 – How important is the sign of peace during the mass?  I heard some say it’s a distraction. 
13:14 – How do I encourage people to attend mass after people got used to watching it online? 
18:39 – What does the Eucharist mean to Catholics? 
29:23 – Is it an abuse of the mass when the priest Extraordinary ministers of holy communion for communion when they are not needed? 
30:48 – Why doesn’t the Church advertise the Eucharistic miracles from around the world to highlight the true presence? 
32:45 – Is Jesus fully present in the Eucharistic miracles such as Lanciano? 
33:22 – I have Jewish friends who were considering converting to Catholicism, but they worry about comments from Catholics that Jews killed Jesus. How do I help them to overcome these hurdles? 
39:30 – Is the sacrament of the Eucharist still valid if the host is not made with the correct recipe? 
41:46 – What would be some ways to talk to protestant family members who have some understanding about the Eucharist who think they can receive communion at Catholic Churches? 
43:51 – I showed a friend a painting of the battle of Lepanto and they noticed that Mary was in a more prominent place over Jesus. Why is there a bigger emphasis on Mary? 
48:49 – Could the validity of a consecration be questioned if the priest proceeded to place the host in envelopes for the faithful to pick up? 
50:35 – How do I explain to my non-Catholic family that non-Catholics can’t receive communion? 
53:21 – Can you receive communion if you’re late to mass? If so, how late? 

Questions Covered:

03:01 – The Synod claims the Church is unwelcoming because of rules and regulations. Do you see this as an issue?
23:11 – How do I respond to my friend who says she doesn’t believe in structured prayer?
34:13 – How do we address the continuation of the magisterium in light of previous schism and perhaps Germany?
43:14 – How does fasting and mortification enhance prayer?
51:14 – Is it incorrect to say that Jesus is physically present in the Eucharist?

Questions Covered:

03:08 – If God forgets our sins, what happens in the final judgment when our sins are revealed? 
08:00 – My son entered in a same sex union, how do I deal with this in the family dynamic especially when some celebrate it and other reject it?  
15:08 – How do we as the extended family deal with a same sex family member 
19:09 – How do you discount the theory of the bible alone in a nice way? 
23:10 – If God doesn’t change his mind, what’s the purpose of prayer? 
34:41 – Is the holy eucharist a prerequisite for entrance to heaven? 
36:45 – When God uses singular pronouns in the Old Testament, is it safe to assume that He’s referring to the Father alone? 
42:55 – When does transubstantiation occur during the mass? 
47:16 – How efficacious are the sacraments celebrated by bad clergy? 


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