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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:

24:48 – Father, do we need to read “Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living” before we read this?
29:22 – How do you respond to young couples asking about when it is the right time to get married?
43:44 – I have been struggling with the temptation not to pray- how does one work through the struggle to not pray?
51:19 – How would one know his soulmate when the heart is deceitful?

Questions Covered:

01:00 – When should we talk to kids about what happens with pets after they die?
9:15 – What is a doctor of the church and how can one become a doctor of the church?
14:30 – Can you speak to the subject of the bi-location of Saints? Is it as rare as the stigmata? Or are there many saints that have been bi-located?
18:51 – Can you recommend any books with research on becoming a better Catholic Man?
22:38 – What implications does Ipson esse have?
27:37 – I was wondering if you were a Catholic then if your grandparents or family were not Catholic would you be able to see them in heaven?
30:04 – I have seen different versions of the catechism- which one is the right one to buy?
34:01 – How does the old testament and the book of genesis get so specific that it often gets interpreted as metaphorical?
41:15 – There are different rights in different parishes- what are the differences?
47:00 – How do you respond to the claim that a lot of Catholics don’t take personal faith seriously?

Questions Covered:

04:00 – Apostolic succession is in both the roman and orthodox catholic church, but they differ, how and why is this the case?
11:50 – Why are all souls day and all saints’ day so close to each other and what is the difference, why are they so close to Halloween?
6:43 –  Are humans really so different after 5,000 years and is his analogy on teaching Hebrew really comparable to teaching a people morals and theology?
29:11 – Has the triumph of the immaculate heart at Fatima happened yet or is it to come?
32:33 – Is it okay for Catholics to listen to evangelical music?
39:05 – I know someone considering becoming Catholic and they are willing to consent to the church’s teachings, except for Marian Devotions. Can they become Catholic if they won’t say a Hail Mary?
43:40 – The Catholic Church has some documents on the glorification and exaltation of violence in media, does that mean that combat in video games or action in film and tv is sinful?
50:05 – A priest said “consider wearing a mask and it will be used as prayers for souls in purgatory” Can I have more clarification on that?

Questions Covered:

2:45 – What are we to make of the pope’s comments on civil unions?
17:48 – How do you explain purgatory to Catholics that are rejecting it and how can I defend my faith against my born again brother when they reject prayers to Mary and purgatory?
21:44 – Are we still going to be judged after we are released from purgatory or are we judged before we enter purgatory?
34:33 – I have been a Catholic my whole life and what happened today with the pope has made me lose a lot of hope. What advice can you give on how to deal with this?
43:45 – When Catholics who say statements that are not “catholic,” why can they receive communion and how can they get excommunicated?
47:55 – How much longer can we be Catholic with all the scandals going through the church?
52:41 – How do we pray for a close friend who has passed away suddenly, and we don’t know where they are with God?

Questions Covered:

11:45 – My husband and I have left the Church over the scandals, we are struggling with the fact that the laity doesn’t have much power in helping the community with that. What can we do as laypeople to help prevent those issues?
18:00 – Will the bishop be in favor of reform of the college of bishops, where there will be more accountability to the laity and will be part of that structural reform?
24:30 – I have a friend who is a fallen Catholic, now methodist, how do I appeal to her that our faith is the truth? Can I have some advice?
35:00 – What are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ statement about civil unions?
44:03 – I own a Catholic store in New York, what books should I have in the store?
47:29 – Are canonizations infallible?


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