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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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:

02:38 – Why is intersectionality wrong? 
12:48 – What does Luke 23:28 mean? 
16:05 – I want to become Catholic, but a lot of the Churches up here are not offering resources. What should I do? 
23:04 – Is Jesus overturning the money changers tables in the Temple justification for protesting violently? 
30:23 – Why do we have the importance placed on receiving Communion on the tongue, when the apostles probably received in the hand at the Last Supper? 
37:24 – Did you ever question why you went to a Protestant church for so many years before coming Catholic? How do you understand God working through your life, even through those years? 
46:00 – Does forgiveness of sins cover future sins?  

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Dr. Michael Barber explains the divinity of Christ in the Bible.
Questions Covered:

16:46 – Can you explain the word “Lord” in Scripture? What does it reveal? How is St. Paul using this word? 
46:40 – In Acts 2:36, it says, “God made the same Jesus…Lord and Christ.” Why do we ascribe the Divine Name to him when God MADE him? He was created. 

Questions Covered:

15:51 – Is it a sin NOT to make a daily examination of conscience? 
19:34 – I am a Catholic and have a girlfriend who is non-denominational. What do we need to do to be married in the Catholic Church? 
21:59 – In John 6, Jesus says to eat his Body and drink his Blood. Would they have known how to do that? 
28:38 – What is the primary mission of the Catholic Church? 
32:06 – If the Catholic Church is the one true Church, then why is the Holy Spirit so clearly moving in Protestant churches? 
35:35 – What can I do to feel God more? 
40:50 – Why is it easier to get an annulment today versus in the past? 
48:30 – My son is dating a non-Catholic Christian and they are considering marriage. She plans to contracept because she only wants one child. Is this okay? 
51:14 – Protestant friends have invited me to their services. Is it appropriate for me to go? 

CONTESTANT ONE) On the Feast of Pentecost we celebrate…?

A) The reception of the Great Commission
B) The descent of the Holy Spirit
C) The end of the Octave of Easter

CONTESTANT Two)   When the Holy Spirit first filled the apostles, some people thought they were…

A) The Prophet Elijah
B) Angels
C) Drunk

CONTESTANT ONE)  Which of the following is NOT one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit…

A) Piety
B) Celibacy
C) Fear of God

CONTESTANT Two)   Which of the following is NOT one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit…

A) Wisdom
B) Praise
C) Understanding

CONTESTANT ONE)  Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as the “Counselor” or “Paraclete”, which means…

A) Divine
B) Advocate
C) Creator

CONTESTANT Two)   Jesus says the one who does what to the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven?

A) Blasphemes
B) Curses
C) Quenches


CONTESTANT ONE)  Catholics believe that Mary:

A) Will judge the living and the dead
B) Will advocate on behalf of those who ask her help
C) Will return on the clouds of heaven just as she ascended

CONTESTANT Two)  Catholics believe that Mormon Baptism is…

A) Valid because they baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
B) Not Valid because their understanding of God is incompatible with Christianity
C) Valid but not Licit

CONTESTANT ONE)  Catholics believe that Protestant Christianity is, in general:

A) Fully separated from the One, True Church
B) In limited communion with the One, True Church
C) Fully in communion, but in a mysterious way, with the One, True Church

CONTESTANT Two)  Catholics believe that atheism is:

A) Impossible to challenge merely using reason without revelation
B) Spiritually the same as Satanism
C) Contrary to both faith and reason

CONTESTANT ONE)  Exorcism is:

A) A sacrament of the Catholic Church
B) A rite of the Catholic Church
C) A media exaggeration that is not really a part of Catholic practice

CONTESTANT Two)  Jesus is God, therefore…

A) Mary is the mother of the human nature of God
B) Mary is the Mother of God
C) Mary is the mother of the man Jesus but not the mother of the divine Jesus

1) T or F  The early Church was not hierarchical
2) T or F  You have to pray the Rosary to be a good Catholic
3) T or F “Sola Scriptura” is an invention of 16th century thinkers and not an ancient teaching of the Church
4) T or F  A person can commit an objective moral evil and not be subjectively guilty of a sin
5) T or F  Holy Water is a visible sign, instituted by Christ to give grace
6) T or F “God is always three persons each of whom are identical to the one divine nature”
7) T or F  The Catholic Church maintained the same structure and religious practices after Constantine’s Edict of Toleration as before.

Karlo Broussard is here to help navigate aspects of Catholicism that can be more challenging to understand and accept.
Questions Covered:

12:23 – One thing that troubles me is when the hierarchy gets political. Is this where the Church belongs? Why do they take political positions? 
20:44 – Why is the Catholic Church built on Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium? 
32:31- I don’t understand Catholicism because there is the Father in heaven, but the Holy Spirit was the one who overshadowed Mary. It seems to me like the Holy Spirit is the Father. How can I better understand this? 
40:56 – I don’t understand papal infallibility.  
48:15 – I don’t understand why the Catholic Church doesn’t have female Catholic priests.  

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