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

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:

05:53 – I recently went to a Catholic Church that had low-gluten wafers and alcohol-free wine for the celebration of the Eucharist. Does this affect the Eucharist in a negative way? Does it matter?
08:40 – Is it okay for a Roman Catholic to attend a same-sex wedding or pride festival?
16:28 – How can I explain that the early Church was the Catholic …

Questions Covered:

06:21 – Does the forbidden fruit have anything to do with psychedelics?
12:43 – How does a merciful God square with genocide that he asked the Jews to accomplish, like the death of the Canaanites?
20:55 – Can you provide the biblical basis for the differentiation between mortal and venial sins?
30:00 – Can you explain John 14:6? I am having trouble with this.
46:45 – Why does the Catholic faith worship statues and the Virgin Mary?
53:00 – Can a person who commits grievous sins their whole life still be forgiven and still go to heaven?

Peter Kreeft discusses his latest book, Symbol or Substance? A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham, and J.R.R Tolkien.
Questions Covered:

16:00 – How can this book help Protestants who are looking in at the Catholic Church and thinking about converting?
19:55 – Jesus says, “Unless you eat my flesh…” and we believe that this means the Real Presence is in the Eucharist. How can we better explain this verse to our Protestant friends?
29:00 – My 13-year-old daughter asks me, “Is it cannibalism?”
32:57 – What are some good questions that we can ask peopl…

What does the Catholic Church teach about Mary? Where is there Scriptural evidence for these beliefs?
Questions Covered:

20:40 – Why do you exalt Mary above Jesus?
29:22 – Why do Catholics pray to Mary at all? Why don’t we pray directly to Jesus?
36:23 – Mary says, My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Does this mean the spirit pre-existed, but her soul came into being at conception?
43:00 – Why are the Hail Mary’s part of the rosary? Where is this instructed for us to do?
51:07 – Why is the term Co-Redeemer used as …

Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, listens to callers who are dealing with addictions and helps them to plan their next steps. If you would like a Catholic in Recovery program in your parish, visit
Questions Covered:

12:40 – What is your experience in the role of fear, in substance abuse?
18:38 – How can I establish a ministry within my church?
22:05 – Is fear of financial loss or instability normal?
29:10 – My 23 year old son has been exhibiting signs of alcoholism. How can I deal with this? Do I ask him to leave my house?

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