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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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Most Recent Episodes

#8527 A Child's Imagination - Holly Ordway

Questions Covered:

21:34 - I heard you say that cell phones are bad for kids. But don’t kids learn good things about technology?
29:35 - What is your opinion of the guided meditations that are suggested in catechetical program?
43:52 - Can you please define imagination, and what do you mean by wonder?
46:22 - How can I nourish the imagination of my adult children who gravitate towards screens constantly?
50:35 - Can you give advice for how to help develop the imagination of children with intellectual disability? Also, can you please repeat the time frame during which a child’s…

#8526 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by the Catholic Answers chaplain, Norbertine Father Hugh Barbour.

Questions Covered:

11:04 - What can I do to increase my faith?
16:22 - What spiritual advice can you give for someone discerning their vocation?
21:30 - Are there any prayers I can pray that are specifically for others and not for myself?
28:41 - Why are there so many names for priests in the New Testament, such as presbyter, apostle, etc.?
31:18 - My previous husband committed suicide a while ago. How can I…

#8525 Kids' Q&A - Brandon Vogt

Questions Covered:

06:58 - How do you explain what a Mass is to someone who has no Christian background?
13:59 - How do you become a saint?
17:01 - How do you go to Heaven?
20:48 - Why do we pray the rosary?
29:24 - Are Jews and Hebrews the same thing?
32:12 - How is the Catholic Church different than the Jewish Church?
36:05 - Were dinosaurs first or adam and eve?
40:50 - Why do we genuflect when we go to church?
43:05 - How do you know when God is calling you to be a priest or deacon?
47:00 - How long does it take to be a saint?
52:05 - I have a classmate who is atheist and she…

#8524 A Devotional Journey into the Mass - Christopher Carstens

Questions Covered:

18:42 - If you are a good person, why should you have to go to Mass? I have a brother who is a great person and he wants to know.
22:52 - Why do we not sing the Gloria during Lent, since it has penitential parts to it?
29:11 - Is Christ with us “more” during Mass than he is with us normally everyday?
32:36 - Participation in the Mass in North East America is very low. People are very quiet. Why is this and what should be done about it?
41:47 - Can you relate knowledge of salvation history, particularly of the Old Testament, to the Mass?
48:00 - Pouring the water in…

#8523 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin answers any question regarding Catholicism. This hour concludes the on air portion of our quarterly pledge drive. Become part of the team by donating to Catholic Answers Live at or by calling 888-291-8000. Thank you for all of your help and support. May God bless you.

Questions Covered:

06:41 - I was told that the Catholic Church removed the books of 1 and 3 Esdras and 3 and 4 Maccabees from the bible after the great schism. Why did we drop those books? Are those books still considered canonical in Orthodoxy or in the Eastern Catholic churches?

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