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

Dr. Edward Sri shares the Biblical background to each scene in Christ’s passion. What was Jesus going through at each moment? How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death? Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish? What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns, and other events during Christ’s Passion? Join us today to better understand the importance of the Passion.
Questions Covered:

20:23 – When Jesus was taken to Pontius Pilate, he sent him to Herod. Is this the same King Herod who hunted down infant Jesus?
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Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.
Questions Covered:

29:11 – In the Bible, it says that those who don’t believe are condemned. How can this be true?
34:00 – Is it necessary for the priest to use the words “I absolve you” in confession or can they say, “I forgive you”? Also, is it necessary to tell your sins in the language of the priest to be forgiven?
37:23 – Is it ever okay to lie, under any circumstances?
46:00 – Why doe…

Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head-on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to
Questions Covered:

03:11 -I was watching a sitcom on one of the major networks. In this episode, a teenage character was trying to win over a girl by pretending to be as religious as she was. The female character had decided to be baptized in a Baptist church and the young man joined her hoping that the gesture would ga…

Dr. Ray Guarendi shares with Cy his reflections on the peace of the Holy Family, as well as his best tips for maintaining peace in the modern world.
Questions Covered:

29:30 – My daughter has stage 4 colon cancer. My daughter acts very angry toward me when I offer my sympathies but seems to accept sympathy with grace from others who offer it. How can I handle this?
33:39 – How can I help the anger that I have toward my wife for having an affair?
42:48 – How do you bring family together when they don’t accept what you offer to them?
46:22 – How would a person handle the…

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:

05:22 – In the early Church, we hear that there was public confession. How were these people absolved? How do we know this?
10:16 – My mother was going to be accepted into the Church by the profession of faith but was interrupted by surgery. Does she have to wait a whole year to join now?
15:22 – Why do Catholics think that Matthew 16:18 is support …

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