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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

There is a profound problem in the world with assisted suicide and eugenics. How can faithful Catholics help to oppose these issues?
Questions Covered:

28:48 – I am a survivor of three attempted suicides and I am really glad assisted suicide is not legal by me, because I probably would have used it. 
32:33 – Pro-choice people seems to use nomenclature that obfuscates the truth. How can we speak plainly in clear language about these life issues? 
35:20 – I am a legislator in North Dakota. I just heard a bill on assisted suicide and was able to defeat the bill. I think it was crucial that we had the right arguments so that we prove that a bill like that was just wrong.   
47:00 – I see people not wanting hospice care because they see it as assisted suicide. How can we differentiate in those difficult end of life situations what is proper hospice care and what is ending a life earlier? 


Questions Covered:

04:15 – What does Hebrews 5:7-10 mean? Is it referring to when Christ was young? 
11:05 – Why do the dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter move every year? 
18:30 – If both forms of the Mass are attended reverently and performed reverently, is one more important or weighty than the other? 
21:51 – When is it permissible to lie? 
33:33 – What is the Church’s stance on developing a human organ in an animal, to then transplant the organ into a human body? 
37:45 – Would the Catholic Church see the superhero, the Vision, as a human? 
43:20 – In the book of Ezra, the importance of a tabernacle has become clear to me. Why aren’t all tabernacles in the same place in all Catholic Churches? Is there a way for my Church to move the tabernacle directly behind the altar? 
47:20 – How can I reconcile Matthew 6:1 and Matthew 5:16? They seem to suggest two different ways of living. 
49:40 – My family is Asian and makes noodle soup for breakfast. The broth for this soup is often made from pork or beef. Can I still eat this with my family during Lent? 
52:17 – What level of doctrine or teaching is the reservation of the priesthood for men? 

Questions Covered:

08:14 – Why is there no reference to the communion of saints in the Nicene Creed? 
18:50 – What did God do before he created the world? 
29:28 – What do we mean when we say that the mother of God is the mediatrix of all graces? 
35:40 – Are there any artists now who are comparable to the greats of the Renaissance? What caused all those great artists to emerge during that time? 
46:20 – Hebrews 5 implies that Jesus had to learn obedience and be perfected. This confuses me. Could it be true? 
52:35 – During communion, when you take the host into your hand, is there a concern of particles being left on the hand? I see that the patent is cleaned very specifically on the altar, so how are hands meant to be cleaned? 

Questions Covered:

02:00 – If the soul is immaterial, how can it be separated from the body in death? 
16:16 – Why should we listen to the Bishop of Rome over all the other bishops of the Church?  
22:14 – Why do people suffer, even if they are Christian and doing good? What is the point of believing in God if you’re just going to suffer? 
35:45 – Why is it that the Catholic Church only allows men to be priests? 
46:37 – Does the Church have a formal view of cremation as opposed to traditional burial? 

Resources Mentioned:
The Immortal in You by Michael Augros
What We May and May not Do with the Body After Death by Karlo Broussard

Questions Covered:

12:15 – Why do Catholics abstain from meat and fast on Fridays? 
15:21 – Who rules over purgatory? 
17:01 – What are the Catholic arguments for the existence of God? 
29:11 – Why does the Catholic Church not allow the spreading of a deceased person’s ashes? 
36:45 – What does the phrase “the sacrifice of the Mass” mean? 
43:35 – What does the Catholic Church teach about unbaptized persons and purgatory and salvation? 
48:35 – Why does the Church use the phrase “like the dewfall” in the 2nd version of the Eucharistic prayer?  
50:43 – Why does the second paragraph of Nostra Aetate, from Vatican II, say that Buddhists can attain perfection?  

Resources Mentioned:
5 Proofs of the Existence of God by Ed Fesser
Aquinas’s Way to God


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