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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Most Recent Episodes

Questions Covered:

05:14 – Why do Catholics light candles in front of saints or Jesus in their church? 
11:41 – What is the limit to culpability to sin? If you pay money to a college that doesn’t uphold Catholic values, how culpable are you in their sinful behavior? 
17:45 – Can a Catholic read the King James bible? 
30:33 – It seems like Moses changes God’s will in Exodus 32:14. How are we supposed to understand that as Catholics? 
36:24 – How are we meant to understand what Jesus said to Mary and John when he was on the Cross? 
43:45 – How did Jesus fulfill the prophecy about Jesus gathering the lost tribes of Israel? 
50:02 – How can I explain to someone why we pray the rosary?

Questions Covered:

06:29 – How do you respond to a Protestant who believes in soul sleep? When I present the story of Lazarus and the rich man, they say it’s purely symbolic. 
16:50 – My uncle is divorced and remarried. Could this be valid? How should I behave toward his family? 
22:40 – In what order did the Annunciation, Visitation, and Joseph’s dream happen? Did Joseph accompany Mary to Elizabeth’s home? 
28:36 – How can we best understand the mark of the beast? 
33:18 – Can a baby be baptized still in the womb in an emergency? 
36:15 – I have heard people mention a break in the Trinity. What is that? It is evidenced by Jesus saying God has abandoned him on the cross. 
43:45 – If Mary did not know that she was immaculately conceived, then what did she mean by calling God her savior in Luke 1:47? 
50:22 – I am a new convert and I don’t understand what a plenary indulgence is. Can you explain it to me? 

Resources Mentioned:

Ep. 138 – JAMW
A Primer on Indulgences by Jimmy Akin
Myths on Indulgences by Jimmy Akin
Pope Paul 6th Indulgentiarum Doctrina
The Drama of Salvation

Questions Covered:

04:32 – How does a Catholic deal with some of the hard passages of scripture like 1 Samuel 15:3, in which God seems to be advocating genocide? 
15:57 – What do Catholics mean when they talk about a “broken world?” 
22:22 – Are video games that include things like demon hunting okay to play? 
24:07 – Does the Bible ever use false images to represent the truth? 
28:45 – Based on Genesis, wouldn’t every animal in paradise be a vegan? 
33:48 – What’s the Catholic stance on fasting? 
42:47 – What’s the difference between the deity of Christ and the divinity of Christ? 
44:18 – What is the Catholic view on predestination? 
48:48 – What happens when a Catholic receives the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin? 

Resources Mentioned:

Questions Covered:

13:54 – Was the historical Reformation a lost cause? 
22:00 – If the physical body is a manifestation of your identity, how do intersex people or people with chromosome abnormalities identify? Are gender and sex synonymous in the Catholic faith? 
29:42 – If Peter was married and the Eastern Catholics can marry, why do Roman priests have to be celibate? 
35:15 – If the Marian doctrines are so necessary to Catholicism, why did none of the epistles cover them? 
44:36 – How do you know if you’re in purgatory? And is purgatory the dark night of the soul? 
49:03 – Why do Catholics think Protestants are wrong about the Eucharist when the early church seems to resemble Protestantism more? 

Jimmy answers a variety of questions on Sacred Scripture.
Questions Covered:

00:59 – Is there biblical evidence for Confirmation that I can share with my daughter who is supposed to be Confirmed this year? 
06:37 – Why has the understanding of idolatry changed over time? It used to be more about images and physical items and now it seems like it’s about greed or putting things above God. 
14:55 – In Mark 2, Jesus misquotes the Old Testament about the name of the high priest. Why does he do this? 
20:16 – What does the Bible say about fraternal correction? 
28:29 – How can I address the laws of the Old Testament, when people say that they are immoral? 
35:30 – The Greek word in the original Lord’s Prayer that is translated as ‘daily’ in Catholic Bibles seems to be a vague translation. Would it be more correct for it to say ‘supersubstantial’? 
43:12 – Why wasn’t Genesis written first? When is it estimated to have been written? 
48:46 – The books of Matthew and Luke seem to have some contradictions in their accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. Why is that? 
50:35 – Is positive affirmation approved of in Scripture? 


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