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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! 

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

04:05 – Are there additional sources that would tell us about Jesus’ life prior to his public ministry? 
11:40 – How do we know that Genesis 1-11 is a different genre than the rest of the book of Genesis? 
19:26 – What is the Catholic interpretation of Ephesians 2:8-9? 
24:45 – What is the meaning Matthew 7:14? Does it mean that only a tiny minority of people will go to heaven? 
34:08 – In the Old Testament, Abraham is tested by God in sacrificing his son Isaac. Why would God ever ask a father to sacrifice his son? 
44:01 – What is the correct translation of Acts 12:4? Why is it so often incorrectly translated? 
49:09 – How can we tell the difference between the lying signs and the true ones mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:9? 
49:09 – How can we tell the difference between the lying signs and the true ones mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:9? 

Questions Covered:

03:30 – How can we trust that the New Testament accurately tells us the words of Jesus when so much can be lost in translation? 
07:56 – Trent recently debated on the existence of God and his opponent said that he couldn’t use the “fine-tuned universe” as evidence because Trent has never known another universe to compare. How would you respond to this? 
17:00 – I know cloning humans is wrong. Is cloning animals unethical? 
23:04 – I struggle with feeling like everything I do is sinful. How can I deal with this scrupulosity? Can I be sinful by association, just working with non-Christians? 
32:02 – My friend believes that he has been cursed by an ancestor who was a Mason. How can I comfort and clarify the truth for this person? 
41:50 – I just started a master’s program at a Wesleyan college near me. How can I keep my faith and minister to people while I am attending this two-year program? 
46:40 – How do we know that Sacred Tradition is passed down faithfully?  

Resources Mentioned:

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World episode 126: Curses


What do Catholics believe about the Eucharist?
Questions Covered:

19:28 – At the Last Supper, there is not a mention of the “lamb” in the Bible, so how are the apostles confused by that? 
29:29 – I find holes in your argument that Jesus wouldn’t break the law or command something that was previously commanded by God in Leviticus, in regard to consuming flesh and blood. Is it enough to say that God would not contradict or command different things? 
41:35 – Is Christ speaking metaphorically or literally when he says, “Unless you eat my body and drink my blood, you cannot have life within you”? If it is literal, then does that mean that people don’t have life without it? 
46:35 – What does it mean when the disciples respond to Christ and he asks if they will leave him as well? They respond, no, Lord, you have the words of eternal life. 
52:55 – I am Catholic but my parents are Protestant. They are so offended by the Eucharist being exclusively for Catholics and don’t care about the differences in belief. How can I explain this to them? 

Give up worry for Lent, with Gary Zimak.
Questions Covered:

16:49 – I have been an oncology RN for 20 years and today my brother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. How can I be there for my family and not worry? How can I call and comfort them when I have seen all the effects of cancer? 
18:16 – I just came out of adoration. I am an anxious person and adoration really helps me. 
24:11 – During adoration, what is it exactly that you should pray to help us to connect or concentrate, or is it just a moment of silence with the Lord? 
31:15 – I have an anxiety disorder and scrupulosity. Do you have any tips on how to deal with that? 
36:35 – Didn’t Mary and Joseph have considerable worry when they lost Jesus? Also, aren’t there some positive elements of worrying? I know some people who have no worries, and their lives are a mess. 
47:30 – How do we know when we are doing enough so we don’t have to worry? 
51:49 – My husband is high anxiety and some of our kids are, as well. Something that helps them is to play out some of these scenarios that worry them. 

Questions Covered:

02:52 – Are the popes truly infallible? 
12:36 – What is the historical evidence for Jesus? Why You Can Trust the Gospels 
19:31 – If Catholics don’t worship Mary, why does paragraph 971 of the CCC say that “devotion to Mary is intrinsic to Christian worship”? What does the phrase “totus tuus Mariae” mean? 
28:27 – Do you believe that the three days of darkness are real? There are aspects of it that really don’t feel right to me. 
34:10 – When is the pope infallible?  
40:37 – What did the Israelites do to cause God to make the commandment to “honor thy father and thy mother”? 
43:05 – Romans 3:10-11 are used by Calvinists to teach total depravity. What is the Catholic thought and response to this? 
47:06 – Is it true that receiving the host in the hand was started by a diabolical priest in the 1960s? 
50:01 – What is the difference between infused and imputed grace? 
53:00 – Is Dante’s Inferno accepted in Church canon? 

Resources Mentioned:

Teaching with Authority by Jimmy Akin


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