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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Questions Covered:

02:44 – Can St. Padre Pio still give absolution?
06:07 – If a faithful Catholic couple who are not yet married (but want to be) were able to find each other, or happened to already be spending time together, during a cyberattack or catastrophic natural disaster that ended modern society as we know it, how would they go about getting married? If they had no way to find a priest, would they just have to wander around the wasteland until they found one? Or could they make their vows in the presence of whatever witnesses they could find?
10:40 – In Psalm 139 in the New American Bible, it says ‘If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, you are there too.’ [Psalms 139:8] So, what exactly is Sheol?
21:18 – I heard a priest created a machine allowing him to see the events of the Crucifixion as they happened. Then the Vatican excommunicated him. Is this a true-ish story?
22:43 – Speaking in tongues and resting in the spirit—are they always legit or are they sometimes psychological?
31:20 – Mystics who claim to live without food for years. There are a few in the Catholic tradition but there are also claims of Prahlad Jani, an Indian Hindu. Is it demonic or a hoax?
45:21 – If they were still around, which human relatives (homo neanderthalensis, homo erectus, homo floresiensis, homo denisova, etc) would we likely be able to baptize if they were so inclined to be received by Christ and His Church?

Questions Covered:

19:15 – What advice would you give to a couple if one person doesn’t want intimacy and the other is depressed/despaired? How does one stay faithful in that regard?
24:22 – If someone was baptized Catholic, fell away from the church, and then got married in a protestant ceremony, is that marriage valid?
31:05 – My wife of 2 years and I went through marriage prep and married in the Catholic church, but she is 18 years older and her tubes are tied. I know I can’t be fruitful in having children, but can I be so in a different way?
34:45 – My parents, in their will, indicated their money would go to their children, and if the child passed, it’d go to the spouse and grandchildren. It is now my husband and I’s will to go to the spouse and children. Is it wrong to split up the money rather than giving it all to the spouse?
38:59 – My wife, before deciding to get married, decided to come to the Catholic faith. We were not married in the Catholic Church. She has now decided not to become Catholic. Is our marriage valid and/or lawful?
43:01 – I was born into a Catholic family but never really practiced. When I was 40, I married a woman in a courthouse who was married 3 times before. We were together for 6 months and split up. I just returned to the Church in March of last year. What is my standing in the Catholic Church?
46:36 – I was born and raised Catholic, was married to my ex-husband and we share 3 kids. He had an affair and I’ve been with my fiancé now for 12 years. He’s Baptist and said I don’t need an annulment and we can just get married in the Baptist church. I don’t want to go against the Catholic church so what do I need to do?
52:25 – I am widowed for 2.5 years after 30+ year marriage. I’ve just started dipping my toes into the dating scene, however, I feel like I’m paralyzed. Can you please give me some advice?

Questions Covered: 

10:50 – Do church authorities, the Popes and Bishops, synthesize the sources of our tradition or use tradition as guidelines when making authoritarian teachings? 
22:38 – My priest only provides the host and not wine. Is that appropriate? 
33:50 – I have heard that we can venerate statues of Saints, but not pray to them. Can I pray to a statue of Jesus? 
40:29 – In the past I heard if you watch the Mass that you will not receive a blessing. Why wouldn’t I receive a blessing if I participated in the Mass?  
45:13 – Jesus gives thanks to his Father for giving him disciples except Judas who he called a devil. How can Satan tempt a devil, Judas? 
47:14 – I read information on a living icon in a Byzantine Church. Can you explain this description? 
50:41 – I heard a response to school shootings is that God is no longer present in schools. Is this a reasonable response? 


Questions Covered: 

03:26 – When Jesus asked Peter, do you love me 3 times, the Greek translates each differently. Is this also true in Aramaic? 
07:00 – What advise can you provide for having a conversation with an Eastern Orthodox Priest belonging to Antiochene tradition on the role of the Pope? 
10:49 – Does God have any part in sending people to Hell? 
20:26 – Does Catholic mysticism have anything to do with Pantheism? 
29:10 – Do you have any tips on how to deal with scrupulosity? 
34:33 – In the bible, I have heard that Paul didn’t confront Peter, but a man named Cephas. Does this idea have any merit? 
40:24 – Is the Sedevacantism movement considered a cult?  
46:30 – Why does God choose circumcision as a sign of the old covenant?  
51:16 – Can you explain the different accounts of Jesus’s sharing of the two great commandments?  


Questions Covered:

07:56 – Considering Jesus’ acceptance of prostitutes, thieves, tax-collectors, etc., why is someone’s “transgender status” an issue for Catholics? It doesn’t impact my Catholic faith or my following of Church teaching/Christ. Why can’t we just accept them?
37:30 – When I was younger, I dealt with gender dysphoria and I’m grateful the surgeries there are now weren’t available back then. It would have greatly changed my life for the worse.
44:30 – I have a son in law that has recently come out as “transgender feminine”. What would you suggest is the best way to deal with this situation with him?
49:15 – Some of this stuff with transgenderism seems totalitarian. People that agree with it seem to have the last word and are really harsh about voicing their views.


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