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

#8428 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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:

03:08 - St. John Chrysostom is famous for making strong statements about Peter. But I don’t see in his writings any connections between Peter and the bishop of Rome.
06:57 - What is the Church's teaching on adult stem cell research?
19:08 - What is the origin of the term “personal relationship with Christ”? 
29:42 - What is the Church teaching on immigration…

#8427 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Patrick Madrid

From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking with Catholics while Patrick Madrid answers questions about the Faith from non-Catholics.

Questions Covered:

04:07 - Why don’t Catholics talk about their faith?
17:41 - We are learning about the Catholic Church in RCIA rather than the life of Christ. I don’t understand this, and why don’t we have the option to go to Confession earlier in order to have the grace to continue the journey?
32:40 - Why do Catholics believe so strongly against abortion? Can you give me…

#8426 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Jimmy Akin

From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking with Catholics while Jimmy Akin answers questions about the Faith from non-Catholics.

Questions Covered:

07:28 - What is the importance of Mary being a virgin?
18:50 - What is the Church's position on speaking in tongues, and what is going on when that happens?
29:53 - I hear every day that God loves you. One day I heard if you are in mortal sin, he flees from you. How can that be if he loves you so much?
36:19 - What does it mean when Jesus says if we eat his…

#8425 The Church in the News - Matthew E. Bunson

Matthew Bunson host of Register Radio joins us to review the latest news of interest to Catholics, and discuss how Catholicism is covered in the news.

Questions and Topics Covered:

14:10 - How can you be a real Christian in countries that corruption crucifies the poorest?
20:35 - I recently encountered some Chinese students and they say that in the US Christians treat them very well.
31:40 - I think Catholics spend too much time on life issues and not enough time on justice issues.
37:25 - Is the Church or the Vatican saying anything about these cyber-attacks going on between countries…

#8424 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by the Catholic Answers chaplain, Norbertine Father Hugh Barbour.

Questions Covered:

04:06 - My friend’s daughter was civilly married and is now divorced. She now wants to marry a Catholic man. Is she able to get married without an annulment? She wants to become Catholic and get married in the Church.
07:08 - Has the Church grown in its understanding of human origins and the origin of evil?
13:38 - What is the significance of the striking of the breast during certain prayers…

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