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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 catholic.com. 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

#9352 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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:

02:49 – What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has. 
06:52 – I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved? 
12:44 – Why aren’t the Eucharistic miracles used as evidence in arguments for the True Presence? 
19:22 – I recently received a beaded bracelet from my friend who said it was blessed by a monk. Is it okay for me to wear such a thing as a Catholic? 
21:52 – What are some things that I can do to grow in my faith, even though I can’t become Catholic yet? 
29:30 – Mary and Joseph lost Jesus and had to find him in the temple. Why did Jesus remain behind and make his parents look for him? What was the meaning of this? 
33:15 – Sirius XM 130…Recently, my wife and I have had some ectopic pregnancies. How can I love my wife through this very difficult time? 
43:25 – How can we respond when people say that the Latin Mass is the real Mass and that the Novus Ordo is not? 
49:19 – Why does the Catholic accept all the orthodox sacraments as valid? Why isn’t the patriarch of Antioch as special as the Pope of Rome? 

#9351 Daily Life in the Time of Jesus - Jimmy Akin

Questions Covered:

12:25 – Were the Romans especially cruel to the Jews or were the Jews just getting the treatment that they gave to everyone? 
20:22 – How was reverence expressed in the time of Jesus and the early Christians? 
41:10 – Was Jesus a carpenter or a stonemason? Was he a pretty strong guy? 
44:47 – What did Jesus do during his teenage years and twenties? 
48:07 – Where did the Holy Family live? 

#9350 The Mission of the Church - Archbishop Alexander Sample

Questions Covered:

19:59 – How can we best be Catholic today in a post-Christian world, especially in anti-Christian, pagan communities like Portland? 
30:27 – What is the Church? How does the Spirit operate in the Church? 
41:40 – What do you suggest for the laity to do in response to bishops who are not behaving in a Christ-like manner? 
48:02 – I believe that the Holy Spirit has stopped blessing the Church since Vatican II. Do you agree? 
51:21 – Are the Catholic bishops considering the posture in which people receive Communion as a way of encouraging belief in the True Presence? 

#9349 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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:

00:59 – A Protestant told me that Catholics took books out of the Latin Vulgate. Is this true? 
06:11 – How do we reconcile ourselves with slavery in the Old Testament? 
14:08 – Must we receive the Eucharist in both species? 
17:32 – Can you help me understand purgatory better? I really want to become Catholic, but this is holding me up. 
28:56 – What is the significance of the mortar board that is placed on top of the chalice at Mass? 
31:45 – My godson was killed in a motorcycle accident this year. Everyone has been asking me, how can this be God’s will? How can I respond? 
41:01 – I had this conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness who asked me why Catholics don’t call God by his name, Jehovah. How could I respond to this? 
49:30 – How can I explain original sin to a non-Catholic? 

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Tim Staples? 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 

Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

#9348 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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:

04:41 – How can I refute someone who says that suicide is promoted in Scripture? 
12:32 – Do we have a fallible Church for an infallible source? 
24:09 – How can I explain why we call our worship service “Mass”? 
28:43 – What is the belief of the Catholic Church about the “new Earth”? Who will live there? 
36:44 – If you are in heaven, it is perfect and pure bliss. Would you have knowledge of your loved ones who went to hell? Wouldn’t that make you sad? 
45:10 – When did the Magi visit Jesus? Was it in Nazareth or Bethlehem? 
49:40 – What exactly is a blessing? 

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Tim Staples? 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 

Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

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