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 catholic.com. 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

#9409 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:

04:27 – St. Irenaeus says that Eve and Mary, the New Eve, are both virgins. How can this be? 
16:58 – If you go to confession and the priest says, “I forgive you,” instead of the traditional absolution, is it valid? Are there any variations of the absolution that are valid? 
21:36 – Is there a licit, feasible means of rescuing frozen, abandoned embryos? 
44:43 – What is your opinion of the ESV Bible translation? 
46:43 – How can I prove to someone who is not a Catholic that the early Christians really were Catholics? 
52:37 – How can I better understand the Church’s teaching on “no salvation outside of the Catholic Church”? 

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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 

#9408 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

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:

03:25 – As technology is progressing, will virtual reality baptism something that could become valid? 
12:23 – At the end of time, will the persecution against Christians be violent? 
16:20 – What is the Catholic stance on abortion? 
34:58 – Why is the mother tongue of the Church Latin and not Hebrew? 
41:50 – Are unbaptized babies who pass away present with us at the Mass? 
45:58 – How do I defend Mary’s perpetual virginity? 
51:52 – Can you suggest a Bible study for new Christians? Also, why do the Catholic and Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas and Easter on different days? 

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. 
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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 

#9407 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree.
Questions Covered:

01:21 – I am almost ready to be Catholic but Mary really holds me back. 
16:19 – I’ve never been Catholic. I’m not Catholic because of the current issues with the Church. 
24:36 – I am Oriental Orthodox because I see problems with the philosophy of Roman Catholicism. 
42:08 – I am not Catholic because I have studied historical theology and don’t believe that the current Catholic Church is the same as the early Church. 
52:26 – I am not Catholic because I have a problem with praying to the saints. If I did have the time to pray, why wouldn’t I pray to God directly? 

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Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues 
Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love 
Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue 
Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity 

#9406 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree.
Questions Covered:

12:27 – I was Catholic until the 1980s when I left for the evangelical Christian church. What happened during that time period that drew so many people away from the Catholic Church? 
20:03 – I feel compelled to convert to Catholicism but I feel that it will upset my family greatly. 
29:25 – I am not Catholic because I am a Christian believer. I was interested in becoming Catholic but was told I had to go through a year of preparation before I can fully enter.  
43:09 – I am not Catholic because I don’t understand Catholicism. Most of what I hear you talk about on the radio makes no sense to me. 
43:09 – I am not Catholic because I don’t understand Catholicism. Most of what I hear you talk about on the radio makes no sense to me. – Let’s go to David next 
49:29 – I left the Catholic 6 years ago and became Anglican. I am being pulled back– I went to Mass and confession this past weekend. Something that really holds me back is indulgences. I do see the historical evidence for the truth of the Church. 

Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Trent Horn? 

Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues 
Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love 
Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue 
Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity 

Trent Horn: Catholic Answers Live – 01/13/20

#9405 Understanding Genesis - Mary Healy

Questions Covered:

15:48 – Was the Garden of Eden heaven? And are people in Heaven in a re-made Garden of Eden?
19:22 – Who actually wrote Genesis? When was it written?
30:23 – Is Genesis metaphorical or historical?
35:54 – Some Jewish groups use the first five books of the bible to say that Jesus didn’t have the pedigree to be messiah. But why do they not consider the rest of the Old Testament?
43:13 – A priest told me that we don’t have to believe the sacrifice of Isaac is real history, that it is just symbolic. Is that true?
52:00 – Who are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6?

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