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

Questions Covered:
00:54 – In Jn 4:22, what did Jesus mean when he said “Salvation is from the Jews”? 
03:27 – How do we resolve Heb. 9:25 with the idea that Christ is in heaven as a lamb slain? 
14:37 – I’ve heard some people justify the conquest of Canaan as God using his people to exercise judgement on the Canaanites. But isn’t that saying that the ends justify the means? 
19:28 – Does the verse in Matthew where Jesus refers to the “days of Noah” prove that Noah was real? 
23:33 – What is the gift of tongues in 1 Corinthians 14? 
29:15 – If Christ is a priest of the order of Melchizedek, does that mean those he ordained (and specifically the pope) are also? 
39:18 – What is the imagery in Rev. 2:17 about? 
43:20 – How did we get the book of Revelation? 
47:12 – What signs are we supposed to be looking for to prepare for the three days of darkness? 
52:19 – Where can we look in the Bible for instructions about how to vote? 

Questions Covered:
05:13 – Is there a Biblical reason for why we ring the bells at consecration? 
06:30 – Were Adam and Eve real people? 
14:53 – How do we harmonize the apparent contradictions in the resurrection narratives? 
20:47 – Does Jimmy have any recommendations on beginner-level books about textual criticism of the Bible? 
24:29 – Are the stories of Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Job real events, or are we to take them only as stories? And are there other books/stories of the Bible that we’re meant to take as only stories? 
42:35 – Is it possible that Adam and Eve were created by God after the Neanderthals died out? Maybe he decided to start fresh? 
48:30 – What are the best verses that show the possibility of losing salvation? 

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:

03:03 – How rare is it for a non-Catholic to be able to receive Communion at a Catholic Church? When is a person so mentally disabled that they don’t need confession? 
12:15 – How do you defend the primacy of the pope? 
21:23 – Catholics are more pro-birth than pro-life. How do you respond to that? 
33:01 – Why do people have to spend so many months in RCIA before becoming a Christian? 
42:10 – Why do Catholics baptize infants? 
49:54 – I left the Catholic Church a long time ago, but my recent study has sort of landed me back in the Catholic Church! Do I have to start over again from the beginning? I did receive some of the sacraments as a child.

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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 

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:

06:03 – Who is speaking in Joel 2:27? 
16:48 – Where does the Church get its claim of Church authority? Didn’t authority end with Peter? 
29:29 – How is the Church infallibly defined to be infallible? 
45:10 – What was the last name of Jesus? 
47:20 – I find Catholic apologetics arguments against Sola Scriptura bad. What is your argument against it? 

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 

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:

00:46 – Thomas Aquinas says that something that is perfect has reached the limit for improvement, but God is apparently limitless. Therefore, he is either perfect or limitless, but not both. What are your thoughts? 
10:59 – I am a convert to Catholicism. What obligations do I have to have normal relationships with my atheist family who constantly question my faith and choices? 
14:30 – Do you think the gospels were written by the 4 apostles or were they just attributed to the apostles? 
21:50 – My religion teacher said that Adam and Eve were not the first people on earth and that there is scientific proof of this. I disagreed. What is the right answer? 
29:00 – What would happen if a pope ever were to teach heresy? 
36:40 – Why should I believe in transubstantiation? 
41:33 – Would husbands be head of their wives if Adam and Eve had not sinned? 
46:34 – How do we know that Hebrews is referring to 2 Maccabees and not 1 Maccabees? 
50:53 – My diocese is having priests consecrate the hosts by standing up on the altar, with the hosts in a container off the altar, about 12 feet away. Then, people are instructed to come up and help themselves. Is this truly consecration and the correct way to receive the Eucharist? 

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Mass Appeal: The A,B,C’s of Worship
The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

 

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