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. 

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Does the Catholic Church teach that we must take the Old Testament seriously, for example, the creation story? 
Questions Covered:

13:32 – My daughter went through Catholic high school and college. She went to confession for premarital sex and the priest would not forgive her. She left the Church. How can this happen? 
22:42 – Why are the majority of Catholics Democratic and pro-abortion? It makes me want to leave the Church. 
36:00 – Does the Catholic Church teach that we must take the Old Testament seriously, for example, the creation story? 
47:28 – How can I respond to people who offer some crazy conspiracy theories about the Church from anti-Catholic people? 

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:

01:52 – Where do I get confirmation for my prayers? 
06:43 – Why does Samuel tell Saul to go kill all the Amalekites? Why would God allow Saul to kill innocent people? 
18:17 – What is the Catholic interpretation of John 10:27-30?  
22:52 – Is the fact that all the churches in the world are closed a work of God so that we will respect his house more? 
29:08 – How do I engage in dialogue with people who believe in “faith alone”?  
41:36 – What is a book you could recommend for my Lutheran friend to help him to understand that the foundation of the Catholic Church is biblical? 
46:10 – What is the best book for someone who is just learning about the Catholic faith for the first time? 
48:45 – Is it showing disrespect to God if you have certain gifts and abilities that you choose not to use? 

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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:

06:27 – How are you supposed to watch Mass on TV? Do you do the actions or not?  
11:46 – Why did the Protestants take certain books out of the Bible? Also, if we all have the same Holy Spirit, why do all the denominations teach so many different things? 
18:38 – Why do you think that so many college students wind up abandoning their faith and traditions? 
23:12 – What is objective morality and do Catholics truly have it when interpreting the Bible? 
34:04 – Where in the Bible does it say that premarital sex is a sin?  
42:14 – Where do you see the Church in the next ten to fifteen years? Will there be more or fewer people going to Church? 
47:50 – Is canonization infallible? 

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 

Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture.
Questions Covered:

02:30 – Where does the Church stand on the documentary hypothesis?  
11:09 – If natural law is accepted by the Church, is it a part of Scripture or tradition? 
18:51 – What is theosis? 
29:57 – How was the book of Esther divided into a, b, and c sections in my Bible? I use the NAB. 
39:50 – In the Bible, Jesus gave us both his Body and Blood at the Last Supper. Why is it acceptable to only receive the Body? 
45:40 – Why are there statements in the Bible that seem to contradict each other or seem incorrect? How is the Bible inerrant with this being the case? 
52:43 – The flaw that I find with documentary theory is what the Jews were doing up until about 700 AD. They were desperately trying to document their oral traditions. There is a section of the Talmud that discusses Jesus’ trial. Different writers contribute to this section of the Talmud, trying to justify some of the things that happened. Do you agree with my assessment? 

Resources Mentioned:

Gary Rendsburg – The Redaction of Genesis
The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis 
The Bible Is A Catholic Book by Jimmy Akin
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist by Jimmy Akin

Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture.
Questions Covered:

05:58 – When Jesus says to turn our cheek, are we meant to understand this as humility or being passive aggressive? 
14:37 – Is the King James Bible acceptable to read as a Catholic? 
17:48 – Were Job and Jonah historical people or were they parables? 
21:14 – If Jesus celebrated Hanukkah and prayed the Shema, why don’t we do that today?  
29:00 – Is there biblical evidence for the teaching that the priest is in persona Christi? 
36:12 – Is there biblical evidence that tells us that angels are more intelligent than humans? 
43:27 – What does it mean that the meek will inherit the earth and why would they want to? 
46:10 – When Jesus came into the apostles and broke the bread after the experience on the road to Emmaus, then disappeared, was this him teaching us that he is present in the Eucharist even though we can’t see him? 
50:03 – Does the Bible mention anywhere the intercession of the saints and Mother Mary? 

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