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

Children between the ages of 3 and 17 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church. 
Questions Covered:

03:15 – Why did St. Francis preach to the birds? 
08:29 – If Adam and Eve were the first people on the earth, then is everyone on the earth their relative or did other people appear? 
14:07 – If the whole sky is heaven, then where is hell? 
17:40 – Why do Catholics not accept gay marriage? 
23:57 – Are we still going to be happy in heaven if some of our family and friends are not there with us? 
28:59 – Are we still going to be happy in heaven if some of our family and friends are not there with us? 
33:42 – Since all the Church’s doctrine and dogma is somewhere in the Bible, is it wrong to disagree with one of the teachings? 
42:13 – Why doesn’t God just kill the devil? 
45:35 – Are all angels saints? 
47:22 – How can the saints hear thousands of prayers at once? 
50:56 – What is the difference between a sacrament and a sacramental? 

Questions Covered:

20:03 – Were there any popes before John Paul II who had world days of prayer? 
23:57 – Is it true that John Paul II was allowing idolatry and sacrilege in 1986 in Assisi?  
36:50 – How did bishops get away with so much under John Paul II time as pope? Was he not aware of what was going on? 
45:13 – When is John Paul II’s feast day? 

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:

07:01 – I am not Catholic. In the New Testament, it says to take your prayer to God. Why do Catholics pray to saints? 
12:48 – Is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant and that is why the wooden Ark is gone? 
17:21 – If God is eternal, then how does he view time? How did Jesus not have a body and then suddenly have a body? 
29:25 – Why did God allow the angels and the humans to fall, yet there is no hope for salvation for the angels? 
36:44 – Is Leviticus 4, which discusses unintentional sin, the same as what we call material sin? 
44:45 – While the Blessed Mother and the apostles were waiting for the descent of the Holy Spirit, were they celebrating the Mass? 
48:16 – Is there a difference between redemption and salvation? How can Mary be my salvation? 
53:49 – Do I have to be Catholic to pray to Mary? 

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:

3:00 – Where did all the early church Hebrew manuscripts go? 
12:29 – How does God know everything? 
14:15 – What did Our Lady of Fatima mean when she told the kids they would be making reparation for sins? 
21:36 – What does the Church mean when she talks about the preferential option of the poor and how that would look like in a modern sense? 
28:58 – Does anyone know where the physical Ark of the Covenant is today? 
32:20 – How is the prophecy of Haggai about the new temple fulfilled? Is Jesus’ body the new temple?  
40:55 – I am a Methodist. What is apologetics? 
43:45 – When I go into a lot of Catholic churches, I often see Mary in the middle of the altar and Jesus off to the side. Why is this?  
47:40 – I continue to struggle with a mortal sin. I go to confession and can resist temptation for a few months, but then I usually fall again. Am I making a sincere confession, since in confession I promise to never sin again? I am so discouraged. 
52:36 – What does Paul mean when he refers to women veiling themselves “like the angels”? 

What does the Catholic Church really believe about the Mother of God?
Questions Covered:

21:03 – When someone said to Jesus, “Blessed are the breasts that nourished you,” and Jesus responds, “No, blessed are those who do the will of God.” Is this evidence against Marian devotion? 
28:56 – Are the Marian doctrines based on the Bible?  
35:30 – What is the difference between venerating and worshipping Mary? How can I explain this to a Protestant? 
47:50 – Why do Catholics use intercessory prayer to Mary?  Why do they offer votive offerings to her, like lighting candles or giving flowers? Does that fall into the category of making sacrifice to something other than God? 

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