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 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

Questions Covered: 

08:13 – What is the Catholic viewpoint on gender transformation processes? 
15:47 – I wanted to know if being gay is a sin? 
22:47 – When will a Covid vaccine come out that doesn’t use aborted baby parts AT ALL (not in testing, not in the actual vaccine)?   
25:07 – I’m asking about the morality of using medicine that contains the tissue from umbilical cords in it. Does this tissue come from aborted babies? 
34:00 – What is the Church’s view on circumcision in light of the answer just given about not mutilating our bodies? 

39:02 – Is homosexulaity considered a cross? Do they get special graces from having to bear this cross? 
44:03 – I am 6 months pregnant and I have been looking into consuming the placenta. Is this ethical? 
47:13 – What is the Church’s teaching on terminating a Parasitic twin? 
50:15 – At what point did God “ordain” and bless the sexual act? What makes it different or “raises it higher” than a natural impulse of ours such as eating? 

Questions Covered: 

08:45 – One of the arguments in the German Synodal against same sex marriage is that it goes against biology. I wanted to get Dr. Stacy’s thoughts on this matter. 
14:50 – I’m a math teacher at a small private school. Our teachers try to use interdisciplinary methods, like I teach the possibility of the world coming into being through chance. How can I explain how math and statistics can work along with Christianity? 
22:40 – I had a friend who asked about new world and old world theories in evolution. I was wondering what Dr. Stacy’s take on these were and what the Catholic Church teaches as well? 
35:05 – At the end of the world, after the final judgement, we will have resurrected bodies like Jesus. Since Jesus ate fish in his resurrected body, I was wondering if we will continue raising plants and animals for food after the final judgment? Will the plants and animals  also be immortal since we are and how will that work? 

44:40 – I’d love to hear Dr. Stacy’s take on how the world was created? And are you familiar with Dr. Ken Miller’s work? If so, what does she think of it? 
51:50 – I’ve observed that the culture is pushing “the big bang” theory on little kids (for example, the whole premise of the TV show is that you are not smart unless you believe in the big bang theory). But I think it is important to remember that a Jesuit priest started this theory. How can we teach this theory in the “correct”, Christian way? 


Questions Covered:

04:58 – Can you address the following contradiction: people who believe in God have a choice to accept or reject his offer, yet God can’t prove his existence to me because that would affect my free will? 
17:42 – I’ve heard stories about atheists who’ve had dreams about Jesus but convert to Protestantism rather than Catholicism. Why would this be? 
24:30 – Can I get a dispensation for travel to remote areas? 
29:00 – Why do so many Catholics seem hesitant to talk about their faith? 
39:05 – Why did God create the serpent in Genesis if he foresaw the fall of man? 
41:51 – What is the best way to reject Satan in our times? 
46:55 – Can you explain Galatians 5:19-24? 

Questions Covered:

09:16 – Is it possible to get a dispensation for marriage within the Church if one person does not want to go through Catholic Marriage preparation? 
16:58 – If you were baptized and received Holy Communion through the Latin Church, can you be confirmed in the Maronite Church? 
20:00 – What is Kerygma? 
22:40 – How does an eternal being begin and stop creating? 
29:07 – Why did the Church not speak out against the United States’ assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero? 
34:13 – How true to history is the movie Roe V. Wade? 
42:55 – Why is the Catholic “Our Father” missing some lines from the Lutheran version? 
48:07 – My mother told me that a parish staff member is openly homosexual. If anything, what should I do? 

Questions Covered:

01:59 – Can you explain the Biblical references in the Johnny Cash song “when the man comes to town” and is it biblically accurate? I’d love to be able to share Jimmy’s thoughts on this on social media.
12:55 – I understand that in devotional language the Blessed Mother is “The Spouse of the Holy Spirit”. But it’s confusing to hear in the same prayer that the Blessed Mother is also the spouse of Joseph.  (Did Mary have two spouses?) Also, I once said that Joseph was the “husband of Mary” and was corrected that he was the “spouse of Mary” and that made a big difference.  She explained the marriage of Joseph and Mary was only “for show” and the “real” marriage was to the Holy Spirit. So what’s the right way to explain this gently – without having to disturb the pious fictions that people have lived with for a long time?
17:22 – I am reading a book “The Rod of an Almond Tree in God’s Master Plan.” Basically, the theory is that God gave Adam a rod from the Tree of Life when He expelled Adam and Eve from Eden.  The miraculous rod makes its way from Adam to Enoch, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David.  David thrusts it into the ground while fleeing Jerusalem from his son Absalom.  The miraculous rod grows into the tree that Christ was crucified upon to atone for our sins.  Have you heard of this theory before?  What do you think?  Potential topic for “Mysterious World?”
21:15 – Is it possible the person of the Holy Spirit made brief appearances in the Bible? When Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene in the tomb (John 20:14-18), and to the two followers on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and to the seven disciples fishing (John 21:1-14), is it possible that their eyes did not see Him because they were not seeing God the Son at first, but God the Holy Spirit for a brief time?
28:45 – In the Winter Soldier movie, Captain America meets his old love interest from before he travelled into the future and finds out that she married and grew old with someone else after she thought Captain America had died back in the 1940s. In the latest Avengers film, Captain America travels back in time to before Peggy Carter married this other man and marries her instead, thereby pre-empting the unnamed other man from ever marrying Peggy Carter. While Captain America was traveling back in time like this, would it have been adultery for him to have desire for and even make the move to pursue and marry a girl who he knew was married in his own future time but not in the time he was currently traveling to?  Seems like this might be adultery for him, but not for her. What do you think?
33:34 – What’s the deal with St. Patrick and the snakes on the “plain”? I can’t find anything definitive out there.
39:22 – Why does the glorified Jesus not have the wounds of the Scourging at the Pillar or Crown of Thorns while keeping the nail marks and side wounds?
40:55 – Jesus’ nails were in his wrists (according to the Shroud of Turin), why do stigmatic saints have the wounds on their hands?
45:20 – How can genetic mutations cause evolution?
52:00 – Did Jesus bi-locate or multi-locate in the New Testament?
53:03 – Who would have cut Jesus’ umbilical cord? Or did the Virginal Birth not require this to happen? 



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