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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Questions Covered:

04:27 – Is it true that the Catholic Church tried to execute Martin Luther? If so, why? 
13:04 – What is the Church’s perspective on a Catholic serving in the military, particularly if they are sent into a war that the Church considers unjust? 
17:00 – Is it okay to sin for a good reason? 
22:25 – How do I respond to Protestants who say that Romans 10:9 proves that it is not necessary to be Catholic?  
28:56 – How do you reconcile the goodness of God with the fact that he allowed animals to kill each other long before the fall of Adam and Eve? 
34:47 – In Genesis 3:15, the Protestant bible says the seed of the woman crushes the serpent, but in the Catholic bible, it says that the woman crushes the serpent. Which is correct? 
46:29 – Domestic Church Media…How much should we worry about our worthiness in reception of the Eucharist? I know we can’t be in a state of mortal sin. 
51:24 – My friend is not a practicing Catholic anymore, but she asked me to DJ her wedding. She is marrying a divorced guy. Is it appropriate for me to DJ her wedding or should I decline since it’s not a Catholic wedding? 

Christ established the priesthood and there’s biblical evidence for it.
Questions Covered:

19:09 – Could you elaborate on how the modern Jews might interpret your words about the priesthood? What is the best way to reach them? 
29:40 – Can you talk about “temple theology”? Is this something Catholics should be looking into? 
34:23 – Didn’t Jesus expect the priesthood to change over time? I think Catholics are stuck like the Pharisees were. I think women should be priests and men should be able to marry and be priests. 
48:46 – Hebrew 10:11 is used against Catholics saying that Catholics are committing sacrifices. How can I explain that this was the Levitical priesthood, which is different from the priesthood in the Church? 
52:10 – Why don’t modern Jews, or other Jews since Christ, see that Christ is the Messiah and the anointed one? 

There is no greater love than Christ’s love for the world when he laid down his life on the Cross. Next, with Dr. Edward Sri.
Questions Covered:

14:19 – In the Passion yesterday, someone else was detained at the same time as Jesus, wearing a linen cloth, who ran away. Who was that person? 
19:24 – Did Jesus have free will like us, but his will was always perfectly aligned with God? 
22:11 – Who suffered more during the Passion and crucifixion, Jesus or Mary? 
29:03 – How do we know that the Passion was on a Friday? I read some things that suggest it was a Wednesday. 
32:00 – Can you interpret the cursing of the fig tree? 
36:43 – What is the difference between Luke’s version of the Passion in comparison to Mark’s? 
44:09 – How do we know that Jesus truly fulfilled all those prophecies? How do we know that someone didn’t just go back and make his actions fit the prophecies? 
48:56 – Thanks Dr. Sri for Symbolon, it helped me to get where I am today. I am being baptized this Saturday! 
50:14 – How can we understand the fact that our sins crucified Jesus? 
53:20 – Why does Jesus respond with, “You have said so…” when asked if he is the Messiah? 

How do the eastern Catholic rites celebrate Lent and Pascha?
Questions Covered:

37:22 – What is the difference between the Hail Mary in the eastern rites and the western rites? 
40:09 – Why are the liturgical readings different between East and West? 
47:40 – Are Byzantine Catholics required to believe in the Filioque? 
50:38 – When did the orthodox split off from the Catholic Church? 

How do we live out real religion without turning into some kind of a self-help program or misusing it? Fr. Kirby talks with Cy about his latest book from Catholic Answers Press, Real Religion.
Questions Covered:

21:53 – If we are saved by faith, then why does it matter how we live our lives or if we do good works? 
30:14 – Can we bless the Lord, since he is already blessed? 
31:53 – What is your advice for fathers who feel like they’re never doing enough? I pray a rosary and I feel like, well, I should have prayed two. How can I be content that I am doing enough? 
35:59 – What is the right way to worship, the novus ordo liturgy or the Latin Mass? They feel so starkly different, and I am wondering if one is right. 
44:39 – Was the story of Job real? Does the Lord really test us in that way, making bets against us, or is he encouraging us toward virtue and blessing us? 
49:45 – How does the Church define worship? Is singing in your car to worship music the same as liturgical worship? Are they different? 
51:55 – How do I explain to my Protestant friends that I now find religion to be beautiful and important? Before, I believed that Christianity was relationships, and that organized religion was wrong. 

 

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