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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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 – Can Catholics participate in a secular wedding?  
06:27 – What kind of angel was Lucifer before he became the devil? 
07:56 – How can I explain that Vatican II was a valid council that should be obeyed and not just a mistake? 
17:31 – Does Protestantism lead to atheism? 
22:11 – I am in RCIA, but the Catholic Church seems just as splintered as the Protestant church. Is there anywhere left that is a united Church? 
37:14 – I have been praying for confirmation from God for the past few years that I should become Catholic and I just haven’t received it. What should I do or think about that? 
43:52 – I’m talking to a Messianic Jew and he told me that there is no one in heaven. How can I respond? 
48:40 – What was Constantine’s relationship with the Church and was he a true Christian? 
51:13 – How does God view people with mental health problems? Sometimes my faith fluctuates. 

Vaccines, euthanasia, organ donation, and much more, today, with Fr. Tad.
Questions Covered:

08:32 – What is the Catholic Church’s current teaching on adopting IVF babies in the form of embryos? 
19:25 – Is it true that aborted fetal tissue may be used in vaccines and we may take the vaccines as long as there is no other option? 
28:22 – Is it true that you are not truly dead when you donate your organs? Is it moral for a person to donate an organ to someone else, like a kidney? 
34:41 – What is the Church’s teaching on transgender hormone treatments and surgeries, especially on kids? 
46:31 – Should we be reaching out to these vaccine companies now requesting that they do not use embryonic cells? 
50:32 – How should Catholics react if it is mandated for everyone to get a covid vaccine in order to go to work or school? 

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:

08:36 – I am thinking about starting RCIA. Do you have any advice for what I can do to get the very most out of the experience? 
14:50 – I don’t believe that Jesus is God or that the Holy Spirit is God. I believe God has a Son and Spirit, but they are not equal to him. 
24:30 – How do you justify holding these Old Testament prophets as Catholic saints when they had nothing to do with Catholicism? 
28:45 – What is the connection between purgatory and venial and mortal sin? 
34:17 – I’m struggling to find a church that doesn’t change their customs and beliefs every time the culture does. How can I be successful finding a church home? 
43:22 – I am feeling convicted to come back to the Catholic Church but I have formed so many relationships in the Protestant community. How should I proceed? 
50:13 – I am Lutheran. My dad always called it Catholic-Lite. What is the difference between Lutheran and Catholic? 

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:

01:34 – Why do we get baptized? 
03:18 – What is adrenaline? 
05:02 – Why does the Bible say that Abraham is 135 years old when he enters the land of Canaan? 
16:12 – Is it appropriate for Catholics to celebrate Halloween and is there a Christian origin of the holiday? 
23:19 – Why can a priest bless holy water or salt, but we can’t? What is the holy water or holy salt doing? 
36:55 – Is grace different in the New Testament than it was in the Old? 
41:50 – Do Catholics believe that Jesus shares Mary’s DNA? 
44:30 – What is the Church’s views on devotions and joining a group that focuses on a particular devotion? 
47:22 – How do you avoid using the sacraments and indulgences in a way that emphasizes the work aspect rather than the belief aspect? 

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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:

03:25 – Is the sacrifice of Christ that we see during the Mass ongoing or did it happen once? 
08:14 – What is purgatory and why is it necessary? 
15:03 – If the partial judgement is private and the final judgment is public, why are we now canonizing saints publicly and declaring their salvation? 
19:53 – Why do we strike our chest three times during the “Hail, Holy Queen” when we say ‘o clement, o loving, o sweet Virgin Mary’? 
23:15 – How are we meant to understand Romans 4:5-8 regarding the covering of sins? 
34:12 – How is the Catholic Church trying to evangelize when the Mass doesn’t focus on the preaching? 
43:10 – What is Catholic interpretation of Isaiah 9:6?   
50:29 – Is dialogue with other religions with the hope of converting them sinful? 

Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

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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