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:

05:30 – Could you help to respond to the claim that the inquisition was just a form of secret police hunting people down 
15:29 – Is there a gentile perspective and Jewish perspective of salvation? Do Catholics and protestant have different perspectives? 
24:50 – The Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants all have different church services. What makes the Catholic stand out from the others? 
33:28 – Who or what is Gog and Magog mentioned in Rev. 20:8? 
38:11 – Could you lay out the Catholic belief of the one sacrifice as mentioned in Hebrews 9-10? Why is the Catholic view right and not the protestant one? 
49:15 – I’m a divorced and remarried protestant. I’m drawn to the Catholic Church but how can I come to the Church with my current situation? 

Questions Covered:

04:13 – Why is the church very conservative when it comes to sexual teaching compared to protestant churches? 
13:18 – How can Catholicism be true if the Church forbade Jewish Christians from keeping practices? 
22:48 – How can you declare someone a saint? What do they have to do? Wouldn’t that imply that there’s a checklist they have to fulfill? 
34:06 – If a Catholic were to adhere to the teachings of the Church but were to find out on the last day that the Church was wrong, do they get a “get out of jail free card” because we were just being obedient? 
42:34 – What do I need to accept regarding Mary becoming Catholic? 
43:59 – Why does everyone use a different translation of the bible? 
47:28 – Why do Catholics claim to be the one true Church? 

Questions Covered:

03:23 – How do we know when it is wrong to use medical drugs that affect brain chemistry? 
09:07 – How do I respond to my Pentecostal friends’ challenge on what the Catholic church’s plan for salvation is? 
10:44 – Do we Catholics believe in things like fairies and other things heard in fairy tales? 
15:03 – Jesus says we do not have life in us if we do not consume the eucharist (Jn. 6). Would not Jesus’ words trump St. Paul’s words in 1 Corinth. 11? 
22:00 – What’s the proper devotion to the scapular and what are its origins? 
23:43 – Would God create people who He knows are going to hell only because that person would have offspring that would be saved? 
32:20 – When venerating saints, is there a line that would cross us into necromancy? 
39:52 – Is Zechariah 14:9 evidence for the validity of baptism in the name of Jesus instead of the Trinitarian formula? 
41:54 – Are we supposed to baptize people in the name of Jehovah and Jesus since Jesus said we are supposed to baptize “In the name of?” 
47:10 – How do we interpret St. Paul’s exhortation on obeying our rulers? 
49:20 – It sounds like Mt. 13:20-21 and Mark 10:15 are at odds. Could you help clarify? 
52:10 – Why does the Church accept Vatican 2 if it sounds like it contradicts Vatican 1 and other things the Church has taught? 

Questions Covered:

02:42 – Does the Church consider the Greek language scripture and inspired scripture or only the original Aramaic? 
12:33 – In Sacrosanctum  Concilium 36 it says that Latin needs to be preserved in the mass. Why hasn’t it been preserved? 
21:17 – Who made the decision to change the word during the distribution of holy communion? What is the proper way of disposing of fragments and crumbs of the Eucharist? 
29:26 – How do I balance my faith life and my life living in the world? 
39:54 – What does the Church base its teaching on no premarital relations? 
45:52 – Why don’t we have a specific name for God? 
50:11 – Why was the mass changed from Latin to the vernacular? 

Questions Covered:

00:56 Is biblical Hebrew different from the Hebrew spoken today? If so, how different are they?
9:50 – How did God make Satan a snake in the garden of Eden?
10:42 – I’m not Catholic. Do Romans 8 and 1 Timothy 2:4 contradict about predestination?
19:02 – Is there a significance in the name changes in the bible and why they are sometimes used interchangeably?
27:57 – Matthew 24:29-31 Could you give me more information on the illumination of conscience?
43:30 – What was the first angel?
46:15 – Lev. 5. When in the bible did, they become aware that they stopped practicing the jubilee?
50:10 – What are the biblical teachings on tribulation, millennium and the final judgment? Does the Catechism say anything about these?


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