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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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The Catholic Church teaches and believes in the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Dr. Delgado helps to answer questions about abortion, contraception, end of life care and more.
Questions Covered:

14:30 – Is it immoral to not have intercourse when the woman is ovulating? Is this contraception? 
21:25 – Do Catholics have an obligation to vote for pro-life politicians? 
24:18 – How can I respond to Catholics who say that it won’t make a big difference to vote for pro-life politicians? 
30:00 – If you as a Catholic decline to be hospitalized on a ventilator during this time, is that a sin? 
32:35 – I don’t believe that we can tell people that they can’t have an abortion. 
41:55 – What are your thoughts on a Catholic who is pro-life but doesn’t think there should be any legal ramifications for abortion? 
46:30 – How does the Catholic Church view NFP for more rural areas? It seems too complicated and they might need contraception? 
49:20 – Would people caring for their elderly family members in their own home have more respect for their lives? Do you think that would be better than just placing them in homes? 

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:

01:56 – Is it true that if people get an abortion, are they automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? Also, does that mean people who commit murder would also be excommunicated? 
07:50 – Do Catholics and Protestants worship the same God? 
11:28 – Pope Francis said that the mind of God willed the multitude of religions. Is this true? 
15:15 – Does baptism of desire give the same graces as baptism and remove the stain of sin? 
18:09 – Are the three days of darkness really going to happen? 
21:50 – What is the mark of the beast? Has it already come?  
31:55 – Why does God allow abuse or torture? 
41:05 – Are Catholics bound to believe in a certain form of purgatory? 
43:53 – In Mt. 12:31-32, Jesus says sins can be forgiven in the age to come. Does this mean that sins can be forgiven in purgatory? 
47:50 – Why is our Church called the Roman Catholic Church and not the Church of Christ?  
51:11 – My husband is Church of Christ. He wants to know if there really is an unbroken line between Jesus and Pope Francis. Can you help me?

Resources Mentioned:

https://sqpn.com/category/podcasts/akin/
Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World: The Third Secret of Fatima ep. 64, The Third Secret of Fatima, Part II ep. 65
NewAdvent.org
The Problem of Evil by Jimmy Akin

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:

02:31 – I received absolution over the phone. Was this valid and acceptable? 
13:17 – What are the Scripture verses that support Catholic faith and works ideology? 
21:30 – If the company that you work for promotes abortion, what can you do? Is it wrong to work there? 
33:01 – Does the phrase “our hearts are restless until they rest in you” mean that we can only have the peace of God when we are in heaven? 
35:36 – I am an atheist and I can’t believe in Genesis. Does the Catholic Church believe in quantum creation or other similar scientific theories? 
45:40 – I have a younger brother who hates religion. He said the Catholic Church is a farce because they don’t believe in astrology, but they celebrate the resurrection based on astrology. How can I respond? 
51:55 – Did Mary have other children than Jesus? If not, why is the word “brothers” used and not “cousins”? 

Resources Mentioned:

The Drama of Salvation by Jimmy Akin
Justification by Faith and Works: https://amzn.to/2WOYV1B
NCBCenter.org
Steven Hawking’s Cosmic Slot Machine by Jimmy Akin

Calls:

01:03 – I am pro-choice because I think that people should have the legal choice.  
20:09 – In the Bible, if a man suspects that his wife committed adultery and is with child, then they would perform an abortion with the bitter water. How do you explain that? 
34:43 – I am pro-choice because the Catholic Church doesn’t support healthcare for all. If you can’t afford a child, you shouldn’t have a child. 
46:06 – I am pro-choice because it is wrong to legislate a woman’s body. 

Calls:

13:33 – I am on the line, not sure if I am pro-choice. Where do you draw the line to determine when a baby is a person? 
29:53 – Are you willing to compromise on contraception so that fewer abortions must happen? 
33:44 – I am pro-choice because I think people should be able to choose whether to have a kid. Some people have no money or didn’t have contraception, they shouldn’t have to have a baby. 
51:26 – I am pro-choice because I think that people should have the legal choice.  

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