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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Questions Covered:

03:34 – If saving faith can happen by calling out to the name of the Lord prior to baptism, is baptism just a substitute? 
11:27 – Revelation says that the Euphrates River would dry up at the end times. It’s drying up now. Is this a warning sign? 
19:50 – There’s a verse in the Old Testament that supports putting to death false prophets, witches, etc. Was this the reason they did that in the Middle Ages and what’s the church’s official teaching? 
24:54 – Why would the Lord regret something He did? 
33:47 – Is it likely that Joseph would have sped up his engagement process? Was she under reproach after the birth of Jesus? 
44:40 – Mark 11:22-24 If we really believe in something are we really going to have? 
51:38 – How did David offer sacrifice if it says that only members of Aaron’s family were allowed to offer sacrifice? 

Questions Covered:

03:14 – Could you give me a brief summary on how the mass came to be? 
12:18 – What made you become Catholic instead of Orthodox? 
18:46 – How do you properly consecrate yourself to Jesus and Mary? 
23:54 – I sometimes have a hard time understanding because of the thick accent. I heard that you have to understand certain things he said that the priest said to receive communion. Is this true? 
31:56 – Do priests have training to help people from other religions to figure out why they should convert to Catholicism over other religions? 
42:37 – I’m Orthodox. What was your timeframe when you were considering Catholicism vs Orthodoxy? What has been your development of ideas since converting regarding the national ties to Orthodoxy compared to the historical national ties in Catholicism? 
50:33 – Why are celibate gay men allowed into the priesthood? 

Questions Covered:

20:59 – What gives the German bishops the authority to do what they’re doing? If they don’t have authority why doesn’t the pope reprimand them? 
23:29 – What are your thoughts on establishing a Catholic monarchy? 
30:06 – This disunity is what’s keeping me from being Catholic. How should I approach this? 
34:16 – I know there’s a pope who, when he was elected, immediately got rid of the bishops and appointed new ones. Do you happen to know who this pope was? 
45:35 – Is it fair to make a comparison of the surveys the protestant churches sent out to the survey the bishops sent out for this synod? 
50:54 – Is there a similar disparity within the German bishops as to the US bishops? 

Questions Covered:

01:55 – How much of a hand does God have in our suffering? 
08:04 – Why does Jesus refer to himself as “son of man?” 
15:12 – What did Jesus mean when He said “the end of the age” in Matthew 24:3? 
23:58 – What criteria did the Church use to choose which book is canonical and which is not? 
37:15 – Is it valid to think that souls of those who only had a baptism of desire can enter purgatory? 
42:01 – When did the apostles begin believing in the Trinity? 
48:50 – Why did some songs change from using the name Yahweh to God? 
52:30 – Did the Jews believe that the soul is mortal? 

Questions Covered:

06:15 – Why do Catholics pray to the saints and Mary? 
15:10 – Was St. Ann cleansed of original sin because of her conceiving of Mary? 
19:12 – Will we be able to teleport to other planets in our resurrected bodies? 
24:07 – A Oneness Pentecostal argued that the saints praying for us places a burden on them and that’s why it’s impossible for them to pray for us. How do I respond? 
33:52 – Is there any explanation on the sinless Mary that is biblically founded? I’d love to hear concretely why we can assume she’s free of sin. 
39:42 – What power does Mary have as intercessor? 
46:00 – What are your thoughts on astral spiders? Are they demons or of a demonic nature? 
52:03 – I heard a prophecy that said that once Queen Elizabeth died, Jesus would return. Is this true? What are your thoughts on this prophecy? 


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