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. 

Call in with your question at 1-888-31-TRUTH!


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Most Recent Episodes

Listeners call in with their questions about the Catholic faith.
Questions Covered:

04:40 – For people who have given up something during Lent, can that food be eaten on feast days and Sundays during Lent? 
08:08 – Is St. Paul reprimanding St. Peter in Galatians 2 when he criticizes a man named Cephas? 
14:03 – Should you stay in a youth group community that is lax or teaching incorrect doctrine? 
20:19 – Is having the gift of tongues demonic? I heard that St. Thomas Aquinas said this gift shouldn’t be used by anyone anymore? 
31:05 – As Christians, are we called to let “Jesus take the wheel” or called to defend ourselves? 
41:37 – Why do we pray and have faith if we have no guarantees about who God is? 
46:41 – In Luke 22:31, is the Lord giving Satan permission to tempt Christians? 
49:38 – Is there any occasion within a confession might not be valid because a priest omits asking you to recite the Act of Contrition or does not give a penance? 

Listeners call in with their questions about the Catholic faith.
Questions Covered:

05:36 – The Council of Florence stated that one could go to hell for original sin alone. How can this be? 
10:22 – In different translations of John 14:17, the Holy Spirit is referred to as “it” or “him”. Which one is correct? 
14:53 – What is a convincing argument to try to explain to a Jewish friend that Christ is actually the Messiah? 
22:19 – I know that there is no salvation outside of the Church, but I have heard that you can be saved outside of the Church if you are in spiritual communion with the Church. Is that true? 
28:30 – In Matthew 8:18-20, it says, “where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am.” Is Jesus still there if I pray by myself? 
29:56 – Do guardian angels have names? Should we name them? Should we pray to them? 
34:10 – Why do you need to go in front of the Church civilly to be married? 
40:54 – In the Apostle’s Creed, it says “Christ rose again from the dead.” Didn’t he only rise once? 
43:25 – Does the declaration on religious freedom from Pope Paul VI contradict the Catholic practice of infant baptism, since the infants aren’t given the freedom to choose baptism for themselves? 
49:10 – Is it true that morality only exists because human beings figured out that if they didn’t kill each other and work together, that they couldn’t continue the human race and live life pleasurably? Is the source of morality deeper than this? 

Questions Covered:

09:04 – In Australia, they have created an embryo from human cells. What are the ethical implications of this? 
16:18 – Do you know the percentage of OBGYNs who are pro-abortion? How can you find a pro-life doctor? 
22:00 – Who should we contact, as laity, to push for pro-life in the Church and get more priests to speak out about abortion? 
29:23 – If someone refuses medical treatment, is that a form of suicide? 
33:23 – I am a veterinarian and, in many situations,, I euthanize animals. People say to me, why can’t we do that for people if we can do it for dogs? How can I respond to that? 
39:57 – How can the Church approve the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines when they were tested on aborted fetal cell lines? 
44:53 – Is a feeding tube considered to be extraordinary care for someone? Could the feeding tube ever be ethically removed or declined? 
50:30 – Are there any circumstances at all in which abortion is licit when the mother’s life is in immediate danger? 

How can we truly follow God’s command to “love our neighbors as we love ourselves”?
Questions Covered:

18:00 – Is it wrong to thank God for good things that I know others must go without? 
19:55 – People have told me it’s wrong to tell a child or another person, “I am so proud of you.” If it’s wrong to say that, what is the phrasing that should be used? Is this a bad kind of pride? 
30:49 – My husband’s mother is the kind of person who wants to tell us every negative thing about everyone in the family, often rehashing old bad things that happened. How can we respectfully set the boundary with her that we do not want to hear this kind of talk? We want to hear about things going on if we can help to find a solution, but she is just talking to talk. 
40:56 – I have been struggling mentally for a long time. From a Catholic perspective, how can I best go about finding help for anxiety and depression? 
49:02 – Is St. Dymphna a positive person to pray to for mental health?   

Questions Covered:

01:43 – Can superheroes, like Batman, be devout Catholics and still beat up bad guys? 
06:10 – Are Protestant baptisms valid? 
10:58 – In James 2, Protestants say we are not justified by faith and works, that the works portion is justification before man, not God. How can I respond to this? 
17:51 – Since Mary underwent the ritual purification of all mothers under the law, doesn’t that prove that she wasn’t a perpetual virgin? 
22:17 – Why don’t the eastern orthodox recognize the pope as the successor of Christ? 
31:37 – Did the early Church teach that the Jews were collectively guilty of deicide? 
36:21 – What is the Catholic understanding of predestination? 
40:53 – I recently heard on NPR from this author who wrote a book about the Bible. She claimed that God referred to himself in the Old Testament as Satan. Is that true? What could she be talking about? 
47:14 – What is the difference between the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew versus Luke? 
49:12 – How do we know which definition of “Elohim” is being used each time in the bible? 


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