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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On today’s show we celebrates 25 years of Catholic Answers Live on the air. Cy welcomes, Jerry Usher, host emeritus of CA Live, Senior Apologist, Jimmy Akin and Radio Producer Darin DeLozier to recount the origins and memorable moments of the show.

Open Forum – Questions Covered:

05:28 – Can you clarify the theological status of natural marriage and Pauline privilege (1 Corn. 7:10-15)
14:30 – If God is omniscient, doesn’t that mean that I last forever in the mind of God? If that’s true doesn’t that make me immortal?
24:08 – I do respond to the question: Why pray for the dead after they die if they can no longer turn to God?
30:45 – Does God have a soul?
36:00 – What does the Church teach about exorcisms, and how to heal people from a spiritual affliction?
41:11 – If people don’t have free will after they die, then how can saints in heaven pray and have miracles?
44:58 – On praying for the dead: We don’t know if they went to heaven or hell, but we still should pray for them.
49:36 – Does Jesus need the grace of faith?
52:19 – Does God the Father have a body?

Open Forum – Questions Covered:

06:52 – How to I respond to a protestant who says “God told me this is wrong”
14:45 – Do we have any knowledge of what Jesus would have been like as a child?
20:17 – I’m Pentacostal and just stumbled upon this show. What is the Catholic view on baptism?
30:26 – Are we supposed to adhere to the law of Moses? If so, why are we feasting on foods that are condemned according to the mosaic law?
35:56 – How do I respond to the protestant claim that the moment the Church embraced priestly celibacy it became demonic?
45:20 – I’ve noticed a lot of Catholic influencers have been uncharitable with the passing of P. Benedict XVI. How do we have conversations with people when emotions are still high?

Questions Covered: 

01:04 – How can Protestants be part of the body of Christ, when the council of Florence says the body of Christ is the church?  
12:44 – What happened to the families of the Apostles when they dropped everything to follow Jesus?  
19:00 – What would the Catholic perspective be to an argument that Rome is not in union with orthodoxy? 
30:05 – Would Deuteronomy 12: 32 make Jesus a false Prophet because he abolished the old law?  
41:07 – When someone is born is a new Guardian Angel created? 
48:49 – Why is it important to have a relationship with Mary? 

Questions Covered: 

20:32 – How do I imagine Jesus when he is in the Eucharistic form?  
24:02 – Can you help explain the Immaculate Conception?  
33:44 – Why is there something rather than nothing?   
39:45 – How can I share proper Catholic faith with a Lutheran Pastor?  
46:08 – The term Holy Ghost is used in one Gospel, while the term Holy Spirit is mentioned in all other Gospels. What term should I use? 
48:12 – Why don’t local parishes have bible studies similar to Christian churches?  


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