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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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Catholic Answers Live Christmas Quiz Show Extravaganza
ROUND 1
Which gospel is the only one that mentions the magi?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John
Which gospel is the only one that mentions the shepherds visiting the baby Jesus?
e) Matthew
f) Mark
g) Luke
h) John
Which gospel does not start with the infancy of Jesus but before the beginning of the world with the words “In the beginning was the word”?
a) Matthew
b) Mark
c) Luke
d) John
Why did Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem?
A) To be counted for the census
B) To visit Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth
C) An Angel told Joseph to go there
What is the first season of the Church’s liturgical calendar?
A) Easter
B) Advent
C) Christmas
Who was the ruler trying to find the Christ-child to destroy him?
A) Pontius Pilate
B) Caesar Augustus
C) Herod
D) ROUND 2
What is the Incarnation?
a) God entering Jesus at his baptism.
b) God assuming a human nature and becoming man.
c) God taking on the appearance but not the nature of a human.
What is divinization (also called theosis)?
a) When a person is made like God so as to share in the divine nature.
b) When Jesus appears gloriously at the Transfiguration.
c) When Mary is conceived in the womb without sin.
Who is the theotokos?
a) The beloved disciple.
b) Jesus
c) Mary
Jesus has two natures:
a) But only one will, the divine will.
b) And two wills, human and divine.
c) But the two natures are fused into one nature.
If a priest performs a sacrament while in a state of mortal sin?
a) The sacrament is invalid
b) The sacrament is valid.
c) The sacrament is technically valid, but no grace comes from it.
Who can baptize?
a) Bishops, priests, and deacons
b) Any baptized person
c) Any person with the right intention
ROUND 3- Final Judgement
1. True or False – Constantine started the celebration of Christmas as a Christianized version of the Roman pagan holiday.
2. True or False – The Holy Spirit is created by the love of the Father and the Son.
3. True or False – Faith without works is dead.
4. True or False – The souls in heaven are still awaiting the resurrection of their bodies.
5. True or False – The Church no longer teaches that baptism is necessary for salvation.
6. True or False – Without the grace of God, which we cannot merit, we cannot be saved.
7. True or False – Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.

What do Catholics believe what they do?
Questions Covered:

11:51 – Why do we use things like holy water or blessed salt? 
16:26 – If Jesus spoke in hyperbole so often, how do we know that he wasn’t being hyperbolic when talking about his flesh and blood in the Eucharist? 
24:01 – Peter says that people must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Why does the Catholic Church defy that and baptize in the name of the Trinity? 
33:44 – Why must we confess the number of times we’ve committed a mortal sin? 
41:48 – Do you not believe that Jesus’ sacrifice was enough since you believe in purgatory? 
47:51 What happened to the Ark of the Covenant? 
50:34 – I am a Baptist in RCIA. Is it inappropriate for me to take communion at a Catholic Church once I am Catholic? 

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:

02:33 – I am a Protestant. Recently I have become interested in Catholic teaching. I don’t understand the role of works in the Catholic understanding of salvation. How does that work? 
13:00 – The angel Gabriel said to Mary that her cousin was six months pregnant. When Mary went to visit Elizabeth, was she present for the birth of John? 
16:53 – Is there any Church teaching addressing what happens to the just and the unjust when they are resurrected? 
19:45 – Is the seal in Ephesian 4:30 proof of eternal security? 
28:24 – I am a PhD student and I study the occult. I know St. Paul says to avoid astrologists and the like. How far is too far in my research? I am a Catholic. 
36:53 – How do we answer non-Catholics when they have complaints about the pope, particularly the Nativity scene that is in the Vatican this year? 
45:58 – What is the Catholic view of celebrating Kwanzaa? 
48:50 – I got baptized 3 times as a Protestant. I became Catholic and realized that is too many baptisms, especially since the first one was Trinitarian. I got really sick and I am wondering if God is upset with me for being baptized so much? Can I fix this? 
52:26 – I see in the Old Testament that special graces come through the name of God. Does this have a connection to the New Testament saying, “At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend”?

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:

05:47 – In a conditional baptism, why is the phrase “if thou art a man” used? 
21:51 – Why are people reluctant to believe in Eucharistic miracles? 
29:10 – Does the Church address televangelists as false prophets? 
37:19 – Can people who are not ordained call on God’s power to cast out demons or evil spirits? 
45:58 – Doesn’t Matthew 23:9 prove that it is wrong to call Catholic priests ‘father’? 

This year has been challenging and isolating for many people. Dr. Greg Popcak gives his best advice for getting through Christmas in a healthy and happy way.
Questions Covered:

14:25 – My family is all staying separate this Christmas because of covid. It seems like all the joy and the religion has gone out of the holiday. Do you have any suggestions for making it a special day still? 
21:48 – Do you believe that a family can make a reasonable decision to have a gathering in person? 
24:56 – What do you think about the Nativity in St. Peter’s square? 
42:40 – My mom is dealing with dementia. With everything going on, we haven’t been going to Church for a long time because of my mom’s health. Is it wrong for me to go to Church this Christmas without her? I feel guilty. 

 

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