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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Most Recent Episodes

Question Covered:

03:51 – Would it have been morally just for Elrond to have thrown Isildur into the fires of Mt Doom when he refused to destroy the One Ring, as a way to ensure its destruction?
14:02 – I have one question about The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
I do not understand the words Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
Father and Son are One Divinity, right? So… how can I offer God to God when there is One God?
17:18 – Have there been any documentaries, or at minimum, speculations of people who have claimed to come back in time from the distant future (with perhaps a story to tell —and what is heading our way)?
20:06 – If you were involved in a teleportation accident that created a duplicate of you, would that person have to confess your sins?
23:40 – If Christ died to Redeem all, would alien scriptures reference an alien Redeemer, or are all aliens Unfallen, thus not needing Revelation and Salvation? Related to this, if Satan knew that the Incarnation would occur on Earth, did he then ignore aliens, thus leaving them Unfallen? Therefore, if and when Humanity travels to the stars, might we be the cause of their Fall? Continuing on this theme, since working with tools was a punishment due to Original Sin, it could be argued that technology is a sign of a Fallen species. Since we haven’t seen any evidence of ETs, might that be proof that aliens are Unfallen?
32:49 – What are your thoughts on Gulf War Syndrome?
39:45 – If a family wanted their child baptized in Klingon or a pre-Christian Babylonian language. Assuming an accurate but not Vatican-approved translation, would it be valid? This is obviously theoretical but speaks to the point of whether a translation or interpretation is assumed to be valid or not before any Vatican intervention on the text.
45:00 – Would it have been possible to hold a spelling bee in ancient Egypt?
48:50 – Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?
51:45 – Is it possible for a species (such as an alien, or an understudied cephalopod) to have a powerful brain comparable to or even greater than our own, but not an immortal soul?

Questions Covered:

31:13 – I’m divorced and have a child with my ex. She remarried but I still battle with wanting her. Am I committing the sin of lusting over another man’s wife?
36:10 – My daughter in law is abusive to my son. Is there anything I can do as an outsider?
42:32 – My ex-husband decided that our marriage was over because the Holy Spirit wasn’t with us. He also had a porn addiction. Does a porn addiction play a role in the annulment process?
45:25 – Forgiveness of a habitual sin is necessary only when they are willing to be forgiven.
48:18 – What happens when you have a husband who proposed because a medium said he would marry a woman that looks like me?
51:27 – Does the unwillingness to have children after we’ve already had kids fall within your broad definition of infidelity?

Questions Covered:

02:58 – I’m trying to find encouragement. I find myself more Catholic than the Catholic Culture around. Any advice?
12:33 – My father started a new church in our home and a year ago I began exploring and discovered the Mass. I have a lot of questions. How do I proceed? How do I discern if Catholicism is true?
19:57 – I see that in the Shroud the nails go through the wrists but in stories of stigmata the wounds happen in the hands. Should I not believe in these stories?
29:53 – Why do we need repetitive prayer like the rosary?
34:53 – How do I explain to my child that my recent ex-wife is engaged? As a Catholic how do I approach this?
40:30 – When is it appropriate, after entering the Church, to start considering a religious vocation?
43:52 – My granddaughter has been diagnosed with a tumor. We will be going to a healing Mass, what should we expect?
53:55 – Is the process of working through the doctrines a barrier of evangelization?

Question Covered:

14:31 – What would you say to someone struggling with Marian doctrine?
19:20 – What is allowed for Catholics to do with their bodies after death? Is decomposition allowed?
32:55 – It appears the Church puts Mary in a higher position than Jesus. What’s the teaching?
44:10 – In the Hail Holy Queen prayer it says that Mary is our life, sweetness and hope. Wouldn’t this be Jesus?

Questions Covered:

03:22 – do I move forward in Faith from personal experience to a more rooted understanding? How can I know that Christianity is true?
11:43 – Why would God do miracles in a Pentecostal church if it would lead them away from the Catholic Church?
24:30 – In Mt 26 it says that the disciples were eating before the consecration. Was there a meal beforehand?
29:19 – I’m also having trouble having faith in the Eucharist. Can you give me some guidance?
36:19 – After Adam and Eve, how many people were there?
40:55 – How do I explain apostolic succession to a Calvinist if they claim that succession was only needed during those years?
48:28 – Does the Church cast out demons and should every believer cast them out?
52:06 – Does Lev 21:9 concern burning the living or cremation?

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