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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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Have you ever wanted to ask a Catholic priest about an aspect of the Catholic Church?
Questions Covered:

08:39 – Why don’t priests talk about death, judgment, heaven, or hell during homilies? 
16:20 – Is the priest after hearing a confession ever allowed to divulge something that a person has told them?  
21:42 – I am a Protestant. Don’t Catholics depend on the Sacraments as a crutch, so they don’t have to repent? Isn’t this a good time to repent? 
28:42 – What is the validity of baptizing a newborn as a layperson if a priest is not available? Will she receive all the same graces? 
32:32 – What is the official Church teaching on the gift of speaking in tongues? A lot of Protestants claim to have the gift, but it sounds like gibberish to me.  
35:55 – How do I explain to my Protestant friends that the Catholic Church is the first and true Church of Christ?   
43:25 – What is your advice for overcoming the extreme loneliness of this difficult time? 
47:09 – I left my husband because he was physically abusing me, but I am still married because I struggle with divorce. What should I do? 
49:55 – Is it ever acceptable to have a Mass or a wedding outside? 

How is a Eucharistic Church meant to thrive in a time when public gatherings are not allowed?
Questions Covered:

16:55 – What is the Church teaching on how to receive the Eucharist, especially right now? 
22:01 – Why do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ? 
28:54 – Is there an advantage to watching the live stream of the Mass v. watching it later on YouTube? 
30:58 – At what point does the Church engage in civil disobedience when it comes to the lockdown? There are so many places open, but it seems like the Church isn’t even trying to compromise. At what point will we just hold Masses again?  
33:02 – What is the difference between receiving the Eucharist spiritually v. physically and sacramentally? 
37:22 – Are priests’ hands anointed? Why is Walmart open, but our Church is not?  
46:13 – Is it true that there will be a tracking system for which people are going to Mass once the Church reopens? 
50:10 – Can the priests come to us instead of us forming lines to receive communion? 

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:

10:24 – I have been Catholic for 4 years and wouldn’t be Catholic without you. Does Mary have any relation to the Eucharist, earning her a Eucharistic title? 
20:57 – Are we meant to tithe a straight percentage? How much does debt play into the tithing amount? 
33:50 – The early Church Fathers seem to teach that Genesis should be taken literally, but it seems like Genesis 1 and 2 contradict each other. Can you help me to sort this out? 
39:02 – Considering Ephesians 2:8-9, is it true that you need to take communion to have eternal life? Aren’t we saved by grace alone? 
48:14 – Are the letters and books not included in the Bible still worth reading? 

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:

08:58 – My Protestant friend asked me if the Catholic Church thinks the Protestant Church is demonic. How can I respond?  
21:41 – Why was polygamy allowed in the Old Testament, but not in the new? 
35:30 – Is it true that the Pope is not allowed in the Vatican basement and that there are secrets down there, like a time machine? 
44:25 – Do angels have gender? Why do we refer to St. Michael as “him”? 

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. 
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Questions Covered:

06:41 – How does each person of the Trinity have separate wills and yet, are one God? 
18:36 – Some churches’ crucifixes have Jesus’ nail holes in his wrists, some have them in his palms. Where do those people with the stigmata have the nail holes? That should answer the question of what’s the right place, right? 
34:47 – How can I prove that there is free will? 
42:40 – Why, if God is all-powerful, does he need to have money given to him? Why do people have to tithe?  
49:20 – 1 John 5:16 says, “I am not saying to pray for them (the people who died in sin) …” Is this evidence against indulgences? 

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