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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Questions Covered:

20:59 – What gives the German bishops the authority to do what they’re doing? If they don’t have authority why doesn’t the pope reprimand them? 
23:29 – What are your thoughts on establishing a Catholic monarchy? 
30:06 – This disunity is what’s keeping me from being Catholic. How should I approach this? 
34:16 – I know there’s a pope who, when he was elected, immediately got rid of the bishops and appointed new ones. Do you happen to know who this pope was? 
45:35 – Is it fair to make a comparison of the surveys the protestant churches sent out to the survey the bishops sent out for this synod? 
50:54 – Is there a similar disparity within the German bishops as to the US bishops? 

Questions Covered:

01:55 – How much of a hand does God have in our suffering? 
08:04 – Why does Jesus refer to himself as “son of man?” 
15:12 – What did Jesus mean when He said “the end of the age” in Matthew 24:3? 
23:58 – What criteria did the Church use to choose which book is canonical and which is not? 
37:15 – Is it valid to think that souls of those who only had a baptism of desire can enter purgatory? 
42:01 – When did the apostles begin believing in the Trinity? 
48:50 – Why did some songs change from using the name Yahweh to God? 
52:30 – Did the Jews believe that the soul is mortal? 

Questions Covered:

06:15 – Why do Catholics pray to the saints and Mary? 
15:10 – Was St. Ann cleansed of original sin because of her conceiving of Mary? 
19:12 – Will we be able to teleport to other planets in our resurrected bodies? 
24:07 – A Oneness Pentecostal argued that the saints praying for us places a burden on them and that’s why it’s impossible for them to pray for us. How do I respond? 
33:52 – Is there any explanation on the sinless Mary that is biblically founded? I’d love to hear concretely why we can assume she’s free of sin. 
39:42 – What power does Mary have as intercessor? 
46:00 – What are your thoughts on astral spiders? Are they demons or of a demonic nature? 
52:03 – I heard a prophecy that said that once Queen Elizabeth died, Jesus would return. Is this true? What are your thoughts on this prophecy? 

Questions Covered:

03:46 – Is it appropriate for a Catholic to use the practice of accessing your inner child by using your non-dominant hand to write with? 
10:37 – My dad is very close to converting to Catholicism. His wife is more hesitant, do you know any books in Chinese that I could give her? 
14:00 – Why doesn’t the Church come out and say marijuana isn’t an intrinsic evil and actually has good potential for medical use? 
21:42 – What would happen is a mega church pastor converted to Catholicism, would he be able to be ordained as a priest? 
31:57 – What is the Catholic interpretation of Hebrews 6:4-6? 
41:36 – My catechism book says that if you feel guilty for a sin that you have already been forgiven for, that you should still confess it. Is this true? 
46:57 – Is it alright to ask Jesus to pray for you? 
52:50 – What’s the proper term for a person who received all the sacraments but didn’t live it out until 20 years after being away from the Church? 

Questions Covered:

03:40 – Would you like to continue our Socratic dialogue on the argument from cosmology?
18:03 – Why do we have and need godparents for sacraments?
20:58 – Why do some translations have “blessed are you among women” in the story of the Annunciation but not in others?
24:06 – Can you compare the Catholic and Protestant understanding of 1 Corinth. 11? Was there both a feast and a liturgy?
32:00 – How do we talk to Protestants about the Deuterocanon?
41:34 – Why doesn’t the Church include the Didache and Clement’s letter to the Corinthians into the canon of scripture?
44:43 – What is sanctifying Grace? How do we get it? Did Jesus need it and how did He get it?
48:35 – Why did the translation change from “forgive us our debts” to “forgive us our trespasses?”
51:39 – Is it proper to take pictures of the Eucharist in the monstrance?


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