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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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What does the Church teach about the human body?
Questions Covered:

18:32 – If a person’s soul leaves his body, is it still the same person? Is that body a different person at that point? 
34:12 – Besides DNA, human bodies are made up of the same elements, one of them being water. How does the Church determine the uniqueness of each person, besides seeing that their DNA is different? 
44:50 – I think there are some people in the secular world making the same realizations about sexual ethics and the human body that the Catholic Church has already established. I think if they investigate further, they will find that the Church is teaching the same things that they are discovering. 

Resources Mentioned:
What is a Human?

Jerry and Debbie tackle the questions that have arisen as the pandemic restrictions lift and life starts heading back to normal. How can people best re-enter relationships and society after such a long and challenging year?
Questions Covered:

08:00 – Post-covid, I have been seeing life really opening up here in Washington. I have been enjoying seeing the changes. 
13:35 – I am still afraid of the virus and don’t feel it’s over yet. I still wear masks. I have been afraid to go to Mass. This is really wearing on me. 
20:01 – I work in healthcare with patients who are immunosuppressed and have been struggling with the dichotomy of strict masks and regulations at work and now, nothing outside of work. 
24:45 – How do I get my autistic children not to be afraid anymore? 
35:07 – In states that have very low vaccination rates, people with chronic illness are feeling very vulnerable and still having to wear masks. 
46:25 – It seems like some people are so vigilant about wearing masks and enforcing them for other people that they are so angry in their interactions with others. People have not been content with individuals making decisions about their personal health. 
52:52 – I don’t think the covid restrictions were that big of an inconvenience, since it saved lives. I enjoyed spending so much time with my wife over the last year or so. 

Questions Covered: 

03:50 – How does the process of purgatory work? 
I hear some Catholics greet each other by saying “Hail Mary” to each other. In “Behold your Mother” Mr. Staples says that “Hail Mary” should be translated more like “Rejoice Mary”.  Why do English speakers say “Hail Mary” when it should be “rejoice Mary”? 
19:52 – What is the reliability of the Gospel of James? Can it be used to defend Mary? 
23:15 – How do you contrast John 3:16 to 1 John 2:15? 
34:42 – Traditionalist Catholics are accusing Pope Francis as being a cult leader. How does one answer that he is not? 
42:46 – I have a friend who argues that meditative prayer is the highest form of prayer. Is there a hierarchy with the different forms of prayer? 
50:44 – When the priest elevates the Host should we bow at that moment or should we bow when the priest genuflects after? Or is that our place at all?  

Questions Covered: 

07:40 – I met someone who claimed that the Catholic Church worships idols and how do I answer this? And when I talked to a priest about this encounter he said that there was nothing I could say and if this was what the man believes, there is nothing I could say to change his mind. 
16:38 – When I’ve told people I’m catholic I’ve been accused of embracing a religion of rules and not having a personal relationship with Christ. How can I defend being Catholic to those who think I’m only “following religion” and not actually following Christ? 
22:35 – Throughout this pandemic I seem to be the only person that knows that St. Rocco is the patron saint of pandemics. EWTN never mentions it and I’m wondering why? 
29:33 – What is the difference between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic church? 
40:15 – Can a practicing Catholic receive the Holy Eucharist in an evangelical church? 
43:05 – I just went to Mass and the priest told another parishioner  that you can’t go to Mass on Saturday in place of Sunday Mass. The Mass is the same on Saturday as Sunday so I’m confused as to why he said this. 
47:15 – If someone were to pray the 2nd sorrowful mystery (the spiritual fruit being charity) can this heal an addiction such as smoking? 
51:15 – Was there any formal recognition of Joseph being the adoptive father of Jesus?  Did anyone know about Jesus being born of a virgin other than his immediate family before his public ministry? 

Questions Covered:

11:30 – I am in recovery for sexual addiction and just keep falling. Am I going to have to hit rock bottom for God to remove this from my life? 
16:55 – I am 9 months clean and was agnostic at first, but I want to go through RCIA. How do I incorporate my belief in God with my recovery? I feel like I cannot bring this to God, I feel too much shame.  Also, how do I help my mom, who is also an addict? 
24:42 – Is there a retreat offered by Catholic in Recovery? Who is it for? 
31:14 – If we are in recovery, would you recommend the Blood of Christ or not? 
34:40 – I am very alone in my addictions. I sometimes have good days, and then relapse. I am self-isolated. How can I overcome these tendencies to self-isolate so I can actually get some help with this? 
44:08 – I attend the virtual meetings and I am so grateful for it. If I hadn’t found it virtually, I wouldn’t have gone.  I didn’t have the courage. Does a person need to eventually attend in person to fully recover? 
49:20 – How is Catholic in Recovery different from AA? 

 

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