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. 

Call in with your question at 1-888-31-TRUTH!


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Most Recent Episodes

#9332 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Questions Covered:

09:21 – I went to confession and the priest would not absolve me. I went to a different priest who did absolve me of my sins. Is it wrong for me to have gone to a different priest? 
22:47 – Are canons 68-70 at the fourth Lateran council dogmatic? They concern the treatment of Jewish people. 
37:05 – How are we meant to make the sign of the cross? Do we use our whole hand or a few fingers? 
46:25 – I attend a Lutheran church, but I believe in the Real Presence. Am I receiving the true Body and Blood of Christ? 
53:15 – What is the Catholic Churc…

#9331 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

Questions Covered:

05:30 – Why do Catholics think that prayer can do anything at all? Why do Catholics think the Bible is the inspired Word of God? 
18:32 – Do lay Eucharistic ministers need special permission from the Bishop to minister communion?  
34:37 – Is a lay baptism as a baptism performed in the Church?  
39:12 – Is there any Scriptural evidence for infant baptism? 

#9330 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

Questions Covered:

05:55 – Why do Catholics believe in purgatory when there is no biblical basis for it? 
16:25 – Why does the Catholic Church allow a divorced person to receive Communion, but not after they get remarried? Why do they need an annulment? 
35:30 – How can I speak with non-Catholics who claim that the truth cannot be found through reason? How can I find the truth with them when they think the truth is relative? 
46:29 – Are there any sacraments that non-Catholics can receive, like Anointing of the Sick or Confession? 

#9329 Open Forum - Tim Staples

Questions Covered:

04:20 – I returned to the faith because of Catholic Answers! Thank you. 
11:13 – How can I become an apologist? Would being an apologist help me to become a deacon? 
20:22 – How do I explain the hiddenness of God to young people or atheists? 
33:20 – How are we supposed to reconcile “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” with the idea of taking up our cross? 
46:40 – How can someone recognize spiritual warfare? 

#9328 Open Forum - Tim Staples

Questions Covered:

06:43 – What is the role of the priest in evangelization as opposed to the role of the laity? 
15:54 – Is it a mortal sin to view a film that uses God’s name in vain? 
31:21 – Where did the nails pierce Christ’s arms? Was it in the hand or the wrist? 
47:18 – I have fallen away from the faith and my mom feels like she’s failed as a mom. How can I discuss with her why I am not religious? 

Resources Mentioned:

Why We’re Catholic by Trent Horn 

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