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

Fr. Hugh Barbour counsels and answers listeners as they call with questions of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.
Questions Covered:

08:00 – Can Catholics read heretical works? Why or why not? 
11:24 – I am not a Catholic yet. I am thinking about my first confession. I am frightened and embarrassed, and I don’t know where to start or what to do. Can you help me? 
24:08 – What is mystical wisdom? 
30:13 – If God is the first effect, how is that evil entered the world if there was only good before him? 
35:31 – Is the mark of the beast real? What should I know about it? 

41:03 – Why did St. John the Baptist send two of his disciples to Jesus to ask if they were following the right man? 
45:14 – Has the Church forgotten about the dogma that outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation? 
48:10 – I went to confession and received no penance. Is it valid? 
50:32 – Why do we need confession? 
53:10 – Is it moral for women to do and wear makeup, paint nails, etc? 

Jimmy Akin discusses the historical facts we can know about the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Resources Mentioned:

How the Accounts of Jesus’ Childhood Fit Together:

Questions Covered:

15:57 – Can you tell us more about the Wise Men? 
22:52 – Why is the entrance to the Nativity in Bethlehem so low to get into? Why is there so much division over the location? 
30:05 – What was the timeline of the birth of Jesus to the presentation and then the flight into Egypt? 
34:00 – When Joseph traveled with Mary, did they travel alone without other people? Was that true and was that unsafe? 
41:17 – Why did the angel of the Lord go to Shepherds first? 
43:48 – What was the topography of the journey that Mary made to Elizabeth? 
49:20 – You said you think the star was a miracle. How could this be if the star first led them to the evil Herod? 
51:17 – What is the meaning of the Nativity scene in the Vatican? 

Questions Covered:

08:02 – What is the Catholic Church’s position on the Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed from aborted fetal cells? 
13:00 – I see a lot of evidence that the great apostasy has already taken place. Why do you think it has not? 
17:29 – Is it wrong to say prayers for the success of my work? 
21:25 – What were the merits of the baptisms that John the Baptist performed? 
23:31 – How can someone be truly happy if someone they love is in hell? 
29:04 – Why do Catholics believe sola scriptura is wrong? 
35:22 – Why did the blood of St. Januarius remain solid? 
41:40 – Is it possible that someone who did something to me when I was a child could have put a curse on me? Are there steps that I can take to remove it, if that is the case? 
48:20 – In Luke’s gospel, why does Jesus, in a parable, praise the steward’s dishonesty in paying off his master’s debtors? 
51:27 – How can I teach my family that the early church was Catholic? 

Resources Mentioned:

The Bible Is A Catholic Book 
JAMW – #126 Curses
The Father’s Know Best by Jimmy Akin

Questions Covered:

11:23 – Protestants claim that when Jesus said the law was not abolished but fulfilled in him he was saying that there was no longer any need for mediators between God and man. Is this true? 
18:05 – The readings today discuss the genealogy of Joseph. Do we have a genealogy of Mary? 
19:01 – What is your book recommendation for learning about the biblical roots of the sacraments? 
21:23 – Why would the Vatican put an astronaut in the Nativity scene? 
29:29 – Are there things that Catholic business owners should not take part in or have business in? For example, selling incense and candles. 
35:02 – Did Jesus have a guardian angel?  
41:15 – What is your opinion of the Scriptural rosary? 
43:27 – At the wedding feast at Cana, Mary tells the servants what to do. How likely was it that servants would heed the words of a guest at a wedding? 
46:47 – What is the Catholic teaching on predestination? 
51:28 – Is the book of Job real or just a story? If it’s true, why don’t we call him St. Job? 

Resources Mentioned:

Biblical Roots of the Mass by Tom Nash
What Did Jesus Do? by Tom Nash


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