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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 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:

04:13 – I was taught that taking the Lord’s name in vain meant using the Lord’s name for a vain purpose. Is that correct? 
07:39 – What would happen if a pope did teach heresy? 
15:23 – My cousin claims that the Church is founded on pagan belief and traditions. How can I respond to him? 
19:33 – I grew up Protestant and we would end our prayers by saying, “In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.” Why don’t Catholics end their prayers like that? 
22:13 – When in Church history did private confessions begin? 
29:51 – Is it against Church teaching to play with subliminals to change your perception or body? 
35:33 – What is the Church saying about the morality of taking the covid vaccines? 
44:13 – How can I prove that faith and science are very compatible? 
48:32 – I have heard in my history class that Jesus’ life happened at the same time as Jewish riots in his area. Would Jesus have rioted? 
52:26 – If your parents ask you to do something wrong or immoral, must you still honor them as the commandment says? 

Questions Covered:

05:03 – Does the Catholic Church grant indulgences to men who fought in the Crusades? I heard that on the history channel. 
10:33 – If Jesus opened the gates of heaven, did Satan open the gates of hell? 
14:27 – What is your best on what would happen with the return of Jesus if people live throughout the solar system someday? 
18:44 – When we’re in heaven, will people have to take turns with Jesus? 
23:08 – To what extent is it okay to listen to song lyrics that take the Lord’s name in vain? 
31:10 – What does it mean in Galatians 5:20 when it refers to “party spirit”? I am reading the RSV translation. 
34:13 – Is God everywhere at once? 
36:35 – Is it possible to ask God to forgive Satan? 
40:54 – Why do we say “our life, our sweetness, and our hope” to the Virgin Mary in the Hail, Holy Queen? 
47:23 – How do I determine if something is coincidence or providential? 
53:27 – Where do the wives for Adam and Eve’s sons come from? 

What do we know about the Bible? How does the Catholic Church interpret it?
Questions Covered:

03:18 – What is the significance of Mary speaking in the Bible? 
07:38 – It seems like everything the man in Matthew 13:44 does is wrong. How can this be an edifying parable for us? How are we meant to understand it? 
17:22 – If Adam and Eve didn’t sin, would someone has eventually sinned, or would we all live in paradise?  
21:03 – Who put the bible together? 
23:51 – In 2 Kings 2:23-24, Elijah curses young children who tease him and prays that they’ll be mauled. What is the meaning of these verses? Is it teaching children to respect the prophets? 
32:02 – Why were the books of Esther and Daniel excluded from Protestant bibles? 
34:28 – Is there evidence in the bible for the Assumption of Mary? 
37:28 – Tell us what question about the Bible you wish someone would ask you, but no one ever has. I’m too shy to call. 
40:06 – Does the bible give evidence for not keeping the ashes of our loved ones? 
43:45 – Is there any biblical evidence for Christ’s wounds being healed after his resurrection? 
48:12 – Is there biblical passage about physicians praying for God to bless their work? I could swear that I read something like that in the Bible but can’t find it anywhere. 
49:30 – When Jesus fasted in the desert, did he eat nothing, or did he eat locusts and honey? 
52:22 – Did Adam and Even need to eat to live in Genesis or was it just for pleasure? 

What do we know about the Bible? How does the Catholic Church interpret it?
Questions Covered:

04:13 – What is block logic and how can it be applied to the Bible? 
15:55 – What is your theory on why St. Luke never finished the Acts of the Apostles? 
20:56 – Is lying always wrong and is there evidence for that in the Bible? 
32:48 – When the Lord says, “What God has brought together, let no man set asunder,” did that apply to all marriages, even natural? 
37:50 – Why does the Jerusalem Bible use a singular version of John 1:13, while other translations use the plural?  
45:47 – I have heard that Catholics do not use dispensationalism. What do they use? 

Questions Covered:

04:41 – What is the proper understanding of the word ‘saint’? St. Paul seems to use it differently than we do today? 
22:14 – How can I talk to other Christians about Mary? They think we worship her. 
33:17 – Why do we have an Easter Vigil? 
36:00 – I would like to become Catholic but the scandals, coverups, and abuse give me great pause. What can I do? 
46:11 – Why are there 7 extra books in the Catholic Bible? 
49:53 – I used to be a minister. My Protestant goddaughter wants me to marry her and her fiancé, even though I have converted to Catholicism now. Is that okay for me to do?


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