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 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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Most Recent Episodes

What does the Catholic Church teach and believe about the priesthood?
Questions Covered:

21:50 – Did Jesus establish the ministry of priesthood or did Melchisedec? 
29:32 – Does the priesthood in the Catholic Church invalidate the role of Protestant pastors or ministers? 
35:55 – Was Melchisedec a person or just a role? 
42:50 – I was Mormon for a little bit and I felt power coming from the Mormon priesthood. How and why could this be? 

 

Who is the third person of the most Holy Trinity? What do Catholics believe about the Holy Spirit?
Questions Covered:

17:40 – The Holy Spirit has always been my favorite person of the Trinity. 
20:10 – Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son? 
31:47 – Most of my family is Catholic and has received Confirmation, but they don’t seem like they’ve received the Holy Spirit. Why is that? 
43:20 – Is there a future kingdom to be established here on earth? 
48:53 – Do you agree with eastern theology of the perceiver Trinity? 
52:34 – Is the Holy Spirit exclusive to Catholicism or is the Spirit in all Christian churches? 

ROUND ONE
 1) What is public revelation?

A) The revelation of God in nature.
B) The revelation of God which ceased with the death of the last Apostle.
C) The revelation of God before the specific revelation of Jesus.

2) Catholics believe Angels are:

A) Spirits but not persons.
B) Symbols of God’s power.
C) Persons of a purely spiritual nature.

3) A human person is

A) An individual substance of a rational nature.
B) A rational soul that is trapped within a body.
C) A rational individual but not a substance.

4) God created the world:

A) As the best world he could possibly create.
B) In a state of journeying toward perfection.
C) In a fallen state.

5) Ex communication means:

A) A person is condemned to hell unless they repent.
B) A person is labeled as evil.
C) A person is excluded from the communion of believers.

6) Solidarity means:

a) Sharing all our goods in common as is done in a monastery.
b) Giving to institutions rather than directly to the poor.
c) Actively praying and working for the good of others, especially those in need, because they are our brothers and sisters.

ROUND TWO – 

1) The common good is:

A) The “sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily” (Pacem in Terris 55).
B) When society does the most good for the most people.
C) The effort by society to limit wealth disparity between people.

2) Material cooperation with an evil:

A)Is not always sinful
B) Is worse than formal cooperation
C) Is always sinful

3) Murder in the course of war:

A) Is acceptable if undertaken for grave reasons.
B) Is not evil because war involves killing.
C) Is a grave evil.

4) Which of these is the source and summit of Christian life?

A) Baptism
B) The Eucharist
C) Heaven

5) The Communion of Saints refers to:

A) The canonized saints who can be honored at Mass.
B) All of the saints in heaven whether they have been canonized or not.
C) All of those who have been made children of God by Christ whether in heaven, on earth, or in purgatory.

6) A Catholic patient choosing euthanasia or medical suicide:

A) Cannot be given the sacraments unless they repent.
B) Can receive confession before dying.
C) Can receive all of the sacraments to help them as they go to God.

 
FINAL JUDGMENT
1) T or F Every soul in Purgatory is a member of the Catholic Church.
2) T or F Human dignity can only be violated in self-defense.
3) T or F The Church denies that natural marriage is possible and only accepts sacramental marriage.
4) T or F Jesus teaches that if a man marries a divorced woman he commits adultery.
5) T or F No adult can come to a state of justification without faith.
6) T or F The souls in Heaven have more faith than we do.
7) T or F The souls in Heaven are perfected in love and incapable of suffering.

Questions Covered:

16:05 – My daughter is troubled by Catholic teaching on sexual morality. She claims to be pansexual. How can I speak with her about this? 
24:50 – I struggle to understand how Mary could be the Mother of God. Can you explain it to me? 
28:31 – I struggle to understand how Mary could be the Mother of God. Can you explain it to me? – Send Behold Your Mother 
34:00 – Can you clarify what it means to be made “in the image and likeness of God”? Does this mean that God the Father looks like a human being? 
40:23 – I don’t understand how the Trinity is 3 people. Also, why would Jesus pray to the Father, to himself? 
45:02 – I am troubled by the doctrine of apostolic tradition being passed down infallibly. 

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
Questions Covered:

02:12 – What is a good place to learn Latin? I became Catholic in June and have been attending the Latin Mass, but I don’t know any Latin. 
08:05 – Why aren’t Catholics allowed to join a Masonic Lodge? 
15:46 – My mother is a fundamentalist Christian, and I am Catholic. She asked me what Catholics believe about the dual theory of salvation. How can I answer her? She is not a scholar, so I want to explain simply. Send Drama of Salvation 
23:29 – Why can’t there be no God? Isn’t it possible that it’s just atoms out there and this is it? 
28:34 – What exactly is papal infallibility? 
31:42 – How do I explain to my friend that the orthodox church split from the Catholic Church and not the other way around? 
40:27 – Why didn’t you include an index in your book, “The Bible Is a Catholic Book”? 
42:10 – There are three sixes consecutively in my phone number. Is my phone number evil? Do I have to change it? 
44:41 – I heard on a Catholic radio show recently that between September 21-December 21 will be the worst of the pandemic, guaranteed, and that we must spiritually prepare ourselves. Is this Church teaching? 
50:50 – What is the best argument to convince someone of theism? 

Resources Mentioned:

William Whelan – Christianity and American Freemasonry https://amzn.to/3mOSw2l
Why I am not Eastern Orthodox by Jimmy Akin
Teaching with Authority by Jimmy Akin
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church by Jimmy Akin
Why Be Catholic and Exercise for Evangelicals by Jimmy Akin

 

 

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