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

Questions Covered:

03:09 – How do you tell the difference between purgatory and hell?
05:13 – Why are Christianity and Buddhism not compatible?
14:25 – Would the son of a married Catholic priest be able to become a married Catholic priest?
18:58 – I lost my 18 Y.O son to suicide. How do I make sense of this and what’s the Church’s understanding? Resource: When a Loved One Dies by Suicide – Ave Maria Press
31:08 – Why doesn’t God just eliminate Satan?
34:56 – What’s the official Church teaching on centering prayer by Thomas Keating and Christian meditation according to John Main? What are the concerns?
44:40 – My friend claims that the bible’s context was changed in different periods of time. How do I refute this?
52:31 – I’m Nigerian and in my home country Christians are being killed. In Lk. 22:36 it says that Christians should fight. Should we take up arms to fight back?

Questions Covered:

01:03 – What is the Catholic take on the Rapture?
06:45 – The Manual of Indulgences says that a priest is not present at the point of death the Church grants it. So does that mean that any Catholic can receive it if the other requirements are fulfilled. Am I interpreting this correctly?
14:12 – What are St. Augustine’s view on fraternal correction and when its obligatory
31:10 – I’m going to be confirmed on Saturday. Can I receive communion because I’m still having doubts about the real presence?
35:44 – Could you explain to me what it means that Mary is co-redemptrix?
42:49 – Why did Jesus appear to the women after the resurrection? How can we trust their accuracy if all accounts are different?
47:41 – Why did Constantine think he had the authority to change the sabbath from Saturday to Sunday?
49:56 – I’m Protestant considering conversion. I can’t make sense of the Marian teachings. Why was it important for Mary to remain sinless?

Questions Covered:

03:20 – A few years ago, I started a small apologetics ministry in Guatemala, but very few people seem to be interested in learning about the Catholic faith and how to defend it. Even some of my evangelical friends don’t appear to be much interested in learning about their own faith origins. Do you have any advice? 
11:20 – What is the difference between the 10 commandments in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5? 
13:23 – Why does Jesus do so many miracles in the protestant churches when they are not in communion with the Catholic Church? I was received into the Catholic Church last Monday 9/5. As a Pentecostal Christian, I saw God do so many healings, signs, and wonders. Why? It gets confusing when He somehow approves them when they are so wrong on doctrine. Please help me to understand this. 
21:04 – How many Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) is too many for a single Mass? Is there a canon law that all available priests must be made available during Mass to help in the liturgy of the Eucharist before appointing EMHCs? 
29:03 – What is the Church’s teaching on adultery when someone is drunk? 
34:01 – What does the Church require for the end of life? I know you can’t deny water etc. 
44:59 – I understand the theology behind Marian consecration but the language still bothers. Could a reasonable Catholic believe that Marian consecration is excessive? 
48:45 – What’s the difference between Divination and Divinization? 

Questions Covered:

01:15 – The Bible is called the word of God. Jesus is also called the Word of God. What is the difference between them? I have heard one person argue that because the Bible and Jesus are the Word of God and the Word of God is God, the Bible is also God. I know most people don’t believe this, but using the same word for each is kind of confusing. Why are both the Bible and Jesus each called the word of God, and what is the difference between them? 
12:25 – Reading church history, one thing that is clear to me from the early fathers on up is that bishops were not allowed to move dioceses–a bishop was elected to one diocese and he stayed there till death. This was even inserted into the canons of Nicaea and observed throughout the Middle Ages. Sometime between the end of the Middle Ages and today this changed, because now Bishops are routinely transferred from one diocese to the next. I don’t know when this happened or why and I would like to know what made the Church change its thinking here. 
18:25 – From a Catholic perspective, what is the proof the Bible is both inspired and inerrant? 
22:30 – In the interest of a family member that wants their ashes spread in the mountains, I really need to know if Church teaching/Canon law would allow me to enter a portion of the ashes. I’d like firm information to go on, please! 
30:30 – What will the new heaven and earth be like? 
34:15 – How important is it for Catholics to obtain a plenary indulgence (corporal works of mercy) and offer to the poor souls in purgatory? I never hear apologists’ comment, condone, or approve of this practice. 
40:12 – My 13-yo would like to know that if the Catholic Church is built on faith, and God was scientifically proven to exist, would we still need the Church? 
48:55 – What might life have been like if not for the Fall? 
51:10 – If the Holy Spirit is needed to believe in Jesus, How did the apostle believe in Jesus if the Holy Spirit hadn’t descended yet until Pentecost? 
52:50 – If there were other fallen intelligent species on Earth (Sasquatches, whatnot), would Christ’s death have saved them too? 

Questions Covered:

02:14 – Where are the Pope and the Church in this abortion debate? Why is Biden being supported? 
07:41 – Does 2 Corinthians 5:21 teach Imputation as many Protestant scholars say? The Bible cross references and church fathers point to Rom8.3 to say, “made sin” means “sent in the likeness of sinful flesh”. 
17:40 – What are the inherent problems with penal substitutionary atonement? 
21:45 – Has the Church officially condemned the idea that it’s the community (not the priest) who consecrates the Eucharist? Or that consecration is not valid unless the community is present? 
23:25 – Was God a corpse? If it is right to call Jesus God because of the hypostatic union, does that mean it is right to call Jesus’ corpse, while in the tomb, God?? 
32:54 – Is it probable that cryptids exist? 
40:12 – Are Catholics bound under pain of mortal sin to refuse to watch, or stop watching as soon as it happens once, movies where God’s name is taken in vain? 
42:40 – Is Jesus our father in heaven? 
44:45 – Is the conversion of the Jews prior to Jesus 2nd coming Catholic dogma? 
46:46 – Historical comparison question: has the Church experienced its current level of schism and recovered without major splits? 
48:40 – Why don’t we believe in Limbo anymore? 
52:20 – In Acts 13, who was the guy who was friends with Herod and why is that such an important attribute to note in scripture? “Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch” 


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