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

Fr. Paul Check joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more. 
Questions Covered:

01:50 – What is there about the theology that says that the priest cannot consecrate the bread and wine over the internet or tv? 
06:26 – What recommendations do you have for living a celibate life? 
16:52 – I have a friend who has been sick for 10 years who told me that he prays for death. Is that wrong to pray for? 
19:14 – I was married and my husband went through RCIA last year, but simultaneously he filed for divorce. What can I do? We are divorced and I am applying for an annulment. 
22:33 – What did you and Chris discuss about the metaphysical needs of the human person before Chris had the opportunity to speak with President Trump last weekend? 
30:33 – My son just told us that he is experiencing same-sex attraction. How can I advise my son? What can I do? He wants to remain Catholic. 
45:30 – What is the official procedure for registered members of a parish to use when they want to force the pastor to do something non-sacramental or the other way to force the pastor to stop doing something? 
46:43 – When Jesus descended into hell, what was that like for him? 
48:44 – Can you suggest some reading for this time while we are quarantined? 

The Catholic Church is built on Scripture and Tradition. Just what does that mean?
Questions Covered:

11:47 – Why is there not a logical fallacy for sacred tradition? 
18:40 – What is a short way to explain to a Protestant what Catholic tradition is? 
30:48 – I don’t understand where Sacred Tradition comes from. Is there a concrete source? 
36:25 – Can you elaborate on the Catholic tradition of the primacy of St. Peter being tied to Rome and not Antioch? 
42:40 – Why is it important that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son? 
48:36 – What and where is the oldest copy of the Bible Manuscript that is still intact and preserved for Old and New Testament? 

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:

02:15 – Is it wise to stay away from shows like The Occult, or am I being overly cautious?
05:44 – Why do we assign patronage to saints? Do certain saints have more power areas?
11:35 – St. Justin Martyr used the term, “the president of assembly” in his description of the Mass. What is he referring to?
16:52 – Should we take everything Jesus says in Scripture literally or as parables? Is it truly his Body he refers to or is he being metaphorical?
24:30 – Why are there differences between the different gospel accounts? How can we know that the Bible is inerrant if it has these variances?
35:17 – What is the Church’s stance on cremation?
41:59 – Where does an atheist who is a good person go after they die?
45:55 – What are your thoughts on biosecurity measures to be taken in the Church, for example, sanitizer in the holy water, etc.?
51:26 – How many times can the Eucharist be received in the day? Can you receive spiritual communion several times a day?

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:

03:25 – Are the three men mentioned in Genesis 18 a foreshadowing of the Trinity?
06:00 – What is the Church’s teaching on predestination? Am I free to disagree with it?
12:10 – In your 20 Answers: Protestantism book, you do not mention Episcopalians. Why is that?
14:56 – Why does the Catholic Church say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute? Why does it matter if she was one?
22:47 – Why do Catholics treat the deuterocanonical books as Scripture, while Protestants and Jews do not?
29:30 – Can a bishop prohibit the lay faithful from receiving Communion on the tongue?
32:28 – Where in the Bible is the teaching that the original sin meant the loss of sanctifying grace?
41:04 – If someone goes to confession, do they have to make the resolution to avoid the near occasion of venial sins?
43:45 – Why don’t we baptize babies in the womb?
48:43 – Is religion a pseudoscience? Is religion compatible with science?

Did Jesus truly make Peter the first Pope? How does the Catholic Church know that the popes are given that same authority? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard.
Questions Covered:

14:32 – A Protestant told me that the “rock” referred to by Jesus actually meant “pebble” and so could not refer to Peter. How can I respond to this? 
20:57 – If Christ appointed Peter as pope and gave him authority and the following popes authority, then how do you explain the division in the Catholic Church? 
31:25 – I do not think that the statement “and upon this rock” refers to Peter, it refers to his confession. 
41:22 – How do you respond to Protestants who say that the papacy was ONLY given to Peter and not his successors? 
49:41 – What is the best way to respond to people who insist on speaking negatively about our current Pope? 

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