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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Questions Covered:

03:58 – Are souls in heaven able to watch people on earth? 
13:31 – The gospel of John seems to imply that a lot of people will go to heaven, while Matthew presents that few will go. Which one is correct? 
19:14 – I have heard it said that when you get to heaven, you forget all of your memories from earth and who you were on earth. Is that true? 
32:44 – My Protestant friend can’t reconcile his “once saved, always saved” belief with the idea of purgatory. How can I talk to him about this? 
40:42 – How can people spend “time” in purgatory or heaven when time doesn’t exist after death? 
46:50 – Is purgatory just a state of delay before we can see God, or are there other forms of punishment in purgatory? 
52:30 – What is the need of a body after the second judgement after the world has ended? 

Questions Covered:

13:00 – A Protestant friend of mine denied the existence of hell. How can I respond to him? 
19:19 – What’s the problem with thinking that purgatory passes quickly? 
22:54 – What does it mean when the Church says there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church? 
45:02 – My son who was raised Catholic tells me he doesn’t believe in heaven or hell, but that the near-death experiences of people are simply hallucinations caused by glands in the body. How can I talk to him about this? 

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:

02:05 – Why does Mary need a savior if she is sinless? 
07:06 – How do you know that Mary was saved at her conception? 
13:25 – When Jesus Christ died on the cross, his divine self didn’t die. How could his body and divinity be separated for 3 days? 
18:21 – Why didn’t Mary feel labor pains if she felt emotional pain at her son’s death? Also, why did she need to remain a virgin in marriage? 
30:25 – If God is unchanging, then how could he change and become man? 
37:00 – What does the Catholic Church teach is the origin of hell? 
41:32 – Was the marriage of Mary and Joseph valid since they didn’t consummate it? 
49:30 – How does one defend the integrity of the Church after such tragedies like the Albigensian Crusades? 

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:

12:14 – I don’t see evidence in the Bible for the perpetual virginity of Mary. Mt 1:25 seems to say otherwise. Can you help me to understand this?  
35:12 – I am a Protestant checking out the Catholic faith. I watched a virtual Mass last week and the priest said that he feels Mary’s presence. Is it possible to feel the presence of a saint? I am new to this idea. 
45:06 – How can I know when a writer is orthodox and a trustworthy source? 
50:50 – I have recently seen the argument that the names Cephas and Caiphas are variants of the same name, implying that Simon being called Cephas is naming him as high priest. Is this theory correct? 

Questions Covered:

07:13 – What is your greatest argument for converting to Catholicism from Protestantism? I am a convert to Protestantism from atheism? 
16:33 – How do we go about taking on people within the Church who have contradictory views to what the Church teaches? 
23:00 – I’ve heard some things that concern me from the pulpit that concern me concerning pro-life issues. I am hearing that being anti-abortion is not the most important issue in comparison with healthcare and discrimination. How should I be thinking about this? 
34:44 – How can I engage with Protestants about sola scriptura? 
47:44 – How can I respond to people who say that Catholics worship the saints more than Jesus? 
51:44 – How can we defend the fact that the Church has authority like Scripture? 


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