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:

01:58 – If you were dying, could you relay your confession to another person and they tell it to a priest? Also, can you say a confession over the phone?
08:09 – Is there any evidence for or against St. Thomas evangelizing India?
12:48 – What would the Mass look like if the reforms of Vatican II were faithfully implemented?  Resource Mentioned:
21:08 – How does remote cooperation with evil get defined and how does it apply to using the benefits of medical research?
24:46 – I would love to know how, exactly, the early Church knew that Mary had been assumed into heaven. Is there a gospel somewhere (small “g” because it’s not in the canon of Scripture) that attests to it? I believe it–I just would love to hear where it was written down what happened, and how everyone reacted, kind of like the Ascension narrative!
30:02 – After St. Peter died, what were the relative levels of authority between the subsequent popes and the remaining apostles?
34:17 – If through Adam’s sin we all inherit original sin, and if Jesus is the new Adam, why do all of us after Jesus’ time who are children of baptized people still inherit original sin?
36:22 – How do we know (and explain) that the catechism doesn’t contradict prior Church teaching about there being “No salvation outside of the Catholic Church”?
44:11 – In the book “Ten Popes who Shook the World,” Eamon Duffy wrote: “The most famous of all ‘papal’ bible texts, Mathew 16:18 – ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church…and I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven’—is quoted in no Roman source before the time of the Decian persecution in the middle of the third century, and the very roots of what may be called the foundation myth of the papacy are uncomfortably complicated.”
True or not, what makes a “Roman” source definitive and what is the earliest/best source for this passage.
50:11 – Why do we kneel for prayer during Mass and yet we stand for The Lords Prayer??
51:32 – Was Moe Berg really a spy?

Questions Covered:

09:19 – My husband has expressed interest in becoming Catholic out of convenience for the family. How do I give him resources without being intrusive? 
21:43 – When do we think Jesus knew he was divine? 
36:06 – Why doesn’t the Catholic Church use the name Jehovah if that’s His name? 
43:38 – Can anyone bind or loose? 
49:25 – How did Lucifer fall if he was one of the highest of angels? 

Questions Covered:

02:51 – Why are there people that reject the 3rd Secret of Fatima? 
09:58 – Regarding Mk 9:14-29 and the story of the healing of the demoniac boy. What’s your take on the father’s unbelief? 
15:25 – Are writings necessary for canonization of a saint? Is it necessary for them to have written documents? 
18:57 – Would it be reasonable to believe that Mary knew that she was conceived without original sin? 
20:50 – How would a Catholic immortal respond to the situation of being immortal? Would it be legitimate for them to fight another immortal? 
24:59 – What are your thoughts on the prince of Persia in the book of Daniel? Was that a person or a demon? 
33:23 – Did the flood in Genesis flood the whole world or just the known world? 
38:11 – Who was the first pope? 
41:17 – Is there a kind of annulment for the priesthood? 
48:18 – Can 2 divorced Catholics who never annulled their marriages date each other? 
51:26 – I’m converting, and I want to know the difference between praying in the name of Jesus versus praying in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? 

Questions Covered:

02:56 – What makes masturbation a mortal sin? 
07:59 – If the protestants lost apostolic succession because of their errors, why did the Orthodox lose it? 
12:45 – Act 5 and Joshua 7 because the stories are so similar, can we say that Peter is a new Joshua? 
16:53 – What are the Catholic grounds for divorce? 
20:18 – I watched a video that claimed Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not related. Is this true? 
24:28 – What’s the purpose of venerating saint relics? 
31:05 – I found some Old Testament verses about illegitimate children and now I feel worthless. What does God say about us? 
36:20 – When did the shift happen from calling priests by their last name to their first name? 
42:13 – What drew you into the Catholic Church? 
46:08 – Can you help clarify the difference between divorce and annulment? 
49:42 – My parish depicted Adam and Eve as a parable. Was it a real story? 

Questions Covered:

06:12 – How do I understand Mary from a Catholic perspective compared to an American Baptist?
13:20 – Why did God make poison ivy?
18:55 – What was Jesus’s vocation if he was high priest, carpenter ect? How does that compare to our understanding of our personal vocation?
29:09 – How do I respond to a protestant who holds Martin Luther in high regards in Christianity?
36:03 – When St. Paul was traveling around the world, did he do anything that today would be considered Catholic practices?
42:30 – Why are there so few canonized Latin American saints compared to European saints?
52:00 – Is there a difference between getting baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit verses in the name of Jesus?


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