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

Questions Covered:

11:52 – Can Catholics who are contracepting receive Communion? 
15:59 – Who are the Chaldeans in the book of Job? 
19:05 – How do you justify calling God the unmoved mover or the uncaused cause? 
23:02 – If intersex people are as common as redheads, how do we know that their condition is simply a disorder? 
35:40 – How can I explain to someone what the communion of the saints is and give biblical evidence? – Get email 
41:20 – My husband says that the Greek orthodox church also claims to be the true Church. Is it the Catholics or the orthodox? – Get info to send Case for Catholicism 
48:20 – Since St. Joseph might have had children already, is there a chance that they were around when Jesus was born and growing up? 
52:44 – With so many other religions, some much older than Christianity, how do you know that Christianity is true? 

How can one best defend the Catholic faith?
Questions Covered: 

04:10 – Someone said that vasectomies shouldn’t be forced on people by the government, so having to give birth shouldn’t be forced on women either. How can I respond to this pro-abortion argument? 
17:46 – Do you have any tips for encouraging a fallen away Catholic to come back to the Church when they are more attracted to the cultural and social aspects of the non-denominational churches? 
28:31 – Is there good evidence for the Church in the fact that the Protestant churches are so divided and disconnected? 
36:57 – How can I respond to an atheist who asks why God just chose Jews to be the chosen people, at the exclusion of all other people? 
43:48 – I saw you on a webinar with Matt Fradd. You said you chose the Catholic faith because it was the closest thing to what Christ established. Can you explain what you meant? 
49:53 – A friend is really trying to convince me to join the non-denominational church. He says they don’t judge me for my sins, and I wouldn’t have to go to confession. Is he in the right? 

Listeners call in to ask Fr. Bochanski pastoral questions.
Questions Covered:

07:35 – What does Matthew 7:6 (““Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine”) mean? 
11:45 – I was bullied by a supervisor for over 2 years. This person has apologized and wants to be my friend, but I’m still scared to be around them. What is my obligation to them as a Christian? 
21:22 – Even if Adam and Eve hadn’t sinned, wouldn’t someone have done it eventually? 
28:44 – I have mobility problems that have made it difficult for me to attend church. Does that affect my status as a Catholic? 
32:22 – What happens if a priest stops believing in God? 
39:25 – I just went back to confession for the first time in several years. If I don’t remember all my sins, am I still in a state of grace? Or do I have to go back and confess them all? 
41:50 – Is the “sign of Jonah” that Jesus mentions in Mt 12:38-42 only a reference to the resurrection, or is it also a sign of the conversion of the gentiles? 
44:12 – My daughter has recently come out as gay. She has been dating a girl seriously. I am really having difficulty with it. What can I do? 
48:48 – Is it okay for me to attend my sister’s same-sex wedding? Is it immoral to go? 

What is going on in the Church around the world?
Questions Covered:

32:32 – The Church is wringing its hands now that Biden is president but didn’t speak out against his morals before the election. Why is there this strange standard? 
35:30 – Am I right in thinking that Cardinal Pell was framed wrongly by corrupt people in the Vatican? 
40:30 – What is the Church’s position on which vaccines are morally permissible? 
44:06 – what the hell is going on with the coverage of religion in the secular media – the reporting on it isn’t “wrong” it’s illiterate. 
48:54 – I am very upset about our president and his feelings on abortion. Why isn’t the Church doing more to fight abortion and other important issues? 

How can we take comfort and direction from Scripture in times of great trial?
Questions Covered:

22:32 – Matthew 1:19 talks about St. Joseph trying to figure out what to do when he finds out Mary is pregnant. What does this verse mean and how can we apply it to our lives and trials? 
30:23 – You said that in Egypt, the Hebrews were following in the pagan depravity of the Egyptians. Where is the evidence for that in the text? 
34:05 – With this lockdown, how can we build up our domestic Church and live out our family life the best we can? 
44:00 – Do you think our Church fails to take a hard view on certain issues to keep their financial support from their divided flock? 
49:00 – What does Jesus mean when he says that he did not come to bring peace, but the sword (Mt. 10:34)? 


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