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:

03:56 – I’m looking for some clarification on Matthew 19. 
11:42 – Why is the Douay Rheims Bible version ordered differently than others like the revised standard version and others? 
20:20 – Why did St. Lazarus in Bethany play such a prominent role in John’s gospel that is not mentioned in the synoptics? 
33:42 – Why as Catholics do, we not refer to the Old Testament fathers as Saints? 
37:16 – My friend is a non-denominational Christian, and we were speaking about if the manner of your death affects your salvation and he says we all go to heaven regardless, but I recall learning otherwise from the catechism in my childhood. Where in scripture can I look to prove that’s not true? 
43:22 – Did Jesus tell his disciples to make the bible? 
46:25 – When Jesus says, “Some of this generation shall not taste of death until they see the son of death coming,” what does that mean? 
51:00 – What was the purpose of the Knox translation of the bible, and why is it so widely accepted? 

Questions Covered:

03:05 – Why do you need transubstantiation to benefit from the Eucharist? Why can’t you obtain the same effect from believing that Jesus is present spiritually? 
21:00 – What is the Catholic understanding of the word “works” in Scripture? 
35:39 – Can one spouse indulge the other in his/her alcoholism for the good and peace of the marriage? 
44:21 – I confess things that I am not certain are sinful? 
49:59 – What is the unforgivable sin? 

Questions Covered:

03:46 – Should Catholics be in support of criminalizing pornography? 
14:20 – How can we better understand the Father and the Holy Spirit when they are so intangible? 
21:04 – How can it be justified to profit from religious products or services? 
31:00 – Why do people bow to the Pope and kiss his ring when Peter did not want people to do that to him? 
35:58 – What are some ways that I can defend apostolic succession? 
46:03 – How is Jesus’ death not some sort of predestination, since it had to happen? 

Questions Covered:

06:50 – How does an all good and loving God allow Animal suffering? 
15:55 – I’m not atheist, but have often heard it argued by atheists that Christians can’t use historical evidence to prove something supernatural? 
23:05 – I’m an atheist and I wanted to talk about atheist moral values versus catholic moral values. 
41:21 – Why are atheists and non-religious people often more concerned about animals than human beings? I’ve heard. “Animals don’t have rights because animals don’t have responsibilities” is this true, or is it because animals have no soul or a soul that is limited and unique as opposed to the human spirit? 
46:25 – If martyrs are proof of the legitimacy of religion, would mass suicides in cults (dying for a belief in a deity) would disprove martyrdom as proof of religion? 
52:43 – My 9-year-old daughter has recently shown interest in Christianity, but I have for most of my life been ignorant of any religion (even though I am not a proclaimed atheist). Where do I begin for my daughter and for myself? 

Questions Covered:

18:30 – Why do Catholics continue to use and promote Facebook (and other social media platforms) when it has negative motivations and repercussions? 
24:20 – Does the Vatican have a prison? Is there an established legal system? 
29:31 – The pope’s statements often get mistaken, confused and stated infallibly. How can we approach the pope’s statements in conversation with non-Catholics? Also, where does catholic teaching fall within doctrine, dogma and discipline? 
35:18 – Does JD have any comments or clarification to offer on the letter Cardinal Ratzinger sent to archbishop McCarrick addressing the issue of politicians advocating abortion and being able to receive communion in 2004? 
44:00 I’ve heard Father Altman say the democratic platform/party is all engulfed in mortal sin and that if we choose to vote liberally, we are committing that sin. Is this true? 


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