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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:

06:52 – What can we do about pop culture? 
17:52 – How do you know you’ve had an experience with your guardian angel? 
23:33 – Before a saint is canonized, can we ask someone who is dead to pray for us if we don’t know if they are in heaven with God? 
32:13 – In the gospel of Luke, there seems to be a problem with the historical details of the census. How can I respond to someone who finds it invalid because of this? 
38:40 – Why would God put the tree of knowledge in the garden if he knew Adam and Eve would fall? 
46:50 – What is the definition of marriage in the Catholic faith? 

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Questions Covered:

06:21 – How important is historical accuracy for determining if a text is inspired? If it is important, how do you reconcile the alleged historical contradictions in the book of Judith? 
20:40 – Why are orthodox Christians allowed to receive Catholic communion when their teaching on contraception would leave them in a state of grave sin? 
34:23 – How are we meant to understand the terms “binding” and “loosing” in the gospel of Matthew? 
43:50 – What are the implications on Mary in what Jesus says in Luke 11:27? 
49:41 – How can one know for sure that the Bible teaches that Catholic Church is the one true church? 

How can our Catholic schools be renewed?
Questions Covered:

14:30 – I think the state of affairs of the Catholics schools is looking pretty bad and they don’t seem viable. The schools that are remaining open are getting overcrowded. 
20:09 – I was a Catholic school teacher in a small school and I’d like to thank you for what you’re doing. I think Christ needs to be put back in Catholic schools. 
30:06 – Is there some way that public funding can possibly be utilized to support Catholic schools? 
33:05 – I heard about Our Lady of Victory High School. I have a sixth grader. Would it be a good fit for him since he is dyslexic? 
35:04 – What do you think about making the school day start with Holy Mass for all students and staff? 
39:25 – Do you think that all Catholic teachers took an oath of fidelity to the Catholic Church/faith that a lot of the nonsense would be removed from the schools? 
41:20 – We homeschool because of the lack of good Catholic schools. In our co-op, which is Protestant, it has been challenging as my kids have gotten older. It seems like Catholic homeschool has not progressed the way Christian homeschooling has. 
45:35 – Some families just simply cannot afford tuition. What is your solution for that? 
49:35 – How much is Catholic social teaching involved in the renewal of Catholic schools? 

Questions Covered:

Renewing Catholic Schools by Dr. Staudt

CONTESTANT ONE Q1. – Consubstantiation is:

A) The Catholic doctrine that says Jesus is present with the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
B) Not a Catholic doctrine.
C) The teaching that Jesus and the Father share the same substance.

CONTESTANT TWO Q1 – Divinization is:

A) The Christian teaching that we shall be made like God.
B) The Christian teaching that the Eucharist becomes God.
C) Actually, a Buddhist teaching having to do with us all being part of God.

CONTESTANT ONE Q2. – Material cooperation with evil is:

A) Always sinful.
B) Not always sinful.
C) Not always a mortal sin, but always at least a venial sin.

CONTESTANT TWO Q2 – The conditions for a mortal sin are usually given as:

A) Grave matter, full knowledge, and consent of the will.
B) Malice, pride, and lust.
C) The age of reason and full knowledge of the teachings of Jesus.

CONTESTANT ONE Q3– The Catholic office of “cardinal” is:

A) One of the levels of Holy Orders instituted by Christ.
B) An office instituted over time by the Church.
C) An office reserved only to bishops.

CONTESTANT TWO Q3. – The oldest existing written copy of biblical book dates to:

A) Roughly the fifth century A.D.
B) About the time of Christ.
C) At least 100 years before Christ. (Isaiah scroll from Dead sea scrolls)

CONTESTANT ONE Q1 – Souls in purgatory:

A) Can benefit from our acts of charity.
B) Can only benefit from our prayers and fasting.
C) Cannot experience the love of God until they get out.

CONTESTANT TWO Q1 – Souls in Purgatory experience:

A) Joy
B) Suffering
C) Both Joy and Suffering

CONTESTANT ONE Q2 – One reason Invitro Fertilization is morally unacceptable is:

A) God creates life without our cooperation, and we cannot interfere with that.
B) IVF separates a child’s conception from the conjugal act of its parents.
C) There is no certainty that an artificially conceived person will have a soul.

CONTESTANT TWO Q2 – By Original Sin humanity has been:

A) Totally Corrupted.
B) Deeply Wounded.
C) Deprived of any sense of right and wrong.

CONTESTANT ONE Q3 – Anointing of the Sick is:

A) Directly taught by Jesus (Mark 6).
B) Only taught in the Letter of James.
C) A practice that is not directly taught in the New Testament.

CONTESTANT TWO Q3 – Anointing of the Sick can be received:

A) Only when death is imminent
B) Only three times in a person’s lifetime
C) As many times as is needed


FALSE: The human intellect of Jesus is infinite.
TRUE: The human will of Jesus is perfect.
TRUE: By nature, Jesus is infinitely higher than Mary.
TRUE: Mormon baptism is not accepted by the Catholic Church.
FALSE: Once we die, we are completely outside of time.
FALSE: Baptism must be done in fresh water. (No, any natural water can be used.)
TRUE: Fallen angels cannot be saved.


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