Open Line


“Open Line” is a fast-paced call-in show, with a new host every day!

This enables our listeners to ask questions and comment to each host’s area of expertise.

Most Recent Episodes

Could you throw some light on why the words "He descended into hell" appear in the Apostles Creed but not in the Nicene Creed?, When the nation of Israel divided into the Northern and Southern kingdoms, why did they divide 10 and 2 instead of 6 and 6 or some other grouping?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on Why the Word became Flesh and the Meaning of the Liturgical Year, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday.

Is it a mortal or venial sin to watch a film where someone takes the Lord’s name in vain?, Has any pope ever died while attempting to introduce error into the Church, thus preserving papal infallibility?, What does it mean that Mary was free from original sin?, and more on today's Open Line.

I am at a new parish. I noticed several things which I think are incorrect in regard to the Mass rubrics, What is the Old Catholic Church, is it valid?, Can the souls in Purgatory hear our prayers?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on The Liturgical Season of Advent, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday.

I’m having trouble explaining to my girlfriend how we know in our fullest sense that God is real. I’d like some help on this, Is there any chance that Lucifer will repent? Should we be praying for him to repent? If he does will he be saved and hell would go away?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. gives a listener advice on how to deal with feeling #overwhelmed during the #holidays. In addition, other questions covered include: can you explain how we have free will if #God is omniscient?, and did the #Exodus really occur? #Christmas #Thanksgiving #holiday #anxiety #stress #Catholicism #Jesus #prayer

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on The Theology of the Body, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday.

Why should I become Catholic? Are there more “benefits” than in just being a born-again Christian?, How do I explain to my Protestant friends why we ask for Mary’s intercession instead of going straight to God?, Why is it that Catholics are not allowed to marry unless they intend to have children?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio

What does the Church say about transgender issues? Theresa Farnan of the Person and Identity Project, joins Mary Rice Hasson to discuss the Church’s teaching on the person, the body, and “transgender” identification. Fr. Mitch Pacwa takes your calls.

Deacon Patrick Lappert is a plastic surgeon and expert on the effects of "gender affirming" medical and surgical interventions. Do they contribute to better health or cause harm to people experiencing identity issues? Fr. Wade Menezes takes your calls. As mentioned in show: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/bishop/public-messages/2021/a-catechesi...

Mary Rice Hasson looks at the cultural changes and controversies surrounding the transgender movement with Ryan Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of the book, When Harry Became Sally. Fr. John Trigilio takes your calls.

Fr. Brian gives us a lesson on the saints and the importance of the month of November in the Catholic Church, Will we lose our memories in Purgatory?, What does Simeon's prophecy mean about Mary?, and more on today's Open Line.

How do you prepare yourself for an indulgence?, What are our duties versus our rights as parents to know what is going on with our children?, How does John represent us?, Did Jesus always exist?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on The Solemnity of All Saints / All Saints Day, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday.

What is the role of men and women in the family?, How is the Church not making the Eucharist a false idol?, What degree of specificity in form and kind is necessary for a valid confession?, and more on a special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Why isn't the Book of Enoch in the biblical canon?, What was your role in the writing of Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on All Souls Day and the Month of November, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line.

How do we become unattached to sins?, Why do we get baptized?, Where does free will end?, What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?, and more on today's Open Line.

Is Peter actually called "rock"?, Why do Catholics baptize infants, where is that in the Bible?, Are we excluded from all graces when in a state of mortal sin?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Pope St. John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line.

What does the phrase, “the gates of hell will not prevail against it” mean?, If God didn’t make evil and the devil can’t make anything, then where did evil come from?, and more on a special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Jack and Fr. Mitch discuss the eschatology of the Catholic Church, Why was the penalty for homosexuality death in the Old Testament?, How do I get my husband to go to confession?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Importance of Making a Spiritual Retreat, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line.

Is it now the new term to call the Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist the host minister?, What explanation can I give to verify that Purgatory exists?, Why do Catholics believe that Mary is Co-Redemptrix?, and more on today's Open Line.

Do deacons receive Holy Orders?, as a widow, what did Mary do with her time?, and which sign of the cross came first, the #Orthodox or Catholic? #deacon #Catholic #God #BlessedVirginMary

Fr. Wade discusses the three year Eucharistic Revival in the United States, is mortal and venial #sin in the Bible?, how do I make a general #confession, and what do I do if a priest forgets to absolve me? #sin #mortalsin #venialsin #Bible #Eucharist #sin #Catholic

How do I explain Church teaching on the Atonement to Protestants who say that Christ's atonement was completely sufficient and that things like penance are not needed?, Can you explain general and particular judgement at the final judgement?, and more on today's special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio. This is a Re-Air of the 03/21/22 show.

What is the Catholic Church’s position on the rapture and tribulation?, Would it be correct to assume the perfect creation of God with nature and animals is still in the garden?, At the moment of the sursum corda, do the skies open and do we join with Our Blessed mother and all the angels and saints in worship?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on St. Vincent De Paul and the Fourteen Works of Mercy, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line.

On today's Open Line, Fr. John Trigilio answers questions such as: why was #Jesus baptized?, was there really an original man and woman?, and why are so many modern #Catholic Churches not #beautiful? #beauty #baptism #Catholic #sacrament #EWTN

In Lk 16:1-13, how do you understand the point Christ was trying to make?, In Genesis when it starts “let us make man in our image” was this the Trinity or was there a pantheon of Hebrew Gods?, Were the “gods” mentioned in the Old Testament demons?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Dignity of Human Labor, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line.

Have they found Sodom and Gomorrah?, Should we be baptized only in Jesus' name?, How can I prove the Bible is divinely inspired?, and more on today's mailbag edition of Open Line.

Why do priests wear red vestments?, Was Jesus a Pharisee or was Jesus an Essene?, What was the purpose of the Council of Nicaea?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Nine Benefits of Confession, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line.

Is it true that we have a reasonable hope that all men are saved?, How can I respond to someone who believes in karma and reincarnation?, Is praying for the souls in Purgatory an act of charity?, and more on today's Open Line.

Can you explain the symbolism of Leviticus 4-6?, Of the many Catholic devotions, which are the best?, Was Mary at John the Baptist's birth?, Is Purgatory avoidable?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on Marriage Tips: Date Night, Prioritize Your Spouse, Pray With Your Spouse, faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

Your e-mails are answered on a special Labor Day mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Why was it at sunset that the sick were brought to Jesus?, Do Eastern rite parishes have their own bishops or are they subject to the local bishop?, Which Catholic theology school/opinion, current or historical, places most weight on free will?, and more on today's Open Line.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on White Martyrdom and What it Means: A Look at the Saints , faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

During the Last Supper when Jesus gave the bread and wine and stated “This is my Body, this is my Blood, do this in memory of me.” Was he just referring to Peter or to everyone else as well?, If the Church teaches it is not our place to judge the status of a person’s soul after they die, then why does the Church rule on the souls of the Saints?, and more on today's Open Line.

If we are of one faith, then why are there so many orders for our priests and what are the differences, if any?, Do you think the people in heaven know what we on earth are doing?, Where is evidence of Purgatory found in the Bible?, and more on today's Open Line.

Is there a biblical basis for the Sacrament of Reconciliation?, Do a priest’s faculties change if he is in a state of mortal sin?, Can our prayers change God's Will?, and more on today's Open Line.

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