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

Is it a mortal or venial sin for someone to use vulgar and obscene four letter words?, How do you know when your prayers for those in purgatory have been answered?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

What did St. Thomas Aquinas mean when he spoke of the quickening?, When the death penalty is discussed in the Old Testament, is it from God or man?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on How One Benefits from the 'Sacramental Economy', faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

I’m a new Catholic looking for some information on what exactly a Marian devotion entails. Can you help me?, How do we define grace?, Is Anxiety a spiritual thing that we can control or something else?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

I have heard numerous times that one way to defend the use of the deuterocanonical books is that Jesus and the apostles used the Septuagint., and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Personal Negativity and Sacred Scripture, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

The Holy Spirit can’t act unless it is through the Virgin Mary. Is this correct? How can I explain that Catholics don’t worship statues? Fr. John Trigilio answers your e-mails on another Mailbag edition of Open Line Monday.

What exactly has the spirit revealed that Jesus hasn’t told us?, As Catholics, how do we understand when Jesus says “my father’s house has many dwelling places"?, Can you give me some guidance on tithing?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa. (Today's show is an encore of the 01/29/22 show)

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on how Every Sunday Is A Recalling Of Easter, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Fr. John Trigilio answers your e-mails on another Mailbag edition of Open Line Monday.

EWTN Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Fr. Mitch answers listener questions on Church teachings.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Easter and the 'Two Periods of Time', faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Why do Catholics have to suffer in purgatory for sins already forgiven?, During the Mass we say we are sorry for our sins, so why do we have to go to confession on top of that?, At communion time, why do they mix water with wine?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Are Elijah and Enoch the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation? What happened to Lazarus after Christ brought him back from the dead?, What was Judas' background?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Holy Thursday and the Effects of the Eucharist, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

If God is unchanging, did he have a body eternally, and how does the incarnation relate to God being eternal?, What is the best way to explain the Trinity to younger students?, Given that the tree of knowledge of good and evil was where sin came from; could God have created the Garden of Eden without it?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Can only #Catholics receive plenary indulgences?, is eating a bit too much on a fast day a mortal #sin?, if we watch someone committing a mortal sin on TV is it a #mortal sin?, and a listener has a question about the #Bible. #Catholicism #Christianity

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Ten Ways Confession Sets Us Free, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Can I give my indulgences to souls in purgatory?, Priests used to make use of the patent. Why has that been done away with?, What is the benefit of going through the saints to pray to God?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

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 Fear of the Lord: Is It About Love or Punishment?, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

I understand that the Catholic Church teaches that the Mass is an unbloody sacrifice, how can an unbloody sacrifice be propitiatory?, Did the devil know who Jesus was when he tempted him?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

What is the real reason Catholics eat fish on Fridays during Lent?, What is the difference between an agnostic and a Catholic?, What happened to Pontius Pilate?, Was Jesus really Horus?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on The Seven Last Words of Christ, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

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.

Fr. Brian gives us a lesson on the Transfiguration and Lent, What did Jesus mean when he said he would abolish the law and prophets?, How could Christ fast for 40 days?, and more on today's Open Line Thursday with Fr. Brian Mullady.

Is the whole Trinity present in the Eucharist?, How should I correct someone who curses and take's the Lord's name in vain?, How can I explain that the deuterocanonical books are valid?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Many Forms of Penance in Christian Life, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Where do bad ideas and temptations come from?, What is the role of baptism in the Catholic faith?, What’s the difference between the Holy Spirit you receive at baptism versus the Holy Spirit you receive at Confirmation?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Who was the "queen of the south"?, How do we know Protestant baptisms are valid?, How did Jesus fulfill the law?, Why was Peter chose to be first pope?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Days of Fasting and Abstinence and Penance, how to Try A Different Approach to Fasting This Lent, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Does the case of the Immaculate Conception contradict free will? Did God lock in Mary’s decision?, Why has "one" been removed from the collect?, Where is the lineage of King David today?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Did Mary live in a cave?, Are we in the End Times?, Can a Catholic donate their body to science?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Lent, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Your emails are answered on a special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio. (This is a re-air of the 07/05/21 show.)

Why are repetitive prayers wrong?, How can I explain to my homosexual son that same-sex marriage is wrong?, What was Peter's father's name?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

How do I expand my capacity to love God?, If a Catholic gets married outside the church, are they severing their access to the other sacraments later on in life, like anointing of the sick, last rights, etc.?, and more on today's mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

I am just curious if the Maronite Divine Liturgy would be similar to the Ukrainian Liturgy?, As I read the Bible, I see “heavens” a lot. Not heaven. Is there more than one heaven?, Is it ok to criticize the Church for her foibles?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on the Virtue of Detachment, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Is there an exorcism prayer in the baptismal rite?, Why is exorcism a sacramental?, How do I help my "bad" Catholic friend?, What is the correct way to fast?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Fr. Wade Menezes of the Fathers of Mercy discusses detraction, calumny, slander and #gossip oh my! In addition, it's St. Josephine Bakhita's feast day, how long should we #pray for somebody in #purgatory?, and do we have the right to defend ourselves against becoming a martyr? #Catholicism #Christianity

Why are we being dared to say the Our Father?, Why do we no longer say the word One in the Collect, as in one God forever and ever?, Is the Eucharist necessary for salvation?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on Candlemas and the Blessing of Throats on St. Blaise Day, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Fr. Wade gives us a lesson on The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

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