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

With election season upon us, people attempt to argue that only one (their) political party reflects Catholic teaching. Will you explain how Catholic teaching transcends the parties, with each having strengths and falling short in other areas?, Can you pray for the salvation of the already dead?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on Our Lady of Sorrows and the Salvific Aspect of Suffering, faith, family, fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes.

Is 1 Corinthians 15:23 evidence that Mary was not assumed into heaven?, In Acts 5:29, Peter and the apostles are persecuted for preaching the faith and they say, “we are not subject to men but to God.” How does that mesh with Church authority?, Why did Christ compare himself to a serpent?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni.

Why did the soldiers treat Jesus so brutally, why was Jesuit priest John Gerard not declared a saint, is it advisable for me to date a woman 19 years younger than me, and Fatima Movie quote.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on Faith, Family, & Fellowship - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I addition listeners ask, what is the difference between a "sister" and a "nun", can souls in purgatory pray at all, and about Catholic guidelines for voting.

How do Catholics interpret Titus Ch.3?, Were Adam and Eve real people?, How can Saul's conversion be taken seriously when he was so horrible?, How can I prove the Bible was inspired by God instead of written by men?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni.

How come two Bibles have different stories?, Was Zacchaeus the same person as the apostle Matthias?, How can I keep my faith and trust in God when life gets difficult and it seems like God isn't listening?, When Saul was going after David, did he really go to a witch and ask for Samuel, who was dead, and then spoke to him?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on St. Monica and St. Augustine: Their Trials, Tribulations & Rewards, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

What is the Rosary and why pray it, how is our sin forgiven, what is apologetics, and do Catholics believe in salvation by works?

Do mediums really have the ability to contact the dead?, Would Neanderthals have had an immortal soul or an animal soul? Is it possible then that human beings with an immortal soul mated with Neanderthals with an animal soul and their offspring were given an immortal soul?, How should a Catholic vote?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on Praying to Jesus and the Saints, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

What's the best way to respond to our sisters and brothers from other denominations who respond with "I just don't see it that way?”, What does it mean to have your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life?, Did the prophets of the Old Testament get their words directly from God?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with apologist John Martignoni.

If one of our brothers and sisters dies abruptly and are never able to receive the Anointing of the Sick or Last Rites, what can we do for them?, What domestic animals would Christ have interacted with?, How do I know what are considered sins by the Catholic Church?, Could you explain the indulgence for holy souls?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the Glorified and Transfigured Human Body, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

Where can I sign up for apologetics classes?, What are all the different branches of the Catholic Church, for example Assyrian Church, Celtic Church etc. Are we not one church and what makes it different than the Protestants who have all the different churches?, How would you approach an atheist?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with apologist John Martignoni.

Is Ezekiel 20:10-14 connected to the parable of the fig tree?, How should you defend pro-life against the "what if you were raped?" charge?, How can I refute dispinsationalist claims?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:Main Points of the Doctrine, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

Given that those who are saved are adopted into God's family (Romans 8:15), if one can lose their salvation wouldn't that necessarily mean that one who does is somehow un-adopted? Would God really abandon those whom the Father sent Jesus to redeem?, How can I look at suffering with gratitude as a Catholic?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with apologist John Martignoni.

Can you elaborate on your position on using a vaccine against coronavirus in light of the responsibility we each have for our family and for our neighbor?, Is the 5th commandment thou shalt not kill, or thou shalt not murder?, Is voting for a pro-choice candidate a mortal sin?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on St. John Vianney and the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

Can you explain Romans chapter 13?, Can you help me understand Romans chapter 8:1?, What does Matthew chapter 23:37-39 mean?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with apologist John Martignoni.

Who was the first black person in the Bible?, We are frequently asked for contributions to any of several "Catholic" causes. Is there a way to determine whether these are genuine charities or 'fronts' for activist purposes?, Are the powers and principalities mentioned in the Bible good or bad?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the Three States of the Church, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

The Church teaches a lot about John 3:16. Is 1 John 3:16 in support of John 3:16?, I do not understand why the Catholic Church does not support gay marriage. Why would God be against love?, What does the Catholic Church teach about IVF?, Did Jesus have a brother named James?,and more on today's Open Line Monday with apologist John Martignoni.

Non-Catholic Christians, who have accepted Jesus and are therefore by definition saved, cannot receive communion at a Catholic Church. Two questions: how do you think Jesus would feel about His followers being unable to receive Communion, and can you understand how non-Catholic Christians consider such denial the height of arrogance?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the 21 Health-Related Benefits of Silence, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

God did not condone slavery, how to explain "offering it up" to a Protestant, is it mandatory for Catholics to tithe, and how a can mere finite creature make reparation to God?

I'm reading and hearing that Vatican II is not accepted by some people in the Church. Is that a schism or a difference of opinion?, Are there other times in Latin mass that use different words that are translated to English as the same word?, If God knows the past present and future how can we have free will?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on The Married Life of St. Louis and St. Zelie Martin, Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

In Scripture it says that Jesus grew in wisdom and understanding. Was he born with superhuman knowledge or did he progressively grow in this knowledge?, Does Genesis 6:3 say that a person can only live until 120 years old?, People say God forgives and forgets. Why is there purgatory, then?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni!

Is it okay for me to watch Mass in pajamas?, Can someone who was Catholic be buried with only a rite of committal?, How should Catholics respond to being asked to use transgender pronouns?, Should I withhold marital relations over my husband's marijuana use?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on St. Maria Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

Your emails and voicemails are answered on a special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni!

Why was Cain afraid of vengeance if the only other human beings present were his parents Adam and Eve?, Could you please tell me the correct pronunciation of the name "Elijah"?, Could we form a protective order for Catholics?, What historical arguments can we make to those who claim St. Peter was never in Rome?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

In Luke 1:47, Mary says, “My Lord and my Savior.” Why does she need a Savior if she is free from sin?, How should we interpret Matthew 5:29?, How long after Pentecost was Peter put in prison?, How can we explain God's presence in the Tabernacle?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni!

Does the word “arsenokoitai” translate into “boy molester” or “young boys” rather than “homosexuals”? Has the Church been wrong in their persecution of homosexuals over a translation error?, Is it better for me to abstain from communion or better to receive in the hand?, Should we get involved in the BLM movement?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on Why We Reserve the Eucharist in a Tabernacle, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

How is the Church of Christ Communion different from that of the Catholic Church?, How can I explain Catholic Tradition to a Protestant?, How many times can you receive Communion in a day?, Why do we repeat the Hail Mary ten times?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni!

On your Scripture & Tradition program, you explained how our bodies will be restored to perfection at the end of time. Jesus, however, has the marks of his crucifixion in his resurrected body, presumably forever. Can you comment on this reality or refer me to any writings which examine it?, Can you please explain what is behind the LGBTQ+ agenda and what should be our Catholic position?, What is the difference between mourning and being poor in spirit?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

Can you recommend a good book on Revelations?, Where is a good verse about tithing?, Should I play video games with demons and magic involved?, Who is the Angel of the Lord?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni!

Why did you become a Jesuit?, While history always showed that John the Apostle was in Ephesus for the late 1st century and Scripture also showed that Paul left Timothy in Ephesus to be the Bishop, what does that have to do with the authority of the two if they were there at the same time?, Did circumcision exist historically before Abraham?, and more on today's Open Line Wednesday with Fr. Mich Pacwa.

Fr. Wade gives us a teaching on the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit and what they really mean, and also discusses faith, family, and fellowship, and more on today's Open Line Tuesday with Fr. Wade Menezes!

If we acknowledge that Christ died for our sins, and that He is Lord and Savior, would you say this is the first step towards 'salvation' and in building a relationship with Our Father in heaven?, I have a question about Hebrews 10:35. It says, So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. What is this verse saying?, Where can I find Papal authority and secession in the Bible?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with scriptural apologist John Martignoni!

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