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:

06:14 – Did Mary ever die? Wouldn’t there be a record of that?
10:07 – Why does the Church promote the use of hospice care? It feels like mercy killing.
19:04 – How can a Catholic best explain Pentecost and the birth of the Church to a Protestant?
24:10 – I’m taking a college course and there’s a group of people who are taking the course in not a good direction. How can I as a Catholic be charitable to them while trying to keep us on track?
30:20 – When is typology the legitimate exercise in pattern recognition?
34:47 – What is the great war in heaven mentioned in Rev. 12, going to look like?
40:38 – In relation to the earlier call on hospice. How does Terri Shaivo innocent look from the Catholic perspective?
46:00 – Pope Francis allegedly made a comment saying that homosexuals live the gift of love. Is this true?
49:06 – Do we have to pray aloud to Mary?
50:40 – Does faith/believe or repentance need to be present for baptism to be valid? If it does, how is infant baptism valid?

Questions Covered:

02:48 – a gym that I want to join does yoga and reiki. Is it ok for me to join even if I wouldn’t partake in those activities?
05:38 – Why does our Lord tell us to pray and ask him for what we want but also tell us to radically surrender to him? This seems contradictory.
10:10 – Regarding your debate alongside Trent on salvation. What are you depending upon when it comes to salvation?
18:38 – Is there biblical proof for different levels of heaven?
23:53 – Regarding the infallibility of the pope. Should we never question what the pope says or does?
29:20 – My friend asked why we pray to saints. How do I reply?
33:03 – How do we find out what is actually Church teaching vs what’s just popular opinion?
35:25 – How can the Catholic Church view Orthodox weddings valid if there is no exchange of vows during the liturgy?
41:22 – What’s the Church’s teaching on if Mary had knowledge of Jesus’ divinity?
44:35 – How does sanctification fit into the conversation of justification?
48:42 – When we talk to Protestants, what should be the approach to a lifelong Protestant vs a convert from Catholicism?
51:06 – Germanus of Constantinople said we did not need any other mediator besides Jesus. What’s the Church’s response to this?

Questions Covered: 

03:08 – Regarding Mary’s bodily death, is it a valid theology opinion or position to take that she did not die but was assumed without dying first, given its not part of the dogma itself? 
05:46 – I heard a priest say that even an atheist can get to heaven, is this true? 
16:52 – Why does the rosary have ten Hail Marys in a row? Is there a significance to this? 
22:28 – Do rights exist or are rights just something that came out of the enlightenment period?  
35:13 – Can the verse Act 8:16 and Acts 19:1-6 be used in an argument for the efficacy of Baptism?  
44:35 – Is there any connection of “That which dwells” from the Old Testament to the Holy Spirit? 
52:47 – Why are the Gospels written in third person?  

Questions Covered: 

04:24 – Is evangelizing through content creation of video games good?
11:52 – I read in a Lutheran book that “the reason the church used to only provide the bread not the blood is because the congregation is not holy enough” can Joe speak to this?
18:38 – What intercessory power do old testament figures hold? Are they the same as saints? (ie: is Moses/Elijah the same as St. Thomas Aquinas?)
20:31 – If purgatory is meant to purify us of our disordered desires, how do indulgences play into that?
30:15 – How do I explain to my friend that the Catholic church does have the fullness of the faith?
34:15 – How are things different for people with autism in the church? Do they have different expectations from the church?
45:45 – What is your take on the widespread phenomenon of Pentecostal miracles driving people away from the Catholic Church?

Questions Covered:

24:59 – How do I find peace when things like the Latin Mass I prefer going to is being restricted?
34:36 – I have peace by only listening to Catholic radio and not the news of the world.
39:00 – I’ve taught confirmation for a long time now, but now I’m being told that I don’t teach enough love. How do I find peace while I’m being told I’m not teaching the faith right?
47:50 – I agree with you, Pray, don’t worry and serve other people.
51:19 – How do we maintain peace when fellow Christians are suffering persecution all across the world?


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