Catholic Answers Live2019-11-19T18:44:58-05:00

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!

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#9415 Kids’ Show – Jimmy Akin

Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church. 
Questions Covered:

03:05 – Did God create hell? 
05:40 – Did the angel of light actually appear to the Mohamed? 
12:54 – In the Old Testament, what happened to Lot’s wife’s soul when she was turned into a pillar of salt? 
18:15 – Why is Saladin who defeated King Richard the Lionheart is considered to be a good Muslim and important? 
23:25 – Do angels all have something in common? How could Mary recognize that Gabriel was an angel? 
29:36 – Is it wrong to adopt snowflake babies? 
33:57 – My religion teacher said Mary and Jesus were the only ones who ascended into heaven, but what about Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire? 
41:50 – Did the Israelites think that the pagan gods of the Greeks and Romans were demons?  
45:20 – Is it okay to play Dungeons and Dragons? 
48:10 – If someone is ill, is it a sin to miss Church? 

Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

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#9414 Screen Time: Catholics & Film – Steven D. Greydanus

Which were the best movies of the last year?
Questions Covered:

15:35 – What is best Catholic movie of all time? 
20:11 – What is the difference between the intent of the artist making the movie and the objective nudity or violence in a film? 
31:56 – What do you think of movie franchises and the seeming inability for a movie to end? It seems like there is such an emphasis on making a series go on forever.  
42:00 – What are your thoughts on the movie called “Silence”?  
44:00 – Have you seen ‘The Two Popes’? What was your take on it? 
47:03 – Do you have any good recommendations for kids for Easter? 

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#9413 Open Forum – Jimmy Akin

Questions Covered:

03:06 – What is the Catholic interpretation of Romans 3:23? 
12:54 – Is splitting conjoined twins the same as abortion since the chance of death is high?  
19:53 – What is your advice for a beginner’s level apologetics ministry at my Church? Do you have any resource suggestions for group study?  
23:47 – What is the best Catholic Bible? I am Protestant but very interested in the Church.  
31:20 – Can Catholics attend a Byzantine Church? 
33:55 – I am going through RCIA. How can I speak to people in my life who are really upset that I’m becoming Catholic? 
40:16 – Why does God expect and want us to have faith when it is uncertain and can be prone to error? 
47:22 – Which scriptures are inspired that are not in the canon of the Bible? When did the Catholic Church start using missalettes instead of Bibles? 

Resources Mentioned:

The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

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#9412 Being Man of the Household – John Cuddeback

What does being the man of the household mean? Find out here, with Prof. John Cuddeback.
Questions Covered:

18:24 – I am a divorced father with two children, 10 and 12. My ex-wife has left the faith. My kids are being very rebellious. How can I best be a father, not pushing the faith on them, but drawing them towards it? 
23:33 – What practical advice do you have for a couple who can’t afford to have the wife stay at home? How can the couple maintain this husband/wife balance when the man is not able to be the sole provider? 
31:10 – My parents were divorced when I was a child, but my father was unswerving. Because of him, I am a Catholic today. 
34:30 – What are your recommendations for good books and movies that encourage healthy manhood for my son? 
42:25 – I am a single mom, divorced due to a mental illness in my husband. What can I do to help my two sons to grow into men who will be the men of the household? 
45:50 – What is the path forward once your kids are grown? How are you man of the house if you are divorced? 
48:45 – How can we practice masculinity in a culture of so much immodesty? 

Resources Mentioned:

 Little Britches by Ralph Moody 

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#9411 Meeting the Protestant Challenge – Karlo Broussard

Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible.
Questions Covered:

06:30 – I have a Protestant friend who doesn’t believe there is a scriptural basis for celibacy in the priesthood. How can I respond to this? 
15:55 – Protestants ask me why Jesus would give us his real Body and Blood. How can I answer this? 
22:00 – As a Protestant, I understand blessings to be gifts from God. What is the Catholic understanding of blessing? Are blessings the same as sacramentals?  
29:38 – I am a Baptist interested in converting to Catholicism. How can Catholics view Mary as perfect and a way to Christ? Where is the evidence for this? 
40:47 – If Jesus is fully bodily in heaven, what are Catholics worshipping in adoration? 
44:45 – A non-Catholic asked me, how can Jesus be both human and divine? They said it is a logical fallacy.  
49:43 – How can I respond to my Protestant brother who says that Jesus’ blood is enough, so I shouldn’t have Mass said for my deceased mother? 

Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Karlo Broussard?  

Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church 
Why God Still Matters 
The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood 

The Bible Blueprint for the Mass 

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