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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#9871 Addiction and Healing – Scott Weeman

Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, joins us to help callers navigate
Questions Covered:

17:00 – I am dealing with addiction with my son. He has attempted to be sober numerous times, but his selfishness has torn our family apart. We are heading toward the holidays. What can we do? 
24:35 – What do you advise about my alcoholic husband? What can I do to help him? It seems like nothing has helped. 
35:33 – My son has been addicted to drugs. He always tells me he needs money and wants me to pay for everything and tells me he wants to get better. I haven’t seen him in two years, but he badgers me constantly. What should I do? 
44:25 – How do I maintain chastity with my girlfriend when we are both drawn continuously back into sexual sin? We are both addicted to unchastity. 
50:26 – What is your opinion on prevention for alcohol addiction? It seems like most Catholic events revolve around alcohol. 

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#9870 Open Forum – Jimmy Akin

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.
Questions Covered:

02:07 – Are the angels descendants of Adam and Eve? 
04:08 – Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ in December when it’s not really his birthday? 
12:18 – To be saved, I thought we must believe in Christ and by grace. Earlier I heard someone say that we are also saved by works. I am confused. Why would I need to do works to be saved if Jesus died for me and I believe in him? 
21:39 – Why did God put Mary through so much? Why did he make her experience losing her son when she did so much for God? 
29:22 – What is the best Catholic Bible? Do you know anything about the “New Catholic Bible”? 
34:40 – Why do you believe the apostasy didn’t happen? 
42:20 – How do you know if someone is being influenced by Satan versus being possessed by him? 
47:40 – Do we see our pets in heaven? 
50:05 – Is a baby born into original sin when he is born to married parents? 
51:50 – What is Church teaching on fallen angels? Will a rebellion of fallen angels ever happen again? 

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#9869 Open Forum – Tim Staples

Questions Covered:

01:32 – Can you explain the Divine Mercy chaplet to me? 
12:13 – When someone passes and they don’t receive last rites, what happens to them? My dad died last week and because of covid, couldn’t receive last rites. 
21:15 – I heard that in the Old Testament, men could become priests of the tribe of Levi by marriage. Did Zechariah become a priest by marriage? 
28:40 – Can a person be fully healed from sin by God? Does one need confession still if this happens? 
33:00 – I know a lot of Catholics use 1 Corinthians 3:10 to justify purgatory. Does this passage encourage works and faith? 
46:30 – What is the difference between the deity of Christ and the divinity of Christ? 
47:40 – What did the cross look like that Jesus carried? 
52:48 – How do I explain Mary’s importance to someone who doesn’t believe in free will? 

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#9868 Open Forum – Tim Staples

Questions Covered:

02:48 – Were Adam and Eve able to have kids when they were in the garden?  
06:03 – Is it possible for God to not love us? Is he capable of that? 
12:20 – Why did early Church fathers, like St. Jerome, believe that the Septuagint is not inspired? 
20:11 – What does it mean that Mary was free from original sin? 
35:30 – Can my wife and I switch rites within the Catholic Church? 
44:53 – When Christ institutes the sacrament of penance, what does it mean when he says, “Whoever’s sins you retain, they are retained”? 
50:38 – How do you respond to people who claim that the Immaculate Conception and Assumption are based in Gnosticism? 

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#9867 Your Bible Questions – Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Answers helps callers with their Bible questions.
Questions Covered:

07:13 – In today’s Bible reading, it seems like Jesus left Zebedee behind. Why didn’t he take him along with his sons? 
14:14 – Where in the Bible does it talk about predestination? Do we believe in that?  
21:00 – When did Adam and Eve live? 
22:16 – What is meant in Galatians 4:9 in the NRSV by “elemental spirits”? 
28:49 – I am a Hindu. Why would Jesus die for your sins? Doesn’t that just make people feel like they can keep sinning? 
34:55 – If souls have been good in serving God throughout their lives, will they still have to go to purgatory? 
36:52 – Ezekiel 34:12-13 and 15-17 has a completely different translation in my Spanish and English Bibles. In English, it says “destroy” and in Spanish “take care of”. Why? 
43:45 – Was a one world order predicted in Revelation 13? 
49:30 – How are we meant to understand the use of the word “lord” in the Bible? 

Resources Mentioned:

Predestination in the Bible by Jimmy
20 Answers End Times
JAMW #84 Private Revelation; #93; #94

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