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Catholic Answers Live

Catholic Answers LIVE is a daily, call-in radio program of Catholic apologetics and evangelization airing live from 6-8 pm ET.

Episodes

  • #9601 Religion: Why Should I Care? - Karlo Broussard

    May 28 2020

    Religion: Why Should I Care? Questions Covered: 21:56 – I don’t relate to Scripture. I think religion is important, but it’s hard for me to care about it. How can I make faith more relatable?   33:21 – I agree that religion matters, but the Pope says that loving everyone is more important. How do we square the Bible and religion with what he says?  43:40 – Why are you so focused on religion rather than faith? It seems like the Catholic Church is more focused on paying hom...more

  • #9600 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    May 27 2020

    Defending the faith can be difficult! Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 05:42 – I have a teenage adopted daughter who believes there is no God. How can I defend God and the faith to her?   13:28 – When you’re Catholic but you go to a public school, how can you defend your faith to a teacher who is anti-Catholic?  29:34 – How do I defend Mary to non-denominational Christians, especially her intercessory role?  41:50 – What are some good arguments agains...more

  • #9599 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 27 2020

    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: 06:35 – When can you disagree with the state and cease obedience?  16:24 – If a person commits serious crimes against children and commits murder, then suicide, is there any chance that he could be in purgatory?  20:36 – What is the role of Chur...more

  • #9598 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 26 2020

    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: 06:10 – What does the Church teach about dreams and interpretations?  15:13 – How can I defend Mary’s Immaculate Conception to a non-Catholic?  24:22 – Is a soldier committing a mortal sin if they kill someone in battle?  37:17 – How can ...more

  • #9597 St. Joan of Arc - Christopher Check

    May 26 2020

    Mark Twain called her the greatest person in human history. He was close. We discuss the incomparable Joan with Chris Check. …

  • #9596 Soldier Saints - Christopher Check

    May 25 2020

    For Memorial Day, our president, Chris Check joins us for a conversation about soldier saints. How do Catholics navigate being both soldiers and disciples? …

  • #9595 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 23 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 01:55 – Could you tell us more about the writer of the Gospel of Matthew – was the Gospel originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic, and why do people think that? Why is the tax collector called by Jesus called Matthew in this G...more

  • #9594 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 22 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 02:50 – In Hebrews, it says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Why is this passage often used to rule out reincarnation? How do the experts know that “the judgement” is the ...more

  • #9593 Communion and Mission - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    May 22 2020

    Jesus calls all Christians to evangelize, but what does that really mean? Msgr. Morris explains the great commission and the role that evangelization plays in the life of a Christian. …

  • #9592 Ascension Thursday - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    May 21 2020

    Today is the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus ascended into heaven, following his glorious Resurrection. Here to help us to better understand this feast is Msgr. Eugene Morris. …

  • #9591 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    May 21 2020

    Do Catholics believe that Adam and Eve are in heaven now? Also, when can they leave purgatory if they’re there?  Questions Covered: 03:42 – Do Catholics believe that Adam and Eve are in heaven now? Also, when can they leave purgatory if they’re there?  13:25 – How do you defend that Peter is the head of the Church and that there is apostolic succession?  31:49 – Why do you not believe that the Creation story could be literal?  46:05 – What is the difference between...more

  • #9590 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    May 20 2020

    Does the Catholic Church teach that we must take the Old Testament seriously, for example, the creation story?  Questions Covered: 13:32 – My daughter went through Catholic high school and college. She went to confession for premarital sex and the priest would not forgive her. She left the Church. How can this happen?  22:42 – Why are the majority of Catholics Democratic and pro-abortion? It makes me want to leave the Church.  36:00 – Does the Catholic Church teach that w...more

  • #9589 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 20 2020

    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: 01:52 – Where do I get confirmation for my prayers?  06:43 – Why does Samuel tell Saul to go kill all the Amalekites? Why would God allow Saul to kill innocent people?  18:17 – What is the Catholic interpretation of John 10:27-30?   22:52 ̵...more

  • #9588 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    May 19 2020

    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: 06:27 – How are you supposed to watch Mass on TV? Do you do the actions or not?   11:46 – Why did the Protestants take certain books out of the Bible? Also, if we all have the same Holy Spirit, why do all the denominations teach so many different thing...more

  • #9587 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    May 19 2020

    Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture. Questions Covered: 02:30 – Where does the Church stand on the documentary hypothesis?   11:09 – If natural law is accepted by the Church, is it a part of Scripture or tradition?  18:51 – What is theosis?  29:57 – How was the book of Esther divided into a, b, and c sections in my Bible? I use the NAB.  39:50 – In th...more

  • #9586 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    May 18 2020

    Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture. Questions Covered: 05:58 – When Jesus says to turn our cheek, are we meant to understand this as humility or being passive aggressive?  14:37 – Is the King James Bible acceptable to read as a Catholic?  17:48 – Were Job and Jonah historical people or were they parables?  21:14 – If Jesus celebrated Hanukkah and prayed the...more

  • #9585 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples

    May 16 2020

    Children between the ages of 3 and 17 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: 03:15 – Why did St. Francis preach to the birds?  08:29 – If Adam and Eve were the first people on the earth, then is everyone on the earth their relative or did other people appear?  14:07 – If the whole sky is heaven, then where is hell?  17:40 – Why...more

  • #9584 How John Paul II Changed the World - Patrick Novecosky

    May 15 2020

    Questions Covered: 20:03 – Were there any popes before John Paul II who had world days of prayer?  23:57 – Is it true that John Paul II was allowing idolatry and sacrilege in 1986 in Assisi?   36:50 – How did bishops get away with so much under John Paul II time as pope? Was he not aware of what was going on?  45:13 – When is John Paul II’s feast day?  …

  • #9583 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    May 15 2020

    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: 07:01 – I am not Catholic. In the New Testament, it says to take your prayer to God. Why do Catholics pray to saints?  12:48 – Is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant and that is why the wooden Ark is gone?  17:21 – If God is eternal, then how does ...more

  • #9582 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 14 2020

    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: 3:00 – Where did all the early church Hebrew manuscripts go?  12:29 – How does God know everything?  14:15 – What did Our Lady of Fatima mean when she told the kids they would be making reparation for sins?  21:36 – What does the Church m...more

  • #9581 The Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas - Karlo Broussard

    May 14 2020

    What does the Catholic Church really believe about the Mother of God? Questions Covered: 21:03 – When someone said to Jesus, “Blessed are the breasts that nourished you,” and Jesus responds, “No, blessed are those who do the will of God.” Is this evidence against Marian devotion?  28:56 – Are the Marian doctrines based on the Bible?   35:30 – What is the difference between venerating and worshipping Mary? How can I explain this to a Protestant?  47:50 – Why do Cath...more

  • #9580 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    May 13 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches and believes in the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Dr. Delgado helps to answer questions about abortion, contraception, end of life care and more. Questions Covered: 14:30 – Is it immoral to not have intercourse when the woman is ovulating? Is this contraception?  21:25 – Do Catholics have an obligation to vote for pro-life politicians?  24:18 – How can I respond to Catholics who say that it won’t make a big difference ...more

  • #9579 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 13 2020

    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: 01:56 – Is it true that if people get an abortion, are they automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? Also, does that mean people who commit murder would also be excommunicated?  07:50 – Do Catholics and Protestants worship the same God?  ...more

  • #9578 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 12 2020

    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: 02:31 – I received absolution over the phone. Was this valid and acceptable?  13:17 – What are the Scripture verses that support Catholic faith and works ideology?  21:30 – If the company that you work for promotes abortion, what can you do? Is ...more

  • #9577 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    May 12 2020

    Calls: 01:03 – I am pro-choice because I think that people should have the legal choice.   20:09 – In the Bible, if a man suspects that his wife committed adultery and is with child, then they would perform an abortion with the bitter water. How do you explain that?  34:43 – I am pro-choice because the Catholic Church doesn’t support healthcare for all. If you can’t afford a child, you shouldn’t have a child.  46:06 – I am pro-choice because it is wrong to legislate...more

  • #9576 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    May 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:33 – I am on the line, not sure if I am pro-choice. Where do you draw the line to determine when a baby is a person?  29:53 – Are you willing to compromise on contraception so that fewer abortions must happen?  33:44 – I am pro-choice because I think people should be able to choose whether to have a kid. Some people have no money or didn’t have contraception, they shouldn’t have to have a baby.  51:26 – I am pro-choice because I think that peop...more

  • #9575 Ask a Priest - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

    May 09 2020

    Have you ever wanted to ask a Catholic priest about an aspect of the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 08:39 – Why don’t priests talk about death, judgment, heaven, or hell during homilies?  16:20 – Is the priest after hearing a confession ever allowed to divulge something that a person has told them?   21:42 – I am a Protestant. Don’t Catholics depend on the Sacraments as a crutch, so they don’t have to repent? Isn’t this a good time to repent?  28:42 – What is ...more

  • #9574 The Eucharistic Church in a Time of Pandemic - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    May 08 2020

    How is a Eucharistic Church meant to thrive in a time when public gatherings are not allowed?: Questions Covered: 16:55 – What is the Church teaching on how to receive the Eucharist, especially right now?  22:01 – Why do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ?  28:54 – Is there an advantage to watching the live stream of the Mass v. watching it later on YouTube?  30:58 – At what point does the Church engage in civil disobedience when i...more

  • #9573 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 08 2020

    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: 10:24 – I have been Catholic for 4 years and wouldn’t be Catholic without you. Does Mary have any relation to the Eucharist, earning her a Eucharistic title?  20:57 – Are we meant to tithe a straight percentage? How much does debt play into the tithing...more

  • #9572 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 07 2020

    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: 08:58 – My Protestant friend asked me if the Catholic Church thinks the Protestant Church is demonic. How can I respond?   21:41 – Why was polygamy allowed in the Old Testament, but not in the new?  35:30 – Is it true that the Pope is not allowe...more

  • #9571 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 07 2020

    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.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 06:41 – How does each person of the Trinity have separate wills and yet, a...more

  • #9570 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 06 2020

    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.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 08:05 – What are sacraments and what are graces? Do they involve salvation...more

  • #9569 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 06 2020

    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.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 05:49 – Am I committing a grave sin if I drink around my brother-in-law wh...more

  • #9568 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 05 2020

    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.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 07:00 – I am a recent convert trying to build a devotion to Mary. Will the...more

  • #9567 Keeping Your Kids Catholic - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    May 05 2020

    Fr. Sebastian Walshe gives his advice for raising strong, Catholic kids who remain that way. Questions Covered: 06:27 – Can you give me guidance on how to incorporate Catholicism and business for my kids that are college age?  15:10 – My brother is losing his faith. Can I help him in some way to come back to the faith?  19:12 – Should kids be sent to a university to study? So many of them don’t nurture virtue.   34:23 – What did the saints say about keeping your ki...more

  • #9566 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    May 04 2020

    Do you struggle to explain a particular aspect of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 12:43 – How can I explain the validity of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church?  19:26 – How can I argue for Scripture and Tradition with my sola scriptura friend?  23:39 – How can I explain to a non-believer why is it not acceptable to go see a psychic or fortune teller?  44:10 – How can I help my son to understand that Jehovah’s Witness is not the ...more

  • #9565 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Check

    May 02 2020

    Fr. Paul Check joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.  Questions Covered: 01:50 – What is there about the theology that says that the priest cannot consecrate the bread and wine over the internet or tv?  06:26 – What recommendations do you have for living a celibate life?  16:52 – I have a friend who has been sick for 10 years who told me that he prays for death. Is that wrong to pray for...more

  • #9564 Why Should I Believe in Sacred Tradition? - Gary Michuta

    May 01 2020

    The Catholic Church is built on Scripture and Tradition. Just what does that mean? Questions Covered: 11:47 – Why is there not a logical fallacy for sacred tradition?  18:40 – What is a short way to explain to a Protestant what Catholic tradition is?  30:48 – I don’t understand where Sacred Tradition comes from. Is there a concrete source?  36:25 – Can you elaborate on the Catholic tradition of the primacy of St. Peter being tied to Rome and not Antioch?  42:40 &#...more

  • #9563 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 01 2020

    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: 02:15 – Is it wise to stay away from shows like The Occult, or am I being overly cautious? 05:44 – Why do we assign patronage to saints? Do certain saints have more power areas? 11:35 – St. Justin Martyr used the term, “the president of assembly...more

  • #9562 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 30 2020

    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: 03:25 – Are the three men mentioned in Genesis 18 a foreshadowing of the Trinity? 06:00 – What is the Church’s teaching on predestination? Am I free to disagree with it? 12:10 – In your 20 Answers: Protestantism book, you do not mention Episcopa...more

  • #9561 The Bible Blueprint for the Papacy - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 30 2020

    Did Jesus truly make Peter the first Pope? How does the Catholic Church know that the popes are given that same authority? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 14:32 – A Protestant told me that the “rock” referred to by Jesus actually meant “pebble” and so could not refer to Peter. How can I respond to this?  20:57 – If Christ appointed Peter as pope and gave him authority and the following popes authority, then how do you explain the division in the Catholic ...more

  • #9560 Chastity - Jason Evert

    Apr 29 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches that all people are called to chastity, whether that be in marriage, religious life, or as a single person. Jason Evert helps listeners to navigate that calling. Questions Covered: 17:46 – I am a mom and I have a 30-year-old son. I have made mistakes in my life and I am trying to keep my son from making the same mistakes. How can I discuss chastity and holiness with him?  32:32 – I am turning 25 and I have been trying to adhere to the teaching of chas...more

  • #9559 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 29 2020

    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: 06:16 – I am having a difficult time with the presidential candidates this year. I don’t really want to vote for either, but I am very pro-life. What can I do?  20:36 – What are some Marian apparitions that are not approved?  28:18 – Why didn’t ...more

  • #9558 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 28 2020

    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: 03:35 – What did St. Gregory of Nissa believe about the Eucharist?  14:42 – Is it true that at one point in Catholic history an empress was putting evil popes into office and was even married to one of them?   18:23 – What is the Catholic answer...more

  • #9557 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Apr 28 2020

    Today’s show is set aside for atheists, agnostics, Protestants, and anyone else who is non-Catholic to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 01:47 – What is the Catholic understanding of the imputation of righteousness as opposed to the impartation of righteousness?  14:49 – Mary is my major stumbling block. How could she possibly be omnipresent?  22:11 – I am reading Rod Bennett’s book, The Apostasy That Wasn’t. My Protestant pa...more

  • #9556 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Apr 27 2020

    Today’s show is set aside for atheists, agnostics, Protestants, and anyone else who is non-Catholic to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 10:00 – I am agnostic but very curious about the Catholic Church after listening to your show recently. What should my next step be?  23:55 – Why was the Latin Mass suppressed in the USA?   35:40 – I was looking for a way to take RCIA online but cannot find anything. Can you help me?  41:50...more

  • #9555 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 25 2020

    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: 13:17 – Aquinas asserts that an infinite series can not exist, that there must be a first cause. In math, there can be infinite series. Does this disprove Aquinas’ theory?  21:26 – How were moral truths created? Atheists say that our brains and nature ...more

  • #9554 Is It Okay to Separate? - Rose Sweet

    Apr 24 2020

    Rose Sweet helps Catholics to navigate spousal separation and to understand the Church’s teaching on marriage. Questions Covered: 16:52 – I have a son who is getting ready to file for divorce. He is married to an abusive woman who is on drugs and there are 3 kids involved. How will the Church view this?  21:55 – Is Rose Sweet available for private advice?  23:23 – I was previously in the marine corps and was married, but things didn’t work out. I wasn’t religious at...more

  • #9553 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 24 2020

    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: 01:45 – How do we apply the teachings of the Bible to our lives, practically? I am not Catholic, but I want to be living my faith in a real way each day.  13:19 – There’s a strange rumor going around that if Israel’s population were to become at least ...more

  • #9552 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 23 2020

    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: 03:00 – Since we have unconsecrated hosts at our house, can we bring them in front of the live Mass to consecrate them?  05:18 – How do you know that a valid ecumenical council is one that is recognized by the pope? Couldn’t it be one that was recogniz...more

  • #9551 Life After Death - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 23 2020

    What do Catholics believe about death, heaven, hell, and purgatory? Find out here, with Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 05:04 – How can we reconcile the fact that God says he knew us before he knit us in our mother’s womb and the Catholic teaching that a soul comes into existence at conception?   14:03 – I have heard before that when Jesus died, he descended to the dead. Where did he go to retrieve the dead?  18:34 – Will we have free will ...more

  • #9550 Life After Death - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 22 2020

    What do Catholics believe about death, heaven, hell, and purgatory? Find out here, with Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 13:23 – Why did Jesus tell Mary M not to touch him but told her to go tell the apostles that He is risen?   17:23 – Where is purgatory mentioned in the Bible?  31:11 – My parents both died in February. Is the promise that a person wearing their scapular goes to heaven?  38:27 – Do we exist in heaven before we are bo...more

  • #9549 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Apr 22 2020

    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: 10:34 – There is a group that says that the devil is more afraid of Mary than of Jesus Christ. Isn’t this blasphemy?  15:14 – It seems like at times men in Scripture need to be commissioned by Christ to cast out demons, but Jesus also says, whoever is ...more

  • #9548 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 21 2020

    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: 07:35 – What is the justification of Holy Days?  17:10 – Is there a difference in Scripture between using the word “rend” versus “tear”?  20:18 – Chris Check did a fabulous job speaking about Lepanto. How do we speak so well about the Catholic C...more

  • #9547 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Apr 21 2020

    Fr. Tad addresses vaccines, end of life care, and more. Questions Covered: 21:42 – What is the morality of eastern medicines?  33:20 – Is it immoral to take vaccines?  41:30 – There is a political person who wants the entire country to be vaccinated and then marked as vaccinated. Would that be the mark of the beast, and would he be the antichrist?  46:30 – My mom passed away a few weeks ago and I want to know if I really did everything I should have to try to prese...more

  • #9546 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 20 2020

    No Bible question is too big or too small, we take them all. Jimmy Akin lends his Scripture knowledge to listeners who ask questions about translations, content, and truth. Questions Covered: 04:23 – Is there any special significance to Lot’s wife being turned into a pillar of salt and not sand or some other material?  07:59 – Why was the English translation of the Bible opposed during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots?  16:00 – After Cain killed Abel, he goes east of Ede...more

  • #9545 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 01:36 – How do we renew the Catholic parish?  06:29 – In Luke 23:49, it refers to “all these acquaintances and women” watching the crucifixion. Were the apostles included in that group of acquaintances?  11:16 – What is Jesus teaching about the desire for wealth?  18:19 – Why was Jesus’ garment seamless? Is this significant?  28:23 – If Satan could be ejected from heaven, does that mean we could also be thrown out of heaven?  31:45 –...more

  • #9544 Kids’ Show - Trent Horn

    Apr 17 2020

    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: 04:37 – Are angels born?  07:40 – I have heard atheists say that original sin can’t exist because Adam and Eve aren’t real people. Is this true? How can I respond? Get his email for trent to send that article below  16:04 – How did God build himself?  19:14 ...more

  • #9543 Ask a Bishop and a Scientist - Stacy Trasancos

    Apr 17 2020

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Bishop Strickland take questions from listeners concerning evolution, bioethics, and more. Questions Covered: 01:07 – What is the significance of the earth’s story, from dinosaurs on? Is there evidence that people existed at the time of dinosaurs?  12:56 – Shouldn’t the body of Christ be trying to heal people from coronavirus?  22:49 – What was the relative risk of the early martyrs compared with the risk we are facing from this pandemic?  29:17 &...more

  • #9542 Ask a Bishop and a Scientist - Bishop Joseph Strickland

    Apr 16 2020

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Bishop Strickland take questions from listeners concerning evolution, bioethics, and more. Questions Covered: 16:46 – How can we reconcile “world without end” and Jesus saying, “My kingdom is not of this world”?  23:58 – How does the second coming of Christ fit within science?  46:44 – Did the early Church fathers teach the current Protestant faith?  …

  • #9541 Why It Matters to Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:56 – I have a lot of Protestant friends who say it doesn’t matter which denomination you’re a part of as long as you love Jesus. How can I respond to this?  19:56 – I was raised Baptist, but the Lord called me to the Catholic Church about 9 years ago. Being a part of the Church made me feel whole.  29:40 – Where is the best starting point for convincing a Protestant that it is necessary to be Catholic?  43:25 – How can I explain the benefits of...more

  • #9540 Scripture and Tradition - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Apr 15 2020

    Marcellino D’Ambrosio explains the importance and necessity of the relationship between Scripture and Tradition. Questions Covered: 24:10 – I have been reading the different accounts of the Resurrection. Each author seems to write about this in a different sequence. What does tradition teach about the order of the witnesses of the Resurrection?  34:03 – Since Jesus didn’t fully define the sacraments, did he leave that to the Church to define?   42:36 – Why is it the...more

  • #9539 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 15 2020

    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: 04:57 – I am a non-Catholic. When I read the word of God, I read it as a Christian. Why is it so important to Catholics that people be Catholic?  09:09 – Do a single parent and adopted child make up a family?  16:43 – Can a person exorcise thems...more

  • #9538 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 14 2020

    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: 03:29 – Although Margaret Sanger was pro-contraception, does that mean that she was not pro-life?  08:06 – If God knows all, then how is it true that we have free will?  15:33 – What does the Catholic Church believe regarding the relationship be...more

  • #9537 Catholic Answers Staff Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 14 2020

    Happy Easter from all of us at Catholic Answers! Please enjoy hearing questions from some of the staff that you don’t usually see or hear. God bless you! Questions Covered: Zach Maxwell, Catholic Answers Video Editor– 03:25 – How would we respond to a person claiming that is selfish for God to create a population that is made simply to know, love, and serve Him? Are we simply here to amuse Him or was He lonely?  Dave Matheson, Director of Development – 08:51 – Tim, I...more

  • #9536 Easter Joy - Tim Staples

    Apr 13 2020

    Director of apologetics, Tim Staples, shares with Cy all of the True and Beautiful reasons why Christians should be filled with the joy of Easter. …

  • #9534 Good Friday Special - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Apr 11 2020

  • #9535 Good Friday Special - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Apr 10 2020

  • #9532 The Passion in the Bible - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 09 2020

    Jimmy Akin explains the truth about the passion of Christ. …

  • #9531 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 09 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:16 – Is it possible that the warning by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 11 was a misdiagnosis of an early plague or epidemic?  05:49 – How can I explain the Eucharist as a sacrifice?  19:16 – What is the difference between Protestant and Catholic belief of what happens when we die?  29:24 – What is the best way to face a crisis of faith and combat doubts?  34:18 – How are we supposed to understand Jesus receiving the vinegar on a sponge on the...more

  • #9530 Death and Resurrection - Scott Hahn

    Apr 08 2020

    How are we, as Catholics, meant to understand the death and Resurrection of Christ our Lord? Questions Covered: 17:06 – What is the meaning of eternity in the context of the end of time?  33:30 – In Matthew 27, when the graves are opened and the saints are raised up, what happens to them? Is this passage a fulfillment of Ezekiel 37:12-14?  38:10 – Which Bible should I give as a gift to my granddaughter?  44:30 – Is purgatory a state or a place?  46:20 – Our ...more

  • #9529 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 08 2020

    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: 01:57 – Can I, as a non-Catholic, enter into communion with the Church through an SSPX parish?  06:45 – I am Protestant and have been looking into Catholicism. Where can I start really learning about Catholicism?  14:32 – Is it possible that suf...more

  • #9528 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 07 2020

    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: 07:00 – Why do different rites have different bishops for the same geographical area?  14:05 – Was the crucifix made from dogwood?  16:13 – Is it inappropriate to create an image of the Jewish star and crucifix together, as a representation of J...more

  • #9527 Ask a Priest - Fr. David Meconi

    Apr 07 2020

    Fr. David Meconi takes pastoral and apologetics questions from listeners. Questions Covered: 06:00 – I recently purchased a home altar kit. We have not gotten any of it blessed. How can I bless my candles and icons, etc?  08:08 – My husband and I were married in 2001, but he left me in 2012. I have been trying to find him, but he has not given me a divorce or an annulment. I want to be a part of a third order. Can I call myself a bride of Christ?  18:16 – Why can’t th...more

  • #9526 People at the Foot of the Cross - Steve Ray

    Apr 06 2020

    As we begin Holy Week, Steve Ray discusses the Cross of Christ and the figures surrounding it. Questions Covered: 19:48 – Why did God send his Son to die and then get mad and send an earthquake when He did die?  23:34 – Did the Jews kill Jesus and did the Romans bring them in?   34:25 – Is it true that the nails would have gone through Jesus’ hands?  37:44 – Was Barnabus an eyewitness of Christ on the Cross?  46:04 – What was Jesus scourged with?  50:00...more

  • #9525 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 04 2020

    Who were the giants in Scripture? Questions Covered: 01:35 – If humans had to leave Earth and live on spaceships or other planets, would the Pope still be the bishop of Rome? Would the bishops get new dioceses?  06:10 – Is the dog that saved St. Rocco from starving, by bringing him bread, in Heaven? Could the dog have been an Angel?  11:40 – If a priest were to offer Mass on the International Space Station, would the only one to be able to grant faculties for him to preac...more

  • #9524 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 03 2020

    Is there any evidence in the Bible that we must grow in holiness? Questions Covered: 04:37 – Does God bestow equal amounts of grace on all human beings?  17:40 – Is drive through or parking lot Communion a licit way to receive the Eucharist?  19:23 – Can you explain invincible ignorance to me?  24:30 – What was it like sanitarily during the time of Christ?  28:32 – What is the difference between mediator and intercessor?  33:19 – Is my desire for my b...more

  • #9523 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Apr 03 2020

    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: 07:47 – Why do Catholics believe in baptizing infants?  14:20 – If all sins are forgiven in confession, will they be brought back up again in purgatory?  18:28 – Why did Jesus have to descend into Hell?  29:49 – What effect does the news ...more

  • #9522 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 02 2020

    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: 04:00 – In the book of Revelation, at the end of time it talks about the antiChrist. Is this a real person or a mentality?  07:43 – When was Jesus aware that he was the Lord?  15:44 – Is it true that if you leave the Catholic Church you go to he...more

  • #9521 Confessions of a Former None - Mark Brumley

    Apr 02 2020

    How can we best evangelize those people in our lives who claim a life without faith? Questions Covered: 28:42 – I have nephews who have left the Church. How can I help them, if the opportunity arises?  32:00 – How can I evangelize my son? He has two unbaptized children.  46:12 – Do you know that Hal Lindsey still has a show? Do you think that he’s been consistent over all these years?  51:59 – My friend really struggles with the Pachamama incident and doesn’t belie...more

  • #9520 Becoming Saints - Devin Rose

    Apr 01 2020

    Embracing the salvation that God offers means striving to live a life of sainthood. How? Find out here, with Devin Rose. Questions Covered: 14:29 – I live by myself and it’s hard for me to avoid temptations of the flesh. What advice can you give me?  19:45 – How do you make a perfect act of contrition if you can’t go to confession? 29:42 – How can anyone be a saint today if they don’t believe in healthcare for all?  36:02 – I really appreciate your answer about con...more

  • #9519 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 01 2020

    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: 19:05 – There are inconsistencies in the gospels. How can we understand this?  25:04 – When we go to confession and receive penance from our priest, can an indulgence do away with the penance?  33:37 – Why does the Catholic Church consider the a...more

  • #9518 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 31 2020

    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: 04:33 – Are Micah 3:3, Psalm 27:2, and Isaiah 49:26 symbolic?  08:13 – Why doesn’t the Church fund more scientific investigations of miracles in the Church so that more atheists would come to believe in God?  21:38 – Are the fruits of intercesso...more

  • #9517 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 31 2020

    Are you at a loss for defending a part of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 04:19 – Why do we never hear in the Church about how we can lose our salvation?  15:30 – Why is the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead only in the gospel of John? Also, is Gehenna hell?  20:47 – How can I explain to my anti-Catholic friend how Catholics obtain salvation even though we don’t go through a dramatic “saving” like in Christian churches?  28:20...more

  • #9516 Tips for the Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 30 2020

    Are you at a loss for defending a part of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 07:42 – Why do we continue to have priests say Masses and change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood when we are watching on TV and no one is there to receive it?  15:21 – Religion is the cause of most wars, terror attacks, and mass genocides in the world’s history. The works would be better without it.  20:04 – Is it heretical to say that one doesn’t need t...more

  • #9515 Ask a Priest - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Mar 28 2020

    Do you have a question that you’ve always wanted to pose to a priest? Today is your day! Questions Covered: 02:43 – I have noticed that lectors and altar servers at Masses being streamed online are not receiving Communion at those Masses, only the priests are. Why is that?  07:12 – Why is it wrong to sprinkle a person’s cremated ashes in the wind?  14:31 – In Colossians 1:24, St. Paul speaks about what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. What does he mean?  18...more

  • #9514 Ask a Priest - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Mar 27 2020

    Do you have a question that you’ve always wanted to pose to a priest? Today is your day! Questions Covered: 14:35 – I was atheist for most of my life and am struggling to transition into being Catholic now, in that, it is difficult to talk about. How can I better express my faith in words? It feels strange to have faith after declaring not to for so long.  24:23 – What is invincible ignorance? Could my brother, who was raised Catholic, but fell away, still be saved?  32:3...more

  • #9513 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 27 2020

    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: 01:11 – Why was it sinful for David to number the people of Israel?  04:47 – Who canonized St. Peter?  08:05 – What does it mean for God to be outside time?  14:16 – I work in home health and one of my patients has depression. Is it a sin...more

  • #9512 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 26 2020

    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: 02:10 – Can a person receive the indulgence tomorrow if they are not in a state of grace? It is difficult to receive Reconciliation right now.  08:05 – Can you tell me about the Douay Rheims translation of the Bible?  12:51 – How can we consider...more

  • #9506 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 23 2020

    Cy Kellett and apologist, Trent Horn, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 06:19 – Who recognized the Old Testament canon?   16:00 – The Bible says we are saved by faith alone.   30:25 – Why should a non-Catholic couple be considered by the church to have a valid civil union, when a formerly Catholi...more

  • #9505 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:32 – I won’t be able to receive Communion of each first Friday. Will this mess up my first Friday devotion?  04:30 – Can we know the name of our guardian angel or is it wrong to know it?   16:41 – Is there a prayer to pray to get rid of pandemic? Are there prayers for stress and anxiety?  21:15 – Why are all of the accounts of Jesus healing the blind man different?  28:39 – Is the Baptism mentioned in John 4 a Trinitarian Baptism?  34:3...more

  • #9504 Coronavirus Stress Syndrome - Gregory Popcak

    Mar 20 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:50 – How do you do things for the common good but also use common sense? Is it okay to have some skepticism about what we are being told?  28:29 – Before all this stuff happened, I had a great routine. My life has changed so much now and I feel like the Church has deserted me and God has deserted me.  …

  • #9497 The Peace of Christ - Fr. Paul Check

    Mar 17 2020

    In times of uncertainty and confusion, Fr. Paul talks about clinging to the Peace of Christ. Questions Covered: 16:46 – What do you suggest for those of us who do not have Mass or Churches to go to? What can we do in our family life to bring the peace of Christ into our homes?  22:17 – Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace, but he also says he does not come to bring peace, but the sword. How can we reconcile these two things in our world today?  24:51 – What are our oblig...more

  • #9495 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 14 2020

    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: 02:19 – Was the reign of David supposed to be continually held by his descendants until the time of Christ’s birth?  13:17 – Does the Catholicity of the Church come from the Eucharist or from the unity of the Church?  17:00 – What do the letters...more

  • #9504 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 13 2020

    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: 5:00 – My grandson is not baptized. Can I take him to Church and get him the sacraments?  11:52 – What does Canon Law say about being withheld from receiving Communion?  17:31 – Why do we need to confess to a priest?  22:12 – Are Catholic...more

  • #9487 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 3:39 – Why have we rejected the book of Enoch?  06:30 – Where in Scripture does it support Christ’s “Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity” in the Eucharist?  13:00 – Was there a practice at the time of Jesus where the Bride and Groom would have sent the guests home with wine as a gift? Was the miracle at Cana important because of this?  16:40 – Why did Jesus tell the Gerasene demoniac to go and tell his family about his miraculous healing?   21:25 ...more