Podcast

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

  • #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

  • #9511 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 26 2020

    Why do Catholics believe and practice the faith in the way that they do? Questions Covered: 02:07 – Why do Catholics pray to Mary? Why do they worship the Pope? And why do you have to tell your sins to a priest?   11:10 – How does one fast? Why do we fast?  19:27 – Where do the titles for priests, bishops, cardinals, and popes come from and why do we use them? (Father, Your excellency, his holiness, etc.)  28:30 – What gives Catholic priests the right to turn the ...more

  • #9510 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 25 2020

    Why do Catholics believe and practice the faith in the way that they do? Questions Covered: 14:18 – What is the Catholic teaching of the sacredness of the Eucharist? Can you get sick by receiving it?  18:32 – How do I explain to a Protestant the evidence that Catholics have for Mary’s perpetual virginity?      20:20 – Why did Jesus have to die for God if he is God?  36:21 – What does the Church teach about consuming pork? In the Bible, it was not allowed.  45:25 &...more

  • #9509 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 01:30 – Do we need religion in order to believe in God and does God need it to exist?  14:35 – Can I go to confession over the phone or can I confess my sins without a priest during this time?  28:12 – Is it true that we don’t need a physical bu...more

  • #9508 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 07:35 – How do I respond to an atheist who believes in syncretism in the 1st century?  20:25 – In Scripture it says, many are called, but few are chosen. How do Catholics interpret that?  35:00 – Do they leave the bread in monstrance or do they ...more

  • #9507 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 24 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: 03:23 – I’m a Catholic in Qatar and have many Muslim friends. We often get into friendly debates and one thing that comes up sometimes is that Jesus never said he was God. How would you respond?  07:04 – Could you please help give s...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.  …

  • #9503 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 03:33 – How can I explain to a non-Catholic why Catholics ask for Mary’s intercession?  08:30 – What would happen if the Pope got dementia?  14:31 – Will the Church begin giving general absolution because of the coronavirus?  19:52 – What...more

  • #9502 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 06:35 – The translation 1 Tim. 3:15 seems to change based on the version of Scripture you use. Which is correct?  14:15 – How long did Joseph and Mary live in Egypt before Herod died?  19:50 – How can I answer my Protestant friend who says that ...more

  • #9501 Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in God - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 19 2020

    Having trouble believing in God? Karlo can help. Questions Covered:  14:40 – What argument can I give to someone who doesn’t believe in God but is open to evidential support for the existence of God?  21:48 – How can I talk to atheists who say that Christianity is invalid because the Catholic Church caused many deaths throughout history?  35:50 – I understand Aquinas’ argument for God’s existence, but I do not see a good argument for Jesus Christ being God.   42:20 ̵...more

  • #9500 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 18 2020

    Trent Horn helps callers in difficult situations to defend the faith. Questions Covered: 09:35 – I am starting evangelization with a group. How do I answer the accusation of atheists who say that the God of the Bible is immoral?  28:00 – In these times when people will not be interacting face to face, what are some online resources that we can use to explain and defend the faith over social media, email, etc.?  32:31 – My dad takes the Bible literally and has taken to hea...more

  • #9499 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Mar 18 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: 02:35 – Is it true that you can consecrate bread yourself along with the priest while watching Mass on the livestream?  14:00 – Why can’t I live with my girlfriend? We have love.  23:05 – Is it okay for priests to live stream the Mass to people ...more

  • #9498 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 17 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: 03:55 – Is coronavirus the great chastisement that prophecies have foretold?  14:50 – How can you say that we won’t know if we are truly detached from sin until we are beyond this life? Maybe some people can tell if they are.  19:55 – How can I ...more

  • #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

  • #9496 The Person of St. Joseph - Fr. Donald Calloway

    Mar 16 2020

    Who was St. Joseph and why would Catholics be consecrated to Christ through him? Questions Covered: 15:15 – Did Joseph and Mary have other kids?  18:10 – In the prophecies, the Messiah was supposed to be descended from the royal line of David. Does this prophecy make St. Joseph a king?   22:15 – Can we still do the consecration if we wouldn’t be finishing on St. Joseph’s feast day?  31:22 – Why is St. Joseph called the “Terror of Demons”?   34:03 – Have you ...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

  • #9493 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 13 2020

    Question Covered:  02:00 – Is it true that the reception of the Eucharist can be compared to a wedding?  06:37 – Can the saints hear our prayers?  11:00 – How do you justify the prophet Elijah killing 300-400 people who were non-believers?  15:14 – Where does the idea of doctrine based on Tradition and independent of Sacred Scripture come from?  23:20 – At what point does the honoring of Mary go too far?   37:35 – I have been hired at a Presbyterian ch...more

  • #9492 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 12 2020

    Question Covered:  06:13 – In Canada, lots of bills are being passed regarding euthanasia and abortion. How can I trust in God through all these trials? What can I do as a Catholic?  13:29 – Recently I have had a lot of skeptical thoughts. How can I combat this skepticism?  20:44 – What is the Catholic Church’s stance on the death penalty?   28:57 – If God gave us free will, then why don’t we have the freedom to choose whether we have free will?   31:50 – Whe...more

  • #9491 Why Should I Believe in the Bible? - Joe Heschmeyer

    Mar 12 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:46 – I have trouble talking with family members about this topic. Is it true that the Bible contradicts itself?  22:24 – I’ve been challenged by people thinking that the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New. How can I respond and refute this?  29:37 – When it comes to different translations of the Bible, how can we know which one is the most correct to read?  35:45 – Did the God of the Old Testament relate to His people...more

  • #9490 The Battle of Prayer - Msgr. John Cihak

    Mar 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:36 – When you pray how can you tell what the Lord is telling you and what is coming from yourself?  35:55 – I thought Jesus gave Mary the ability to dispense of His grace when we pray to her. Is that true?  39:15 – Whenever we pray for intercession from the saints, is it true that our prayers go to God?  42:00 – What do you do when God is not responding to your prayers and that is not usual for your prayer life?  49:40 – Is it possible t...more

  • #9489 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 11 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: 01:14 – Which activities are allowed on days of penance in the Church?  04:05 – Was Mary Magdalene the sister of Martha and Lazarus?  08:42 – What is Paul saying about authority in Galatians 2:6?  16:18 – What was the evidence of Peter ha...more

  • #9488 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Mar 10 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: 05:30 – Why is the way we fast different than the way described in the Didache?  08:48 – When are we supposed to start fasting/abstaining on Fridays in Lent?  15:55 – If God claims to forgive our sins in confession, then why do we have to go to ...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

  • #9486 The Parables of Jesus - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Mar 09 2020

    What can we learn from the parables that Jesus shares in Scripture? Questions Covered: 14:40 – When a Gentile woman asks Jesus to heal her possessed daughter and they have an exchange about her being like a dog, what does that mean?  21:20 – Why was the wine sour that Jesus took when he was on the Cross?  32:42 – Why does Jesus tell the disciples in the gospel of Mark that he speaks in parables to others but will explain their meaning to the disciples?  36:22 – Is ...more

  • #9485 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Mar 07 2020

    Non-Catholics pose their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 02:30 – Why do Catholics believe that Mary is the Queen of Heaven?  12:44 – Do Catholics believe in the double procession of the Holy Spirit?  19:41 – During WWII, when people were killed, were they martyrs?  21:20 – I am a non-religious person. How is religious worship a good thing to do as a means of having a relationship? Why is worship virtuous?  32:25 – How do Catholics und...more

  • #9484 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Mar 06 2020

    Non-Catholics pose their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 06:10 – Can you explain 1 Thessalonians 5:23 to me?  16:35 – How would you explain that Jesus would have had to establish a distinct Church?  23:00 – What is a mortal sin and what does the Church teach about it?  35:53 – Why does God hate Esau?  47:16 – What is transubstantiation? How do Catholics understand it differently than the orthodox?  …

  • #9483 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Mar 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.  Questions Covered: 05:40 – What is the Catholic point of view on St. Augustine? Why do they accept his writings? 11:36 – Does the Church believe that it was possible for Christ to be tempted? 18:37 – How can a disease be transmitted through the Eucharist? Why are ...more

  • #9482 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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.  Questions Covered: 03:20 – How was the earth created in seven days if people existed millions of years after dinosaurs? 10:42 – What is a Catholic’s obligation to prevent other people from sinning? 16:37 – Does Basil’s statement referring to written and unwritten ...more

  • #9481 The Bible Blueprint for the Church - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 05 2020

    Karlo answers challenges from Protestants who questions Catholic Church teachings. Questions Covered: 14:36 – A friend of mine is going through a divorce and she wants to leave the Church. She thinks it’s too difficult to get an annulment. How can I respond to her? I want her to know that being a part of the Church is about a relationship with God more than it is about finding a Church that fits your lifestyle.   23:08 – Is it true that people outside the Church don’t have salva...more

  • #9480 What the Gospels Teach About Suffering - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Mar 04 2020

    How is suffering good or beneficial? Should we ask for it? Find out here, with Marcellino D’Ambrosio. Questions Covered: 16:42 – How can I look at suffering with gratitude as a Catholic?  20:58 – How can I discern when suffering is from God and when it is not from God?  23:45 – How can we accept suffering caused by evil acts? How do the victims cope with that suffering?  33:02 – I bought your book and I want you to explain what we sacrifice when we attend Mas...more

  • #9479 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 04 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: 04:56 – When can we start defending the faith physically?  13:36 – Were the words, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do,” in the original text of Scripture?  20:00 – How much of God’s plan did the devil know? When the devil tempted ...more

  • #9478 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 03:37 – How does the biblical timeline work with the different gospels?  13:59 – Is it okay to miss Mass if I am afraid that I will contract the corona virus?  19:03 – Is it good to watch the Mass on EWTN? Is it still beneficial, even though it’...more

  • #9476 Fasting from Falsehood - Gregory Popcak

    Mar 03 2020

    Jesus spent 40 days in the desert confronting and conquering the lies that Satan attempted to tempt him with. This Lent, we are inviting people to ask Jesus to accompany them in their desert experiences and help them identify, confront, and conquer the lies that Satan uses to hold them back.  For example, “God will never forgive me.”  “No one will ever love me.”  “I have to be perfect.”  “My needs don’t matter.” Greg and Jacob Popcak help listeners with practical ways of entering into this Lent...more

  • #9476 Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? - Trent Horn

    Mar 02 2020

    Questions Covered: 12:47 – Is it true that if you take from social security or pay into social security, are you a socialist?  18:47 – Does capitalism provide too much material wealth, thereby causing more harm than good?  29:09 – What is the main reason the Church is against socialism? Is it a plot to overthrow the family?  33:16 – What is the difference between communism, socialism, and Marxism?  43:30 – It seems like the term social justice is a bad term t...more

  • #9475 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 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: 07:33 – I need more clarification on the theology of liberation.   18:12 – Why can’t non-Catholics receive the Eucharist even though they fully understand the concept behind it, and why do you have to go through RCIA and receive all the sacraments to b...more

  • #9474 Which Catholic Moral Teachings do You Reject? - Trent Horn

    Feb 28 2020

    Trent Horn addresses the problems that people have with Catholic moral teaching. Questions Covered: 13:43 – I object to the prohibition on women becoming deacons.  21:12 – I reject the celibate priesthood.  33:20 – I was a Presbyterian pastor and my wife and I are coming into the Church at the Easter vigil. Being a married pastor for 8 years really showed me the value of the priestly celibacy.   36:06 – I reject Church teaching on IVF.  45:13 – I question th...more

  • #9473 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 28 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:09 – I am engaged to a non-Catholic. Her biggest hold-up is that she doesn’t think Catholicism is different from all the other denominations, she thinks all the denominations made up Christianity. How can I discuss this with her?  20:31 – My wife is not Catholic. If she chooses to use birth control, is it still okay for us to be intimate?  24:45 – I’ve started reading the Bible. Doesn’t the Bible contradict itself? The gospel accounts are different. I...more

  • #9472 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 27 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:33 – What is the Church’s stance on Matthew 23:9?  07:07 – In the Book of Acts, there are a couple instances where people were baptized only in the name of Jesus. Why is that?  11:34 – Why does God seem to favor some more than others if he is a just God?  16:00 – What should I listen to when I am in prayer?  20:18 – Can you tell what kind of Christian someone is by the Bible translation that they use?  24:26 – Does the Presbyteria...more

  • #9471 Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in Jesus - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 27 2020

    Isn’t it a contradiction to say that Jesus is God and man at the same time? How can I believe in Jesus when the only evidence for him comes from the Bible? Questions Covered:  14:10 – My friend says he is religious but not Catholic. How can I explain to him why being Catholic specifically is very important?  16:54 – My sister perceives Jesus as a demi-God. How can I set her straight?  28:34 – How can we know that the historicity of the gospels is accurate?   41:55 –...more

  • #9470 Old Testament Prophets - Fr. Thomas Esposito

    Feb 26 2020

    Who were the Old Testament prophets? Did their entire lives lead us to Jesus? Find out here with Fr. Thomas Esposito. Questions Covered: 20:36- How do you interpret Isaiah 13-14, the lion laying down with the lamb?   28:42 – Were all the prophets celibate? Does Scripture say anything about this?  31:15 – How do I read the prophets? I am a beginner and am intimidated. There seems to be much that I don’t know.  36:33 – Isaiah references the “young girl” in Hebrew, and late...more

  • #9469 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 00:41 – I have an American Bible from 1972. In John 6:62, it says the flesh is useless. Could this mean Jesus’ flesh?   12:27 – My younger sister is getting married. She is not a practicing Catholic. Should I attend the wedding?  18:23 – During ...more

  • #9468 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 04:10 – How do we know when Jesus is being figurative and when he is being literal?  17:20 – Why do you think so many scientists become atheists?  24:09 – Does the Catholic Church recognize couples living together as having the grace of marriage...more

  • #9467 Pro-Life Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Feb 25 2020

    Questions Covered: 04:13 – Is a baby born through artificial insemination still a human with a soul?   15:30 – In Genesis, childbirth was a punishment for Eve eating from the tree of knowledge. Why is this now seen as a beautiful and good thing?  23:07 – Can a Catholic medical provider prescribe oral contraception?  36:25 – My niece was quoting verses from Scripture to promote abortion. How can I combat this?  36:25 – My niece was quoting verses from Scriptur...more

  • #9466 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Feb 24 2020

    Questions Covered: 18:20 – My dad is a fallen away Catholic. How can I bring him back to the faith?  22:17 – How do you get through to someone who says they don’t need anybody to lead them when the Holy Spirit is within them?  29:33 – How do I defend the Eucharist to my Baptist father? Is there evidence for it in Scripture?  37:59 – Are the four gospels for the Jews and not for us? My friend said only St. Paul’s letters were for us, Gentiles.  47:54 – My daug...more

  • #9465 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 22 2020

    Questions Covered: 07:29 – How is Christ present at Mass all over the world each Sunday?  16:35 – Why do we believe in purgatory and what is it all about?  21:12 – During Vatican II, active participation in the Mass was encouraged. What does that mean?  29:25 – What did St. Paul say about the Eucharist?  32:18 – What is a devotion to a saint or Mary?  35:47 – Is praying the rosary necessary for salvation?   42:07 – What is the source of the myst...more

  • #9464 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:49 – How can a Catholic School’s science class help the world we live in?  07:40 – Why are Catholics not allowed to get married on Easter Saturday?  13:06 – What is the Church’s teaching on NFP? Is it contraception?  18:50 – Why is a mortal sin not to go to Mass on Sundays?  21:57 – If Mary had saved a lock of Jesus’ hair, would we worship it like the Eucharist?  31:25 – Did God the Father create the universe or God the Son?  35:...more

  • #9463 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Feb 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: 04:00 – Why aren’t indulgences as pervasive now as they were before Vatican II?  09:50 – How can I talk to someone about Catholicism who is antagonistic towards the faith?  18:00 – I went to a non-Catholic wedding and the officiant said he was a...more

  • #9462 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 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: 02:20 – In Numbers 16, it says people were sent to Sheol. Were they killed or sent to Sheol?  05:40 – What should Christians do if empirical science rules against us in every instance?  13:30 – Is Matthew 19:14 not about limbo or the state of th...more

  • #9461 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 20 2020

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Questions Covered: 01:36 – What is the point of praying the Hail Mary prayer when you can pray the Jesus prayer?  11:12 – How do Catholics understand hell? I don’t ever hear about it in my church.   15:40 – What is the substantiation for Catholic sacred tradition and theology?  21:44 – Can the pope change Catholic doctrine?  34:22 – How can Catholics believe in purgatory?  45:43 – Are St. Paul’s lette...more

  • #9460 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 19 2020

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Questions Covered: 11:43 – How can the Church accept annulments when Christ said divorce was wrong?   20:28 – How can the Church teach that NFP is acceptable as a contraceptive?  31:10 – How can the Church allow indulgences? Isn’t that made up and corrupt?  35:50 – How can I explain the infallibility of the papacy?  44:45 – Didn’t Jesus pay our debt? How could we still have something to “pay”?  Want more ...more

  • #9459 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 06:45 – Is baptism by desire valid in the Church’s eyes?  13:25 – A priest told me that I cannot be absolved for my sins. What can I do?  20:26 – How does Lucifer tie into the book of Enoch?  28:35 – What is required in order to become a ...more

  • #9458 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 18 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: 05:08 – How are communion services supposed to look and sound?  12:57 – What is the Church’s teaching on hypnosis for weight loss or to quit smoking?  14:23 – What are the advantages of sitting in front of the Blessed Sacrament?  17:46 – ...more

  • #9457 Surrender Worry to God - Gary Zimak

    Feb 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:51 – In the last 6 months I started a business. It has been very stressful and full of worry. How can I rely on God and get some peace of mind?  13:25 – I have generalized anxiety disorder. Is there anything you can recommend for my prayer life that can help me with this?  21:33 – I have bipolar and depression. I’ve been on medication. It hasn’t really worked, and my depression is really getting to me. What can I do?  30:33 – Is it okay to take...more

  • #9456 Holiness in Everyday Life - Fr. Juan Velez

    Feb 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:44 – Why is it that when we start living a holy life, people sometimes start disliking us and our new lifestyle?  19:25 – I am a Baptist and am wondering why Catholics pray the rosary. Does it make you holier?  31:30 – What is your recommendation for how to make the most out of Eucharistic adoration?   36:08 – I say the Rosary. Is that okay? Do my rosaries help someone?  43:20 – I recently promised my dad that I would quit cigarettes if ...more

  • #9455 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 02:21 – Why does the Catholic Church still insist on using a priest for confession? Why do Catholics use priests when Jesus is our high priest?  15:17 – How do I become a Messianic Jew?  17:40 – Where do the ashes during Lent come from? Is there...more

  • #9454 Prayer - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Feb 14 2020

    Fr. Sebastian Walshe discusses his co-authored book, 20 Answers: Prayer. Questions Covered: 08:42 – Why do we pray the “Lord’s Prayer” the way we do during the Mass? Why is it different than the way Protestants pray?  14:53 – If we believe that every prayer asked in faith will be answered, does that mean that the faithful prayer in Scripture will be answered?  18:42 – Why do Catholics pray in Mary’s name or to Mary?  28:00 – I have a hard time with prayer and I’ve ...more

  • #9453 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Feb 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: 07:45 – I attended a healing Mass and was anointed with oil. Does that mean that my sins were forgiven? I wasn’t in a state of grace, but I felt forgiven, so I received the Eucharist.  15:00 – Is Pope Benedict stepping down from the papacy the same as ...more

  • #9452 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 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: 03:07 – Guadalupe radio network…Someone told me it was unlikely that Jesus was not married. How can I defend his singleness and celibacy?  12:24 – Jimmy mentioned that he felt that Pope Benedict might someday be canonized a saint. Can Jimmy expla...more

  • #9451 The Bible Blueprint for the Eucharist - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 13 2020

    Where in Scripture is the True Presence revealed? How do Catholics know that Jesus meant for his Church to consume Body and Blood? Find out here with Catholic Answers’ apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 07:56 – In John 6:55, is Jesus telling the Jews that to “drink his blood” would break the Mosaic law of not consuming blood, so giving them a command they could not follow? My Protestant friend says this was his way of telling the Jews to go away.  16:13 – What ...more

  • #9450 Knowing God’s Will for Your Life - Fr. Mike Schmitz

    Feb 12 2020

    How can a person know what God is calling him to do? Fr. Mike shares with listeners how to hear God and fulfill his will for their lives. Questions Covered: 07:19 – How do I discern my vocation when I feel like I’ve tried something, and it hasn’t worked?  19:44 – I am discerning religious life, but I have never had a date. I am confused. What should I do?  29:00 – How can I discern when to evangelize to friends and family in my life?  41:36 – How can I practically ...more

  • #9449 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 01:47 – Why would God create the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden if Adam and Eve were not meant to eat from it?  07:59 – Is it true to say that God the Father was born of Mary?   13:21 – Why is the Assumption of Mary a dogma?  21:36...more

  • #9448 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 11 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: 02:32 – Why isn’t purgatory defined dogmatically?  07:21 – Is there a ban on yoga by the Church? Is the Magisterium the law of the Church or the Bible?  15:13 – Is embryo research ethical?  21:35 – Is the ordinary form of the Mass valid? ...more

  • #9447 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:34 – Should we literally interpret Genesis? Must all Catholics believe in the literal interpretation of Genesis?  08:50 – In Psalm 95, it discusses the “great King over all the gods.” Why does it say this? There is only one God.  18:00 – When Pontius Pilate washed his hands of Jesus’ fate, was he cleared of guilt or responsibility?  19:19 – Prior to the modern-day scholars and apart from Origen, where do we ever see the connection made between ...more

  • #9446 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:39 – Have we found any of the apocalypse of Noah?  12:43 – Is it true that the Gnostic gospels teach that the world was created out of evil?  28:46 – Is the New Testament teaching us to look forward to the Second Coming?  33:30 – In the Bible does it say if Satan will be destroyed at the end of the world?  35:00 – After Jesus’ coming, was Cain saved or was he one of the few who was not?  40:00 – In Luke 1:47, Mary says, “My Lord a...more

  • #9445 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 08 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:15 – Is it possible that children are so incredibly happy because of reincarnation? Their spirit remembers the recent experience of being old, and now they’re internally happy to be young again?  13:50 – Let us stipulate: One of Paul’s lost letters to the Corinthians is discovered, An additional copy is found with complete textual agreement, A third fragment is located and dated to the mid second century, Scholarly consensus develops that this le...more

  • #9444 Defying the Anti-Parent Culture - Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Feb 07 2020

    Questions Covered: 17:17 – We have 4 older children and are out of the house, but now we have a 4-year-old. When our kids are home, they have all their devices and it changes the dynamic in our house. What can we do?  33:03 – How do you honor your parents when they sin against you?  37:07 – My kid doesn’t watch TV. I wonder if I am dooming him to be emotionally immature. Is he going to go to college someday and be stunted or watch TV continuously?  44:14 – I think I...more

  • #9443 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 07 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:16 – Is it ethical to adopt snowflake babies?  19:27 – Was St. Joseph a virgin or a widower?  33:00 – I read your book on the Bible. What is the inerrancy of Scripture?  …

  • #9442 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 06 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:16 – Who are the two beasts mentioned in Revelation?  18:18 – What is happening during a Catholic Mass? Why does God have to die on the altar every time?  30:48 – Can you explain the doctrine of papal infallibility?  43:30 – My Protestant friend told me that Hebrews 9:10 proves that there is no need for priests. How can I respond to t...more

  • #9441 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 06 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:34 – Why do we sometimes, as Catholics, use the Greek translation and other times use the Aramaic?  14:54 – How do Catholics understand Galatians 2?  33:00 – How do Catholics understand salvation?   43:03 – A woman recently thought she was praying for intercession from St. Anthony, using a statue to guide her thoughts and prayers. It ...more

  • #9440 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 05 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:25 – Does the Church teach that people have different abilities of enjoying the beatific vision?  17:40 – What is the difference between a blessing from a priest and a lay person?  35:52 – If I leave out a sin in confession, can my confession still be valid?  45:45 – When Jesus was in the garden praying to his Father, asking him to re...more

  • #9439 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 05 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 03:38 – Why might the motion for an annulment be overturned by the Church?  13:27 – What led the Church to define the Immaculate Conception?  23:31 – If you remember or realize that you committed sins that you didn’t say in Confession, do you have to stop receiving the Eucharist until you can go back to Confession?  33:21 – I am Protesta...more

  • #9438 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Feb 04 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 04:55 – What does the Catholic Church in regard to ensoulment?   13:17 – How reliable are the quotes from the saints? How did you do your research for “Things the Saints Never Said”?  32:15 – Is Jesus’ death not enough to purchase our salvation? How do Catholics differ on this from evangelicals?   41:12 – Can I use the Old Testament sain...more

  • #9437 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 04 2020

    Non-Catholic callers are welcome to call and ask any question about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 04:08 – I was baptized as an infant and am currently in RCIA. What will happen if I die before I am confirmed?  14:28 – How do you explain the Inquisition, when Catholics were killing Protestants?  22:58 – How can God exist when there is evil and suffering in the world? God created people knowing that some will choose hell. How can this be?  37:04 – What does...more

  • #9436 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Steve Ray

    Feb 03 2020

    Non-Catholic callers are welcome to call and ask any question about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 04:20 – If the papacy is not the antichrist, who or what is it?  07:33 – Did Mary have pain during childbirth? If she did, that means she was not free from original sin.  14:12 – I am attracted to the Catholic faith but I am concerned that it could be the harlot of revelation.  22:26 – Where in the Bible does it say that Catholics are supposed to go to confes...more

  • #9435 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 01 2020

    Grab a friend and play along with the most exciting Catholic radio game show of all time! …

  • #9434 Overcoming Obstacles to Truth - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 31 2020

    Karlo Broussard tackles tough questions about the truth of Jesus and the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 19:01 – Why should I believe in Christianity when the Old Testament was written 4,000 years ago and many hundreds of years elapsed before that?  35:40 – Why don’t Jews accept Jesus as the messiah and how do I answer them?  45:30 – How do I answer someone who doesn’t believe in the truth of Jesus’ claims?  50:00 – How do we communicate using reason with someone ...more

  • #9433 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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: 02:25 – What form did John the Baptist use to perform his baptisms?  06:48 – What is the difference between imputed righteousness and infused righteousness?  16:44 – What evidence does the Church have for the Ascension of Mary?  22:40 – D...more

  • #9432 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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: 03:04 – How does concupiscence compare with the Protestant idea of a “fallen nature” or a “sin nature”?  12:03 – Why are there so many people who believe in science fiction rather than believing in God?  17:13 – In Matthew 12:32, why does Jesus ...more

  • #9429 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 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: 00:34 – Is it okay to live in the neocatechumenal way?  05:49 – With the Lunar New Year currently being celebrated, what are your thoughts on offering incense to the dead in a Mass setting?  11:48 – Did God command the Israelites to commit genoc...more

  • #9428 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 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: 03:55 – What was the earliest record of the idea of the papacy?   15:06 – What does 1 Cor. 1:17 mean?  21:13 – Do you recommend the Alpha program?  29:58 – What will distinguish the final trials of the Church from the trials that the Chur...more

  • #9427 Jesus: True God, True Man - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Jan 28 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Listen in to find out why. Questions Covered: 09:19 – When Jesus suffered and died on the Cross, he did not use his divinity to save himself. A normal man might have died before reaching the Cross, though. Did he use his divinity to endure his suffering and stay alive until his death on the Cross?  18:32 – Thank you Dr. D’Ambrosio for “Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life” study program. I am using it i...more

  • #9426 Joyful Evangelization - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

    Jan 27 2020

    Can spread the good news of Christ in a time of difficulty and confusion in the Church? Fr. Anthony Dorsa says yes, and helps listeners to navigate evangelization. Questions Covered: 05:21 – Where in the Bible does it say that we should evangelize?  13:31 – How do we joyfully evangelize amid the sexual abuse crisis, scandal in the Vatican, and other concerning clerical behavior? There are many things that worry me.   23:10 – How can I respond to a Pentacostal who was Cath...more

  • #9425 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jan 25 2020

    Today is for non-Catholics to ask any question about the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 04:12 – I enjoy the Catholic faith until about the Middle Ages. How do you reconcile with those bad times?  13:08 – Aren’t all presbyters and bishops the same?   19:31 – I read Behold Your Mother and love it. My question is, is Eve symbolic or real? If she is symbolic, how can Mary, who is very real, be the New Eve?  28:30 – I have been receiving the Eucharist at Mass for 30...more

  • #9424 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jan 24 2020

    Today is for non-Catholics to ask any question about the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 06:22 – I was baptized a Lutheran but want to become Catholic. Will I receive all the sacraments at Easter? Can I have the sacraments at another time of the year?  14:41 – Out of the 10 plagues, which was the most effective?  16:56 – Do Catholics believe that all animals go to heaven?  28:37 – Why is it that the Catholics place so much focus on the Virgin Mary?  36:45 ̵...more

  • #9423 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Jan 24 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:09 – How did the Church Fathers know when to take Scripture literally and when to take it figuratively?  07:12 – Does the name “deuterocanon” mean that those books are somehow less inspired than the rest of Scripture?  11:55 – If someone gets civilly divorced and has no children, can he get an annulment and become a priest?  17:00 – Does a divorced and remarried person (without annulment) automatically go to hell if they’re still remarried when...more

  • #9417 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Jan 21 2020

    Listeners call and share their reason for being pro-choice, whether it be in regards to abortion, end of life care, or other medical actions that affect taking a human life. Questions Covered: 05:18 – I am pro-choice because I believe that there is not a consciousness for life in the early stages of embryonic development.  13:24 – I am pro-choice because a woman has a second amendment right to defend herself against her reproductive system.  21:53 – If a woman is raped an...more