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

  • #8933 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Feb 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:43 - Are there specific consequences of sin? 13:07 - My 91-year-old mother asked me, when she dies, how will she find of her loved ones in heaven? 16:41 - My father passed away. He was not Catholic. Is there any chance he could be in heaven? Can my prayers help him? 19:42 - How am I to interpret the phrase, ‘Jesus has conquered death’? 28:32 - Can we pray to family saints for the conversion of other family members? 34:45 - How can I explain to a non-religious f...more

  • #8932 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 14 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:32 - In Matthew 19, Jesus says that marriage is not allowed unless for unchastity. What does this mean? 17:31 - What is the issue that the Church has with the gender reassignment surgeries? 20:41 - After a priest is laicized, does he still receive a salary from the Catholic Church? 22:33 - Are there any writings passed down by the Jews rebuking what the Christians came to believe through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection? 29:03 - I just took my first job ou...more

  • #8931 The Jewish Roots of Catholicism - Roy Schoeman

    Feb 14 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:03 - How can I help my good friend who is Jewish to come closer to the faith? 16:18 - Did Jesus and the Jews believe in sola scriptura? Also, how was the Jewish canon decided upon? 28:54 - Did the Catholic belief in relics come from the Jewish tradition of saving the bones of holy people? 39:53 - What were the question you asked the Blessed Mother? What were her answers? 43:27 - When you converted, which form of the Mass did you feel most drawn to? 50:08 - Is...more

  • #8930 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Feb 13 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 09:13 - How do you speak with people who are lapsed Catholics? 16:11 - I never hear you use miracles to defend the faith. I am just curious why you don’t and wondering if I should not use them in defending the faith. 30:02 - How can we rectify the mistake that Protestants make in saying that Catholics are evil? I heard a preacher on the radio say that Catholicism is the dragon in Revelation. 35:32 - I have a famil...more

  • #8929 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 13 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:09 - Why is there an adversarial relationship between Catholicism and Freemasonry? 14:01 - Why are so many apologists converts? 19:26 - Is it true that the Jews will be converted before the Second Coming of Christ? 23:10 - How does one who is not married in the Church rectify the situation? 28:33 - I am a Protestant becoming Catholic this year. My wife and children are not. Can I still participate in their service to encourage their spiritual growth, while also ...more

  • #8928 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:53 - Are natural disasters a punishment from God? If not, why do they happen? 13:18 - Should I speak to the pastor of my parish about the behavior of the assistant pastor? He inserts words into the liturgy. 17:58 - Who was Cain’s wife? Was the human race caused by incest? 23:25 - I recently received a radical sanation. I found out that in the years that I was married, I was not supposed to be going to confession, but I was. Do I need to now go to confession for t...more

  • #8927 Gender and Faith - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Feb 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 15:49 - I am transgender. I am Catholic and go to Church. Does God accept me? 28:30 - I work as a music composer. Our industry is saturated with the new gender ideology. Can you advise me on how I continue in such a field around such people while being a person of faith? 34:29 - If God gave us free will, why can’t we choose our sex? He gave us the freedom to choose. 44:30 - Our son came out and said he’s a woman. He is 26. He is beginning the transgender process. We ...more

  • #8926 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Feb 11 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:16 - Recently we lost a pet that was very dear to my wife and me. Can you offer any words of encouragement about this? 09:53 - What is the necessity for a layperson to have a spiritual director? 19:19 - My friend is a non-denominational Christian. He asked me to go to bible study with him, but I declined. Was this right to do? How can I explain that I feel being Catholic is the true faith? 28:28 - How can I approach my wife who only believes in God and Our Lady of...more

  • #8925 The Whys of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 09 2019

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 08:00 - Why does the Church allow for so many annulments every year? 16:43 - How can you believe that the words of the Bible are the words of God? 29:20 - How can Catholics believe that God is not present in hell and yet believe that he is omnipresent? 34:21 - Why does the Church recognize baptisms and marriages from Protestant churches? 42:53 - What does it mean to love God? 48:34 - If God knows the past and ...more

  • #8924 Kids Q&A - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 08 2019

    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: 02:37 - Why did God create plants or animals if they cannot love? 05:26 - How can God hear you when you pray? 11:51 - Do you know God if you’re in hell? 14:04 - If God intends for the world to be peaceful, why would he allow people the ability to make weapons? 18:45 - C...more

  • #8923 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 08 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:53 - Where does the authority for priests to administer the Sacraments come from? 08:11 - In Thessalonians, it says that the man who holds us back will be moved out of the way. Who do you think this man is? 20:45 - Why is consubstantiation incorrect regarding the Eucharist? 30:24 - My brother suddenly died a few months ago as a non-practicing Catholic. Does that mean he has gone straight to hell? Are there prayers I can pray to help him? 40:10 - What is the Chur...more

  • #8922 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 07 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:07 - Why did Catholics change the day of the Sabbath? Why do Catholics treat the popes like they’re Christ? 20:33 - Are we allowed to go to a wedding that is not Christian? 35:12 - How can we reconcile our belief in the Eucharist (Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity) with the fact that Jesus said the bread was his Body and the wine was his blood? 45:14 - A priest told me that after three times of confessing a mortal sin, there can be no absolution. Is this true? Can yo...more

  • #8921 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 07 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:20 - Is it a sin to keep friends who make explicit jokes? Should I cut these friendships off? 14:24 - Is it safe to name your guardian angel? 19:32 - I met with a Protestant minister recently. He believes that after the Council of Constantine, the Catholic Church no longer existed and was saved by the Protestant Reformation. How could I respond to this? 32:19 - Why priests forbidden to marry? 44:50 - Is there a distinction between the kingdom of God and the kingd...more

  • #8920 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 06 2019

    Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 08:59 - Is a civil annulment the same as a religious annulment? 16:29 - What is the difference between the catechism of the Catholic Church and the catechism of the Council of Trent? 32:28 - When someone is being considered for canonization, why are their remains dug up? 45:23 - If a married pastor of another denomination becomes Catholic, can he be a Catholic priest? 48:25 - I know Christ was fully man and fully Go...more

  • #8919 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 06 2019

    Questions Covered: 09:09 - There are people in the Protestant community who say that when God sees us, He only sees Jesus. Colossians 3:1-4 seems to prove this. What do Catholics believe about this? 24:35 - What is Peter’s Pence? 31:38 - Is the Pope promoting pluralism in his latest papal statement? What does that mean for us? Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Want more from Tim Staples? Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines J...more

  • #8918 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 08:39 - Can you help me to understand the graven images? Why doesn’t the Catholic Church forbid worship of these images? 16:54 - Why are we not having more priests and bishops in America and Canada standing up on these hot topic issues like abortion? 36:01 - How do you counter scholars who don’t believe in biblical tradition? 47:44 - What is the mission of the Catholic Church today? Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Want more from Tim Staples? Beh...more

  • #8917 Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject? - Trent Horn

    Feb 05 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 09:26 - I question the validity of a Catholic getting married outside the Church. 14:26 - What is the history of contraception? Which contraceptives does the Church not allow? 17:55 - I don’t agree with the Catholic Church saying which communion at which churches is valid. 24:05 - We don’t allow my daughter to participate in Girl Scouts. Is it unethical to buy the cookies? 31:56 - I reject the teaching on death pe...more

  • #8916 Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject? - Trent Horn

    Feb 04 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 06:24 - Catholics don’t speak in tongues and aren’t slain by the Spirit. 15:32 - I have a problem with annulments. 24:30 - I reject Catholic teaching on evangelization. 33:16 - I don’t agree that a person who is living in adultery can receive the Sacraments. 43:00 - I reject the teaching about confessing your sins to a priest. ____________________________________________________________________________________...more

  • #8915 The Bible Blueprint for Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 02 2019

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 17:12 - Does purgatory negate the forgiveness of the blood of Jesus? 23:56 - Is Sheol purgatory? 34:23 - Is isegesis of the Bible causing us to find evidence of purgatory in the Bible where it doesn’t exist? 43:31 - Where did purgatory come from? Why did it become so important? 49:03 - Are there demons in purgatory? _________________________________________________________________________________________________...more

  • #8914 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 01 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:36 - In the Swedish New Testament, we use Lukas for Luke, Matteus for Mathew, Markus for Mark and Johannes for John. What were the names in the original language? 08:40 - If teleportation is ever invented, would a teleported Eucharist still be the body of Christ? 14:20 - Is there a parallel universe? 21:40 - If we discovered extraterrestrial life, would we evangelize them or only teach the cardinal virtues? 29:02 - What is the Church’s stance on Ghosts, specters,...more

  • #8913 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 01 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:28 - My daughter wants to be baptized, but not go through RCIA. Can she still be baptized? 05:03 - When Communion is distributed under both forms, why can’t the deacon distribute the hosts? 11:45 - A non-Catholic recommended that I should read the Bible by just reading the gospels. He said that’s all I need to read. What would you recommend? 16:48 - Can you explain the relationship between the Roman Church and the Eastern Churches? 21:50 - Jimmy, wanted to find ...more

  • #8912 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 31 2019

    The 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: 03:12 - Is the website The Church Militant in line with Church teaching? 04:55 - What is Trent referring to in his book Hard Sayings when he references the Leningrad Codex and talks about vocalization? 12:26 - Why is the Church not excommunicating Gov. Cuo...more

  • #8911 Balancing Faith, Family, and Work - Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

    Jan 31 2019

    Book Cy to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 11:46 - How do you balance when you want to have a stronger faith, but your husband does not? 17:55 - Does prayer really do anything? 36:02 - How do I make gains and intimacy in Christ with my busy schedule? 48:23 - What is the Deacon’s advice on a good time to enter the diaconate program? 52:15 - My husband homeschools, and I work. How can I help support him? Resources Mentioned: Father Augustus Tolton: The Sl...more

  • #8910 Bringing Home the Faith - Gregory Popcak

    Jan 30 2019

    Dr. Greg Popcak joins Cy Kellett to talk about how couples can pray together, raise faithful kids, and bring the faith and family life together.  Book Cy to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 13:33 - How does the father-figure play a part in the domestic church? 17:58 - Why aren’t CCD teachers better informed before they teach kids? 31:34 - Have you looked at anything the Evangelical church is doing, and can we learn from them? 33:06 - How can we reconcile with...more

  • #8909 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Jan 30 2019

    The 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: 02:27 - Was Thomas Aquinas a philosopher or just a theologian? 06:34 - Can you talk about the conversion of the Jews and the second coming of Christ? 13:48 - What does 1 Corinthians 9:27 mean? 19:25 - My husband heard about a letter that was about Judas....more

  • #8908 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 29 2019

    The 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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 08:27 - In the book of Ezekiel, it says that one man shall not bear the sins of another. How does this correlate with original sin? 16:19 - If Satan is the father of lies and evil, then is a white lie an evi...more

  • #8907 The Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Jan 29 2019

    Questions Covered: 21:58 - Toward the end of his life when Aquinas stopped lecturing, he said, “Everything I’ve written is straw.” I heard this in a lecture once. Is it true? If it is, what does it mean? 30:47 - What do you think about slavery? 46:06 - Was the feast of St. Agnes removed?  49:51 - Do Bl. Columba Marmion and Fr. Gary LaGrange have good commentaries on St. Thomas Aquinas?

  • #8906 Why Aren't You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jan 28 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 05:33 - I am Eastern Orthodox. I can’t find a reason a reason to convert. 14:31 - For decades now, I have heard a lot about the rapture of the saints. I have never heard the Catholics mention the rapture. I don’t even know if Catholics believe in that. 19:37 - I am pursuing membership in the Catholic Church. One of the attractive things is the security of doctrine. What is the role of the layperson in the Catholic C...more

  • #8905 Liturgy Matters - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Jan 26 2019

  • #8904 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jan 25 2019

    Trent Horn and Steve Ray present their best tips for defending the Catholic faith as an apologist, live from the Legatus Summit.  Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 02:50 - Where did Protestants wanting to convert Catholics come from? 09:03 - My daughter-in-law considers herself to be a humanist and doesn’t believe in God. She once said, “I guess I’m going to hell because I haven’t been baptized.” What would you say to her? 18:05 - What is the rol...more

  • #8904 Tips for Defending the Faith - Steve Ray

    Jan 25 2019

    Trent Horn and Steve Ray present their best tips for defending the Catholic faith as an apologist, live from the Legatus Summit.  Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 02:50 - Where did Protestants wanting to convert Catholics come from? 09:03 - My daughter-in-law considers herself to be a humanist and doesn’t believe in God. She once said, “I guess I’m going to hell because I haven’t been baptized.” What would you say to her? 18:05 - What is the rol...more

  • #8903 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 25 2019

    The 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. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Jimmy Akin? Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide ...more

  • #8902 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 24 2019

    The 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. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Jimmy Akin? Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide ...more

  • #8901 Pro-Life Open Forum - Stephanie Gray

    Jan 24 2019

    Questions Covered: 08:45 - I am pro-life I don’t believe that it’s okay to kill children. How can I explain to pro-choice family members why this is so important? 17:46 - I am pro-life because I was adopted. 22:30 - We have a family member who is a lawyer who is trying make assisted suicide legal. How can I talk to them about this? 32:00 - If guns are essentially used to kill, why would any Catholic promote the idea of owning a gun? 46:47 - I think people have the right to choose sin...more

  • #8900 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Jan 23 2019

    We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by Catholic Answers chaplain Fr. Hugh Barbour. Questions Covered: 08:08 - When people go to purgatory, is there anything that they themselves can do to get out, or is it dependent on other people’s prayers? 13:26 - I am figuring out when I should stay home with my kids. Can you help me to know what is prudent? 19:35 - I just received some devastating news today about some...more

  • #8899 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 23 2019

    The 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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 00:56 - How are Catholics pro-life? 16:14 - Do all aborted babies go to heaven? 20:56 - Why has the Covington archdiocese condemned the boys in the recent incident? 29:07 - In Luke 10:16, is this a refe...more

  • #8898 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 22 2019

    The 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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 07:12 - If Adam and Eve were our original parents, how can we explain earlier forms of life like Neanderthals? 14:28 - Did it used to be a tradition to have skull and crossbones on rosaries and crucifixes? ...more

  • #8897 The Bible Blueprint for the Church - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 22 2019

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Karlo Broussard? Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church Why God Still Matters The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood The Bible Blueprint for the Mass

  • #8896 Courageously Pro-Life - Trent Horn

    Jan 21 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. 07:12 - If Adam and Eve were our original parents, how can we explain earlier forms of life like Neanderthals? 14:28 - Did it used to be a tradition to have skull and crossbones on rosaries and crucifixes? 19:06 - How should I approach the matter of homosexuality in the workplaces? 28:37 - I am pro-life, but having trouble explaining why in difficult circumstances it is still not okay to get an abortion. Are there resources for victim...more

  • #8895 Catholic Answers' Quiz Show - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 19 2019

    Two blessed contestants compete for Catholic trivia glory. Book Cy to speak at your parish or next event. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Jimmy Akin? Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

  • #8894 Screen Time: Catholics & Film - Steven D. Greydanus

    Jan 18 2019

    Steven Greydanus joins Cy to discuss the last year of movies, notably: Paddington 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, A Quiet Place, and many more.  See more movie reviews here: Decent Films. Resources: decentfilms.com  

  • #8893 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 18 2019

    The 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: 01:43 - Can we assume that Adam and Eve lived around the time that we have evidence of the first homosapiens? 05:00 - Why does Cy use the phrase "fair enough"? I hear it often. Can Jimmy explain where this term comes from? 13:57 - If cafeteria Catholics go...more

  • #8892 The Call to Evangelize - Ralph Martin

    Jan 17 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:26 - Have you heard of Holy Moments created by Matthew Kelly? He presents the same idea of never putting off holiness but embracing it each moment. 22:37 - For the new evangelization, how do figures like Fr. James Martin and others like him fit into that picture? 31:28 - When I hear the term “new evangelization,” I am not sure what to think. Does the traditional Catholic Mass have a place in it? 49:21 - Does charismatic renewal and spirituality have a place in th...more

  • #8891 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Jan 17 2019

    Questions Covered:  08:30 - Why are so many Christians pro-abortion now when they weren’t before? 15:09 - I met someone at SEEK who is Catholic. She went to a March for Life. She had a negative response to the graphic images used by pro-lifers, so she doesn’t consider herself pro-life. How can I help someone like that? 21:46 - The only abortion clinic in Pensacola has shut down due to lots of prayer! 29:48 - I usually pray in front of an abortion clinic with a group. There was a sign pu...more

  • #8890 Old Testament Saints - Steve Ray

    Jan 16 2019

    "The patriarchs, prophets, and certain other Old Testament figures have been and always will be honored as saints in all the Church’s liturgical traditions." CCC 61 Questions Covered: 16:11 - Are there people from thousands of years ago who didn’t know God who went to heaven? 20:54 - How can someone (like Adam or Eve) become a saint without knowing Christ? 23:34 - Do you consider Solomon to be a saint? Why or why not? 31:08 - Why don’t we speak more about saints like Lazarus? 34:5...more

  • #8889 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 16 2019

    The 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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 05:28 - Can you explain to me the Church’s teaching on evolution and the creation story? 18:33 - Is the Catholic Church growing? 28:51 - What is the difference between the Fathers of the Church, the Doctor...more

  • #8888 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Jan 15 2019

    The 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. Book Cy to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 04:37 - I was recently reading through Leviticus. Why have we not continued the traditions of sacrifice and atonement mentioned there? 13:22 - Why do we pray novenas? What does the number 9 mean? 16:57 - Ho...more

  • #8887 The Psalms - John Bergsma

    Jan 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 20:11 - What is the general purpose of the Psalms? 22:25 - Do Jewish people today read the Psalms as part of their holy text? 31:30 - How do we know that God is good as the Psalms state? 41:00 - Why is it so important for priests to read the Psalms every day, of all the books in the Bible? 44:50 - Why does the grail psalter look like it needs to be sung? 47:56 - On Psalm 95- why is it used for morning prayer? Also, why does it seem to be from David and God’s pers...more

  • #8886 The Adventure of Discipleship - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Jan 14 2019

    Questions Covered: 20:35 - There seems to be a feminization of the Church. Why is the manliness and the fierceness being taken out of the faith? As a man, what is my place in all of this? 30:00 - How can I help people to understand that our money is God’s and that we should contribute to the Church? 33:54 - How can we make sure that the Catholic Church speaks the truth? Resources Mentioned: Learn more about Dr. Italy

  • #8885 Kids Q&A - Tim Staples

    Jan 12 2019

    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: 04:10 - Did Jesus go to Mass when he was growing up? 07:20 - Why won’t God just defeat Satan right now? 16:16 - If babies die when they’re born, why do they go straight to heaven? 20:15 - What message is behind the rosary? 23:02 - Would God have sent the Savior if Adam...more

  • #8884 Spiritual Fitness - James Baxter

    Jan 11 2019

    James Baxter, the force behind Exodus 90, joins us to discuss the need for spiritual fitness. He focuses on asceticism, prayer, fitness, and community as he calls the men of the Church to be living saints. "Exodus 90 is based on a challenging 90-day period of purification, a dying to self, which is supported by a fraternity of like-minded men for greater interior freedom and, eventually, a more purified and selfless love." https://exodus90.com/ Questions Covered: 29:22 - I and many m...more

  • #8883 Internet Open Forum (Pre-Record) - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 11 2019

    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.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Jimmy Akin? Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist ...more

  • #8882 Internet Open Forum (Pre-Record) - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 10 2019

    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.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Jimmy Akin? Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist ...more

  • #8881 Open Forum Pre-Record - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 10 2019

    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.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Jimmy Akin? Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist ...more

  • #8880 Christmas Continues After Christmas (Pre-record) - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Jan 09 2019

  • #8879 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 09 2019

    The 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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 03:36 - In Genesis 3:22, who is the “us” referred to here? 06:48 - Is it true that many Catholic monarchs were anti-Semitic? 16:47 - A priest once says angels can’t be people because people can suffer. He...more

  • #8878 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 08 2019

    The 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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 04:10 - My Lutheran friend says that the main purpose of the Eucharist is the forgiveness of sins. Is that true? 14:35 - When Mary looked for Jesus for 3 days, the Bible said it caused her great anxiety. Is ...more

  • #8877 Why Aren’t You Religious? - Trent Horn

    Jan 08 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 00:46 - I am not religious because I have not been presented with enough evidence to convince me of God’s existence. 15:15 - I was Catholic, but am not religious because religion is corrupt, political, and paternalistic. 28:42 - I believe in God, but not organized religion. 33:17 - I am not religious because religions are founded by people who speculate, and Jesus was not Catholic. 42:24 - I am an open-theist. I ...more

  • #8876 Why Aren’t You Religious? - Trent Horn

    Jan 07 2019

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 13:01 - I am not religious because I think it creates violence and strife between peoples. 29:23 - Someone in my life who has a hard time always asks me how God could intend for so many bad things to happen to him. I don’t know how to respond. 39:53 - I’m not religious and don’t see evidence for God. Every denomination thinks they are the right faith. Resources Mentioned: Why We're Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith...more

  • #8875 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:16 - Who do you think the Man Lawlessness is? 17:59 - How do the concepts of an all-loving God and an eternal hell co-exist? 28:59 - What was the star that the Magi saw? Was it a grouping of stars? How would they know it was for a king? 36:00 - Do you think the woman in Revelation laboring could be Mary at the foot of the cross? Also, is it possible that Christ passed out of the womb like he passed through walls after the Resurrection? 42:40 - Apparently, there a...more

  • #8874 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 04 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:12 - Is Catholicism based on fideism? 14:45 - What is the significance of the number 7 with Jacob and Joseph? 21:18 - After Jesus expired, how much blood and water poured out of his Body? 28:54 - Is there something special about the phrase, ‘Lamb of God,’ that assisted the disciples in being able to leave everything and follow Jesus? 32:25 - In 1 Corinthians, it seems like there is a distinction between baptism and preaching the good news. Are Christ’s followers ...more

  • #8873 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jan 04 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:46 - Why was Zechariah made mute? 13:03 - Will you speak about Isaiah 7:14? Some translations say ‘virgin’ and some say ‘young woman.’ 22:27 - What is the Catholic view of salvation? What role does free will play in our salvation? 34:30 - For God, does the end justify the means (i.e. allowing evil to happen and bringing good from it)? 44:52 - How do indulgences work? 50:02 - Are human beings inherently good? 52:11 - Can you clarify the book of Hebrews in rel...more

  • #8872 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 03 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:13 - What is the proper application of the seven characteristics of life? 12:25 - How do you synthesize socio-cultural moral evolution alongside the truth of the Resurrection? 20:04 - Are the "religious" candles from the store okay to use? 23:36 - What is the difference between purgatory and limbo? 29:16 -  Can you explain 1 Corinthians 11:14? 35:46 - Is it right that we should pray for the things we want? 43:41 - Is there really any historical evidence f...more

  • #8871 Reignite Your Prayer Life - Jon Leonetti

    Jan 03 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:40 - Can you talk about the importance of a spiritual director? 17:18 - How do we fight distraction in prayer? 20:48 - How can we be more present to God in prayer? 43:14 - I’m a new Catholic. When I pray the Rosary I still don’t understand the mysteries. What am I supposed to meditate on? 48:10 - In the Salve Regina prayer, I feel uncomfortable calling Mary “our life.” Can you help me understand? 51:56 - When I pray the Rosary I don’t really do the mysteries. I...more

  • #8870 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Jan 02 2019

    We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by the Catholic Answers chaplain, Norbertine Father Hugh Barbour. Questions Covered: 05:24 - Why is there an age restriction on men joining the diaconate? 08:44 - My wife was just granted an annulment for her first marriage. We have been civilly married for over 40 years. Does this mean that we’re not really married in the eyes of the Church? 14:24 - Should we be doing mo...more

  • #8869 Liturgical Living - Kendra Tierney

    Jan 02 2019

  • #8868 The Mother of God - Tim Staples

    Jan 01 2019

    Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Resources Mentioned: Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Want more from Tim Staples? Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic Catholic Answers to Common Objections The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings Living Bread (CD) Last Call: T...more

  • #8867 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 01 2019

  • #8866 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 31 2018

  • #8865 The Year in Review -

    Dec 29 2018

  • #8864 The Year in Review -

    Dec 28 2018

  • #8863 The Year in Review -

    Dec 28 2018

    Todd Aglialoro and Tim Ryland look back on 2018.

  • #8862 The Year in Review -

    Dec 27 2018

    Todd Aglialoro and Tim Ryland look back on 2018.

  • #8861 The Holy Family - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 27 2018

  • #8860 The God in the Cave - Dale Ahlquist

    Dec 26 2018

  • #8859 Why the Incarnation Matters (Encore) - Fr. Paul Check

    Dec 26 2018

  • #8858 Christian Joy (Encore) - Fr. Paul Check

    Dec 25 2018

  • #8857 Rediscovering Christmas (Encore) - Edmund Mazza

    Dec 25 2018

  • #8856 The Baby Jesus (Encore) - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 24 2018

  • #8855 Christmas Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 22 2018

  • #8854 Kids' Q&A - Trent Horn

    Dec 21 2018

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.

  • #8853 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 21 2018

    Questions Covered: 05:28 - How do we know which books in the Bible are an example of pseudepigrapha? 18:25 - How am I meant to understand Genesis 6:3? 23:20 - Can you give a little more information about kabbalah? How can we talk to people who are kabbalists? 34:11 - Is it wrong to attend a Mizpah Shrine circus? I had a hard time explaining this to my daughter. 42:41 - In the Bible, Jesus performed many miracles, including healing the sick. He said that we are called to do this in H...more

  • #8852 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 20 2018

    Questions Covered: 03:30 - Can you receive the Eucharist more than once in the same day? 05:55 - Who was the steward for King Solomon and Queen Bathsheba? 11:04 - Is there ever a circumstance where I can take birth control? 19:05 - How many of the hand gestures and movements at Mass are appropriate/acceptable? Where did they come from? 23:39 - Is Jesus of the line of David? If so, how? 28:43 - Can you explain the different translations of Genesis 3:15? 33:27 - I recently took som...more

  • #8851 How to Refute Relativism - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 20 2018

    Questions Covered: 12:29 - Can you explain why it is that the Catholic Church is not sticking to its doctrine and has been very confusing? 20:03 - How can I explain to a Protestant that there is one truth? How can I share that there is a correct and many incorrect interpretations of the bible? 31:41 - What can you offer to help those who are agnostic/atheist in a loving way? Resources Mentioned:   Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions  

  • #8850 Healthy Detachment - Rose Sweet

    Dec 19 2018

    Questions Covered: 32:58 - Can you be attached to an idea about a person? 41:30 - Can you further explain the attachment to getting our way? Where does this attachment come from? 45:40 - My husband and I have been married for 39 years. He has not always been the most faithful. He sees no problem in developing relationships with other women. Am I seeing this wrong? 50:35 - How do I manage my attachment to an elderly parent who needs a lot of care right now? Resources Mentioned: A Ca...more

  • #8849 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Dec 19 2018

    Our guests grapple 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: 06:49 - When people say that they have been saved, but join a Protestant Church, how can Jesus allow this to happen? If the Catholic Church is the true faith, then why would God lead them to a Protestant Church? 12:29 - How can I explain to Protestant friends why we are not saved by faith alone? 16:21 - I...more

  • #8848 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 18 2018

    Our guests grapple with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 05:43 - Why does the Catholic Church celebrate Holy Days of Obligation? 17:33 - Since we consider St. Peter to be the first pope, should we read his letters as being more important than other popes? 22:50 - Regarding religious societies, what does it mean...more

  • #8847 Being a Better Apologist - Trent Horn

    Dec 18 2018

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 07:48 - How can you have a friendly conversation about Catholicism with someone who refuses every point you make? 18:28 - There is historical evidence of the truth and we can know that the Catholic Church is true. How can I explain the faith side of things to people? 23:53 - How can I respectfully ask to take over an RCIA class that is not being run well? How do we be better apologists when people say that the Catho...more

  • #8846 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 17 2018

    We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by the Catholic Answers chaplain, Norbertine Father Hugh Barbour. Questions Covered: 06:17 - How are we to understand our relationship to sin as fallen creatures? 12:28 - Is there a patron saint of depression that I can pray to for intercession for my daughter? 15:34 - Is the belief that only Catholics go to heaven a heresy? Where did this idea originate? 19:01 - Is it ...more

  • #8845 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 15 2018

  • #8844 Jump-Starting Your Prayer Life - Matthew Leonard

    Dec 14 2018

  • #8843 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 14 2018

    Our guests grapple 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: 01:38 - If a priest is in mortal sin, does it affect the consecration of the Eucharist? 05:28 - How can I prove to someone that the appointment of bishops in 1968 was valid? 115:16 - At Mass, I never feel good about the actions required. Am I required to do them? Can I pray for the intercession of a non-c...more

  • #8842 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Dec 13 2018

    Our guests grapple 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: 05:45 - In times past, we would run leaders through the streets when they had done a poor job/done something evil. Can we enact some sort of discipline on the bishops? If not like the old way, what is your suggestion? 13:11 - If Adam and Eve’s wills were in line with God’s will, then why would they have eve...more

  • #8841 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 13 2018

    Questions Covered: 05:46 - One of my obstacles to the faith is that Jesus’ Resurrection is a scientific impossibility. 17:08 - How can I explain to friends why the priest abuse scandal is not a reason to leave the Church? 29:35 - I find an obstacle with what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage. 36:45 - Some of the symbolism in the Church like obelisks in St. Peter’s square seem contrary to Christian faith. 45:08 - The issue of contraception is my biggest obstacle to the faith....more

  • #8840 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Dec 12 2018

    Dr. Delgado discusses when life begins and ends, contraception, the dignity of life, and other important pro-life questions.  Questions Covered: 09:21 - If the Church allows us to prevent or cure diseases by artificial medicines, why would we have to use NFP instead of contraception? 18:18 - Is it ethical to harvest organs from donors? Can we know if someone is brain-dead? 30:50 - I am a pro-life Catholic OB/GYN. Is there an ethical treatment for an ectopic pregnancy? 36:00 - I’m a ...more

  • #8839 Open Forum - Patrick Madrid

    Dec 12 2018

    Our guests grapple 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: 14:14 - If there was another intelligent lifeform out there on another planet, would Jesus have saved them by his passion, death, and resurrection? 17:31 - What do you think of Leo Tolstoy’s writings? 24:11 - As a Catholic, should I be more independent politically? 33:19 - Should pro-life people be more...more

  • #8838 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 11 2018

    Our guests grapple with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 04:05 - Can I be cremated? Can my partner and I be cremated and share an urn? 11:19 - What happened to the faith when Noah died? Were there other “one-God” believers? 17:55 - Can you please explain Revelation Chapter 6? 24:00 - Why would an infant stil...more

  • #8837 Pro-Life Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 11 2018

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 00:51 - I have heard two sides of the story for the pill. Is it ever okay to take the pill or is it always wrong? 11:50 - How many children have you fostered and adopted if you’re so anti-abortion? 19:45 - At one time, the March did not allow PLAGAL or Atheists Against Abortion to march. Has this changed? 28:24 - Why doesn’t the pope come to the pro-life march every year? 31:58 - We’re Catholic. How can we know wh...more

  • #8836 Pro-Life Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 10 2018

    Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 08:24 - On social media, a lot of people are advocating for abortion. Should I comment and argue with them? 19:24 - I think that Pope gives a golden rose. Why is there a comfort with killing children in this country? 24:37 - How can you tell people that you are feminist and pro-life? 31:38 - How can I talk to my generation as a young pro-life advocate? 36:40 - How can we know if a fetus is a human? How can I respo...more

  • #8835 Preserving a Child's Innocence - Leila Miller

    Dec 08 2018