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

  • #9025 Did Jesus Have To Die? - Tim Staples

    Apr 20 2019

    Tim Staples discusses why the crucifixion was necessary for salvation. …

  • #9024 Mary in the Passion - Tim Staples

    Apr 19 2019

    Tim Staples discusses Mary’s vital role in the Passion of her son, Jesus Christ. …

  • #9023 The Eucharist in the Bible (Encore) - Tim Staples

    Apr 19 2019

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

  • #9022 The Last Supper (Encore) - Fr. Matthew Spencer

    Apr 18 2019

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

  • #9021 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 18 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:53 – I believe that the temptation by Satan in the Garden of Eden was unfair and that humans were set up to fail. How is this right? 17:58 – My obstacle is that I must receive an annulment to receive Communion. 28:22 – I don’t think the truth is in any one religion. No religion is perfect. 42:09 – I don’t see enough historical evidence for Christ’s Passion. How can we know what conversations Christ had when the gospel writers were not there to overh...more

  • #9020 The Passion in Jerusalem - Steve Ray

    Apr 17 2019

    Steve Ray describes the events in Jerusalem surrounding Christ’s Passion. Questions Covered: 13:29 – How long was Jesus on the cross for? 18:23 – Do we know where Jesus carried the cross or how far? 23:01 – How likely is it that our Lord was crucified completely naked? 30:01 – I just came back from the Holy Land. Is there a chance that the Temple could have been where the dome of the rock is today? 34:56 – What is the official ruling on Jesus death and the ti...more

  • #9019 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Apr 17 2019

    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: 03:34 – Why doesn’t the Catholic Church allow for women priests? How can I explain this to others? 15:55 – How can I help my nieces and nephew who do not believe in God? 24:09 – What is the significance to Easter about the Eucharistic feast? 34:25 ...more

  • #9018 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 16 2019

    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: 04:26 – Does the Catholic Church accept all the apocryphal books? 15:20 – Did the Church not allow baptism before a certain time because they believed that the body was not ensouled yet? 22:18 – When Christians die, where do they go? 32:30 – Was...more

  • #9017 No Greater Love - Edward Sri

    Apr 16 2019

    Dr. Edward Sri shares the Biblical background to each scene in Christ’s passion. What was Jesus going through at each moment? How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death? Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish? What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns, and other events during Christ’s Passion? Join us today to better understand the importance of the Passion. Questions Covered: 20:23 – When Jesus was taken to Pontius ...more

  • #9016 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Apr 15 2019

    Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more. Questions Covered: 29:11 – In the Bible, it says that those who don’t believe are condemned. How can this be true? 34:00 – Is it necessary for the priest to use the words “I absolve you” in confession or can they say, “I forgive you”? Also, is it necessary to tell your sins in the language of the priest ...more

  • #9015 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 13 2019

    Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head-on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com. Questions Covered: 03:11 -I was watching a sitcom on one of the major networks. In this episode, a teenage character was trying to win over a girl by pretending to be as religious as she was. The female character had deci...more

  • #9014 Maintaining Peace in the Family - Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Apr 12 2019

    Dr. Ray Guarendi shares with Cy his reflections on the peace of the Holy Family, as well as his best tips for maintaining peace in the modern world. Questions Covered: 29:30 – My daughter has stage 4 colon cancer. My daughter acts very angry toward me when I offer my sympathies but seems to accept sympathy with grace from others who offer it. How can I handle this? 33:39 – How can I help the anger that I have toward my wife for having an affair? 42:48 – How do you bring family...more

  • #9013 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 12 2019

    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: 05:22 – In the early Church, we hear that there was public confession. How were these people absolved? How do we know this? 10:16 – My mother was going to be accepted into the Church by the profession of faith but was interrupted by surgery. Does she have t...more

  • #9012 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Apr 11 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. Questions Covered: 07:00 – Are cancer or hurricanes evil things? Didn’t God create the natural world, so these things are good? 15:30 – I know people who are having premarital sex. Are these people going to go to hell? 22:14 – My daughter came out as gay. Is there hope ...more

  • #9011 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Apr 11 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 Fr. Hugh Barbour. Questions Covered: 08:10 – I will be a convert this year and am trying to live a Catholic life in the meantime. What are the requirements for living a good Catholic life? 15:00 – What are the seven deadly sins? How can I know if a sin is mortal or not? 21:08 – Does the Catholic Church ever need someon...more

  • #9010 Combating Loneliness & Cultivating Love through Community - null

    Apr 10 2019

    Jenna Guizar, founder of Blessed is She, discusses the vital importance of making connections in community to maintain a healthy spiritual life. Questions Covered: 19:30 – You’re speaking about how reaching out in a deep way is as simple as dinner. I love that. I try to include simple prayers with my family, as well. We share podcasts and have conversations. 21:51 – Do you have any resources or ideas for leading young adults in the faith life? I am going to a college that only has a...more

  • #9009 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 10 2019

    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: 01:31 – I work in surgery and my hospital announced that they will begin performing transgender surgeries. I resigned. Did I do the right thing? 06:24 – How do we approach people who read the Bible literally, especially Romans 2-3? 15:54 – In John 10:...more

  • #9008 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 09 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. Questions Covered: 02:07 – I am Catholic. Is it okay to go to a non-Catholic memorial service at a Catholic pavilion? 04:30 – What stance should I take politically to stay in line with my faith? 13:35 – Why do Catholics have the Apocryphal books in the Bible? 28:45 – Is...more

  • #9007 Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? - Trent Horn

    Apr 09 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:45 – I reject the death aspect of Theology of the Body. 19:29 – I disagree with Catholic morality preached by the Pope on weapons. 24:43 – I struggle with priests, bishops, and cardinals not speaking candidly and honestly about the sexual abuse. 34:39 – I believe that the bombing at Hiroshima was moral and saved many lives. 46:08 – I reject Church teaching on nuclear weapons. I believe the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was completely moral. 53:1...more

  • #9006 Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? - Trent Horn

    Apr 08 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:44 – How do I explain the difference between an elderly couple who can’t conceive and a same-sex couple that can’t conceive? 16:40 – I reject what the Church teaches about divorces because my ex wanted to divorce me against my will, and I still had to get annulment. 38:13 – I don’t accept Catholic authority on moral teaching. Why are they the ones that get to decide? Resources Mentioned: Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Iss...more

  • #9005 Kids Show - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Apr 06 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: 03:03 – Lily…What is the bread and wine at Mass for? 04:54 – Why can’t the Pope walk on water or heal people like Jesus did? 11:54 – If babies die before they are baptized, do they still go to heaven? 14:58 – Is it okay to be scared to die? 16:49 –...more

  • #9004 Proclaiming the Gospel with Courage - Fr. Paul Scalia

    Apr 05 2019

    Fr. Paul Scalia gives his best advice for boldly proclaiming and sharing the good news of the gospel. Questions Covered: 13:00 – I am interested in the sermons that make direct reference to the Eucharist in the early Church. Can you tell me more about this? 19:24 – I want to hear more about hell. I mean this in a very positive way. I converted 14 years ago and never heard anything about the reality of hell. 28:58 – Who influenced you in your preparation of the homily for your ...more

  • #9003 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Apr 05 2019

    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: 05:14 – How can the Catholic Church be sure that the Marian apparitions are really her? 17:24 – Why does the Catholic Church accept NFP to prevent pregnancy if you are supposed to be open to life? 23:15 – How can we correctly view the violence of Gene...more

  • #9002 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 04 2019

    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 – Why is there a debate about the perpetual virginity of Mary and why does it matter? 18:39 – I have a terminally ill family member. Is there any chance she can go to heaven if she doesn’t believe in God? 28:20 – How can you be close to the Lord...more

  • #9001 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Apr 04 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:06 – Why do women want abortions and why were abortions created? 18:46 – Do we have organizations to help people with suicidal tendencies/thoughts? 22:50 – In terms of women who have PECOS, would taking hormonal pills be in line with Catholic values? 28:52 – My daughter was diagnosed with ovarian failure at 18. Is it unethical for her to become pregnant with a frozen, already existing embryo? 33:38 – I often hear people talk about the women’s ...more

  • #9000 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 03 2019

    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: 00:58 – In the upper room, when Jesus washes the feet of the apostles, is he just doing a service for the apostles or is a reference back to Exodus? 05:45 – Why didn’t God make us in heaven? Why did he make us go through this life? 09:10 – Are we supp...more

  • #8999 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 03 2019

    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: 00:56 – Some things have happened recently in my home that make me fearful that the devil is present there, mostly hearing strange noises that can’t be explained. Can you help me? 04:27 – How much did the druids faith have in the creation of our current Cat...more

  • #8998 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 02 2019

    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: 04:37 – Why is pantheism more attractive to young people? 10:52 – I am Catholic, but I got married outside the Church and then divorced. Do I need an annulment? 14:16 – Were humans created to replace the fallen angels? 18:33 – Can you explain wh...more

  • #8997 Bringing Beauty from Heaven to Earth - Elizabeth Kelly

    Apr 02 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:36 – How can we convince people that they are benefiting from faith here on earth as well as in heaven someday? 20:31 – How can I know when God is using me and how can I take things with faith and grace? 32:18 – It is overwhelming to think positively of the future of heaven when so many sad and negative things bombard us. What can I do about this? 42:55 – Is it possible to attain perfection in this life? 46:26 – What is heaven? …

  • #8996 The Seven Deadly Sins - Msgr. Charles Pope

    Apr 01 2019

    Questions Covered: 16:18 – Is disbelief in God a result of pride? 20:12 – How can we make the best examination of conscience, using the seven deadly sins? 22:41 – Can you explain gluttony? 30:52 – Why is it that some people find living the virtues so easy, while others find it more difficult? 35:00 – I want to sleep for 2-3 hours during the day. Is this a sin? What can I do? …

  • #8995 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 30 2019

    The Catholic Answers Quiz Show is an opportunity for two blessed listeners to compete for Catholic trivia glory. Listen in and play along! ROUND ONE Contestant #1 1) What does the word Messiah mean? a) Holy One b) Anointed One c) Lord of Hosts 2) A priest is: a) A prophet b) A minister of Divine worship and sacrifice c) Either a monk or a mendicant 3) In Luke’s Gospel who says these words? “‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise ...more

  • #8994 Identity Politics and the Catholic Faith - Gloria Purvis

    Mar 29 2019

    Questions Covered: 39:17 – Do you think there is a double standard with identity politics?   …

  • #8993 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 29 2019

    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: 02:40 – What is Gehenna? 06:02 – How did the angels have the ability to decide to turn against God? Does this mean that there’s a chance we will turn against God once in heaven? 11:06 – At what point did the Israelites have a concept of an afterlife? ...more

  • #8992 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 28 2019

    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: 04:34 – If someone live a bad life purposefully and then confesses one minute before he dies, can he go to heaven? 12:50 – Can you provide any evidence to affirm the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and its effect on society? 15:30 – Why isn’t the A...more

  • #8991 Rock Journalist to Catholic Convert - Dawn Eden Goldstein

    Mar 28 2019

    Dawn Eden Goldstein, author of the new memoir, Sunday Will Never Be the Same, shares her journey from abuse and loneliness into the joy of Catholic Faith. Questions Covered: 09:08 – I think this is so needed. There are so many musicians and people influenced by music and they need Christ. 18:42 – How did you find your vocation? Was it difficult to find? What steps did you take? 24:55 – I met Dawn and she seemed shy to me. How did she overcome this shyness, if she is shy, and i...more

  • #8990 Rock Journalist to Catholic Convert - Dawn Eden Goldstein

    Mar 27 2019

    Dawn Eden Goldstein, author of the new memoir, Sunday Will Never Be the Same, shares her journey from abuse and loneliness into the joy of Catholic Faith. …

  • #8989 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Mar 27 2019

    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: 03:05 – What is the Church’s position on St. Faustina’s diary, Divine Mercy in my Soul? 08:04 – If we are celebrating the wedding feast with the bridegroom every day at Mass, then how are we keeping to the Scripture that says that when the Bridegroom leaves...more

  • #8988 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 26 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. Questions Covered: 03:25 – Was there an addition made to the ending of the Book of Job? 06:11 – How would you answer a Protestant who asks why Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent when it’s not in the Bible? 15:10 – Does the bible say you cannot go to the Lor...more

  • #8987 Why Aren’t You Religious? - Trent Horn

    Mar 26 2019

    Trent Horn, apologist and author of Why We’re Catholic, engages non-religious callers in discussion about their faith journey and the reasons why Catholics believe in faith, hope, and love. …

  • #8986 Why Aren’t You Religious? - Trent Horn

    Mar 25 2019

    Trent Horn, apologist and author of Why We’re Catholic, engages non-religious callers in discussion about their faith journey and the reasons why Catholics believe in faith, hope, and love. …

  • #8985 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Mar 23 2019

    Fr. Hugh Barbour, a Norbertine priest and Catholic Answers chaplain, joins Cy to take questions of a more pastoral nature. Listeners with questions about the reasons for believing in the Catholic Church, the liturgy, the sacraments, family life, and much more are very welcome while the chaplain is in. Questions Covered: 02:55 – I don’t think my sacrament of marriage is valid because the priest who celebrated my wedding is now convicted of many criminal charges. Is it or is it not valid? 0...more

  • #8984 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 22 2019

    Karlo Broussard walks callers work through their difficulties with Catholic doctrine. Questions Covered: 04:40 – There are several Church fathers who say that part of the joy of heaven will be seeing those in hell justly tormented. Is this Catholic doctrine? 15:29 – What does the Church believe about the human being: that we are body and soul together or just a soul housed in a body? 23:50 – Why do you believe that Mary was born without original sin? 28:36 – What is the ...more

  • #8983 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 22 2019

    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: 07:44 – My son is preparing for his First Communion and we are having an issue with the religious ed program. They want the kids to sing a song during the liturgy that has the line, “Peter built his Church on the rock of our faith.” Is this theologically incorrec...more

  • #8982 Mary and Toxic Femininity - Carrie Gress

    Mar 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 19:37 – What is toxic femininity? 29:30 – Why do you think the vocation of wife and mother and the formation of souls is not preached by priests and bishops? 34:07 – What is the relationship between the infantilization of men and women wanting families? 42:47 – What are women doing today that you don’t approve of? What do you think that they are doing that is not right, or not their role? 47:05 – Why would men want to get married when women say t...more

  • #8981 Marriage, Remarriage, and What the Catholic Church Teaches - Rose Sweet

    Mar 21 2019

    Rose Sweet explains the intricacies of navigating divorce, annulment, and remarriage. She counsels callers on the emotional, spiritual, and practical sides of such life events, always promoting Church teaching and relationship with Christ above all else. Questions Covered: 14:22 – How does the Church view a civil marriage? 17:55 – I divorced several years ago and am struggling to move past the anger. How can I move on? 20:45 – I’ve been married once and had the marriage annull...more

  • #8980 Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in God - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 20 2019

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

  • #8979 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 20 2019

    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: 01:24 – Is it okay for a man and a woman to be friends? 11:32 – Can you give me advice on how I can convert my Pentecostal fiancé? 20:06 – How do I explain adoration to a non-Catholic? 32:49 – It is a contradiction to know that God is unlimited ...more

  • #8978 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 19 2019

    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 – How do I respond to a Baptist missionary who told me that once you make the profession of faith that you cannot lose your salvation? 11:06 – Should a family raise their kids in the faith or let them choose their faith? 16:32 – How can we know ...more

  • #8977 Understanding the History of Catholicism - Steve Weidenkopf

    Mar 19 2019

    Steve Weidenkopf, lecturer of Church History at the Christendom College Graduate School of Theology and the author of Understanding the History of Catholicism, joins Cy to uncover the truth about the history of the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 04:26 – What is the moral culpability of an artist, specifically of a novelist creating a new world? Must the artist stay completely true to Church history? 10:21 – What is your advice for couples who are not married and are new to the C...more

  • #8976 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Mar 18 2019

    Fr. Hugh Barbour, a Norbertine priest and Catholic Answers chaplain, joins Cy to take questions of a more pastoral nature. Listeners with questions about the reasons for believing in the Catholic Church, the liturgy, the sacraments, family life, and much more are very welcome while the chaplain is in. Questions Covered: 08:20 – Are there any historical documents that tell us exactly when Jesus died and rose? 16:09 – Can you explain the transition of the Jewish and Gentile communitie...more

  • #8975 The State of Marriage - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Mar 16 2019

    Todd Aglialoro, director of publishing, and Fr. Hugh Barbour, Catholic Answers’ chaplain and Norbertine priest, discuss the current state of marriage. From the cultural emphasis on ‘self’ to the economic struggles in having families, they investigate the issues that impede marriage and suggest solutions for how the laity can fulfill God’s vocation for them. Questions Covered: 00:58 – Is there a trend in men’s perspective of marriage due to a move generally away fro...more

  • #8974 The State of Marriage - Todd Aglialoro

    Mar 15 2019

    Todd Aglialoro, director of publishing, and Fr. Hugh Barbour, Catholic Answers’ chaplain and Norbertine priest, discuss the current state of marriage. From the cultural emphasis on ‘self’ to the economic struggles in having families, they investigate the issues that impede marriage and suggest solutions for how the laity can fulfill God’s vocation for them. Questions Covered: 42:05 – What do you think of the standard two children households? …

  • #8973 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 15 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. Questions Covered: 02:07 – If a Catholic gets married outside of the Church, is the marriage invalid? Are they living in sin? 05:41 – Does the Church teach that the story of Noah is true? 11:57 – What year and where did the Alexandrian Jews have the deuterocanonical boo...more

  • #8972 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Mar 14 2019

    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: 03:58 – In the Genesis account of the flood, when it speaks of the earth, can this apply to just a regional area? 07:22 – How do I explain a non-Catholic what salvation means for Catholics? 12:36 – Where do we see the apostles going out, hearing confe...more

  • #8971 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Mar 14 2019

    Pro-choice callers join Trent Horn and Cy to explain their reasons for belief in abortion or euthanasia. Trent states Church teaching on the dignity of human life and has conversations with callers to try to find the truth in each situation presented. The purpose of this program is to defend and explain the dignity of life, from conception to natural death. Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 01:47 – I am pro-choice because there is no education for NFP or...more

  • #8970 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Mar 13 2019

    Pro-choice callers join Trent Horn and Cy to explain their reasons for belief in abortion or euthanasia. Trent states Church teaching on the dignity of human life and has conversations with callers to try to find the truth in each situation presented. The purpose of this program is to defend and explain the dignity of life, from conception to natural death. Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 10:32 – Isn’t better for kids to be aborted than to perpetuate t...more

  • #8969 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 13 2019

    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: 02:18 – Is it God’s fault if someone goes to hell since he created them? 06:29 – Is the Eucharist really the Body of Christ? 17:51 – Is there a biblical or doctrinal basis for prohibiting women from being deacons? 29:00 – How can Mary be the mot...more

  • #8968 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Mar 12 2019

    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: 04:38 – I am a convert. Something that concerns me is that my boyfriend’s Catholic grandmother takes seriously a book that says many things that are contrary to what the Church teaches. How can I talk to her about the errors that are contained in this book? 19:08...more

  • #8967 Faith and Works - Douglas M. Beaumont

    Mar 12 2019

    Doug Beaumont discusses the Catholic belief in faith as well as works. The Christian life means constantly striving to attain the perfection that God calls us to in Scripture. Faith and works come together, beautifully intertwined on the path to eternal life. Questions Covered: 08:25 – Can you go to heaven if you have done good works and been a good person? 14:22 – What is the most charitable and sound argument for faith alone from a Protestant and how did you respond? 19:32 –...more

  • #8966 Eucharistic Miracles - Stacy Trasancos

    Mar 11 2019

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos explains the scientific realities and the historical evidence for Eucharistic miracles. Her unique background as a scientist and a theologian allows us to have reasonable belief to be drawn about the mystery   Are Eucharistic miracles real? Listen in to find out. Questions Covered: 23:58 – Has any DNA sequencing been done on Eucharistic miracles to compare them forensically to each other to tell us about Jesus’ physical traits? 30:27 – I recently saw two Eucharis...more

  • #8965 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 09 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: 03:05 – If God is everywhere and Jesus is God, when Jesus became man, was Jesus everywhere? 06:07 – What is the belief about why people don’t associate Catholics with Christianity, even though Catholics were the first Christians? 12:33 – Do Adam and Eve have belly ...more

  • #8964 Confession - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Mar 08 2019

    Msgr. Morris joins Cy to discuss the reality of the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a life-giving, grace-filled gift from Jesus to his people. Confession is necessary in order to mend the frequently damaged relationship with the Lord. Jesus knows that human beings are imperfect and asks that all people repent and follow him. Callers are free to ask questions about how and why this Sacrament takes place, why it is crucial in the lives of the faithful, and where the Sacrament can be found in Script...more

  • #8963 Open Forum (Pre-record) - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 08 2019

    We are out of the office today, so we have pre-recorded internet open forum. Feel free to call on Tuesday with your questions. 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. …

  • #8961 The Triumph of Beauty - Elizabeth Lev

    Mar 07 2019

    Elizabeth Lev, art historian and author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith, discusses the real role that art and beauty played in the Counter-Reformation, as well as the crucial role that it plays in the world today. The success of evangelization does not rely solely on defending and explaining the matters of the spirit or the intellect, but on the presentation of the Beauty that is God in the world. Elizabeth explains why this exploration of beauty is as vital today as it was in the 16th centu...more

  • #8960 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Mar 06 2019

    Fr. Hugh Barbour, a Norbertine priest and Catholic Answers chaplain, joins Cy to take questions of a more pastoral nature. Listeners with questions about the reasons for believing in the Catholic Church, the liturgy, the sacraments, family life, and much more are very welcome while the chaplain is in. Questions Covered: 03:56 – What are partial and plenary indulgences? How do they work? 12:28 – I struggle with pornography. Do you have advice or a patron saint to help me with this? 1...more

  • #8959 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 06 2019

    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: 04:01 – In 1 Timothy, it says that there is only one mediator and that he is Jesus Christ. Why do we pray to our Lady? 17:07 – Are there degrees of holiness or reward in heaven? 28:43 – How do people become beatified saints? 35:10 – Does it matt...more

  • #8958 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 05 2019

    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: 05:19 – I am an active member in a young adult ministry and we have a series of talks during Lent. The first week is going to be about Medjugorje and I know that’s not an approved apparition. Is this okay to be having a talk about this and promoting it? 15:58 ...more

  • #8957 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 05 2019

    Catholic Answers apologist Trent Horn gives his best tips for defending the faith. Apologetics can be difficult, especially when it comes to interactions with coworkers and family Sharing the faith is sometimes easier said than done. Trent walks listeners through these difficult conversations so that they can approach apologetics with confidence and clarity. Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 08:47 – How can we defend the faith when so many Catholics are ...more

  • #8956 Why It Matters to be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 04 2019

    Karlo Broussard, Catholic Answers apologist and author of Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church, explains why being Catholic is what Jesus wills for us. There is grace and the fullness of truth to be found in the Catholic Church. Karlo walks listeners through the Catholic reasons for faith, hope, and love to be found in the Church founded by Christ. Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 05:19 – I am not Catholic, I am Baptis...more

  • #8955 Preparing for Lent - Edward Sri

    Mar 02 2019

    As Lent quickly approaches, Cy and Edward Sri discuss the best ways to prepare for the great penitential season which leads Catholics into the greatest season of the year- Easter. Why do Catholics focus on personal and particular sacrifice for 40 days a year? Want to make the most of this Lenten season? Tune in to catch the best tips for a prayerful and focused Lent. Questions Covered: 17:00 – My girlfriend is a Catholic and I am a Baptist. I am thinking about converting. How can I help h...more

  • #8954 The Bible Blueprint for the Eucharist - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 01 2019

    Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard, explains the Catholic belief in the Eucharist. Why do Catholics believe that Christ’s Body and Blood saved us? Why continue to receive the Eucharist? What does “True Presence” mean? Join us as Karlo helps to illuminate how Scripture tells the objective truth about the Eucharist. Questions Covered: 07:54 – How does St. Paul’s warning to not receive the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin work with the bishop’s ability to excommu...more

  • #8953 Open Forum - null

    Mar 01 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:56 – Did the people of Israel believe in an afterlife? 05:48 – I recently attended a Church that had the choir in the sanctuary and the tabernacle out of sight. I brought up my concerns to the priest. Was this wrong to do? 16:16 – Are there any Church/historical records about what happened in Egypt after Pharaoh and his armies drowned in the sea? 20:00 – Which parts of the Mass cleanse us of our venial sins? 23:44 – Can you give me advice for ...more

  • #8952 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 28 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:11 – Why would Jesus frequently perform a miracle and then tell people to keep it secret? 07:52 – How can we see in each generation Jesus building His Church? 13:35 – I read recently that there are some laws that require priests to break the seal of confession. What should priests do? How will this continue to change the sacrament? 17:06 – Why is the host broken during the consecration? 19:10 – What are the Nephilim? Did they mingle with human...more

  • #8951 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 28 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:59 – I am orthodox because I find it to be more true and rigid than Roman Catholicism. 14:40 – I am not Catholic because the Bible doesn’t lead me there. 29:12 – I disagree with the Church’s position on original sin. 35:10 – I am not Catholic because I don’t believe in Hell. God is love. 45:24 – I am Protestant and married to a Catholic. I think media has contributed to why I am not Catholic. Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event. ...more

  • #8950 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Feb 27 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:34 – I am not Catholic because of the abuse of Native Americans when Christians first came to the States. 13:28 – I am not Catholic because I have an issue with the fact that no one is fighting for the kids who are being violated by Catholic priests. 22:27 – I am not Catholic. How do we know if there is a lineage that proves the papacy? 42:55 – I am not Catholic because I don’t think organized religion fosters a personal relationship with God. Book...more

  • #8949 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 27 2019

    Questions Covered: 10:29 – Can you give me any advice for my fiance who is not of any faith who is struggling with the Incarnation? 10:29 – Can you give me any advice for my fiance who is not of any faith who is struggling with the Incarnation? 18:35 – Is transubstantiation based on Aristotelian concepts and is that a cause for concern? 22:37 – What if it’s the end of times and God hasn’t spoken to me? 28:30 – How does the Catholic Church view gays and salvation? 4...more

  • #8948 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 26 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:17 – Why is most of the Western world more atheistic and irreligious, while third world countries seem to maintain great faith? 12:51 – Can I give my indulgences to souls in purgatory? 17:04 – Priests used to make use of the patent. Why has that been done away with? 19:39 – What is the Catholic Church’s position on seeking medical help to save one’s life? 24:04 – Why do I have to go through the saints to pray to God? 37:03 – When David k...more

  • #8947 The Papacy - Steve Ray

    Feb 26 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:30 – If every bishop/priest is a successor of Peter, why is the bishop of Rome the sole successor of Peter? 15:34 – Our pope was talking about the Mark of the Beast. How are we meant to understand this? 22:34 – How do you justify Francis being called Pope when the Pope before him is still alive? 35:37 – I want to clarify the orthodox position on the bishops. Also, if Christ gave Peter the keys of the Church, why isn’t he the Pope of Antioch? 40:20 &...more

  • #8946 Give Up Worry for Lent - Gary Zimak

    Feb 25 2019

    Questions Covered: 08:14 – I have a group that is going to read “Giving Up Worry for Lent!” What is the best way that I can guide them through it? 13:50 – I hear a lot about mindfulness. Is this compatible with the Catholic faith? 21:18 – Is there a sinful aspect to worry? Is excessive worry worth confessing? 24:27 – I suffer from anxiety. 31:57 – Is it possible for us to reach perfection and complete freedom from worry? 35:52 – What does the Lord think of th...more

  • #8945 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 23 2019

    Two special contestants join us live in our studio in San Diego to compete for Catholic trivia glory. As Joe and Patrick compete, Karlo Broussard aids the game by offering answers in pig Latin and further context while our contestants compete. If you’re looking for a fun way to improve your knowledge of the Catholic Church, tune in and play along! …

  • #8944 Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in Jesus - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 18:57 – If you say that faith is a response to reasonable arguments, can it also be true that faith is a response to God’s revelation to us? 24:40 – Were the gospels reliable accounts? Is there historical support for the events of Jesus’ life? 37:00 – I was speaking with a Calvinist friend of mine who says that he doesn’t believe in the Catholic Church because we believe in the Eucharist. He calls it our “golden calf.” How can I respond? 48:33 – Was it...more

  • #8943 Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger - Gary Michuta

    Feb 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 34:23 – Why are Catholic Bibles shorter than eastern orthodox Bibles? 45:04 – Was Ecclesiastes ever rejected by anyone? It’s my favorite Old Testament book. 46:45 – Did the Christians in the 2nd and 3rd centuries have certainty about what was or wasn’t Scripture if it wasn’t confirmed until later? …

  • #8942 Navigating Higher Education - Michael Naughton

    Feb 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 29:25 – How can I help my kids to question the things that they are bombarded with in school? 38:39 – What would you suggest about helping my daughter who has bought into the liberal agenda through her time in college? 49:58 – Despite what you’re saying about the renewal of higher education, as a student in the same area as St. Thomas, I see a lot of poor behavior still taking place among college students. Isn’t this evidence that the renewal is not successf...more

  • #8941 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 00:38 – When do we have the first reference in the early Church fathers’ writings about the Assumption? 02:31 – What was the development of the doctrine of the Trinity? 07:59 – When the consecration takes place at the Mass, are we doing it in remembrance of the Last Supper or is Jesus being crucified all over again? 14:08 – Is it a sin to participate in spreading a person’s remains with a non-Catholic? 17:59 – What is a fair analysis of the Counc...more

  • #8940 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:59 – Could you explain why different countries can have different Holy Days of obligation? 13:40 – When John the Baptist was baptizing in the name of the Holy Spirit, where did he get this from? Did he worship a diune god? 17:25 – Why do Catholics pray to dead saints? 19:00 – Is it true that God died on the cross? 20:55 – Is it advisable for Catholics to use non-Catholic biblical commentaries to better understand Scripture? 24:45 – How d...more

  • #8939 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Feb 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:42 – Someone recently told me that the Catholic Church is the “whore of Babylon.” I did not know how to respond. Is this true? 08:16 – Whatever happened to St. Joseph? Why does scripture not talk about him more? 17:00 – Why did God choose for Jesus to have such a hard life? Why was he born through Mary in a manger? 24:30 – How were scholars able to explain away the origins of Judaism as being copied from the Egyptians? 28:40 – What was the Cat...more

  • #8938 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 19 2019

    Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Questions Covered: 02:22 – How can I talk to someone who believes that every religion is valid and true? 07:17 – Can you clarify whether Jesus had brothers? 17:58 – Are there different meanings of baptism throughout the bible? What does this mean for the sacrament? 28:23 – How do the Pope’s changes to the catechism change our belief in the morality of the death penalty? 46:10 – You claim that God is unchangeable, but ...more

  • #8937 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Feb 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:48 – In Mt. 24-25, Jesus talks about running for the hills. Is He prophesying the end times? 08:37 – How many precepts are there in the Catholic Church? Who made the decision to omit the 6th precept which is the observance of the law of marriage? 17:06 – We have a visiting priest who said the Church should get rid of purgatory. I asked our priest about it and he said there is no Church teaching about purgatory. Is this true? 29:32 – Why aren’t bisho...more

  • #8936 Glorious Chastity - null

    Feb 18 2019

    Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, TX explains his recent blog about glorious chastity. He delves into the differences between chastity and celibacy, what chastity means for people of different vocations, and how living out chastity is every person’s responsibility. “God’s plan is for Glorious Chastity to always guide sexual desires along a path of accompaniment with His Divine Plan and the wondrous gift of participating in His creation. He has created us in His image. In His awesome...more

  • #8935 Ministers of the Miracles - Joe Heschmeyer

    Feb 16 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:30 – I am converting to Catholicism. I was baptized before in a Christian Church, but not anointed like I would have been in the Church. Do I need to be baptized again? 16:24 – What do you think the correct age to be Confirmed? 22:27 – How can I explain to a friend that the efficacy of the Sacraments is not affected by the priestly scandals? 35:55 – If you can have grace without the Sacraments, can’t we say that they have benefits, but are not requi...more

  • #8934 Was Jesus Really God? - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Feb 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 15:00 – How is it that Jesus can be God if God is a mysterious all-powerful being? Why would he come as a weak man? 20:51 – Could John 1:1 be translated to be understood that “the Word was A god” and not “the Word was God”? 30:22 – How could there be one God with 3 persons? 37:00 – How can I explain to a non-Christian the significance of Jesus death and resurrection? 37:30 – How can I explain to a non-Christian the significance of Jesus death and resur...more

  • #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 expl...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 t...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 draw...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 h...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 ...more

  • #8928 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 12 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 ...more

  • #8927 Gender and Faith - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Feb 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 15:49 – I am transgender. I got a sex change. I am Catholic and go to Church. Does God accept what I’ve done in my life? 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 wom...more

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

    Feb 11 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:16 – I recently 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 a...more