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Catholic Answers Live

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

Episodes

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

    Jan 28 2020

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

  • #9426 Joyful Evangelization - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

    Jan 27 2020

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

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

    Jan 25 2020

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

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

    Jan 24 2020

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

  • #9423 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Jan 24 2020

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

  • #9422 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 23 2020

    Questions Covered: 04:03 – How can I reply to the charge that the passage in John 10, “My sheep hear my voice…no one shall snatch them from my hand,” proves “Once saved, always saved?”  07:15 – When Jesus responds to the question “who is my neighbor” with the parable of the Good Samaritan, he seems to be saying that only one person is our neighbor; yet the Catechism says the whole world is our neighbor. How do I reconcile these?  15:21 – The Council of Trent seems to...more

  • #9419 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jan 22 2020

    Questions Covered: 08:21 – I have a brother who is civilly married to a Muslim, not through the Church. Is he allowed to receive Communion?  15:14 – How do we distinguish between prayer to the saints and pray to God? How can we know which is worship and which is not?  18:17 – Is the symbol of the bent cross, like the one that JPII used to carry, a negative symbol for a Catholic to have?  22:15 – My husband has recently come back to the Catholic Church. How can I res...more

  • #9418 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:26 – When was Moses born?  06:19 – Did Moses use hallucinogens to speak to God in the burning bush?  11:54 – I am currently a Lutheran but am contemplating the Catholic faith. Something that is holding me back is the assurance of salvation that I get in the Lutheran Church. How can I better understand this?  23:16 – Does the Catholic Church approve of a woman taking vitamins and teas to help her overcome her infertility?  28:44 – I have ...more

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

    Jan 21 2020

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

  • #9416 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Jan 20 2020

    Is in vitro fertilization ethical? If someone is in great pain, can their life be ended? Find out today, with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk. Questions Covered: 15:22 – What is the best way to explain to people why we chose to conceive via NFP rather than in vitro fertilization? How can I explain the scientific benefit of it, rather than the Catholic side of it?  22:12 – Does the embryo in the IVF process have a soul right away, or only as it develops?  31:18 – When someone is very s...more

  • #9415 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 18 2020

    Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church.  Questions Covered: 03:05 – Did God create hell?  05:40 – Did the angel of light actually appear to the Mohamed?  12:54 – In the Old Testament, what happened to Lot’s wife’s soul when she was turned into a pillar of salt?  18:15 – Why is Saladin who defeated King Richard ...more

  • #9414 Screen Time: Catholics & Film - Steven D. Greydanus

    Jan 17 2020

    Which were the best movies of the last year? Questions Covered: 15:35 – What is best Catholic movie of all time?  20:11 – What is the difference between the intent of the artist making the movie and the objective nudity or violence in a film?  31:56 – What do you think of movie franchises and the seeming inability for a movie to end? It seems like there is such an emphasis on making a series go on forever.   42:00 – What are your thoughts on the movie called “Silen...more

  • #9413 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:06 – What is the Catholic interpretation of Romans 3:23?  12:54 – Is splitting conjoined twins the same as abortion since the chance of death is high?   19:53 – What is your advice for a beginner’s level apologetics ministry at my Church? Do you have any resource suggestions for group study?   23:47 – What is the best Catholic Bible? I am Protestant but very interested in the Church.   31:20 – Can Catholics attend a Byzantine Churc...more

  • #9412 Being Man of the Household - John Cuddeback

    Jan 16 2020

    What does being the man of the household mean? Find out here, with Prof. John Cuddeback. Questions Covered: 18:24 – I am a divorced father with two children, 10 and 12. My ex-wife has left the faith. My kids are being very rebellious. How can I best be a father, not pushing the faith on them, but drawing them towards it?  23:33 – What practical advice do you have for a couple who can’t afford to have the wife stay at home? How can the couple maintain this husband/wife balance wh...more

  • #9411 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 16 2020

    Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 06:30 – I have a Protestant friend who doesn’t believe there is a scriptural basis for celibacy in the priesthood. How can I respond to this?  15:55 – Protestants ask me why Jesus would give us his real Body and Blood. How can I answer this?  22:00 – As a Protestant, I understand blessings to be gifts from God. What is the Catholic und...more

  • #9410 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 15 2020

    Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 16:06 – Why do Catholics call priests “Father” when Scripture clearly says not to?  22:14 – I am a Protestant and I don’t understand or believe in Transubstantiation.   31:50 – Why don’t Catholics believe in assurance when Scripture tells us to in 1 John 5:13?  45:00 – I am a Protestant. When my mother died, a Catholic friend to...more

  • #9409 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 15 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:27 – St. Irenaeus says that Eve and Mary, the New Eve, are both virgins. How can this be?  16:58 – If you go to confession and the priest says, “I forgive you,” instead of the traditional absolution, is it valid? Are there any variations of the abso...more

  • #9408 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Jan 14 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:25 – As technology is progressing, will virtual reality baptism something that could become valid?  12:23 – At the end of time, will the persecution against Christians be violent?  16:20 – What is the Catholic stance on abortion?  34:58 R...more

  • #9407 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jan 14 2020

    Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 01:21 – I am almost ready to be Catholic but Mary really holds me back.  16:19 – I’ve never been Catholic. I’m not Catholic because of the current issues with the Church.  24:36 – I am Oriental Orthodox because I see problems with the philosophy of Roman Catholicism.  42:08 – I am not Catholic because I have studied historical...more

  • #9406 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jan 13 2020

    Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 12:27 – I was Catholic until the 1980s when I left for the evangelical Christian church. What happened during that time period that drew so many people away from the Catholic Church?  20:03 – I feel compelled to convert to Catholicism but I feel that it will upset my family greatly.  29:25 – I am not Catholic because I am a Christian...more

  • #9405 Understanding Genesis - Mary Healy

    Jan 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:48 – Was the Garden of Eden heaven? And are people in Heaven in a re-made Garden of Eden? 19:22 – Who actually wrote Genesis? When was it written? 30:23 – Is Genesis metaphorical or historical? 35:54 – Some Jewish groups use the first five books of the bible to say that Jesus didn’t have the pedigree to be messiah. But why do they not consider the rest of the Old Testament? 43:13 – A priest told me that we don’t have to believe the sacri...more

  • #9404 Answering Atheism - Trent Horn

    Jan 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:15 – What is the formal declaration of an atheist? Do they just believe there is no God? 19:47 – How do you prove to an atheist that God doesn’t make mistakes? 29:07 – Can you explain the proof by Aquinas for God’s existence? 34:10 – What resources can you recommend for kids who are having questions about atheism? 44:35 – Why does the burden of proof lie on the atheist? …

  • #9403 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 10 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:25 – How do I know who is speaking the truth in a world with so many voices claiming to be true?  11:47 – How much of the Council of Constance is still valid?  15:51 – What is the chronology and places of the events from Christ’s infancy to e...more

  • #9402 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 09 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:10 – In the Nicene Creed, what does it mean when it says that Jesus is “consubstantial with the Father”?  04:52 – What does the Catholic Church teach about being a professional gambler?  08:20 – What is the interpretation of 2 Cor. 5:21?  15...more

  • #9401 Does Theology Help or Harm Faith? - Mark Brumley

    Jan 09 2020

    Many argue that a simpler faith without lots of theologizing is closer to true Christianity. Mark explains why that is not necessarily so. Questions Covered: 07:50 – I think theology harms faith. There are so many false theologies.  22:27 – I think that theology is important to faith. I was an agnostic and was unbaptized. I was first led to faith through the Episcopal church, but theology helped me to find Truth in the Catholic faith.  33:00 – Theology classes, depending ...more

  • #9400 Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? - Tim Staples

    Jan 08 2020

    How do we answer those who say that faith saves and baptism is merely symbolic or merely a public manifestation of an inner reality? Questions Covered: 17:28 – What is the real difference between a baptized and non-baptized person?  22:55 – If I baptize my son Catholic and someday, he chooses to leave the Church, what will happen to him? Should we wait to baptize him until it is his choice?  34:31 – How can a Baptist baptism be valid if they don’t believe a baptism is reg...more

  • #9399 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 08 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:51 – Can you explain how Catholics present the Scripture (esp. the gospels)? How is it different from how Protestants would present it?  13:54 – What are the gnostic gospels? Why are they not in the Canon of Scripture?  19:44 – My father was ...more

  • #9398 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Jan 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:32 – What is the Catholic perspective on righteousness? How do we obtain it?  16:59 – How can we know if a teaching from the early Church was passed on orally and recorded in Scripture or if it came from Scripture?  21:50 – How can I deal wit...more

  • #9397 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:14 – What exactly was the Enlightenment and how does it relate to church teaching?  10:22 – Why does each diocese sets the age to receive confirmation? Why do some parishes take it even further to require activities and hours to attain the sacrament...more

  • #9396 Eastern Catholicism - Fr. Deacon Daniel G. Dozier

    Jan 07 2020

    What do Byzantine, Maronite, and Chaldean churches have in common with Rome? They’re all Catholic! Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier is here to explain the beauty of a diverse Catholic Church. …

  • #9395 The Bible Blueprint for Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 04 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:30 – Is there any possible way to completely avoid purgatory after death and go straight to heaven?  19:18 – I know that we should pray for the souls that are in purgatory. Can we do this for the souls in hell so that they can go to purgatory, then heaven?  23:13 – Where is purgatory?  28:40 – How does a prayer affect someone in purgatory?  35:07 – Is purgatory a metaphysical place or a process?  42:38 – How can I explain to my Pr...more

  • #9394 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 03 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:11 – Is it true that Mary remained a virgin? In the gospel of Matthew, it sounds like she had relations with Joseph after Jesus was born.  16:55 – I got married in the Presbyterian church but was raised Catholic. Am I in mortal sin because I am no longer Catholic?  23:14 – I have trouble with the God of the Bible. Why would God make the universe so large and time so vast?   40:58 – How do you know if God is speaking to you or if it is just your...more

  • #9393 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 03 2020

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

  • #9392 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 02 2020

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

  • #9391 Setting and Meeting Goals - Gregory Popcak

    Jan 02 2020

    What kinds of goals should Catholics focus on this year? Greg and Lisa Popcak help to navigate New Years resolutions. …

  • #9390 Our Lady in History - Christopher Check

    Jan 01 2020

    In celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, we reflect on Mary’s role in world history. The president of Catholic Answers takes us from Loretto to Mexico, from Vienna and Lepanto to Fatima to examine how Mary keeps getting involved in earthly affairs. …

  • #9389 Year in Review - Tim Staples

    Jan 01 2020

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9388 Year in Review - Trent Horn

    Dec 31 2019

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9387 Year in Review - Christopher Check

    Dec 31 2019

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9386 Year in Review - Christopher Check

    Dec 30 2019

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9385 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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.  …

  • #9384 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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.  …

  • #9383 The Holy Family - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 27 2019

    Fr. Hugh Barbour takes a look at who the members of the Holy Family were and the significance of Christ coming to earth as a human being. …

  • #9382 The God in the Cave - Dale Ahlquist

    Dec 26 2019

    Dale Ahlquist tells the true story of the Nativity. …

  • #9378 No, Christmas Is Not Pagan - Jon Sorensen

    Dec 24 2019

    Jon Sorenson debunks the popular belief that Christmas descends from pagan ritual. What is the origin of Christmas? Christ’s birth. …

  • #9377 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 24 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: 01:47 – Is it necessary to say the number and kind of sin when you make a confession?  06:04 – If we know that our tax dollars are going to fund abortions, do we have to pay taxes?  14:21 – How welcome are Orthodox Christians to receive the Euch...more

  • #9376 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 23 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: 03:53 – As a divorced Catholic, where is my place in the Church?  16:46 – How could Joseph have divorced Mary quietly? Wouldn’t their entire town have known what happened?  22:22 – What is the seamless garment theology?  32:35 – Why is Jo...more

  • #9375 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:57 – I’ve been a Catholic for a few years now and I still don’t understand how we can offer up our suffering. Can you explain this to me?  16:00 – If believing in God is so important, then why doesn’t He make it more obvious to us? If God knows all things, then why did he create people who would go to hell?  36:15 – I recently bought a print of an icon from a company that turned out to be a heretical company. Do I need to get the icon blessed or somet...more

  • #9374 Screen Time: Catholics and Film - Steven D. Greydanus

    Dec 20 2019

    Steven Greydanus tackles the latest in film, from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 13:43 – Is it hard to put faith in a movie?  …

  • #9373 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:53 – Is it okay to sing “Mary, Did You Know” before I am a Catholic?  12:07 – How does the Catholic Church determine which miracles or apparitions to investigate?  21:44 – I want to suggest to the President that he proclaim that all unborn babies are citizens of the United States. Do you think him doing that could solve some of the abortion issues?  28:54 – How can males be the bride of Christ after they get their bodies back at the Resurrectio...more

  • #9372 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:10 – Does Mary talk to you through the Eucharist?  12:59 – What was the first Church?  29:23 – Does the Big Bang theory suggest that all things are quantum mechanically entangled? If so, what does this imply?  36:55 – In the Bible, it seems like there are parts of Scripture that contradict the 10 Commandments. How can I reconcile this?  44:05 – Why doesn’t the Catholic Church baptize in Jesus’ name in the way that the Bible says to?   4...more

  • #9371 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:08 – Why do Protestants reject the seven deuterocanonical books?   16:15 – My daughter’s boyfriend says that hell is not in the Bible, so he doesn’t believe in it. How can I respond to that?  21:55 – Is there anything in the Bible that points us toward the use of indulgences?  29:53 – St. John said when he baptized Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Later, he directs his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah. Isn’t this a contradiction?  ...more

  • #9370 Characters of the Nativity - Steve Ray

    Dec 18 2019

    Who were the Magi? What did the birth of Jesus actually look like? Find out here, with Steve Ray. Questions Covered: 19:26 – What do you know about the Magi? Who were they? Why would they bring a baby gold, frankincense, and myrrh?  30:52 – Why is Jesus’ genealogy traced through St. Joseph?  35:13 – Did Mary suffer the pains of childbirth?  42:15 – When we hear the prayer, “Hail Mary,” I understand that comes from Scripture. Is that what the angel said? How would w...more

  • #9369 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Dec 18 2019

    Questions Covered:  03:06 – My friend who is Catholic would be considered a white nationalist. He doesn’t believe in racial superiority but believes there is nothing wrong with having a nation of one ethnicity. Does this square with Catholic teaching? 17:12 – My son wants me to do a bible study with him before he gets married. What would you recommend? 28:33 – It seems to me that novenas are repetitious prayer and superstitious. 36:35 – My nephew is marrying a Muslim ...more

  • #9368 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 17 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:27 – Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation? 12:00 – Is Christ’s sacrifice enough to take all of humanity to Heaven? 16:51 – How do we know if God forgives our sins? 19:27 – Is there a resource to read about the heresies addressed by the Nicene Creed? 22:26 – I’ve heard some people say that Adam had another wife named Lilith? Where do they get that? 29:50 – Why is Luke 12:47 not used as a proof of purgatory? 36:14 R...more

  • #9367 The Liturgy and the Bible - Scott Hahn

    Dec 17 2019

    Is there evidence in history and Scripture for the liturgy? Scott Hahn tells all. Questions Covered: 17:08 – The Catholic Church is the new Israel. Is this because the Mosaic covenant was temporary?  22:59 – If we believe that Christ is truly present on the altar in Mass, then how do we understand how is with our Protestant brothers and sisters?  33:56 – As the father of a 13-year-old, how can I explain the true divinity and reality of the Eucharist so that she can unders...more

  • #9366 The Theology of Giving - Joe Heschmeyer

    Dec 16 2019

    How much are Catholics required to give? What is the difference between tithing and alms-giving? Find out from Joe Heschmeyer. Questions Covered: 15:00 – People are wondering where their gifts to Church are going.  20:58 – What is the rule of thumb for how much to give? Should it be painful?  28:52 – I am trying to discern how much money to set aside for retirement. How can I determine how much to give and how much to save for that?  32:00 – Is there any validity n...more

  • #9365 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples

    Dec 14 2019

    Catholic Answers staff brings their children into the studio to ask Tim Staples questions for the second annual Christmas Kids’ Show. Questions Covered: 02:53 – Is purgatory in time and space?  08:57 – If Mary said no to the angel Gabriel, what would have happened?  14:30 – How can angels have wings?  19:02 – How did the devil become evil if there was no evil?  25:55 – How can I become a better son to my parents?   34:25 – How do I become a sain...more

  • #9364 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples

    Dec 13 2019

    Catholic Answers staff brings their children into the studio to ask Tim Staples questions for the second annual Christmas Kids’ Show. Questions Covered: 04:03 – What would have happened if Adam and Eve didn’t sin, but their kids did?  06:54 – Where does the name Christmas come from?  10:49 – How can Jesus Christ be a part of the Trinity and have a human and divine nature?  16:28 – What are the few days between the end of the liturgical year and the beginning ...more

  • #9363 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 13 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:39 – Can you explain the phrase “God from God, light from light” in the Creed?  15:47 – Can you explain to me the perpetual virginity of Mary?  22:20 – What is the purpose of doing penance after confession?  29:40 – As a newly religious person, how can I get closer to God?  34:18 – Is it true that some of the stars and other aspects are painted onto the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe?  37:05 – When our beloved ones die, do they go...more

  • #9362 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Dec 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:52 – Does cremation affect the resurrection of the body?  03:34 – I saw an article that said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI cannot donate his organs because he is a pope. Is this true? If so, why?  11:08 – How can I explain Jeremiah 17:5 to my Confirmation student?  16:28 – Is Baptism regenerative?  20:16 – Can I eat blessed salt? Is blessing salt witchcraft?  24:21 – I play a video game that has elements of magic. Is it permissible t...more

  • #9361 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 12 2019

    Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 04:33 – When Jesus went to be baptized, he sought out John. I believe he did this because John held the authority to baptize. How do we justify who has the authority or not?  14:11 – My daughter is vegan and finds it difficult to be Catholic because the Bible condones eating animals and animal products.  21:47 – My obstacle is the promises of ...more

  • #9360 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 11 2019

    Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 06:53 – Can you help me to understand the relationship between Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture?  15:25 – What happens to babies who die without baptism?  19:21 – One of my obstacles to Catholicism is relics. How can I understand these better?  23:26 – In the case of the ectopic pregnancy, isn’t it moral to end a pregnancy?  35:48...more

  • #9359 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 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: 02:09 – Can you reiterate what you said about old theology on St. Paul and new theology about him?   11:05 – How does one prepare for a first-time confession as an adult?  17:48 – What is the correct Bible to use as a Catholic? What is the best ...more

  • #9358 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 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: 07:24 – If an ecumenical council declares some action anathema or some people excommunicated or something as heretical, is it infallible and unchangeable?  13:00 – Why did Jesus tell his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah (Matthew 16:20)?...more

  • #9357 Another Australian Open Forum - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 10 2019

    Cy Kellett traveled with Tim Staples and Karlo Broussard to Australia to spread the good news of the Catholic Church. Hear an hour of open forum in Australia! …

  • #9356 Another Australian Open Forum - Stacy Trasancos

    Dec 09 2019

    Cy Kellett traveled with Tim Staples and Karlo Broussard to Australia to spread the good news of the Catholic Church. Hear an hour of open forum in Australia! …

  • #9355 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 07 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: 01:20 – There are certain acts which have an indulgence attached to them.  Let’s say that a woman named Mary is in the habit of a particular prayer at a particular place and time.  One ...more

  • #9354 St. Nicholas and Arianism - Tim Staples

    Dec 06 2019

    Tim explains the true life of St. Nicholas on his feast day, including his work combating heresies. 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  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: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  ...more

  • #9353 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Dec 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: 05:40 – What is purgatory? Wasn’t Christ’s sacrifice good enough to save people the first time?   22:43 – A lady in my craft guild at Church made a dreamcatcher and someone else objected to it. Is this a pagan object? Is it dangerous?  31:54 – W...more

  • #9352 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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: 02:49 – What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has.  06:52 – I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved?  12:...more

  • #9351 Daily Life in the Time of Jesus - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:25 – Were the Romans especially cruel to the Jews or were the Jews just getting the treatment that they gave to everyone?  20:22 – How was reverence expressed in the time of Jesus and the early Christians?  41:10 – Was Jesus a carpenter or a stonemason? Was he a pretty strong guy?  44:47 – What did Jesus do during his teenage years and twenties?  48:07 – Where did the Holy Family live?  …

  • #9350 The Mission of the Church - Archbishop Alexander Sample

    Dec 04 2019

    Questions Covered: 19:59 – How can we best be Catholic today in a post-Christian world, especially in anti-Christian, pagan communities like Portland?  30:27 – What is the Church? How does the Spirit operate in the Church?  41:40 – What do you suggest for the laity to do in response to bishops who are not behaving in a Christ-like manner?  48:02 – I believe that the Holy Spirit has stopped blessing the Church since Vatican II. Do you agree?  51:21 – Are the C...more

  • #9349 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 00:59 – A Protestant told me that Catholics took books out of the Latin Vulgate. Is this true?  06:11 – How do we reconcile ourselves with slavery in the Old Testament?  14:08 – Must we receive the Eucharist in both species?  17:32 – Can ...more

  • #9348 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 04:41 – How can I refute someone who says that suicide is promoted in Scripture?  12:32 – Do we have a fallible Church for an infallible source?  24:09 – How can I explain why we call our worship service “Mass”?  28:43 – What is the belie...more

  • #9347 The Advent of Christ - Edward Sri

    Dec 03 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:23 – What is the tradition of the Advent wreath? What prayers should be said? What is the origin of it?   29:00 – Why do Christians celebrate Christmas when it doesn’t say to celebrate it anywhere in the Bible?  31:30 – What is the distinction between early Advent and late Advent?  33:25 – I recently came back to the Church and I have no idea what Advent is or how I should be celebrating it. What should I do?   39:52 – I lead two groups....more

  • #9346 Who Inculturates Who? - R. Jared Staudt

    Dec 02 2019

    Questions Covered: 20:22 – What happens when a culture starts out Christian and then deteriorates back toward pagan culture?  35:02 – Where did you hear that there was paint put on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s tilma? I thought this was a miracle.   41:55 – Has there ever been a situation when the culture was too strongly incorporated and altered the truths of the faith?  45:50 – How and why was December 25 chosen for the feast of our Lord’s birth?   48:56 – I disa...more

  • #9345 Open Forum Australia - Stacy Trasancos

    Nov 30 2019

    For the first time ever, Catholic Answers Live goes international! Tim Staples, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, and Karlo Broussard join Cy Kellett for an open forum from Notre Dame University in Freemantle Australia. …

  • #9344 Open Forum Australia - Tim Staples

    Nov 29 2019

    For the first time ever, Catholic Answers Live goes international! Tim Staples, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, and Karlo Broussard join Cy Kellett for an open forum from Notre Dame University in Freemantle Australia. …

  • #9343 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland

    Nov 29 2019

    A lighthearted conversation with Chris Check and Tim Ryland on why 2019 gave us so many reasons to be grateful. …

  • #9342 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland

    Nov 28 2019

    A lighthearted conversation with Chris Check and Tim Ryland on why 2019 gave us so many reasons to be grateful. …

  • #9321 The Healing Power of Christ - Sr. Miriam James Heidland

    Nov 14 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:21 – 4 months ago I found out that my father has stage four cancer. They cannot cure it. How can I find peace in this very difficult time?  16:00 – How can I better pray for my patients?  18:28 – How does one specifically allow God into their heart and how can one know whether He is in their heart or not?  22:48 – I feel like my prayers are not being answered. What can I do?  29:00 – I heard in a sermon that when we go to Communion, we c...more