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.
Questions Covered: 01:05 – Is there any reference to Papal infallibility in the Old Testament? 11:10 – What is your favorite version of the Bible and why? 14:26 – Is there Biblical proof for the Eucharist? 18:27 – In Matthew 27, what is meant by the passage that says, “many saints who slept rose from the dead”? 21:49 – How many people in the Bible are referred to as the “Son of Man”? 33:00 – Why does the Catholic Bible have more books than the Protestant Bible? 36:19 – What is the Catholic understanding of Revelation 2:9? 42:15 – Were there any exorcists in the Old Testament? 46:40 – How do I answer my Protestant friend who claims that only in “66 books” is the truth of the Bible? 49:15 – The parable of the wedding feast this past week has me concerned about merit and salvation. Can you explain it further? …
Questions Covered: 09:35 – Even though Christ’s blood is continuing, does Christ’s suffering continue? 13:30 – Are there passages that discourage women from being teachers? 18:06 – In Ezekiel 34:16, what is meant by “sleek”? 21:54 – What do you think of the Scofield Reference Bible? 29:03 – Does the phrase “let the dead bury the dead” imply that we should leave people in our lives who are spiritually dead, even spouses and family members? 33:25 – In the Book of Revelation, there is a reference to saints on earth. How can this be possible? 39:21 – What does the Gospel from this past Sunday mean? 41:53 – Were people baptized by John the Baptist validly Baptized? 46:28 – Is there Biblical evidence that Jesus did not have siblings? …
Questions Covered: 01:06 – Why should I go to a Catholic Church when the non-denominational church that I like going to is also preaching the truth?  07:00 – Are there any Catholic alternative voices that support a minimalistic approach to natural law?  13:50 – How do we reconcile the discrepancy in Matthew and Luke regarding when the birth of Christ occurred?  21:08 – Where in the bible does it say that we are wounded by original sin and not totally depraved?  34:55 – If a person was baptized later in life and had committed terrible sins, would baptism remove the need for purgatory for those sins?  37:09 – What genre of literature in the book of Genesis?  42:46 – The Baltimore Catechism says that in order to enter heaven you have to get to know, love and serve God. Which of the three is most important?  46:13 – How do we reconcile Adam and Eve and the evolution of homo sapiens?  …
Questions Covered: 04:48 – How do I respond to Mormons whenever they go back to having good feelings about the Book of Mormon? How do I get past that roadblock?  12:14 – What is the official teaching on the eucharist and the sacrifice?  17:11 – Is it true that the Roman canon of the Mass can’t change? If this is true, how can St. Dominic and St. Ambrose be in it?  21:02 – Is it proper to say that Mary is the dwelling place of the Holy Trinity?  23:59 – I’m a lapsed Catholic, how to overlook current Church politics and scandals in order to come back to the Church?  37:53 – How do we explain children who have memories of a past life?  48:25 – Did God give a divinely inspired tradition to the Jews like he did to the Church? If not, why not? If He did, Why would He allow it to be corrupted enough for Jesus to criticize it?  …
Questions Covered: 08:57 – What were the differences between Pharisees and the Sadducees? Are they comparable to Catholics and Protestants?    15:15 – I’ve returned to the Church and I want a list of books you recommend. Which Catechism should I get?  17:50 – Does your guardian angel finish your prayers if you fall asleep? Are people only their specific religion because that’s how they were raised?  29:56 – What are your thoughts on the idea that the founding principles of America are anti-Catholic?  35:57 – I’m in a long conversation with my protestant friend. How do I help soften their position and bias against Catholicism?  42:05 – Can you critique my argument for the Immaculate Conception that I want to present to my parents?  47:53 – What would you say is the most compelling argument for God that is not a Thomistic argument?  Can you provide an explanation of the moral argument?  53:00 – How do we prove Mary’s virginity?  …
Questions Covered: 08:51 – My friend told me that there’s a vision of Mary currently happening. She said that Mary is saying to stock up on nuts, honey and blessed grapes. Are you familiar with it? Is this a valid apparition? 16:30 – Did the Church have all 73 books of the bible after the council of Rome in c.398 AD? 21:30 – Why bother evangelizing to my protestant family if Christ is the center of their lives? 32:41 – How can you ask Mary to pray for you if she is a human being who has passed on? Do Catholics think you can talk to the dead? 35:20 – How can you ask Mary to pray for you if she is a human being who has passed on? Do Catholics think you can talk to the dead? 43:12 – Why are certain sexual acts not allowed in marriage, specifically sodomy? 49:38 – How do I explain to my protestant friends that Jesus gave Peter primacy in authority and not to the entire Church? …
Questions Covered: 01:42 – How do I show my protestant friends that there are more than 2 sacraments?  10:10 – I don’t think God could have saved us in any other way. Is there evidence for that?  20:15 – Who were the sons of God in Genesis?  32:00 – How do I build up trust in people after many years of not trusting others?  43:03 – I’m reading a book on exorcisms and a demon claimed that Mary is powerful. If he is a liar, could he be lying about that?  48:20 – My little sister came out of the closet. How can I help her and bring her to the truth?  …
Questions Covered: 03:55 – Is it possible for sacramentals to have the same graces as sacraments? Can we make our own sacramentals?  13:45 – I’m protestant. What is the Catholic doctrine on the atonement?  19:10 – Why are some Catholics not supportive of the Catechism?  24:30 – How could we claim that the Church’s teaching were infallible if the early Christians believed that Christ would come back in their lifetime?  32:30 – How can Mary be a co-redemptrix if Jesus is the one who redeemed us?  42:05 – I’m a teacher and was tasked to teach on race and gender in a liberal school. How do I approach this as a Catholic?  49:37 – With a lack of catechesis in different parts of the world, is there an effort to bring materials in the native languages to remote parts of the world?    51:49 – How do we know whether a vision or visionary/prophet is really happening? How do we know if God is actually speaking to them?  …
Questions Covered: 01:14 – How do you answer a former Mormon regarding how the church has so much money and distributes it? Why don’t they give more of it to the needy?  07:30 – Could you share your thoughts on Sirach 42:14 “Better is the wickedness of a man than a woman who does good; and it is a woman who brings shame and disgrace”? A friend said it should not be in scripture because it is “anti-Christian”.  12:43 – I heard that when we read about Abraham, we don’t read it literally. But how do we fill the gaps specifically in regard to his age?  17:09 – I have protestant friends who ask me, how can you discern sacred tradition from the tradition of man?  22:18 – Did the early Church have anything to say about abortion and same-sex marriage?  29:16 – Could sports be a sanctifying act?  42:39 – Why do we not have the same belief on the Eucharist as with Protestants? And why do we have the body and blood and they don’t?  48:33 – Protestant objections to Mary  …
Questions Covered: 11:25 – What is the difference between the Father ‘begetting’ the Son and the Father ‘willing’ the Son?  22:18 – Which approved miracles could I use in conversation with an atheist when discussing evidence for God?  29:00 – Can you explain how the Sacraments work? Especially confession.  34:08 – In the bible there is a verse that says all you need is to believe in Jesus. But Catholics think baptism saves you. How do you reconcile these two things?  36:59 – In an emergency can a non-Catholic confess their sins to a priest?  43:24 – Who were the elders in the early Church and what is their equivalent today?  48:26 – Why is Lucifer’s name changed to Satan? What’s the meaning of the name?  …
Questions Covered: 13:07 – How do I as a non-Catholic understand the issues going on in Germany and the changes with the Synodal way?  16:06 – How do we distinguish the similarities and differences between the development of doctrine of Catholicism and the explication of doctrine as understood by the Orthodox?  19:56 – What do you think about the changes the Church made about slavery? It used to endorse it and now it doesn’t.  32:12 – How can the Church change to get rid of clericalism and embrace the Gospel?  35:50 – Is the role of the Church to preserve the traditions of the Church of the times of the apostles or can this also be applied to later traditions  43:13 – Is the teaching on contraception definitive?  48:45 – Did the Church change its teaching on limbo and where aborted babies go?  …
Questions Covered: 04:09 – How do I explain the sacraments to my Baptist girlfriend?  11:08 – What’s the relationship between religious truth and fact?  16:04 – Is the phrase extra Ecclesiam nulla salus still a usable phrase after the second Vatican council?  17:29 – Is it appropriate to own tarot cards if you don’t use them for spiritual purposes?  21:06 – Is binding and loosing a slippery slope that can lead the Church to loosening up morals?  28:56 – What is the reason behind Vatican 2 decision not to indict the Jews for Jesus’ death?  34:08 – Since we are obligated to help people in dire need and there’s always people in dire need, is it ok for us to enjoy luxuries for ourselves?  41:45 – How much of Church teaching do we actually have to believe?  46:13 – What did Jesus mean when he said about Judas “ It would be better if he were never born?”  47:57 – a 7th day Adventist claimed that Mt. 24:20 proves that the Sabbath remains on a Saturday. How do I respond?  52:12 – If you were married and the apocalypse happened and you were only left with one other woman, would it be adultery to repopulate the earth with that woman?  …
Questions Covered: 02:48 – What are your thoughts on a pre-tribulation rapture?  10:41 – What are your thoughts on if the mystical experiences of the New Testament were due to the use of psychedelic drugs?  16:06 – I was debating with a Muslim and he asked why God sent the Holy Spirit? Wouldn’t this make sending Jesus pointless? How do I respond?  21:18 – What is the history of the pentacle? Why does the Church frown upon it?  24:29 – Why do things in life grow?  33:19 – Is it proper to interpret Marian apparitions naturally or supernaturally?  37:05 – How can we as Catholics believe in evolution, the big bang, and the 7 days of creation all at once? Resources: https://www.catholic.com/audio/caf/is-the-big-bang-a-proof-of-god  44:33 – How do I incorporate fasting into my prayer life?  49:28 – Why is Easter celebrated on Sunday instead of Monday? Why call it Easter and not Resurrection Day?  …
Questions Covered: 11:32 – How can I help my girlfriend who’s trying to stop her marijuana addiction, but she still lives with friends who tempt her? We are also long distance.  17:26 – What are your thoughts on other paths that lead to sobriety that are not 12 steps?  21:21 – I feel what you are doing is a form of the New Evangelization!  32:17 – How do you help the partners of those going through the program for sexual healing?  36:07 – What is your take on the 11th step?  42:07 – How to persevere in being sober from pornography especially with thoughts?  46:10 – I’m concerned for my kids, especially since I suspect my ex-husband to be an alcoholic. How do I influence them? 51:26 – How do I start an alcoholic group for teens?  …
Questions Covered: 03:18 – Will we be able to fly in our resurrected body? Would I be able to fly to space? 11:35 – How do I implement an understanding of the development of doctrine to Vatican 2? 16:44 – What did Jesus mean that the only exception to leaving a marriage is due to immorality? 23:27 – Could you explain what Jn 1:1 means? 33:15 – How do you respond to the claim “Catholics think you can buy your way into heaven?” 37:15 – How do I explain to my friend that it’s important to go back to church since she feels betrayed by God due to her daughter’s illness? 45:17 – How culpable is a person who committed mortal sins due to trauma that he had? 52:22 – Is faith a work? …
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