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

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

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

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Episodes

#10071 Life After Death: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

4/22/2021
Questions Covered: 07:18 – Can the souls in purgatory pray for the living souls on earth? 11:50 – How many days would a person stay in purgatory and is it as harsh as I’ve heard it is? 16:34 – How can we know when a soul has moved on from purgatory? If this is in eternity time is that quick, how does that relate to earthly time? 19:31 – How is free will maintained in the afterlife? 29:18 – I’ve heard at the final judgement, everything we’ve ever done will be revealed, does that count for...

Duration:00:54:52

#10070 Life After Death: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

4/22/2021
Questions Covered: 05:00 – How do you know if Plenary indulgences work? 14:00 – Why do we have to earn our salvation if Christ has already died the ultimate death for our sins? More specifically, can you offer clarification on purgatory in scripture when it seems contradictory to what is proclaimed in the gospels? 22:30 – How has the church’s teaching changed from the Counsel of Lawrence regarding hell? Council of Lawrence? 34:29 – What is the basis for purgatory in the bible? 42:06 – Have...

Duration:00:54:52

#10069 Open Forum - Tom Nash

4/21/2021
Questions Covered: 03:25 – A Protestant told me that the Church made up the priesthood, especially using Hebrews 10:11 to say that priests can never take away sins. How can I answer this? 13:20 – What is Catholic teaching on the relationship between Church and state? Should Church and state be combined? 16:45 – What are the practical steps to becoming a saint? 30:00 – How does the Catholic Church understand the spirit and the bride in Revelation 22? How do they view God “the mother”? 41:20 –...

Duration:00:54:46

#10068 Open Forum - Karlo Broussard

4/21/2021
Questions Covered: 07:17 – How can I best support non-Catholic girlfriend who is learning NFP for the first time? 10:50 – My friend thinks that under certain circumstances, he can offer the Eucharist for himself, as a layperson. How can I explain to him how wrong this is? 22:13 – What is the proper interpretation of Matthew 5:18? Some people use this verse to say that we should still be under the Mosaic law. 33:20 – I was speaking with a Protestant family member who thinks that the gospels...

Duration:00:54:52

#10067 Beliefs of the Early Christians - Joe Heschmeyer

4/20/2021
Questions Covered: 20:37 – Is it the Red Sea or the Sea of Reeds in the Old Testament of the bible? 28:43 – How early did Christians start praying to Mary? …

Duration:00:54:52

#10066 Is the Mass a Sacrifice? - Steve Ray

4/20/2021
Questions Covered: 13:18 – Why is the sacrifice of the mass so important to Catholics? 20:09 – How would Steve respond to non-Catholics who say “keep doing this in remembrance of me not in sacrifice of me” from Corinthian’s 11:24? 30:55 – What is the difference between the consecration of the bread versus the wine. For instance, when the priest holds up the host and says, “this is my body which will be given up for you and for many,” why is that different from when the wine is held up and he...

Duration:00:54:52

#10065 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

4/17/2021
Questions Covered: 03:03 – Is the death and resurrection in baptism meant to mirror the death and resurrection of Jesus? 11:16 – Who are the Rephaim mentioned in Genesis 14 and Joshua 12? Are they in some way related to the Nephilim? 18:36 – In Hebrews 4:14-16, I wonder, how can a sinless God man relate or understand at all the sinner? 22:45 – Is the talk of veiling in 1 Corinthians 11:10 referring to the book of Enoch and the fall story and angels lusting after long hair? 29:56 – John 20:23...

Duration:00:54:52

#10064 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

4/17/2021
Questions Covered: 08:09 – Do men need to be infallible in order to determine the canon of Scripture? 18:57 – Where and how do Adam and his descendants in the Bible fit into the theory of evolution? 28:45 – In Luke 8:2, the demons were driven out of Mary Magdalene. How and why does God allow people to become possessed by demons? 35:37 – Why did Christ say, “Why have you forsaken me?” to his Father on the Cross? A Protestant preacher I heard yesterday said it was because all the sins of the...

Duration:00:54:52

#10063 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

4/16/2021
Questions Covered: 04:16 – What is the morality of the covid19 vaccine? Is it safe and good for Catholic to do? 18:00 – I am married but not in the Catholic Church. Can I receive Holy Communion? 22:26 – If humans ever settled on Mars, which Church calendar would they use? 28:38 – When is one to admonish the sinner, especially in cases of marriage in the Church? 35:48 – Matthew 6:6 says to go into your closet to pray. My father uses that verse as an excuse to not go to church. How can I...

Duration:00:54:52

#10062 Ask a Priest - Fr. David Meconi

4/16/2021
Need to ask a priest? Fr. Meconi is here to answer. Questions Covered: 04:10 – Why is the principle of first fruit giving not taught in the Catholic Church? 07:06 – Which of the apocryphal writings are worth reading and learning from, and which ones should we forego reading? 11:46 – I am interested in becoming a priest. How does that work? How much freedom does one have in deciding one’s role in the Church? 13:46 – Is it permissible for a layperson to serve as a subdeacon if he is not on his...

Duration:00:54:52

#10061 Why It Matters to Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

4/15/2021
Why be a Catholic and not a member of another faith tradition? Questions Covered: 06:53 – I am having a discussion with a Protestant friend who doesn’t think Catholics will be saved. How can I best prepare for the conversation? 13:45 – I don’t believe you need to be Catholic to be saved. I have a personal relationship with God, and it doesn’t matter to him if I am Catholic. I was not comfortable in the Catholic Church because it was just a bunch of rituals. 29:08 – My brother recently left...

Duration:00:54:52

#10060 Why It Matters to Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

4/15/2021
Why be a Catholic and not a member of another faith tradition? Questions Covered: 18:30 – In Lumen Gentium, it says that all religions participate in the truth of God. This is confusing. How can Catholicism be the one true faith, but a Church document also states that other religions kind of have it right, too? 33:05 – There seems to have been a shift in the Christian faith in general that the Lord is always merciful, and not about his justice. People say, yes, I am not Catholic, but I will...

Duration:00:54:52

#10059 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

4/14/2021
Questions Covered: 01:30 – As a new convert to the faith how can I be a strong Catholic witness in a predominantly protestant area? 06:55 – What are Trent’s thoughts on Liberalism and if it is reconcilable with Catholic social teaching? 16:50 – How the teaching on Indulgences changed, or did it? 21:28 – Are my sacraments valid if I was baptized in the western right but confirmed in the eastern right? How does the validity of rights translate? Do you need permissions? Which Church do I belong...

Duration:00:54:52

#10058 Open Forum - Trent Horn

4/14/2021
Questions Covered: 06:30 – What are Trent’s analysis Arguments for atheism today? 14:31 – How can God’s power be his intellect and does the trinity disprove divine simplicity? 21:22 – Why does the Catholic church make you wait until April/Easter to get baptized, and does that prevent salvation in the case of an accident or sudden death? 31:23 – Do humans have unique essential (not accidental) properties and if they do can that be the basis for free will? (& divine omnipotence) 45:30 – I am...

Duration:00:54:52

#10057 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

4/13/2021
Questions Covered: 02:34 – How do you defend the Eastern Catholic Church against roman Catholics who say they are not part of the apostolic church? 15:08 – How do you defend your reposition if the person opposes you defines the same term differently? 23:26 – What other bible passages can I use to explain to my protestant friend that Mary is our mother? 28:40 – What are Trent’s top 3 book recommendations for someone who is just getting into apologetics? 33:23 – How do you defend the...

Duration:00:54:52

#10056 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

4/13/2021
Questions Covered: 06:55 – How do I explain to my brother why we can’t earn our salvation, but we can prevent it? 15:22 – How to defend human dignity when Christian prayer makes it seem like humans have no dignity in comparison to God? 24:33 – How do you better deal with scientism-the belief that science is the only form of truth? 34:45 – How to explain the Eucharist’s function historically versus how it functions in modern times? 42:15 – How to explain Marian apparitions to those who don’t...

Duration:00:54:16

#10055 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

4/10/2021
Jimmy takes weird and wacky questions, answering from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 03:20 – How would someone participate in the Resurrection at the Second Coming if they were to have fallen into a black hole or gone near enough to one that time stopped for them, relative to everyone else? It has been my impression that the Resurrection is supposed to happen for everyone simultaneously (maybe I am wrong), but how can this be given that time is relative? 11:24 – What would have...

Duration:00:54:52

#10054 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

4/10/2021
Fr. Tad helps callers to navigate the ethics of medicine and the dignity of life. Questions Covered: 14:15 – I disagree that people don’t have the right to take their own life. You can’t know what a person is suffering. I think every person is entitled to their own reality. 28:35 – What is the Catholic stance on ending ectopic pregnancies? 31:33 – What is the morality of the covid19 vaccine? I feel like we are being forced to take it and I really don’t want to participate in aborted fetal...

Duration:00:54:52

#10053 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

4/9/2021
Questions Covered: 04:47 – How do Catholics answer Protestants about each of the five solas? 13:40 – Why do Catholics rest from work on the first day of the week rather than the seventh day, like the Jews do? 18:45 – Was there any difference in demonic activity or possessions before Christ’s resurrection and after, since death was defeated? 30:32 – Why do Catholics wear or use medals and use holy water? 39:11 – Who were the disciples on the road to Emmaus? 42:46 – Do we have to sell all our...

Duration:00:54:52

#10052 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

4/9/2021
Questions Covered: 02:40 – Is one plenary indulgence on behalf of the dead enough for them to be released from purgatory into heaven? 06:15 – In Mystici Corporis Christi number 86, it says, “They make the Divine Redeemer and the members of the Church coalesce in one physical person.” What does that mean? Why is it an error to think of Christ and those who make up the body of Christ as one? 12:41 – When Jesus was sent to Pilate, why didn’t he just send him to Herod, since Jesus was Herod’s...

Duration:00:54:52