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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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San Diego, CA

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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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Catholic Answers Live P. O. Box 199000 San Diego, California 92159 888-318-7884


Episodes

#10145 Same-Sex Attraction - Kim Zember

6/12/2021
What does the Church teach about same-sex attraction? How can we best love one another as Christ commands? Questions Covered: 14:11 – How do you explain to people how and why transgenderism is not a part of God’s plan for people and not what the Church teaches? 20:40 – What do you do about family members who are living a same-sex lifestyle when you want to show you care but can’t support some of their choices? 31:20 – I have a transgender nephew. We are all Catholic. I am struggling because...

Duration:00:54:52

#10144 The Church in the News - JD Flynn

6/12/2021
What is happening in the Church today? Questions Covered: 17:09 – Can you explain why the Pope has recently declared that Communion is the bread of sinners? He didn’t mention the need for confession when he said it. 21:38 – Why do you use the term pro-choice to describe Biden and other pro-abortion politicians? 30:12 – How concerned should we be about the Church’s future, especially considering all the problems we are seeing in Germany and other places? …

Duration:00:54:52

#10143 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

6/11/2021
Questions Covered: 03:00 – If you’ve lived a good life, but do something serious at the end of your life that could possibly be a rejection of God, will all be lost, and you’ll lose your salvation? 10:15 – What caused Protestants to form and split off from the Catholic Church? How close is the Protestant church to reunification with Rome? 16:45 – Are fetal cells lines still alive and united to a soul? Is there a soul present and animating those cells? 22:24 – If someone innocent was going to...

Duration:00:54:52

#10142 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

6/11/2021
Questions Covered: 03:22 – How do I respond to someone who says that in Vatican I, the Catholic Church officially named herself the Roman Catholic Church? I thought the term Roman Catholic wasn’t an official thing. 08:10 – Has the prophecy in Jeremiah 31:31-34 been fulfilled? 15:53 – Does a Catholic have to believe in human rights? 19:02 – The woman I have been dating has premonitions about future events that usually come to pass. Could this be a real thing? What would the Church say? 34:15...

Duration:00:54:52

#10141 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

6/10/2021
Questions Covered: 01:23 – Revelation 3:12 talks about ‘writing upon him a new name.’ What does that mean? 08:00 – What resources can I provide my sister with that would prove to her that the Catholic Church is the true Church? She just left the Mormon Church, believes in God, but is struggling with belief in the Bible. 16:00 – How can Catholics believe in a pope when the 7th Council of Carthage said that they didn’t think a bishop should have power over other bishops? 21:24 – I am a...

Duration:00:54:52

#10140 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

6/10/2021
Questions Covered: 13:40 – How do we debunk reincarnation, especially when people claim to have a testimony supporting it? 22:52 – How do ethos, pathos, and logos relate to the Trinity? How does kairos relate to the Virgin Mary? 31:43 – I have heard some orthodox claim that the infallibility of the pope and the papacy were invented in the 600s. Is that true? How can I respond? 35:45 – Where did the idea for evil even come from if God is all good and loving? How could he create evil? 44:49 –...

Duration:00:54:52

#10139 Open Forum - Tim Staples

6/9/2021
Questions Covered: 02:23 – Since Adam and Eve were supposedly the first two people on the earth, how could they be the parents of everyone? Wouldn’t there have to be another family at least? 06:33 – I am Protestant and am wondering, since idolatry is a mortal sin, does that mean that those who committed idolatry in Maccabees did not go to purgatory? 16:23 – Should the Church have Eucharistic ministers or should the priest be the only one to distribute Holy Communion? 20:50 – Does social...

Duration:00:54:52

#10138 Open Forum - Trent Horn

6/9/2021
Questions Covered: 04:01 – How strong is the argument of the incoherence of nihilism in proving the existence of God? 12:14 – It seems clear that the Holy Spirit is not only in the Catholic Church, but moves and works in other Christian denominations, as well. How can we say there is a need for a united Church, therefore? 17:45 – My wife and I are expecting. Does the baby receive the grace of the Eucharist through her reception of it? 21:40 – Do people in the afterlife have free will? 29:05...

Duration:00:54:52

#10137 Can a Catholic Be a Feminist? - Kimberly Cook

6/8/2021
Can a Catholic Be a Feminist? Questions Covered: 19:24 – For women who financially need to be in the workforce, how are they expected to balance that with motherhood? Should we still expect equality in the workplace? Is feminism in the workplace a good thing? 35:14 – Do you not think that some Catholics go a bit too far to submitting to the modern fundamentals of feminism, failing to defend the traditional view of women? Why do you think people are afraid of the traditional view of women?...

Duration:00:54:52

#10136 Open Forum - Tim Staples

6/8/2021
Questions Covered: 00:55 – Tim comments on the recent changes to canon law. 06:53 – How can I respond to someone who says that there is no merit or holiness gained from abstaining from sin? Do I have an obligation to respond? 18:43 – If God told Ishmael that he would make of him a great nation and that nation is now Islam since Mohammed is descended of Ishamel, then how can we say that Mohammed was a false prophet? 22:28 – If the orthodox reunited with the Catholic Church, would the Vatican...

Duration:00:54:52

#10135 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

6/5/2021
Questions Covered: 01:24 – I understand the Catholic Church bans membership in secret societies for many reasons, especially since historically since groups like the Freemasons were seen as anti-clerical. I was wondering how secret does a secret society need to be, I recall when I was inducted into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa, it was brought up there were secret rituals, but done away with during the anti-Masonic movement in the nineteenth century. So would it have been illicit for a...

Duration:00:54:52

#10134 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

6/5/2021
Questions Covered: 04:49 – St. Athanasius said that “God became man so that man can become god.” I am a Protestant and I do not understand that. Can you explain what he meant? 12:01 – What are the limits on what an apologist can read or investigate? 14:48 – It would be a sin for me to know that someone next door was being abused and not to tell someone who could help. God knows of people being abused all over the world. Isn’t it a sin for him not to let us know or tell us about it? 21:05 –...

Duration:00:54:52

#10133 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

6/4/2021
Questions Covered: 07:07 – How did a female enter the Old Covenant? 14:45 – Why is Sunday the Lord’s Day and not the Sabbath, which is Saturday? 20:00 – Why does the CCC say that the two purposes of sex are unitive and procreative? No one uses it for the procreative, they enter into it for the unitive aspect. 33:19 – If you bless food and there is some leftover, does that food need to be blessed again or is it still blessed from the first prayers said? 36:42 – Why would God make people...

Duration:00:54:52

#10132 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

6/4/2021
Questions Covered: 05:13 – What does the Church teach about following laws given to us by the government? 19:58 – Who made God? 21:19 – I am a Jewish rabbi who does a lot of interfaith work. I am not so knowledgeable about Catholicism. Can you explain to me the purpose and function of Baptism? 37:06 – I am a non-Catholic thinking about converting to the Catholic faith. What is apologetics and what is the reason for apologetics? I hear you mention it a lot on your show. 43:32 – If all good...

Duration:00:54:52

#10131 The Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas - Karlo Broussard

6/3/2021
Questions Covered: 15:40 – What did Mary do for a living? Did she have a day job? 17:53 – If Mary is ever virgin, how could Christ have been born the “regular” way physically–through the womb? 23:39 – I have confusion over these two mysteries of the rosary: The Assumption of Mary and her Crowning as Queen of heaven. Can Karlo explain these further and how they also relate through different rites of Catholicism? 36:40 – I’ve seen conflicting responses from the Catholic Church in regards Mary...

Duration:00:54:52

#10130 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Check

6/3/2021
Questions Covered: 15:25 – How do you distinguish between tradition and authoritative church teachings? Is there a list? 19:40 – I have seen a Tik-Tok video claiming Mary is omnipotent in the sense that whatever she asks of God he will grant her because she cannot desire anything other than God’s will. Is this true? 22:24 – Where did chastity originate for Priests? 31:30 – I am looking for an explanation on my responsibility for explaining and protecting my sister’s children and ex-husband....

Duration:00:54:52

#10129 Open Forum - Fr. John Trigilio

6/2/2021
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: 03:20 – What happened to Pontius Pilate after Jesus was crucified? 05:39 – How can I best respond to non-Christians and non-Catholics who criticize the Church because there have been scandals? 11:47 – How do you know when it is the Holy Spirit convicting you and not...

Duration:00:54:52

#10128 Open Forum - Tim Staples

6/2/2021
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: 04:36 – Is modesty relative to culture? 11:12 – Can the devil know what you’re thinking? 14:17 – What do Protestants mean by ‘works’? 24:20 – If there is perfect happiness in heaven, how can our sins hurt or affect God? 33:42 – If there is alien life on another...

Duration:00:54:52

#10127 Internet Open Forum - null

6/1/2021
Questions Covered: 01:00 – Do we need an absolute standard as grounding for ethical norms? If so, how can we assert that absolute standard as the Christian God? 17:30 – A Protestant friend thinks that God predestines the Elect to Heaven in such a way that we have no say in the matter, that we cannot in any way merit our salvation. Of course it’s all God’s grace and we cannot merit final perseverance from what I’ve heard, but we do merit and truly participate in our salvation. Is there an...

Duration:00:54:52

#10126 Internet Open Forum - null

6/1/2021
Questions Covered: 07:27 – I have a question about Judas and predestination. I feel like I know the short answer is no predestination, but I can’t seem to reason my way to what sounds like the correct answer. If Jesus’ omnipotent knowledge of Judas’ betrayal does not equal causation, did not Jesus seek out Judas and consequently put him in a position to betray him? If He had not sought him out to join the apostles, Judas would not have been able to betray him. It almost seems like...

Duration:00:54:52