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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

#10287 Light from Darkness - Steve Weidenkopf

9/21/2021
Questions Covered 13:45 – How do you explain to a fellow Catholic that we’ll eventually come through current crises stronger than before? 17:17 – I’m talking to an anti-Catholic who says that anyone who attended the Council of Nicea was forming a church of the devil and was not in the Church of Christ. 22:25 – How are the titles for the clergy like “Your Eminence” or “Your Excellency” proper? Are they a bad holdover from the middle ages? 30:12 – Do you believe that the idea of a Catholic...

Duration:00:54:52

#10286 Catholic Moral Teachings - Trent Horn

9/21/2021
Questions Covered: 05:10 – I reject the Pope saying it’s okay to take the COVID vaccines, which are based on the murder of children. 15:08 – Is there a difference in the kinds of suffering we have? 20:22 – I disagree with the idea that abortion is wrong even when the mother is too young to take care of a child. 30:00 – Is eternity in hell a just and fair punishment? 42:19 – I’ve heard conflicting things from multiple Catholic leaders about the morality of the death penalty. What is the...

Duration:00:54:52

#10285 What’s the Point of Christianity? - Joe Heschmeyer

9/18/2021
Questions Covered: 10:25 – Do you lose your free will when you die? 19:55 – I’m reading “Letter to Families” by JPII that talks about this subject. Also, where did you get your quotation from St. Therese? 37:39 – I’m in my eighties and have experienced the suffering that comes with that, and I’ve found great consolation in devotion to the Blessed Mother. 44:49 – If people can get to heaven by invincible ignorance, what’s the point of evangelizing and making people into Christians? …

Duration:00:51:30

#10284 What’s the Point of Christianity? - Joe Heschmeyer

9/18/2021
Questions Covered: Can you explain the glory that we “give” God and does God need this glory? The idea of giving God glory is a little confusing. I know we are suppose to glorify God but never questioned what exactly that entailed. 37:45 – What does Joe think about the idea that Christianity boils down to the service of others and the peace that brings? 51:30 – If we’re all united in Christ when we’re in heaven, how will we still be individuals? …

Duration:00:54:52

#10283 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

9/17/2021
03:04 – How should one respond to someone says the Neocatechumenal Way is a cult? 12:41 – Why can’t girls be priests? 17:03 – Where do we get all the details of how our churches look and what our priests wear in today’s liturgy? How did we get here from what’s described in the Bible? 21:52 – Is applied kinesiology okay in the Catholic Church? 28:40 – How can we believe the Eucharist is truly Jesus’s body if the body is inherently physical? 34:05 – If someone got married outside the Church,...

Duration:00:54:52

#10282 Positive Trends in Sacred Architecture - Duncan Stroik

9/17/2021
Questions Covered: 18:20 – When the Crystal Cathedral was converted into a Catholic Cathedral, what sacramental changes were made to it? 22:08 – I think that good architecture directs our attention to the fullness of the faith. 29:21 – What’s the significance of artists or architects intentionally including flaws in their work? 32:40 – We have an opportunity to build a new chapel here. What are some tips for making sure we create a good and beautiful building? 37:33 – Are the dimensions of...

Duration:00:54:52

#10281 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

9/16/2021
Questions Covered: 04:07 – I think the Scriptures show that non-denominational approach is better for me personally to serve Christ. 14:55 – I think people use religion and Catholicism as ways to make sense of the world, but it’s not actually truth. 19:25 – I’m not Catholic (or any denomination) because I think it’s too rule-oriented. We should have more liberty in Christ. 29:30 – I want to become Catholic but I’m not sure how to begin. 34:05 – I grew up Catholic but branched away from it...

Duration:00:54:52

#10280 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Joe Heschmeyer

9/16/2021
Questions Covered: 06:07 – I don’t see any good evidence that God exists, and any evidences I hear fall flat. Also, the problem of evil—specifically, that God is evil. 15:55 – I’m in the process of conversion, but my mom doesn’t want to convert because she feels like she’s betraying her Lutheran heritage. 19:38 – I’m Orthodox because I couldn’t find a primacy or infallibility in the early Church, and because I think Orthodoxy has preserved the tradition more faithfully. 40:19 – The Church...

Duration:00:54:52

#10279 Open Forum - Tim Staples

9/15/2021
Questions Covered: 04:25 – My Protestant friend objects to the TV show “The Chosen” because she thinks it violates the second commandment. What can I say to her? 13:42 – How did the Liturgy of the Hours develop? Do religious orders have their own version? 18:18 – I always understood that we are judged at our death and then go to heaven, hell, or purgatory. But I heard the other day that we’re judged at the end of the world. Are we re-judged? 29:50 – What specific evidence do people usually...

Duration:00:54:52

#10278 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

9/15/2021
Questions Covered: 4:30 – A friend told me it’s more merciful for someone to exist in hell than to not exist at all. Is that true, and if so, why is it? 8:20 – If someone committed a mortal sin, and forgot about it at his next confession but still made a good confession, would he still have to confess it once he remembered it? 16:48 – Do the Church Fathers, in their discussion of the Eucharist, ever use the term metaousious? 20:51 – How could it be just for God to give an eternal punishment...

Duration:00:54:52

#10277 Unequally Yoked - Gregory Popcak

9/14/2021
Questions Covered: 08:00 – Was St. Rita unequally yoked to her husband? 17:25 – Why doesn’t the Church or Christian counselors emphasize more the importance of making sure couples are in alignment with their faith? For example, frowning on marrying someone outside the faith. 21:53 – How do I handle a husband who is my same faith, but now seems to view God and my faith as a competitor, like I have another boyfriend or something. 30:32 – My husband and I are in the process of validating our...

Duration:00:54:52

#10276 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

9/14/2021
Questions Covered 07:00 – What tips do you have for defending the faith against agnostic atheists with Buddhist leanings? 14:11 – What can I say to people who say “God is too big for one religion” and cite people of other religions who do great things? 19:44 – As a college student, what’s the best way I can I engage with people who are already theologically astute, especially of other faiths? 24:20 – How can I answer the Calvinist claim that the union of the Father and Son was broken at the...

Duration:00:54:52

#10275 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

9/11/2021
Questions Covered: 01:24 – How do Catholics understand Daniel 9:24-27, particularly the part about the messiah being cut off in the middle of the week? 08:30 – The death penalty is all over the Bible, but is it supported by anything Jesus said? 15:33 – Where should I tell my agnostic friends to begin reading the Bible? 20:17 – When Jesus died, did just his human nature die or both his human and divine natures? 24:36 – In Romans 9, is “Those he foreknew he also predestined” the most accurate...

Duration:00:54:52

#10274 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

9/11/2021
Questions Covered: 04:47 – What’s the logic behind the objections to the deuterocanonical books? 16:01 – Is the divine simplicity found in the Bible? Can a Catholic hold to a different metaphysical view? 22:46 – Does Heb 11:6 mean that someone who doesn’t believe in God can’t do anything good? 34:00 – Where does the Bible mention the existence of purgatory? 37:45 – I’ve been told that the temple description in Ezekiel is supposed to be a representation of the Church today. If that’s the...

Duration:00:54:52

#10273 Open Forum - Fr. John Trigilio

9/10/2021
Questions Covered: 06:35 – Did Jesus have a guardian angel? Could the one who comforted him during his Agony in the Garden have been it? 15:00 – Do sedevacantist priests confer valid sacraments? 17:53 – My priest doesn’t allow us to go to confession anonymously. How can we work around this without doing anything wrong? 22:10 – If you audibly hear a voice telling you a negative message while you’re looking at the crucifix, is it from Jesus or could it be from elsewhere? 30:40 – Will the...

Duration:00:54:52

#10272 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

9/10/2021
Questions Covered: 05:23 – What resources can you recommend on the Great Schism? 07:30 – I have a friend who’s a self-proclaimed naturalist and talks about stuff that sounds kind of like witchcraft. How can I talk to him about ditching the mental/spiritual side and coming towards Catholicism? 15:50 – Why don’t we have any devotions to people from the Old Testament? 20:30 – What does “synodality” mean? What is the upcoming synod on synodality going to be about? 24:45 – How do dispensations...

Duration:00:54:52

#10271 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

9/9/2021
Questions Covered 03:20 – In the Olivet discourse, the Apostles asked when the world would end, and Jesus said he didn’t know. How could that be if he’s God? 16:15 – Would it be ethically okay to kill someone if I had no choice in order to save my family? 22:42 – Do we have to stop watching movies or shows where people use God’s name in vain? Are we participating in that sin? 31:20 – Why does the Creed say Jesus rose “again” from the dead? 37:12 – If people can be saved by invincible...

Duration:00:54:52

#10269 Open Forum - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

9/8/2021
Questions Covered: 02:10 – Is the Catechism “adding to the Bible” in the way that Revelation commands us not to? 08:10 – Why do have to recite the rosary out loud? 11:55 – What’s the Catholic understanding of having a personal relationship with Jesus? 16:30 – Why do we ask the Saints to pray for us? 20:41 – Is it okay for my girlfriend, who is visiting from out of town, to sleep in my apartment (in a separate room) for a night or two? 24:47 – What are plenary indulgences, and what do they...

Duration:00:54:52

#10268 Open Forum - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

9/8/2021
Questions Covered 04:43 – Could Fr. Hugh comment of the state of religious orders and their orthodoxy in the United States? 13:19 – How do I evangelize to my agnostic family and friends who believe in higher power but don’t want to follow organized religion? 19:28 – Is it okay for me to work at a workplace where I can be reasonably sure people will be committing sins? 23:47 – Who is Our Lady of Charity? 32:52 – What are the Church’s teachings on religious liberty? 46:36 – How can I talk to...

Duration:00:54:52

#10267 International Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

9/7/2021
Questions Covered: 02:55 – Is the story about Ananias and Sapphira and their terrible end literally historical? Was it not a bit too harsh? 06:43 – Is it right for a priest to own personal properties, like houses or investments? 17:24 – What are the best sources to learn correct biblical interpretation (by the magisterium) of the sacred scripture? 19:42 – What can I do when I see a kind of new “schism” in our beloved Mystical Body of Christ? 23:54 – Why is it that the Catholic Our Father...

Duration:00:54:52