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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

#10391 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

12/2/2021
Questions Covered: 17:11 – Have you heard of a “zinc spark” that happens at the moment of conception? 23:45 – How can I make a philosophical defense for the personhood of fetuses? 33:17 – Is it okay to administer morphine to someone at the end of their life? 43:14 – What’s the Catholic position on terminations for medical reasons? 51:00 – How should I respond to someone who recognizes that abortion kills a human but still feels that the weight of responsibility that pregnancy places on a...

Duration:00:54:58

#10390 The Origins of Christmas - Michael Barber

12/2/2021
Questions Covered: 18:57 – When did Christians actually start calling it “Christ-mass”? 29:33 – Isn’t Christmas originally a pagan holiday for the birth of the Sun? 42:55 – What’s the proper name for the nativity scene? 44:29 – Historically, what has the ranking of the Christmas feast been compared to others like Pentecost and Easter? 47:19 – When the shepherds visited Jesus, did they have all their sheep with them? …

Duration:00:54:58

#10389 Open Forum - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

12/1/2021
Questions Covered: 04:40 – When Peter mentions “other scriptures” in 2 Peter 3:16, does that imply that there was a set canon at that time? 10:50 – I’m gathering with my adult children over Christmas, and they’re all at various stages of leaving Catholicism. How can I make the most of those three days together? 19:05 – What does John 12:39-50 mean? It hurts to read because I love the Jewish people. 30:10 – When Jesus went down to hell to preach the gospel, at what point were the souls there...

Duration:00:54:58

#10388 Open Forum - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

12/1/2021
Questions Covered: 07:10 – How did John the Baptist escape Herod’s decree to kill all the children in Israel? 11:40 – If we have free will, then why do we pray? And are we judged twice? 17:00 – How should I understand the miracles attributed to Pope John Paul II when there was no scientific analysis of them beforehand, and in the case of the nun, the fact that the Parkinson’s came back? 20:15 – Is it appropriate to sing the Gloria during Advent? 21:25 – Are we supposed to believe in...

Duration:00:54:58

#10387 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

11/30/2021
Questions Covered: 03:19 – I come from a Baptist background. Why don’t Catholics carry Bibles everywhere? 05:28 – I’m unvaccinated and my church is saying not to attend unless you’re vaccinated. Should I obey them? 09:20 – I run a business that goes against Google’s wishes but doesn’t technically violate any copyright laws. Is this moral? 16:30 – My friend’s baby just died, and he’s very upset about the Church’s teaching on limbo. How should I explain to him that limbo is not an official...

Duration:00:54:58

#10386 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

11/30/2021
Questions Covered: 13:15 – My Protestant friend thinks that Purgatory takes away from the salvific action of Christ on the cross. 19:52 – I have friends who are outspoken pagans, but I befriend them with the intention of evangelizing without beating them over the head. 22:40 – I’m not a Catholic. Does “heathen” or “pagan” refer to me? 28:50 – How can I answer my Protestant family members who ask whether non-Catholics can go to heaven? 32:51 – How can I have a meaningful dialogue with...

Duration:00:54:58

#10381 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

11/25/2021
Questions Covered: 07:11 – Were there any Church fathers who talked about the Assumption of Mary? 13:16 – Why is the Immaculate Conception proclaimed as a dogma? I know why the Church believes it, but why is it at the level of dogma? 20:47 – By what decree or edict am I bound to agree with and follow the pronouncements of the Pope? 29:35 – What did St. Thomas say about there being two purgatories? 33:18 – Why do we believe that Jesus is the Messiah? 43:40 – When you pass away, do you go to...

Duration:00:54:58

#10380 The Early Church Was the Catholic Church - Joe Heschmeyer

11/25/2021
Questions Covered: 20:20 – What did the sacraments look like in the early Church, and how were they administered? 32:20 – Was the word of God as we know it today shared in the early Church? 36:22 – What was the early Church’s opinion on baptizing infants? 42:27 – Which one of the Church fathers addressed the denial of Jesus’s divinity? 47:44 – What was the nature of the disagreement between Peter and Paul in Acts? Was it different than the kinds of disagreements that our bishops have today? …

Duration:00:54:58

#10379 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

11/24/2021
Questions Covered: 05:29 – What are the origins of the sacrament of baptism? 16:45 – What do the words “As it was in the beginning” in the Glory Be refer to? 20:12 – Is there a way that the Church assesses their priests and holds them accountable to their teaching? 30:50 – Why does the Catholic Church say the Orthodox have valid holy orders but the Anglicans do not? 35:40 – Is the mark of the beast coming soon with new technology? How will we prepare for it? 42:22 – What value is there in...

Duration:00:54:58

#10378 Open Forum - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

11/24/2021
Questions Covered: 04:46 – What can I say in confession if I can’t remember all my sins? 06:12 – Why do we sometimes not receive communion wine? 10:46 – Jesus says to keep his commandments and his statutes. What are his statutes? 12:42 – Where can I find an explanation of the true nature of the Mass in Scripture? 15:45 – What is the Catholic view of the atonement? 22:38 – Is it correct that the early Church used the complete Old Testament and the complete New Testament, even though the New...

Duration:00:54:58

#10377 Why it Matters to Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

11/23/2021
Questions Covered: 12:00 – How can I explain to my brother that he needs to be married in the Catholic Church for it to be a valid marriage? 18:45 – Why would you have to have apostolic succession to validly consecrate the Eucharist? 31:10 – I heard that Catholicism is more “mystical” than other branches of Christianity because Catholics have things like intercession of the saints and the apocryphal books. Why does that matter? 46:06 – How should I talk to my Protestant parents about my...

Duration:00:54:58

#10376 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

11/23/2021
Questions Covered: 04:50 – Is it a more accurate translation to call Mary “full of grace” or “favored one”? 13:35 – How can we clarify the poor side effects that unintentionally came out of Vatican II to those who dislike the council? 19:32 – How can we defend the Real Presence of the Eucharist, especially when there’s so much proof from the early church that people reject? 24:00 – How can God have free will if he’s not capable of sinning? 33:57 – What would you say to someone who says the...

Duration:00:54:58

#10375 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

11/20/2021
Questions Covered: 01:10 – Joshua 10:12-13 doesn’t make any sense, because we know that the sun doesn’t move. 16:22 – Why did Jesus change the names of the apostles? 22:33 – Why don’t Catholics learn the Bible like other denominations do? 29:00 – Why does Jesus call himself the good shepherd? Didn’t a lot of shepherds eventually slaughter their sheep? 38:15 – Since Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead, does that mean some people won’t die before going to heaven? 40:30 – Why...

Duration:00:54:58

#10374 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

11/20/2021
Questions Covered: 04:57 – How can only the Father know, in Mark 13:32, “the day or the hour”? 11:40 – When John the Baptist says to “repent and believe in the gospel,” what is he referring to? I thought the gospel was Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 17:30 – What point is Jesus making in Luke 11:24-26 when he says that after an unclean spirit leaves a person it comes back with seven more? 21:33 – How do you reply to the objection against Mary’s sinlessness that says other people in the Bible...

Duration:00:54:58

#10373 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

11/19/2021
Questions Covered: 05:10 – It seems like there’s an apparent contradiction between the value of women in the book of Sirach and in the rest of the Bible. It talks about daughters being a liability, divorcing your wife, and the wickedness of man being better than the righteousness of women. 14:25 – Since there were bishops from the East who became popes before the East-West schism, isn’t that an argument in favor of the papacy? 18:10 – How should I talk to my friend about the hierarchical...

Duration:00:54:58

#10372 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

11/19/2021
Questions Covered: 06:05 – Why do Catholics single out abortion as a sin that we’re expected to stop others from doing? There are many many other sins in this world, so why should I be concerned with this one in particular? 13:00 – How will you know when Jesus has come again? 19:45 – If evil thoughts come into someone’s mind, could they be put there by Satan apart from my will? If that’s the case, do I have to confess it? What’s the Church teaching? 24:40 – Can the Catholic stance on the...

Duration:00:54:58