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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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#10465 Is Adoption for You? - Dr. Ray Guarendi

1/22/2022
Questions Covered: 18:25 – I have a 2 year old now but my husband and I have always wanted to adopt. If I’m already overwhelmed, how do I know if we’re ready to adopt? 24:34 – Could you give some information on how to get started in the adoption process? 32:31 – What is the oldest age of a couple/individual that you would recommend to adopt a child? 43:18 – I’m 45 years old, single, and with no kids. What are your thoughts on single people adopting? 46:04 – I think it’s wonderful the way you...

Duration:00:54:58

#10464 Spiritual Adoption - Rose Sweet

1/22/2022
Questions Covered: 39:18 – You talking about kicking your son to the curb brought up some old wounds about my parents. It didn’t strike me quite right. Can you talk through why you ultimately did it? 42:26 – Can I spiritually adopt my daughter and granddaughter who are atheists? 45:57 – As an older single adult, I’ve found it difficult to be alone. I just wanted to comment that there is a whole group of people that I feel people should remember. 49:18 – Could you go into more detail about...

Duration:00:54:58

#10463 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

1/21/2022
Questions Covered: 03:30 – How can an infinite God be three persons if three is a limit? 06:30 – Does Canon 1248 of the 1984 Code of Canon Law prohibit attending an SSPX Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation? 18:10 – Is drunkenness a venial or mortal sin? If it depends on the context, when does it move from venial to mortal? 24:05 – I’ve heard people talk about “the four things that call down the wrath of God.” What are those and where are they written? 24:50 – Is it possible that the six...

Duration:00:54:58

#10462 Theology of Home - Noelle Mering

1/21/2022
Questions Covered: 17:35 – I’m in the Navy. What can I be doing now to prepare for fatherhood when I get out? 29:45 – My wife and I just bought our first home but we don’t feel at home there. What small things can we begin to do to make it? 31:50 – What would Noelle say to young college women who are more focused on a career than being a homemaker? 34:30 – How do I create a home if I’m living by myself? 46:10 – (Does the book suggest that you need to be a parent instead of having a career? I...

Duration:00:54:58

#10460 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

1/20/2022
Questions Covered: 04:53 – Why do Catholics believe they can pray to saints? 14:31 – Are there any sources other than in scripture that explains why Christians believe in God? 24:49 – I’m a non-Catholic. Why do Catholics believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary? 36:53 – Why do we believe that the early church was the Catholic church? How can we then prove it to protestants? 44:41 – Why do we believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist? How can I explain it to my husband who...

Duration:00:54:58

#10459 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

1/19/2022
Questions Covered: 02:28 – Why didn’t the pope and the Catholics take more of a hard stance against Germany in WWII? 08:00 – Where is the Trinity in the Bible? 14:20 – One of my friends has a hard time with confession. He wants to know if he’s still forgiven if he doesn’t feel sorry for his sins, but he wants to feel sorry. 21:20 – How do we distinguish between sinners and righteous people, like the Bible talks about in the story of Sodom? Isn’t there a lot of gray area? 29:40 – Why isn’t...

Duration:00:54:58

#10458 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

1/19/2022
Questions Covered 06:58 – Is the legal doctrine of adverse possession immoral? 14:03 – Do we have proof that Jesus walked on earth? 18:42 – Is Elijah the same person as John the Baptist? If so, how is that different from reincarnation? 21:02 – We were talking about baptism in RCIA, and one of the candidates says he thinks that original sin is a stain on the soul, but concupiscence is more psychological. Is he on the right track? 29:41 – What’s the difference between the extraordinary and...

Duration:00:54:58

#10457 Friendship with Jesus - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

1/18/2022
Questions Covered: 12:00 – I don’t feel a very good connection to our Lord. How can I make that connection deeper? 17:03 – Does the devil or anything evil make miracles like Jesus? 22:12 – I teach CCD and my student asked, “If God is all knowing and knew that Judas was going to betray him, why did he choose him as a disciple?” 29:03 – What are your book recommendations on building our relationship with God? 13:47 – I had a priest tell me that the particles of the Eucharist don’t contain the...

Duration:00:54:58

#10456 Persuasive Pro-Life - Trent Horn

1/18/2022
Questions Covered: 05:10 – How do we talk to people about defending the lives of those on death row? 12:20 – If God is sovereign, why would the fetus be born in the first place if he knows they’re going to hell? 19:18 – How would you respond to someone that says, “A fetus is an innocent aggressor, therefore killing it is justified”? 31:15 – One of the arguments from pro-choice people is the verse in the bible that states that the soul enters the child’s body at some point in the middle of...

Duration:00:54:58

#10455 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

1/15/2022
Questions Covered: 01:26 – In Revelation 12, it talks about how the woman has birth pains when delivering her son. Is there any evidence that this refers to Mary’s pain at the foot of the cross? 12:25 – From scripture, is there a difference between dogma and doctrine? 17:10 – Is there anything that describes if the prophecies of Isaiah have all come true? 20:41 – In Matthew 27:52-53 when all the people rose from the dead when Christ was crucified, why is it not recorded in any gospels other...

Duration:00:54:58

#10454 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

1/15/2022
Questions Covered: 02:54 – Did Jesus put himself in Mary’s womb since he’s God? 04:33 – I don’t think that Jesus was the Messiah. Why do Christians believe this? 12:52 – In 2nd Corinthians 5:18, it talks about the ministry of reconciliation. Is this approved text for the sacrament? If not, what does it mean instead? 20:22 – How can we interpret Romans 13:2 in reference to injustice in the world with the government? For example with the revolutionary war. 24:13 – Since only the Father knows...

Duration:00:54:58

#10453 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

1/14/2022
Questions Covered: 08:12 – Are there any statues honoring Israelites who came from Bethlehem? 14:33 – What’s your view on receiving on the hand vs. on the tongue? 21:20 – What are the Nephilim, and how do we know that we’re completely human and not possibly descended from them? 30:08 – How would you respond to a Protestant who said the Church apostatized in the 200s century is the modern Catholic Church? 35:56 – Does chewing gum break the Eucharistic fast? 41:12 – Is there any possibility...

Duration:00:54:58

#10452 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

1/14/2022
Questions Covered: 03:47 – Do you know anything about The Healing of Families by Fr. Yozefu B. Ssemakula and whether it contains harmful falsehoods? 05:11 – Are Protestants who divorce and remarry (while still remaining Protestants) in adulterous relationships? 14:58 – My friend just delivered a premature baby. Her priest says he can’t baptize the baby because he can’t be touched inside the incubator. Is that correct? 19:21 – How do I respond to my Anglican friend who says that the Eucharist...

Duration:00:54:58

#10451 Purgatory Is for Real - Karlo Broussard

1/13/2022
Questions Covered: 19:30 – Should I fear purgatory? 28:40 – Does the apostolic pardon remove all temporal punishment, or is there some other thing you have to do like being completely detached from sin? 33:10 – Did I answer my granddaughter correctly when she asked me “If purgatory is real, why did Jesus die?” 41:00 – If we pray for the souls in purgatory, do they know who prays for them? And is it okay to hear several masses for them, or is one sufficient? 46:50 – It’s a good idea to begin...

Duration:00:54:58

#10450 Having Difficult Conversations with Your Adult Kids - Gregory Popcak

1/13/2022
Questions Covered: 16:45 – How can I reach my son who refuses to talk to me at all? 22:50 – My son just told me he no longer believes in Christ but he wants a Catholic marriage to a girl who’s a devout Catholic. 43:15 – How do you turn off your mind at night when you’re thinking about your kids? 49:50 – How do I talk to my adult son and daughter who are fallen-away Catholics? …

Duration:00:54:58

#10449 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

1/12/2022
Questions Covered: 06:10 – Why is Michael the Archangel a saint if he’s an angel? When did the Church first start having saints? 16:15 – What is the origin of birthstones? Are they a pagan item? If so, is it ok for Catholics to have them? 23:19 – Following the resurrection, we’re told God exists outside of time and space. Given this, how would we be with him in the new world? 28:25 – What is the Church’s teaching on marital rape? A friend said it was never seen as rape but just a marital...

Duration:00:54:58

#10448 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

1/12/2022
Questions Covered: 06:19 – In other religions, can there be miracles? What do we do with the stories of other so-called saints from other religions? 14:05 – Can you explain the process of how the church declares something infallible? 16:15 – I’m an immigrant and I’ve lived in the US for 19 years but I don’t have legal status. What advice would you have for someone like me that wants to be a good Catholic and live a good life according to Christ’s teaching? 20:00 – You mentioned the best...

Duration:00:54:58

#10447 Are You Saved? - Steve Ray

1/11/2022
Questions Covered: 05:11 – In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus talks about being saved and doing the will of his father in heaven. What does the will of the father mean in relation to entering the kingdom of heaven? 13:38 – When Jesus tells the disciples to eat the bread and drink the wine, he’s just talking directly to them. Where in the bible does it say those items are supposed to be distributed to the people? 17:24 – What does God mean when he says we need to pick up our cross? 23:45 – I have a...

Duration:00:54:58

#10446 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

1/11/2022
Questions Covered: 08:04 – I have a hard time with the Marian dogmas. Where in scripture is Mary’s perfection written out? 16:37 – I live in a nursing home and they have ecumenical services that have what they call a “eucharistic meal”. I go to the other denominations’ services to build community, but I don’t receive these “meals”. How can I explain to others why I don’t? 23:45 – My girlfriend is Evangelical and looking to convert. She’s having trouble with Matthew 1:25 where it says, “But...

Duration:00:54:58

#10445 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Check

1/8/2022
Questions Covered: 02:06 – My son is manically depressed and suicidal. He doesn’t care or believe in God. I know that in order for God to enter into his life, he has to be willing to let him in. If he is in a state where he’s not thinking clearly, would my prayers be enough to save him? 08:25 – It seems that the Church doesn’t let the public know of how they deal with priests that have violated human rights, particularly those of children. How do they deal with them and why isn’t this...

Duration:00:54:58