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Catholic Answers Live

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

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Always the best

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Clear, concise teaching on all matters of the Catholic Faith. Lots of fun too!

Definitely the Holy Spirit!

By SrCatherine - Jul 22 2019
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Praise God for the CA’s ministry

iTunes Ratings

1244 Ratings
Average Ratings
1108
48
27
23
38

Always the best

By cyurasko - Aug 02 2019
Read more
Clear, concise teaching on all matters of the Catholic Faith. Lots of fun too!

Definitely the Holy Spirit!

By SrCatherine - Jul 22 2019
Read more
Praise God for the CA’s ministry
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Catholic Answers Live

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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.

Rank #1: #9175 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

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Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com.  
Questions Covered:

If the Ark of the Covenant were found today, would the Old Testament rule that you cannot touch it still apply? 
5:35 – If people move to Mars, die, and are buried there, when the end times come and they are in their glorified body, Will they be living on Mars, back on Earth with the rest of u…
Aug 03 2019
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Rank #2: #9101 The New Testament - Jimmy Akin

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Jimmy Akin discusses the latest 20 Answers booklet: The New Testament.
Questions Covered:

17:00 – Who wrote the book of James in the New Testament? There are many James referenced in Scripture.
24:45 – After Jesus dealt with the demoniacs, why did the people beg him to leave their town?
29:28 – Who wrote the book of Hebrews?
35:30 – Which books do the Protestants exclude from Scripture and was Martin Luther the reason for this?
38:00 – Matthew 18- How does this chapter relate to the authority granted to Peter just two chapters before?
45:43 – In the Gospel …
Jun 13 2019
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Rank #3: #9147 Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? - Trent Horn

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Catholic Answers’ apologist and author, Trent Horn, discusses with callers their reasons for rejecting Catholic morality.
Questions Covered:

03:44 – I have a problem with the fact that the Catholic Church teaches that we either go to heaven or hell.
13:30 – I got myself sterilized for the sake of my wife and I disagree with what the Church says about that.
23:06 – Why would God create someone who he knows would go to hell?
34:10 – I disagree with the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
48:00 – What do you think about Fr. Richard Rohr’s account of there not …
Jul 16 2019
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Rank #4: #9140 In Vitro Fertilization - Stephanie Gray

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Stephanie Gray explains why the Catholic Church teaches that IVF is morally wrong.
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22:21 – I disagree with you. My wife and I did IVF and we love our children as much as any other parents love their children. You’re implying that there is no love in the IVF family. 
31:00 – Is there a date that frozen embryos have to be used or discarded by? 
36:50 – Is there any research on whether any children conceived through IVF have more health problems? 
47:47 – If the married couple has tried to use the intimate method for years unsuccessfully, why is it wron…
Jul 10 2019
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Rank #5: #9157 The Papacy and the Early Church - Joe Heschmeyer

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14:32 – Is it true that some popes taught heresy? If some popes really were all that bad, wouldn’t we have heard more about them? 
17:38 – What was the Great Schism? 
23:40 – Can you elaborate on the process whereby we come to know that papal/apostolic succession is accurate? 
35:14 – Isn’t the fact that Peter was wrong about circumcision in the Scriptures evidence that he was not infallible? Also, wasn’t he the Pope of Antioch, not Rome? 
45:10 – Can a pope maintain his office if he teaches heresy? 
52:16 – Can you refute the claim that …
Jul 23 2019
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Rank #6: #9126 Same-Sex Attraction - Fr. Philip Bochanski

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Fr. Philip Bochanski discusses how Catholics deal with the issue of same-sex attraction.
Questions Covered:

8:17 – My husband’s nephew is going to marry his male partner. I know we shouldn’t go to the wedding but he is family. What should we do?
14:06 – What can we, as laity, do in response to bishops and priests who come out in public support of LGBT?
21:03 – How does the primacy of conscience (i.e. the idea that one should do what their conscience says even if the Church says otherwise) play into same-sex attraction?
28:50 – When a Catholic school fires a teacher who…
Jul 01 2019
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Rank #7: #9155 The Current World Through a Catholic Lens - Trent Horn

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Karlo Broussard, Trent Horn, and Cy Kellett discuss current issues from a Catholic perspective.
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09:14 – Isn’t the fact that our Lady identified herself as the “immaculate conception” evidence that life starts at conception? Could this be evidence to boost the pro-life message? 
14:27 – What should Catholics do when they see homeless people on the street? I am very conflicted about it and have heard conflicting advice.  
31:43 – Gaudium et spes and Veritatis Splendor both state that deportation is an intrinsic evil. How should that affect how we vote and ac…
Jul 20 2019
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Rank #8: #9146 Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? - Trent Horn

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Catholic Answers’ apologist and author, Trent Horn, discusses with callers their reasons for rejecting Catholic morality.
Questions Covered:

06:59 – It seems like Catholics push for open borders and I disagree with that.
17:34 – I was raised Catholic and am no longer Catholic. I don’t think the 10 Commandments still apply to you if you accept Jesus. Those were for the people before Jesus.
29:15 – I don’t think God answers prayers in a loving way.
36:45 – The Church went too far with certain things, like Holy Days of obligation. How can the Church say that you’re …
Jul 15 2019
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Rank #9: #9179 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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:

06:54 – How can some people believe that evil doesn’t exist?  
18:52 – When Scripture says, “Be subject to the governing authorities..” what does that mean? What if the governing officials are corrupt? 
32:10 – Would it be possible for someone to prove that eternity exists? How can we know that there is an eternal life? 
37:40 – Did Jesus kno…
Aug 07 2019
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Rank #10: #9180 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

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08:57 – If there is a priest who is bad, is their consecration of the Eucharist still valid? 
15:56 – Why isn’t it a mortal or venial sin to smoke a cigarette? Is growing marijuana and smoking it permissible? 
31:00 – Is there a problem with me practicing Crypto Christianity? Is there a doctrine that teaches against this?  

Aug 07 2019
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Rank #11: #9135 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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Do human beings really have free will? Do modern people really have gifts from the Holy Spirit? Listen in on Jimmy Akin’s response to these questions and more.
Questions Covered:

01:26 – How can I explain to a Protestant that priests, like the Apostles, have the authority to forgive sins?
04:49 – How can I respond to the Protestant claim that Jesus is the Rock and is Peter’s compass?
12:50 – Can our loved ones in Purgatory hear our petitions?
15:55 – If you misspeak or forget words to your Act of Contrition, is your absolution still valid?
18:33 – How was t…
Jul 06 2019
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Rank #12: #9117 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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Questions Covered: 

02:03 – What is the Catholic Church’s views on vaccines? 
04:55 – How does the vigil Mass satisfy the Sunday Mass obligation? If you receive the Eucharist on Saturday evening at the vigil, can you receive it the next day, on Sunday, as well? 
13:03 – How can I explain the Catholic Catechism to a non-Catholic? 
19:42 – Why does Jesus refer to John the Baptist as “Elijah” in the Scriptures? 
29:39 – Why can’t Protestants receive Communion?  
41:37 – Is it okay to acknowledge the difference between legal and illegal immigration? 
44:55 R…
Jun 25 2019
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Rank #13: #9141 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

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Which Catholic doctrine troubles you?
Questions Covered:

07:06 – Can you explain the doctrine of original sin? 
14:03 – Can you explain to me the infallibility of the pope? My family and I are considered converting to the Catholic faith. 
22:40 – Can you explain to me the Catholic teaching on sin and confession? 
29:19 – Why do Catholics believe that Baptism necessary to be saved? 
35:00 – Why does the Catholic Church allow annulments? 
44:17 – Why does the Catholic Church believe in the Assumption of Mary into Heaven? 
48:50 – Why do Catholics baptiz…
Jul 11 2019
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Rank #14: #9136 When the World Hates You - Trent Horn

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Trent Horn teaches listeners how they can cope and respond when they’re living Christian lives and experience negativity or opposition from others.
“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!” Luke 6:22
Questions Covered:

20:27 – How do I, as a practicing Catholic, handle the hatred that I receive from others as a result of the abuse crisis?
30:00 – How do you keep your cool when having a debate/discussion with someone who’s being very rude?
43:10 – How do I stand up f…
Jul 08 2019
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Rank #15: #9133 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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During open forum, listeners can call with any question about the Catholic faith. In today’s episode, Jimmy Akin addresses time in purgatory, God’s intentions for us, and much more.
Questions Covered:

01:20 – Would the canonized saints be in agreement about doctrine or dogma? Would the Doctors of the Church?
04:10 – How does mental illness affect salvation in the case of suicide?
12:36 – The Catechism sections 2241 and 2242 mentions duties of immigrants entering the country. Why don’t we hear about those duties instead of what we have to “give” them?
17:01 –…
Jul 05 2019
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