Catholic Answers Focus


Catholic Answers Focus, the world's premier podcast on Catholic apologetics, helps you explain and defend the Catholic Faith. If you want to take a deep dive into the reasons behind Church teaching, Catholic Answers Focus is for you.

Recent Episodes
  • #504 Why Catholics Aren’t Wrong about John 6 - Karlo Broussard
    Sep 20, 2023 –
  • #503 The Gospel of Thomas - Tim Staples
    Sep 13, 2023 –
  • #502 The Catholic Church and Slavery - Paul Kengor
    Sep 6, 2023 –
  • #501 Sex Positivity - Angela Franks
    Aug 30, 2023 –
  • #500 Why Catholics Reject Sola Scriptura - Casey Chalk
    Aug 23, 2023 –
  • #499 Why Doctrine Matters - Tim Staples
    Aug 16, 2023 –
  • #498 What Christians Get Wrong About the Resurrection of the Body - Joe Heschmeyer
    Aug 9, 2023 –
  • #497 (Encore) Was Dropping the Atom Bomb Moral? - Christopher Check
    Aug 5, 2023 –
  • #496 Major Controversies in First Century Christianity - Jimmy Akin
    Aug 2, 2023 –
  • #495 Confession of a Catholic Worker - Larry Chapp
    Jul 26, 2023 –
  • #494 When did the Early Church Know that Jesus Is God? - Jimmy Akin
    Jul 19, 2023 –
  • #493 Discussing Euthanasia - Monica Doumit
    Jul 12, 2023 –
  • #492 Jesus, Love, and the Threat of Hell - Karlo Broussard
    Jul 5, 2023 –
  • #491 The Ethical Dilemma of Transhumanism - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
    Jun 28, 2023 –
  • #490 Ethical Options for Infertility - Kimberly Henkel
    Jun 21, 2023 –
  • #489 The Power of Sacramental Marriage - Dan Burke
    Jun 14, 2023 –
  • #488 Making Sense of the Catechism - Jeff Cavins
    Jun 7, 2023 –
  • #487 Talking to Kids About Gender and Identity - Ana Samuel
    May 31, 2023 –
  • #486 Anger Management in Apologetics - Dr. Ray Guarendi
    May 24, 2023 –
  • #485 African Roots of the Church - Mike Aquilina
    May 17, 2023 –
  • #484 The Seal of Confession - Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau
    May 10, 2023 –
  • #483 How Should a Catholic Think About Anti-Semitism - Joe Heschmeyer
    May 3, 2023 –
  • #482 The Truth About Justification - Tim Staples
    Apr 26, 2023 –
  • #481 The Controversies Around Religious Freedom - Michael Lofton
    Apr 19, 2023 –
  • #480 Confirmation: A Misunderstood Sacrament - Simone Rizkallah
    Apr 12, 2023 –
  • #479 The New Hidden Relativism - Karlo Broussard
    Apr 5, 2023 –
  • #478 Getting Started in Apologetics - John Martignoni
    Mar 29, 2023 –
  • #477 The Practice and Morality of In Vitro Fertilization - Dr. Craig Turczynski
    Mar 22, 2023 –
  • #476 Racism and Sola Scriptura - Don Johnson
    Mar 15, 2023 –
  • #475 The Mass in the Early Church - Joe Heschmeyer
    Mar 8, 2023 –
  • #474 How to Understand St. Paul - David Anders
    Mar 1, 2023 –
  • #473 Can Jesus Really Heal Addictions? - Scott Weeman
    Feb 22, 2023 –
  • #472 Who Can Receive Communion? - Msgr. Eugene Morris
    Feb 15, 2023 –
  • #471 How The Moral Law Led Me to Catholicism - Tim Staples
    Feb 8, 2023 –
  • #470 Why Is the Filioque a Big Deal to Eastern Orthodox? - Michael Lofton
    Feb 1, 2023 –
  • #469 The Manliness of Religion - Karlo Broussard
    Jan 25, 2023 –
  • #468 Remembering Cardinal Pell - Monica Doumit
    Jan 18, 2023 –
  • #467 Why Did John Write His Gospel? - Tim Staples
    Jan 11, 2023 –
  • #466 Racism and Critical Race Theory - Edward Feser
    Jan 4, 2023 –
  • #465 Why Parishes Don’t Work - JD Flynn
    Dec 28, 2022 –
  • #464 Was Vatican II Merely Pastoral? - Michael Lofton
    Dec 21, 2022 –
  • #463 The Argument That Led Me Out of Mormonism - Jeremy Christiansen
    Dec 14, 2022 –
  • #462 Transgenderism and the Need for Community - Jason Evert
    Dec 7, 2022 –
  • #461 Ethical Finance and Investing - Deacon Frank Reilly
    Nov 30, 2022 –
  • #460 Catholic Social Teaching in Action - James Cavnar
    Nov 23, 2022 –
  • #459 The Church Oppresses Women DEBUNKED - Simone Rizkallah
    Nov 16, 2022 –
  • #458 God as Mother - Joe Heschmeyer
    Nov 9, 2022 –
  • #457 No. The Bible Does Not Support Abortion. - Trent Horn
    Nov 2, 2022 –
  • #456 Was Genesis Re-interpreted After Scientific Discoveries? - Jimmy Akin
    Oct 26, 2022 –
  • #455 Is “Christofascism” a Thing? - Joe Heschmeyer
    Oct 19, 2022 –
Recent Reviews
  • lkb1989#
    Great show!
    I have been enjoying this podcast! Thank you for producing! Peace!
  • jbeck196
    This podcast isn’t really that great
    Thought I enjoyed this podcast but then I heard the Victory day episode discussing how the United States dropping atomic bombs on Japan was immoral. It wasn’t the conclusion that made me angry but the attitudes of the host and guest during the “discussion”. My take away from this episode was that this was an immoral act and if you think any differently you are ignorant of your own faith and oh by the way America really isn’t great. With a few giggles thrown in for good measure. You know it was bad when the host has to have a few extra words at the end to try and make it seem like they don’t really hate America and think the listener is stupid. Most Catholics know America’s flaws, we have them pointed out daily, but we also know the flaws of the Catholic Church, because those are pointed out daily. I listen to podcasts like this to know my faith and to be able to defend it. It doesn’t help to say America isn't that great but I served in the Marines so I can say that, it’s like when someone says all priests are pedophiles but I was I was an altar boy so I can say that. This podcast made me love America and the Catholic Church less, great job!
  • Giuse10
    My quest for learning more about the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith continues with this podcast. Thank you and God bless.
  • Colleenandme
    I’m 50 and I’ve been Catholic all my life. Truly can’t say it enough how I still manage to learn something about my life with every podcast. Our Church needs this program so we can learn who we are as a people and why we were sent.
  • betterthantheboss
    Just stumbled across this podcast. I listened to all of the Fr Hugh Barbour episodes first. They are the best. Wish there were more
  • Rb 1111111111111111
    Time stamp
    Is it just me or is there no length displayed until you play the podcast?
  • VDeA10
    Great show thanks guys!
  • Ecoflowerpower
    Great show
    Love the show.
  • Jelly Square
    Very Helpful
    Even though I am a lifelong Catholic these podcasts keep me very well informed on my faith and help me share this information with others.
  • Djekdkslsnsbjwn
    So much I didn’t know!
    I’m a convert (2019) and have been blessed with many excellent teachers and resources in my journey into the Catholic Church. This podcast, which I only recently came across, has been a fantastic source of information and encouragement as I continue to learn about Christ and His Church. Thank you for your ministry and joyful witness!
  • Stephen Andrew
    A Great Catholic Podcast
    I am a cradle Catholic and listen to a few Catholic podcasts but just recently discovered this one. And I am more and more drawn to it and look forward to each new episode. Thank you for the great subject matter.
  • cyclone Jeff
    Great podcast
    This is an informative and thought-provoking podcast on a range of topics. I especially like the different guests that come on the show and provide their expertise and experiences.
  • Rootiekazoo
    Y’all Rock!
    So glad I re-followed your Podcast! Episode: #460 Y’all just like I said: Rock. God is Great! Thank you, Jesus. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • joyous and grateful
    Great podcast
    Catholic Answers Focus helps me to stand firm in what I believe in. Now I just pray for the strength to defend my faith in a world that has made it so difficult for us Catholics. Thank you for all you do! God bless you!
  • BigGully
    Highly recommend Catholic Answers Focus. Great program
  • CatholicWifeandmomofthree
    Love this Podcast! So many interesting topics. I have recommended this podcast to many of my friends and family.
  • JH Pless
    Focused on Excellence
    Wonderful deep dives into questions about the faith moderated by the always effervescent Cy Kellet. Appointment listening.
  • L. Blownapart
    Really great
    Outstanding deeper dives into aspects of the faith!
  • tortego
    Sacred heart bonus episode knocked it out of the park
    I’ve enjoyed the podcast since it came out, but the recent bonus episode “God is Present to You” with Sister Regina Marie Gorman was absolutely amazing. I’ve listened to it three times so far. Even though it’s an interview, the effect is like a guided meditation into the heart of Jesus. So much peace… May God be praised.
  • jenrad26
    Love this Catholic podcast
    I always learn something new from Catholic Answers Focus. All the topics are relevant to our times, are insightful and help teach us to defend the faith. Keep up the good work.
  • Chuck and Lakewood
    Great job
    Great and interesting information, thanks for creating this podcast!! Great job y’all and Psych Ellott 👍 Just listen to you the definition of Christian Maris part one this could change my life nice job team nice job search Psych Ellott. 👍
  • Paolo DiGi
    Great range of topics and intelligent interviewees
    I thoroughly enjoy this podcast and recommend it heartily to anyone with questions about the Catholic faith, whether Catholic or not. If Catholic, the basis for doctrine is clearly explained. If not, I hope it will lead to charitable dialogue about doctrinal differences.
  • Legaleagle542
    Good With Complex Theology
    When it comes to Catholic theology they are on point and i learn a lot. However, when they tackle secular issues they need some help. They start with what they assume is the other side’s belief and make an argument around that. Usually that statement is inaccurate and what follows is also inaccurate. I would love it if they had someone on that actually holds the point of view they’re discussing and have a reasonable conversation from there. Without that it’s pretty one-sided.
  • SaraSmiles1613
    I love learning more about the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith through this podcast!
  • moongjr
    Just an awesome Podcast
    Brings you closer to God and smarter in the faith
  • Kj chef
    Great discussion
    Thank you for having this discussion and breaking it down so effectively. Having a family member choose this path has been a struggle, yet my husband and I have stood true to the teachings of Christ and appreciate this additional knowledge to share with others.
  • Poznerol
    Podcast on St. Thomas Aquinas on Transgenderism
    Great podcast with Fr. Hugh Barbour and Sy Kellett on Transgenderism. Very charitable and clear.
  • Ma Slater
    A smart show for busy Catholics
    I have learned much from this show. The more I listen, the more I know, the more I listen. Thank you for the time and care taken.
  • Josh B 12
    Great Show and Great way to deepen and understand your faith!
    From classic criticisms to the Catholic Faith to great ways of living the faith this show gives you a new perspective to answer questions in your heart and become a better person!
  • Tiger+Lily
    Noelle Mering
    Best episode ever! Critical thinking at its finest from a wonderfully articulate author. Mering needs to narrate her own audiobook for us.
  • JAL39
    An Interested Protestant
    I’m a Protestant, born and raised, and have recently been experiencing a drawing into the Catholic Faith that I can only describe as magnetic. This drawing has led me to doing research to learn more about the Catholic Church that goes beyond my understanding that was fed by Hollywood and assumptions. This podcast has truly given me so much insight, but not just about Catholicism, but also about my faith, and Christ. I am truly thankful for this podcast and how it is aiding me in my quest for a deeper understanding of my Christian faith.
  • mlongjr
    Helped with my faith
  • Larry527
    Wonderful and Strong Insights on Defending Our Catholic Faith
    My favorite podcast on defending and explaining our Catholic faith. Fun to listen to with thoughtful reasoning on Catholicism. Topics are always timely and thought-provoking with ideas for additional research and readings. Larry K.
  • seeker11177
    Episode 361 has the content from episode 363
    This is an awesome podcast. Cy Kellett is a charming and hilarious host. The content is always entertaining, fascinating and super informative. I just wanted to report an issue with episode 361. It doesn’t have the interview titled “Are the sacraments magic?”, it contains the interview titled “Getting Manliness Wrong” from episode 363. I wouldn’t usually complain but I really want to know if the sacraments are magic or not! (Okay, I know they’re not magic but I want to know why.) I hope this issue can be resolved!
  • DeaconDrewsWife
    Great subjects
    I just love the subjects for the episodes. The length of the podcast is perfect. I can listen during my commute to and from work. Or I can listen during my lunch break. Thank you!
  • 1cav!
    The Best Catholic Apologetics Podcast
    This podcast provides the best Catholic apologetic content. It teaches the faithful how to effectively and charitably respond to a wide range of objections to the faith. All episodes are informative, insightful, helpful, and spiritually enriching. This my favorite Catholic apologetics podcast and I highly recommend subscribing to it.
  • All I/you need, seriously!!!
    Worth every minute!
    I enjoy the light-hearted treatment of often-heavy subjects. Easy to follow yet very in-depth! God bless!
  • ctcatholic
    Great Podcast
    I learn something new about my Catholic faith from trusted experts every time I listen to the show.
  • TiffanyFS13
    Great Podcast!
    I find this podcast helpful and educational and exciting. I’m a convert to Catholicism from a Protestant background and this podcast is helpful for understanding things and helps me become more excited about my faith.
  • 13Bill
    Catholic Answers
    Great podcast. The kindness and humor make such deep subjects enjoyable and enlightening. Love it!
  • Chaplain Chris
    Clear Catholic teaching on a wide range of topics
    One of my favorite podcasts.
  • m jo s
    If you want learn more about the Catholic faith, this is the podcast for you! Love when Cy and Fr. Hugh work together!
  • Wana_be_a_saint
    Listening to this will make you a joyful person.
    Cy is a down-to-earth and engaging host, and the guests are out of this world, I cannot stop listening to this show. You will discover the joy of Christianity and the true meaning of life.
  • DEM 1079
    Well worth the time
    I’m a Catholic who takes their faith seriously. I try my best to live out my faith daily. This podcast is an essential, enlightening resource for me and my attempts to do so. Highly informative and educational.
  • seacreme
    Friendly voices covering hard topics
    I love the deep dive into difficult subjects. So much more satisfying than the 30 second answers on the radio. Also, the compassionate and intelligent Fr. Hugh Barbour sounds just like Bill Murray :).
  • Jeremy0007
    Learning the faith
    I never cease to stop learning when I’m listening to this podcast. I appreciate all the varied Topics. God bless!
  • O'Rourke55
    I’m a revert to the faith and was introduced to Catholic Answers podcasts almost 10 years ago and I attribute most of my knowledge of the Church and her teaching to the apologists and their book recommendations. They are as valuable as a compass to the lost because they explain the history of the Catholic Church and how she points us to Jesus
  • J Nett
    Insightful and educational
    Whether you are a cradle Catholic, a convert, or a critic of the Catholic Church, Catholic Answers Focus is a great way to learn about the doctrines of the Church. The Catholic Answers team of apologists are great at taking difficult theological and philosophical topics and boiling them down to make them understandable for the rest of us to understand. Each episode of Focus looks at a single topic in detail and explains what members of the Catholic Church believe and why.
  • mw4uga
    Fantastic Site
    Download and listen, great for your God Pod. Knowledgable and entetaining.
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    Fratelli Tutti podcast
    Hello Cy I had recently seen the podcast on Fratelli Tutti and even shared it with my friends. I would like to listen to it, where is it? Thanks
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