It was circa 2001, I was working with Al Kresta, he was guest hosting on Catholic Answers Live—and it was my privilege to answer calls for the most popular nationally syndicated Catholic show on the airwaves. Ten minutes before showtime, the phones lit up—ALL the lines—and it stayed that way for the duration of the two-hour show. Within seconds after one call ended, the next hopeful caller would be on the line, waiting to pose a question for the show’s host and expert guest.
Have I mentioned that I LOVE Catholic Answers? That largest lay-run apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in the United States publishes a bi-monthly magazine, and produces a radio show (6:00-8:00 p.m. EST, 3:00-5:00 p.m. PST). That show, Catholic Answers Live, features some of the most prominent men and women in the Catholic Church answering callers’ questions on a variety of topics. I have benefitted greatly from their wise counsel; and I know of many who credit their conversion or their reversion to the Catholic faith to the deeper knowledge they’ve acquired, just by listening to their car radio.
That’s why I was deeply concerned to see the nonprofit organization’s urgent appeal for financial assistance at this time. Already, they’ve had to lay off staff; and the remaining staff have accepted sizeable salary cuts in order to keep the apostolate operating. Still, more is needed.
Take a few minutes to listen to this urgent appeal by senior apologist Jimmy Akin.
There is a great hunger for Truth. If you are a Catholic Answers fan, as I am, please think about what you can do to help keep this vital apostolate alive.