Called to Communion
A televised format of Dr. David Anders’ popular and engaging radio show that asks atheists, former Catholics, and non-Catholics: “What is stopping you from becoming Catholic?”
2022-09-17 - Merciful God
How should we interpret Scripture in light of a merciful Jesus, rather than a God of wrath? Plus, levels of sin, what parents can do about lapsed faith in children, and when to receive baptism when entering the Church.
2022-09-10 - Catholic Evangelization
Dr. Anders explains the difference between proselytization and true evangelization. Plus, questions about the Sacrifice of the Mass, whether a lay person can baptize an infant, and if an active homosexual may go to heaven.
2022-09-03 - Catholic Conversion
Callers ask about converting to Catholicism over a spouse's objections, whether the excommunicated may receive grace, Church teaching on human sexuality, and why the writings of Church Fathers are not in the Bible.
2022-08-13 - True Christians
On today’s agenda for Dr. Anders… whether Protestants may be considered true Christians, Christian dating as a preparation for marriage, abortion, Mormonism, and taking Communion while not in the state of grace.
2022-08-06 - Celebrating Mass
What is the sacramental effectiveness of a Mass celebrated by a priest while not in the state of grace? Also, praying to intercessors instead of directly to God, and how to know if one’s marriage is valid in the Church.
2022-07-30 - Effective Prayer
Are prayers to the saints more effective since they are united to God? Dr. Anders answers this and other questions on apostolic succession, pagan statues, obeying the pope’s authority, and absolution in confession.
2022-07-23 - First Principle
Callers ask about God as the First Principle, Gospel accounts of Jesus’ childhood, Lucifer’s existence, how to get into the Catholic faith other than just attending Mass, and why Catholics do not believe in abortion.
2022-07-16 - Bible Authorship
Caller questions today include the authors of the New Testament, the real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, what the Bible says is necessary for salvation and why the Catholic Church does not support gender theory.
2022-07-09 - Authentic Witness
Dr. Anders responds to a question about giving authentic witness to the human sexuality identification one is given at conception, and covers topics on annulments, sinning with impunity and the Marian way to Jesus.
2022-07-02 - Scriptural Tradition
How did Church tradition give rise to the Canon of the Bible? Dr. Anders explains, and tackles questions about forgiveness, purgatory, disability, sins against the Holy Spirit and the number of books in the Bible.
2022-06-25 - Welcoming Church
Dr. Anders explains how we have a “welcoming Church” when he discusses alternative lifestyles, the invalidity of women’s ordination, and how Catholics should relate to people and politics that are opposed to Catholicism.
2022-06-18 - Catholic Tradition
Explore the connection between Catholic tradition and Sacred Scripture. In response to caller questions, Dr. Anders looks at several Bible passages, and explains how they provide guidance we can use in our daily lives.
2022-05-21 - Blessed Statues
Caller questions include the usefulness of blessed statues in the home, the humanity of Jesus, sharing our Catholic faith, the writings of the Church Fathers and why contraceptives are not allowed by the Catholic Church.
2022-05-14 - Celebrating the Resurrection
A host of viewer questions today include celebrating the Resurrection on Sunday, Holy Communion, the seal of Confession, observing the Sabbath and what parents can do about little children who make noise in church.
2022-05-07 - Bible Miracles
Miracles in the Bible are on the minds of EWTN viewers today. Dr. Anders answers questions on the dead rising after Jesus’ Resurrection, convalidating one’s marriage, and what to tell young people struggling with doubt.
2022-04-30 - Fourth Crusade
Today’s focus is history as viewers ask Dr. Anders about the Fourth Crusade, the crucifix, the tomb of Christ, penance and purgatory, differences between deliverance and exorcism and the prohibition of forced conversion.
2022-04-25 - Purgatory Exists
Questions for Dr. Anders include how to advise someone to go to Confession and the importance of prayer in difficult circumstances. Plus, his thoughts on the divinity of Jesus and evangelizing in everyday life.
2022-04-18 - Church Beauty
Dr. Anders is on the line answering questions about the lives of the saints, souls in purgatory, praying the rosary, Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary, eating meat on Fridays in Lent, the end times, the Sabbath and Hinduism.
2022-04-09 - Valid Liturgy
The liturgical reform of Vatican II and the validity of the Novus Ordo Mass tops the list of questions for Dr. Anders today. Viewers also ask about icons and whether attending classes is necessary to become a Christian.
2022-04-02 - Sacred Relics
Dr. Anders answers questions about sacred relics, the rights of children, receiving a blessing in place of Holy Communion, getting married in church, and the most confessed sins. What causes people to commit them?
2022-03-28 - Original Sin
Callers weigh in on original sin, celebrating the Sabbath, Catholic teaching on the end times, theological differences between the Church and Greek Orthdox, and whether Catholics may donate their bodies to science.
2022-03-19 - The Papacy
How has the papacy developed as a doctrine over time? Dr. Anders explains, and answers viewer questions on temporal punishment for confessed sins, life beyond our universe, and what to do about unbaptized grandchildren.
2022-03-12 - Holy Church
Dr. Anders answers questions about Church scandals, how to live the Catholic life, abstaining before Communion, studying the Catechism, the value of Baptism, repetitive prayer and how Dr. Anders became A Catholic.
2022-03-05 - Objective Morality
Callers ask about the Church’s position on objective morality, priests acting with the authority of God, the mission of the Church to evangelize, Jesus’ descent into hell, ideological warefare and many other questions.
2022-02-26 - Pro-life Church
Questions for Dr. Anders today include defending our most vulnerable humans, the rapture versus the Second Coming, the veneration of saints, origins of the Mass, salvation, invalid baptisms and private revelations.
2022-02-19 - Universal Catholic
Today’s questions include why mortal sin separates us from God, whether Protestants who attend Mass should kneel, if the Church could empty Purgatory and whether a homosexual male should remain in the Catholic Church.
2022-02-07 - Catholic Living
Callers ask Dr. Anders about living up to our Catholic faith, receiving Communion in the hand, how one can become Catholic, the belief in one true God, and whether purgatory is for Protestants as well as Catholics.
2022-01-24 - Holy Bible
A long list of questions for Dr. Anders includes the inspiration for the Bible, Catholic teaching on infant baptism, how sin compromises people, freemasonry, renewing baptismal promises and obeying one’s conscience.
2022-01-15 - Marian Prayer
Viewer questions for Dr. Anders include praying to Mary and the saints, the kingdom of God, the rapture, predestination, transgender and end of life issues, marrying outside the Church, karma and reincarnation.
2021-11-27 - Christ’s Death
Are some prayers more efficacious than others? Dr. Anders debates this and other topics, including in vitro fertilization, praying for the dead and the role of Christ’s saving death in the salvation of people today.
2021-11-20 - Priestly Confession
Viewers have questions about Confession, forgiveness for sinners, purgatory, evolution, resurrection, earning heaven by works, even whether all dogs go to heaven. Dr. Anders answers them all in today’s episode.
2021-11-15 - Honoring Mary
Learn why Catholics honor Mary, as Dr. Anders answers questions on Our Lady as “full of grace,” the Immaculate Conception and her sinless life. Plus, praying the rosary and the Real Presence of Christ in Communion.
2021-11-06 - Christian God
Dr. Anders answers a variety of questions about belief in the Christian God, the presence of the Holy Spirit during worship, ignoring superstition, evangelizing atheists and respecting people regardless of their sins.
2021-10-30 - Christ’s Atonement
Dr. David Anders answers questions about the atonement Christ wrought through the sacrifice of his death, the Church’s call to evangelize the world, the use of statues and the Catholic teaching on embryo adoption.
2021-10-25 - Christ’s Miracles
Topics on viewers’ minds include the reality of Jesus’ miracles, the difference between Baptism and Confirmation, why the Rapture is not in Sacred Scripture, and how we are saved by a life of virtue through Christ.
2021-10-18 - Scriptural Canon
Today’s topics include the canon of Scripture, the Last Judgment, the intercession of angels, apostolic succession, why the Church will endure, and why outside speakers are not allowed to give the homily at Mass.
2021-10-11 - Bible Catholicism
Dr. Anders handles the tough questions on Church teaching. On today’s docket: Viewer querries on purgatory, organ transplants, the process of development in human life, and the hope of salvation for non-Christians.