Open Forum

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

Can you compare the Marian apparitions to the Transfiguration when the voice from heaven said to listen to Jesus?

Are extraordinary ministers allowed to finish consuming the blood of Christ?

When I argue with Protestants, they always say that the Catholic Church persecuted a bunch of people -- what is the response to this?

My husband was blown away by Sunday’s sermon in his Pentecostal church, which was about Mary’s Immaculate Conception -- where is this coming from?

What is meant in John 3:16? Does it carry the foundation for John 6 and the Eucharist?

My husband’s Catholic parents said they disagree with some of the Church’s teachings -- what is our responsibility to his parents?

Can you reconcile Hebrews 5:9 with Hebrews 7:27?

How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Apologetics And Evangelization
"Catholic apologetics is back. It's everywhere. As a professional apologist, Mark Brumley sees this renaissance as an immensely good thing -- an essential part of the Church's evangelical mission. Even so, grave dangers attend this apologetics renaissance. Some of these dangers are so serious, they threaten to undermine the 'good' that apologetics can accomplish. Brumley calls these dangers the Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization. Like the seven deadly sins of the moral life, they are ""deadly"" not merely as isolated, individual acts but as vices or evil habits -- habitual tendencies to act in a certain way. In How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization, Brumley exposes them for you."