Q&A Open Forum

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 - 6pm ET

Patrick Madrid answers:

When are we excused from hearing Mass?

How do you interpret John 1:1? How does that differ from the Jehovah’s Witness interpretation of this?

My son’s Catholic school has the Harry Potter books in its library -- what are your thoughts on this?

Before midnight mass, the Church was displaying a video of the announcements -- is this okay?

Can you recommend a book that would reflect your spirituality?

Can you explain the difference between what Catholics believe about God living within us and the New Age belief?

The organist at my parish plays loud music (not-hymns) in the ten minutes before Mass when people are trying to pray -- should I say something about this?

How do you counter the argument that you can continually live in sin because God is merciful?

If Christ assumed a God-head, I believe that it would make him inconceivable and indescribable like his father -- is this an atheistic concept?

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