Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 - 6pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

Why was “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again” removed from the Mass?

I married a Protestant who was married before -- is it true that I can’t receive Communion?

Why isn’t Good Friday a holy day of obligation?

What is the Church’s stance on listening to music like Guns N’ Roses?

How do we know that our religion is the true one without direct observation?

Have you heard that the Memorial Acclamation is a joyous response to the consecration?

When is Lent actually over?

What are the obligations of small business owners, as far as insuring their employees?

I read that the encyclical “Populorum Progressio” was a worldwide call to socialism -- can you clarify this?

How do we know that everything in the Bible isn’t just made up?

When did the idea of the Holy Spirit develop?