Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 - 7pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

As I understand it, Easter is the most important time of the liturgical year – why, then, don’t we bow during the creed when we mention the crucifixion?

If a priest retains someone’s sins in confession, does he condemn that person?

What is block logic, which was used by the Hebrews? How do I answer a Calvinist’s argument that I don’t understand salvation because I don't understand block logic?

How do I answer someone who uses Luke 11:27 to argue that Mary is not that important?

Why do people who claim to be Catholic—but dissent on many issues—want to remain Catholic?

Will people who reject or mock the Real Presence be invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven?

Regarding the end of the Fatima decade prayer, “especially those in most need of thy mercy”—when did it become popular to add “thy mercy?”

How do I counsel a Catholic who is thinking of leaving the Church?

My will says that my lawyer can terminate artificial nutrition and hydration—is this against Church teaching?