Open Forum

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 - 7pm ET

My friend told me that Martin Luther had no choice but to split from the Church. He said that Pope Martin V issued a statement that said anyone who tried to reform the Church would be slaughtered. He says Jan Huss was burned at the stake because he tried to reform the Church. How should I respond?

Do Catholics believe that everything in the Bible should be take literally?

Acts makes it seem like the resurrection didn’t make a huge impression on the general populace of Jerusalem. Am I right?

Please help me understand how Mary is mediatrix of all graces.

If one is having guests over but they are not married, would it be sinful for the host to allow them to stay in the same bedroom?

In the Divine Mercy prayer and in others, why do we offer the body of Jesus to the Father? If we’re just humans, how can we do that? How is it pleasing to God that we would do that?

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."