Open Forum

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 - 6pm ET

I heard Pope Francis is meeting with his cardinals and discussing on whether or not cohabitating couples are living in sin or not. Is this true?

Why do we Catholics use the term “trepasses” in the Our Father when the bible says “forgive us our debts”? I would like to know so I can explain this to my protestant friends.

In the medieval era, did the Catholic Church actually say that wolves were satan’s creatures? I read that in a couple books.

An atheist friend is saying it doesn’t matter to him if Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies because he doesn’t believe in those prophecies. What can I tell him?

Can you have mints or cough drops before Mass without violating the fast before Communion?

My family member says she doesn’t want to hear truth if it is judgmental. She thinks that the Church has had so much corruption (Spanish Inquisition, etc.) that the Catholic truth can’t be truth anymore. What can I tell her?

If a Protestant couple married in a Protestant church, and later they both became Catholic, would they have to get married again?

Can a Catholic be a godparent to a child who will be dedicated in a Protestant church?

During the 1200’s, did the pope or a council of the Church order the killings of heretics?

What Catholics Really Believe
Questions arising from common misconceptions about what Catholics believe are addressed in What Catholics Really Believe. Karl Keating does an excellent job of clearly explaining Catholic practices that even devout Catholics can have a difficult time explaining to others.