Open Forum

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 - 7pm ET

My son is dating a Christian girl and is going to meet her parents. She told him they would ask if he has a personal relationship with Jesus. Is there a correct Catholic response to that question?

Should Adam and Eve been held accountable since they had never been deceived before?

What is the meaning of “gates of hell” when Jesus hands Peter the keys?

Can you expalin the Church teaching on just war and an individual soldier’s responsibility?

What is a papal blessing? I have one from when I got married and I don’t know what it is.

Is the Garden of Eden in Heaven? Why was the serpent allowed to be there?

Is it true that the masoretic texts of the Old Testament made adjustments to the Septuagint that better suited Judaism? Are our current translations based on these masoretic texts?

What is the meaning of this Latin phrase in the Mass: “gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam”?

The Catechism says priests can only use laypeople as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist in special cases or in the absence of a priest or deacon. But my parish uses them all the time. Is that okay?

Can a person go to hell because he finds it hard to believe what man has said about God?

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