Open Forum

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6pm ET

Why do Catholics pray to Mary?

Why don’t people bow their heads and bend their knee when they hear the name of Jesus?

Why does the priest at Mass wash his hands?

What is the Catholic view on cohabitation? And what should we say to priests who say cohabitation is okay?

I’ve read that Jesus and Mary said that they don’t want people taking communion in the hand. So why do we have communion in the hand?

Is it appropriate for a church to dress up its crucifix as the Resurrected Christ during Easter?

The requirements for the plenary indulgence on Divine Mercy Sunday seem to be more strenuous than what Jesus originally told Faustina.

Why does the Catholic Church want to make its view on homosexuality law?

Paul seems pretty clear about women wearing head coverings at Mass. Why did Vatican II change this?

What does the Church say about having an unconscious mind?

In Sacrosanctum Concilium, what did the council fathers mean by saying that Gregorian chant should have “pride of place”?