Open Forum

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6pm ET

Why does the word Yahweh appear in some Catholic bibles?

Why is paying for a Mass to be said for someone not simony?

Why does the King James version of the Bible say that divorce is okay in the case of adultery?

Is there a difference between soul and spirit? Also, why do Protestants say an extra part at the end of the Our Father?

Were Adam and Eve real historical people? What church documents address this?

My daughter-in-law’s mother was in a lesbian relationship. My son and daughter-in-law think I’m close-minded because I don’t approve of her homosexual activity. How can I explain to them why homosexual activity is bad without saying “The Bible says so”?

Where in the Bible does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute? If it doesn’t, where did this idea come from?

What reading resources can I recommend to an atheist?

Can a resigned priest hear a valid confession?

When you’ve been praying for someone for a long time but haven’t seen results, what change should you make?

What do we know about how deep the Jordan River was? I’ve heard that during Jesus’ baptism it was only ankle deep; but when the Jordan divided for Joshua it was apparently deeper. That seems inconsistent.

Where Is That In The Bible?
Where Is That In The Bible? shows you how to deflate standard objections to Catholicism - and how to use Scripture to bring people into (or back into) the Church.