Open Forum

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 - 7pm ET

When Jesus returns what will happen with people who would have gone to purgatory, will they not have to go?

My special needs daughter died when she was 22. Sometimes when I pray I feel like she is with me in a special way. Is this okay to think this?

What specifically constitutes scripture? Not which books, but if translations aren’t scripture, and copies of manuscripts aren’t scripture, can we say that we don’t really have any original scripture, but only tradition?

In Exodus 3:14 God reveals his name as I AM. Then in John 8:58 Jesus uses that phrase to refer to himself. A Jehovah’s Witness told me that Peter said the same thing in Acts, so why is it that we interpret Jesus’ use of the phrase one way and Peter’s another way?

Why do I have to wait so long to go to confession before I receive Communion? 

Must a Catholic have devotion to Mary?

Nuts And Bolts
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