Open Forum

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - 7pm ET

How do I reconcile the god of the Old Testament (who seems vindictive) vs. Jesus of the New Testament? I know God is unchanging, but how do I address this issue with other people?

 What is the theological basis for speaking in tongues?

 How can God be present in the Ark of the Covenant?

 I don’t understand the idea of patron saints. Why would one saint be delegated to one situation or another?

Are we going to know each other in Purgatory?

A Protestant friend of mine told me that there is no need to make any sacrifice because Jesus died for all of our sins. Is that true?

What do I say to people who insist that religion and schools should not mix?

 Do we have to light a candle for God to hear our prayers. I don’t believe in lighting candles?