Open Forum

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 - 6pm ET

By what criteria does the church determine how to interpret scripture? (For example how do we know whether the six days of creation is literal or not?) I wonder about the infallibility of church decisions when they seem different from what scripture says when I read it.

I bought a rosary, St. Benedict and I had it blessed and it had a defect on the crucifix so I had the crucifix replaced by one that had already been blessed. Does the entire rosary have to be blessed again?

I have a dear Baptist friend who visits me and goes to Mass with me. She asked why she cannot receive the Eucharist. I asked her about her belief about the body and blood of Christ. She believes it is Christ’s body and blood. Her pastor prays over the bread.

Was Jesus’ humanity created? I understand his divinity is from eternity, but what about his humanity?

What are the scriptural arguments against homosexuality? I know the mainstream arguments and I want to know more about some arguments that refute the main arguments. Some modern interpretations question whether it is a sin at all.

My question is about salvation. If a person raised Catholic and leaves the church will they be saved if they die? I am concerned about a friend.

Please clarify my confusion about the real physical Presence in the Eucharist as opposed sacramental presence. A priest told me that we do not believe we consume the physical body, only the sacramental presence. I go to a Latin church.

Why do Catholics baptize children as babies when other denominations wait for the person to make a choice?

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