Open Forum

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 - 7pm ET

I heard Mother Angelica say on TV say that those who go to hell would be more miserable if they go to heaven, and that only those who hate God go to hell. If someone believes in the church’s teachings but does not go to church, will that person go to hell?

I have been waiting about twenty-five years to see a movie about Mary made, and I would like to confirm that the movies being made are accurate to scripture. What do you think about this?

Coptic Christians do not believe in two natures of Jesus. What are your thoughts on this and would you call them ‘Christians’?

I was wondering if getting intoxicated was a mortal sin? I know its a sin but is it mortal or venial?

I work with a woman who is mormon and her son is getting divorced. I asked if her church had a process for divorce, and she said yes and that men could get remarried because of polygamy but women could not remarry. She said that polygamy was in the bible and that it was allowed. What is the teaching on this?

My mother in law wanted to know since we are descendants of Adam and Eve and they had Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel but where did Cain find his wife if they were the first people?

Last night a christian friend told me that people are born with evil (murders, etc) but we are born in the image and likeness of God. Can you give me some insight on this, and how should I reply to my friend?

What can we do as Christians regarding the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria?

Once your wife is done having babies, you are engaging in the marital act for pleasure, so isn’t that a mortal sin?

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