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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 - 6pm ET

How do I begin to address questions about homosexuality with someone who feels strongly about gay marriage?

What constitutes a personal relationship with Jesus?  Can love be separate from the commandments? 

How does one set up a communion altar at a nursing home?

Regarding Mary’s purification, what does it mean to be clean or unclean?

My parish has a new ministry called Courageous Heart, possibly building off the ministry of Courage. They use the symbol of the rainbow ribbon (priest and deacon wear these). They use the letters LBGTQIA. Can this really be a Catholic ministry when they talk about gender being fluid and show YouTube videos?

What do I say to someone close to me who says you can’t know for certain that there is a one true Church?

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines
From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants—and too many Catholics—don’t understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives. In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes you through the Church’s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone. Combining the best recent scholarship with a convert’s in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you’ll find anywhere.