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Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 - 7pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

I went to a wedding by a Catholic deacon at an event center, in which he gave Communion to the Catholic groom and the non-Catholic bride -- was that acceptable?

Is it appropriate for a Catholic school to have a pledge drive in support of a public radio station?

What are the Scripture verses that help us deal with redemptive suffering? What is redemptive suffering?

What can I do to talk to Catholics who support pro-abortion candidates?

What does the Catholic Church say about veganism or vegetarianism?

Is it false pride or love of Jesus that makes me want to be a saint?

How do I explain to non-denominational Christians that the Eucharist is not just a symbol?

Did I sin when I told my non-Catholic husband he could come to Communion with me because I misunderstood what the Missal said about it? 

When Lucia asked our Lady of Fatima about the fate of three people, Our Lady responded that one would be in purgatory until the end of the world -- do we know what kind of life this person led to cause her to be so long in purgatory?

101 Quick Questions with Catholic Answers: Marriage, Divorce, and Annulment
Selected and introduced by Catholic Answers’ staff apologist Jim Blackburn, this easy-to-follow book aims to help Catholics more fully understand the Catholic Church’s teaching and laws concerning marriage so that they can be assured of always treating marriage with the dignity and respect that God originally intended for this sacred institution.