Open Forum

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

How do Catholic charities get around the government imposing its will on them, when they receive government funding?

Is it true that you have to go to confession before receiving Communion if you vote for a pro-choice candidate?

I can understand praying the rosary, but why do some Catholics pray to the rosary?

Since Catholicism is a continuation of Judaism, why do Catholics use "Adonai" and "Yahweh" so freely when Jews do not? 

Going forward from the election, do you think that the best thing to do would be encourage the Church to care for the poor so that the government doesn’t have to?

What are our options when it comes to the HHS Mandate?

How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Apologetics And Evangelization
"Catholic apologetics is back. It's everywhere. As a professional apologist, Mark Brumley sees this renaissance as an immensely good thing -- an essential part of the Church's evangelical mission. Even so, grave dangers attend this apologetics renaissance. Some of these dangers are so serious, they threaten to undermine the 'good' that apologetics can accomplish. Brumley calls these dangers the Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization. Like the seven deadly sins of the moral life, they are ""deadly"" not merely as isolated, individual acts but as vices or evil habits -- habitual tendencies to act in a certain way. In How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization, Brumley exposes them for you."