Open Forum

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 - 6pm ET

Tim Staples answers:

Can Catholics marry outside of the church building?

What is the simplest way to explain transubstantiation to a sixth grader?

What is the difference between Protestant and Catholic understandings of the word “grace”?

Scott Hahn said that the early Gospels weren’t signed because everyone knew who the authors were -- is this true, or were they signed?

What is the Real Presence? How did it come to be such a central part of the Mass?

What is your interpretation of 2 John 1:9-11?

If Jesus knew he was going to rise after three days, why did he give away his mother?

The Gospel Truth About Mary - Volume 2: Mary's Perpetual Virginity And Assumption
"For most Protestants—and even some Catholics—the Church's teachings about Mary are a mix of superstitious nonsense, idolatry, and blasphemy. However, Catholic apologist Tim Staples—a former ""bible-believing fundamentalist"" himself—begs to differ. Staples too once questioned Catholic teaching about Mary—and bashed those teachings at every opportunity. Staples' intensive study uncovered a mountain of evidence to support Catholic teachings about Mary. And in his typical thorough fashion, he shows that both the perpetual virginity of Mary and her assumption into heaven can be demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt biblically, historically, in the life of the Church, and in the writings of the Church fathers."