Open Forum

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 - 7pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

The common perception in my Protestant circle is that Catholicism is based too much on “works” -- how can I present the truth about the Catholic teaching on faith and works?

Is it appropriate for someone to get baptized before he completes the RCIA program if he feels urgency?

Regarding 1 Cor 3:10, a pastor said that purgatory is not necessary in general -- what is your response?

Is it my obligation to keep religious materials that I get for free in the mail?

In The Salvation Controversy, you say, “Salvation is a process that begins when a person becomes a Christian...and is completed when he stands before God in judgment” -- is this judgment at death or the end of the world?

What does it mean to say that Joseph was a just man?

How does the Catholic view of the atonement compare to penal substitution?

Is it possible for a Catholic to donate her body to science?

My 18-year-old daughter asked if God uses us as puppets sometimes -- how do I answer her?