Open Forum

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 - 6pm ET

Karl Keating answers:

I’ve heard that extraordinary ministers are not supposed to bless people, but I see it happen a lot -- is this normal?

How is the paschal mystery manifested in each of the sacraments?

My son believes in God but not in Jesus, and he saw a movie about eighteen men who claimed to be Jesus -- how can I prove to him that Jesus really existed?

Is the Catholic Church still against condoms? If so, why?

How do we address the argument that the Catholic Church should give away all its wealth to the poor?

Can you explain why there would be no need to do a DNA test on the Eucharist?

My wife and I have stopped seeing my brother because he is cohabiting and we don’t want to expose our child to his lifestyle -- are we doing the right thing?

What Catholics Really Believe
Questions arising from common misconceptions about what Catholics believe are addressed in What Catholics Really Believe. Karl Keating does an excellent job of clearly explaining Catholic practices that even devout Catholics can have a difficult time explaining to others.