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Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 - 7pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

How do we answer the claim that Matthew 10:10 and Mark 6:9 conflict?

Can someone who was excommunicated go to confession and be back in the Church?

My priest said the writings of St. Ignatius of Antioch should have been included in the canon of Scripture -- can you comment on the epistles of St. Ignatius?

Can you explain the verse in Matthew about the gates of hell not prevailing against the Church?

How do you know if a book is worthy of reading if it doesn’t have an imprimatur?

If someone is living in a state of mortal sin with his second wife because his first marriage is not annulled, can you discuss the sacrifice that would need to take place by breaking up the second marriage?

Why aren’t Protestants able to understand that Mary was immaculately conceived?

If a priest absolves you of your sins, and you die right away, will you go straight to heaven?

The Trinity has no scriptural reference -- was it created by the Catholic Church as a symbol for the unlearned?

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