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Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 - 6pm ET

Patrick Madrid answers:

If death ends marriage, and there is no marriage in heaven, will I have any relationship with my spouse in heaven? Do we have any special relationship with our children in heaven?

Are we going to be going back to receiving Communion on the tongue and on our knees?

When Jesus was found in the temple, he said, “Did you not know that I must be in my father’s house” -- why was Mary confused about this, since she became pregnant without a husband?

Do our bodies and spirits separate at death?

Can you explain the use of the word “until” in the verse that says, “He had no relations with her until she bore a son”?

Is January 1 a holy day?

How can we be happy in heaven if someone we love doesn’t make it?

I’ve walked into adoration before when there was no one there -- isn’t it true that someone must always be present? If so, what should I have done?

Can someone continue to receive Communion if he supports gay marriage?

Is a confession efficacious if the priest doesn’t speak the language of the penitent?

The Salvation Controversy
The Salvation Controversy is a serious work by a serious and supremely-gifted defender of the faith on a topic of central concern for everyone. If it elicits the response it deserves, then all of us, whatever our confessional commitments, will at least be clearer about what really does divide us. And what does not.