Open Forum

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 - 6pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

Why are there so many annulments?

How can I prepare myself between and becoming fully Catholic on the Easter Vigil?

Why was polygamy so prevalent in the old Testament and how does that compare with our understanding of it today?

Were the Masons Catholic and were they persecuted by the Church?

What is the Church’s stance on transgender people?

What is the relationship between priesthood and fatherhood in family life? Are there any resources on this?

Is the clandestine marriage of two validly baptized Protestants a valid marriage?

How are we to understand an annulment initially denied and then many years later (upon appeal) is approved?

I’m about to get married and was wondering the difference between marriage in church and marriage in the state?