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Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 - 7pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

I was invited to a wedding -- the groom is Catholic but got a divorce from his first wife and did not get an annulment.  He has been living with the woman he is going to marry for 10 years. Can we go to this wedding?

How are father’s supposed to imitate the priesthood within our families and within our culture?

Can I work for a company that may or may not do stem cell research?

How would one respond to the verse in the OT when Solomon says to his mother, “I will not refuse you anything”, but then he does not follow through with this?

If Satan was truly sorry for the sin he committed, would God bring him back to heaven?

What are the roles of the Magisterium and Pope when it comes to the development of doctrine?

In the book of Genesis, some of the people are said to be 900 years old. What does this mean?

How do you explain Acts 13:48 (if you just have faith you will receive eternal life) with the possibility of people losing salvation?

I understand the biblical basis for not “worrying”, but how do we reconcile that with the fact that the end times are going to be very bad times with persecution?

During Lent, are Sunday’s truly considered “mini-Easters” and is there really a dispensation from our Lenten sacrifices?

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