Open Forum

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 7pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

What are the criteria for the canonization of saints?

Can my friend go to confession though he doesn’t believe in the priest’s ability to absolve?

Can a Eucharistic minister distribute communion if they are in a state of mortal sin?

What is the teaching on pre-mortal life and baptism of the dead?

Is there any documentation of souls that have come back to claim that Christianity is the right religion?

When does a woman become a mother?

Is it true that at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Wisconsin, visiting there works as a confession and relieves one of all sins, including mortal?

How does going to Mary, in order to get to Jesus, work?

Mass Revision
Mass Revision provides an overview of the Mass from beginning to end, showing you exactly how the Church says it is to be celebrated. Topics include the introductory rites, the liturgy of the word, the liturgy of the Eucharist, who can and cannot receive Communion, the concluding rites, liturgical furnishings and vestments, postures and actions during Mass, as well as the hot-button issue of liturgical abuses