Open Forum

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 - 7pm ET

My friend repeatedly uses the profanity “GD” on her facebook. I’ve asked her to stop and she won’t. How can I explain to her that she shouldn’t do this?

I’m trying to implement daily prayer in my life and am struggling. What can I do to have a structure for my daily prayers.

Has the Church ever defined how Mary gets her power to perform miracles or appear places?

Before the 10 commandments how did people know they were sinning? Were they held less culpable?

In 1 Corinthians 14:20 Paul talks about speaking in tongues and prophecy. Paul says tongues is a sign for unbelievers. Later Paul says unbelievers might be freaked out by tongues. Isn’t this contradictory?

At the finding in the Temple, why was Mary surprised by Jesus’ response? Didn’t she already know that he was the Son of God?

I understand that if confession is not available, one in mortal sin can have sanctifying grace restored by perfect contrition. If this happens, and later the person does go to confession, when was sanctifying grace restored: with his act of perfect contrition or through the actual confession?


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