Open Forum

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 - 6pm ET

Are there resources for my Catholic friend who converted to Judaism? He is having second thoughts about Judaism and is asking me for proof from the Old Testament that Jesus is the messiah.

In James 5 (towards end of chapter), why do some translations say “fault” instead of “sin”?

Where did the “sharing miracle” theory come from, and why would anybody actually believe it?

Why are the Catholic Old Testament books different from the Jewish canon?

In a diocese, who has permission to say the Tridentine Mass?

My fiance needs to prove her baptism but she can’t find her baptismal certificate. Her mother is dead and her father can’t remember. I called all the parishes in the town and none of them have a record of it. Is there a central location for all the records? How do we proceed?

Why don’t Catholics agree with Freemason teaching? And since they don’t, why don’t Catholics disagree with the founding of America since many of the founders were masons?

Where does it say that Catholics should glorify the creator? I am a father but I don’t require constant worship and praise from my children; why does God the Father require it?

Somewhere in Kings it says that David had one sin. How is it possible that David only had one sin?

Is it true that the longer version of the LXX was referenced to by Christ in the New Testament? Is it true that if a priest asks to do the Tridentine Mass the bishop must allow it?

Who gave us the words for the Glory Be and the last half of the Hail Mary as we say them today?

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