Open Forum

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 - 6pm ET

My nine year old daughter hasn’t been baptized yet. When she enters the Church is it appropriate for her to dip her finger in the holy water? Also, is it appropriate for my child to watch shows with vampires, witches, and such?

I know someone who recently came to believe in God and Jesus. But he doesn’t see why it matters what kind of Christian one is. I know why I’m Catholic, but how can I explain to him why it does matter that he become Catholic?

How do I respond to a fallen away Catholic who says he is spiritual but not religious?

Why would God create man when man could suffer and even go to Hell?

Was Abraham justified by faith?

I am leading a rosary at a wake for a family that are non-practicing Catholics. I’d like to give a brief reflection before the rosary about why we pray it. Do you have any suggestions?

What Catholics Really Believe
Questions arising from common misconceptions about what Catholics believe are addressed in What Catholics Really Believe. Karl Keating does an excellent job of clearly explaining Catholic practices that even devout Catholics can have a difficult time explaining to others.