Open Forum for Non-Catholics

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Monday, Oct 10, 2011 - 7pm ET

Tim Staples answers:

Why do we have to go to a priest for confession?

As Catholics, do you just check off your own “checklist” of Catholic duties, or do you try to engage people of other faiths in discussion?

A Lutheran pastor said that my four-month-old brother went to hell because he died before being baptized. What is the difference between this and the Catholic Church’s teaching? What do Catholics say happens to unbaptized babies?

If Church teaching doesn’t change, how do you explain some Church rules (such as not eating meat on Fridays) that have changed?

What is the relationship between the Church and science?