Open Forum for Non-Catholics

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Monday, Mar 5, 2012 - 6pm ET

Bishop James Conley answers:

When I explain the different Christian faiths, I compare it to a family tree with Jesus Christ as the trunk and different denominations as branches -- is this accurate?

Do you think that any of your fellow bishops have been negligent on the contraception issues over the past years, especially when it comes to Catholic universities?

How do you make the argument that Christianity is different and truer than any other religion?

I am Anglican and have been disabled most of my life -- am I eligible for the sacrament of the sick?

How is the Catholic Church dealing with the restrictions on the military chaplains?

Why don’t Catholics accept Episcopalians’ seven sacraments as legitimate?

If we believe that Jesus Christ bought our redemption through his death and resurrection, why do Catholics believe that baptism is necessary to forgive original sin?

Why do some Catholic Churches allow homosexuals to take Communion?

Do Catholics take the host and the cup? Can you clarify this?

What does it mean to be baptized in the Holy Spirit?