Open Forum for Non-Catholics

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 - 6pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

What is the reason for the statues in Catholic Churches?

How do Catholics reconcile Mary’s perpetual virginity with Gabriel telling Joseph to take Mary as his wife?

I have a tattoo of my astrological sign -- do I need to have it removed or covered up?

How does praying the rosary help someone in purgatory?

Can you discuss Mary’s perpetual virginity in light of Matthew 1:25, which says that Joseph didn’t know Mary until Jesus was born?

Can you talk about the idea of Christian suffering in light of 2 Thessalonians 1:3-7?

Can you explain Catholic holidays like Easter and Christmas, which seem to have pagan roots?

How do you explain references in the Bible to the brothers of Jesus?