Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 - 6pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

What is binding prayer? Are Catholics encouraged or permitted to use it?

Is Mary a saint? If so, why do we call her “blessed”?

Is it wrong for someone to belong to a rite, and then go to mass in a different rite?

I think men are 50% of the problem with abortion, so why should men be able to speak about abortion at all?

Why are the liturgical changes taking place?

Did God command pre-emptive war or the slaughter of Canaanite women?

Does the Greek Orthodox Church believe in purgatory?

Why can’t women be priests?

Does Mass Revision detail the exact changes in the liturgy? Are there any plans to change the Liturgy of the Hours?

Are there going to be changes to the Mass in other languages than English?