Q&A Open Forum

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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 - 6pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

Was Adam married before Eve?

Does the Church teach that unbaptized adults will go to hell when they die?

Is it true that Mary was immaculately conceived?

Why did Jesus say, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” if he is God?

Are we required to wait for the priest to sit down before we sit down at Mass?

What is the Catholic position on ordaining actively gay people?

During the installation of the Bishop of Bismarck, a Native American drum group played songs that praise and worship Native American Gods -- how is this allowed when New Age practices like yoga are not?

What good does it do to pray for people if they don’t know you are praying for them?

Am I right to believe that Mary had to be immaculately conceived because Jesus received his humanity from her? If so, can you explain this more fully?

Does the precept that we must go to confession once a year only mean if we have mortal sins to confess? Is it a sin to not go every year?

101 Quick Questions with Catholic Answers: Marriage, Divorce, and Annulment
Selected and introduced by Catholic Answers’ staff apologist Jim Blackburn, this easy-to-follow book aims to help Catholics more fully understand the Catholic Church’s teaching and laws concerning marriage so that they can be assured of always treating marriage with the dignity and respect that God originally intended for this sacred institution.