Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 - 7pm ET

Fr. John Trigilio answers:

Is it possible for a parent to sit in on a young child’s confession, because he is too afraid to go by himself?

Where and when did we get the name “Catholic”?

What is the Church’s position on the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin?

Can you clarify the translation of “Petros” into Peter?

What is the definition of “life” according to the Catholic Church, as opposed to scientists who look for life on other planets?

If we go to confession and still feel apathetic, should we go to Communion?

Is Numbers 5:19-22 a rational justification for abortion?

Why aren’t the origins of the word “Catholic” brought up more to acknowledge that Catholics are the first Christians?

Can you recommend some resources that will explain the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Jews in Israel?

What is the proper term to use for the “gift of tears?” Could we call it “holy tears?”

If someone is married civilly, gets a divorce, and wants to get remarried, does he need an annulment?

I recently returned to the Church, but haven’t gone to Mass in a long time -- how can I come back?

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