Q&A Open Forum

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 - 7pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

Regarding Jesus’ words, “but I have called you friends,” what does the Church teach about grace and friendship’s relationship to the communion of saints and the sacraments?

What is the reason for the de-Christianization of Europe?

My confirmation name is Rosemary, even though there is no saint by that name -- is that okay?

Could you explain "subsidiarity?" Does it conflict with socialized medicine?

I know a Catholic who was just released from prison and has embraced New Age beliefs -- what book should I give him?

My husband was unfaithful -- how can I forgive and forget?

I know a two people who were married for many years, had kids, and were faithful Catholics -- how were they granted an annulment?

Does the Church consider the single life to be a vocation?

Why aren’t we using the slogan “stop the war on children” and “stop the war on God” in response to “stop the war on women”?

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