Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 - 6pm ET

Jim Blackburn answers:

What roles do the bishops or cardinals play in the Catholic institutions in your diocese? 

Can end-time prophecy be utilized as a tool for evangelization? 

Is it true that all pain comes from sin? If so, why do animals inflict pain on each other?

How often should the Eucharist in the monstrance be changed? Is the Eucharist consumed by the priest when it is taken out?

Are Catholics cannibals?

If I have issues with the wording of the state marriage certificate, can a priest marry us without the documentation? 

My daughter had to answer a question about who should be at the top of a kidney donation list (for example, a young child, an educated doctor, or an elderly person), and her teacher and I disagreed on the answer -- can I have your input on this?

Was I wrong to accept a prize from a work-sponsored event that supported the gay and lesbian pride movement?

Can you explain the lineage of man, and how Neanderthals fit in with Adam and Eve?

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.