Q&A Open Forum

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Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 - 6pm ET

Jimmy Akin answers:

Ignatian Tradition: Spirituality in History by Kevin Burke and Eileen Burke-Sullivan says that it is no better to be in front of the Blessed Sacrament than to teach students algebra and that it is no better to pray the rosary than to cook dinner -- is this right?

Has there been a ruling on the mandate for mandatory coverage of contraception and abortions?

How serious is the HHS Mandate in comparison to other issues that the Church has faced?

Where do you go to determine that the apostles recognized Peter as the head of the Church?

If someone is not baptized, do they not have the Trinity within them?

What is the difference between actual, sanctifying, and sacramental grace?

In 1 Samuel 28, was Saul actually talking to Samuel or a demonic presence?

Why do so many Catholics support the present administration’s agenda?

If the faculties of the intellect and the free will are in the soul, then are our decisions made in the soul?

I visited a parish where they were having a confession service, and the priest said to confess just one mortal sin -- was that okay?

In Matthew 7:24, could Jesus be alluding to Peter, the rock?

Does the Church have a teaching on how long we should pray for a person after he dies?

God Is Love
"""We have come to believe in God's love; in these words the Christian can express the fundamental decision of his life."" So begins the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est.To help every Catholic understand as fully as possible the content and significance of this first encyclical of our new Pope, Jimmy Akin has constructed a guide covering both the issues surrounding the nature of a papal encyclical in general, and what this particular encyclical tells us."