Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

How do we answer Protestants who argue that babies should not be baptized because they cannot repent?

Can you explain predestination as revealed to St. Dominic by the Blessed Mother?

What is the Church’s standpoint on mythicizing the stories of Adam and Eve, Jonah, and Noah?

Did they canonize the Virgin Mary?

How do we know if we have blasphemed the Holy Spirit? If we do, when will we be judged for this?

Do Catholics believe that Jesus and Satan were brothers?

What are the three beads that come after the crucifix on the rosary?

How do we justify that someone can go to hell for all of eternity because he had a lapse of judgment on his deathbed?

When you pray for something, do you have to believe it is going to happen?

How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Apologetics And Evangelization
"Catholic apologetics is back. It's everywhere. As a professional apologist, Mark Brumley sees this renaissance as an immensely good thing -- an essential part of the Church's evangelical mission. Even so, grave dangers attend this apologetics renaissance. Some of these dangers are so serious, they threaten to undermine the 'good' that apologetics can accomplish. Brumley calls these dangers the Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization. Like the seven deadly sins of the moral life, they are ""deadly"" not merely as isolated, individual acts but as vices or evil habits -- habitual tendencies to act in a certain way. In How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization, Brumley exposes them for you."