Q&A Open Forum

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 - 7pm ET

Fr. Joseph Fessio answers:

How do you show the usefulness of religion when secular societies have less violent crimes than religious ones?

What is the purpose of the homily? Are there guidelines for how the homily should be conducted?

Did I do wrong by attending the wedding of a Catholic person that took place outside the Church?

Is there a concise book that talks about the physical evidence that Jesus was a real person?

Are there Hebrew words for “brother” and “cousin”?

Why do they burn palms for the ashes on Ash Wednesday?

What should our outlook on life be when we think about why God created us?

Catholics And The Culture War
We will lose the fight for America if we don’t stop and answer one simple question— What went wrong? American society has changed dramatically—and for the worse. We’re already at the point where the faith has been largely pushed out of public life. Now its enemies are trying to stifle it completely. These are perilous times to be a Christian of any stripe, much less a Catholic. How did we get here? And what are we to do?