The callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.
- 03:40 - During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, “not one letter should be erased from Old Testament law.” How do we reconcile this with when Jesus changes Old Testament laws, for example the law on divorce?
- 11:58 - My understanding is that Orthodox Christians can receive communion in the Catholic Church, but someone who has left the Church can no longer receive communion. Can someone who has left the Church to join the Orthodox Church receive communion in the Catholic Church?
- 19:19 - I have been asked to watch a small child while the parent goes to a party and gets drunk. I feel like I’m facilitating the parent by watching the child but I’m afraid if I refuse to watch the child, the child will go with the parent to the party and potentially be in danger if the parent gets drunk. What should I do?
- 23:43 - If Mary was kept free from original sin and was kept free from sin, if death is a result of sin, why did she die?
- 31:30 - What is the Catholic’s understanding of the term anointed? How does it differ from the Pentecostal understanding?
- 35:17 - Matt 5:28-30 “...if you look at a woman lustfully you have sinned…” and “if your eyes sin you should pluck them out.” The first statement seems literal but the second statement seems like a hyperbole. How is the reader supposed to differentiate between literal and hyperbole?
- 42:19 - Can you recommend a book that I can give to a Jehovah Witness?
- 45:03 - Why do some people kiss their thumb after making the sign of the cross?
- 46:30 - Is it okay for a Catholic to go to Medjugorje? More specifically, is it okay for parish priest to lead a group there?
- 48:40 - I’m Catholic and the mother of my children is Pentecostal. The mother wants to baptize the children in the Pentecostal church. Would this be a valid baptism?
- 52:00 - I’m taking a morality class during my senior year in high school. My teacher said that shame was a sin of pride. Is this true?
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