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Questions Covered:

  • 02:06 - My son is manically depressed and suicidal. He doesn’t care or believe in God. I know that in order for God to enter into his life, he has to be willing to let him in.  If he is in a state where he’s not thinking clearly, would my prayers be enough to save him? 
  • 08:25 - It seems that the Church doesn’t let the public know of how they deal with priests that have violated human rights, particularly those of children. How do they deal with them and why isn’t this information public? 
  • 15:55 - Are we allowed to venerate Orthodox saints? 
  • 20:05 - Proverbs 17:17 says a friend is always a friend. Does that hold true when your friend is sleeping with your husband? 
  • 22:22 - Why is the staff of Aaron involved in the ark of the covenant? Why are the staff and the manna removed from the ark and just the 10 commandments are left? 
  • 29:12 - Could you elaborate on how we become true Christians of our craft? 
  • 32:25 - What happens to the time of resurrection with cremains? My mom was a devout Catholic and when she passed away, my priest said there was not a problem with separating cremains. Is this true? 
  • 37:00 - How do I respond to someone that says I should just talk straight to God instead of praying the rosary? 
  • 41:00 - I don’t understand Mark 6:52. Could you please explain it? 
  • 42:55 - How do I approach living a “single and suffering” life? 
  • 45:08 - Why was Jesus circumcised and why did it used to be mandatory? 
  • 47:33 - My husband has not been confirmed but he receives all the sacraments. Is this ok? He uses the argument that he doesn’t feel like he has to stand in front of a bunch of people and do it. 
  • 50:34 - If we aren’t supposed to separate cremains, why is it ok that there are relics of saints separated from their bodies? 

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