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Q&A Open Forum

Jim Blackburn answers:

Does Col 2:16 suggest that fasting from meat is not biblical?  

Is it appropriate for a Franciscan brother to give a homily during Mass?

A Protestant friend told me that in 300 AD some people believed that anything of the body was evil and that this idea was incorporated into church teaching — is this true?

Why didn’t Peter write a gospel?

Why do some nuns take boy’s names?

Is it licit for a priest, who is not physically able to distribute Communion due to age, to sit and have Eucharistic Ministers take over?

What is the Church’s position on 1 Cor 15:52, especially in regard to purgatory? 

How do we reason the existence of spiritual beings?

Would you consider Tim Tebow to be a full-fledged Christian even though he is not Catholic?

I went to a different Church and they remained standing during the entire consecration — is this part of the changes in the Mass or just something this Church does?

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