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Open Forum for Non-Catholics

Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin answers:

Does the Catholic Church acknowledge that text can be contradicted?  If so, what criteria do you use to determine if something is a contradiction?

What is the magisterium?

I need an annulment, and my wife and I know that we must abstain from relations until I am granted one.  If we do not, can we still receive Communion after being welcomed into the Church on Easter?

How is the name of a newly elected pope decided?

What does the Church teach about embryo adoption?

What are your thoughts on secular music?

Do we know that God is good from natural law or from revelation?

Why don’t parishes and Catholic organizations speak out about political candidates?

Is a dogma something taught by the pope?  What is the difference between a dogma and an encyclical?

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