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Open Forum for Non-Catholics

Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin answers:

When Catholics debate with Calvinists, what qualifies as vitriol from the Catholic point of view?

Catholics believe that saints guide them to be better Christians — how does this work?

Mary is blessed, but so are we in Christ — why then is Mary venerated by Catholics?

Why are Catholics dogmatic about teachings on Mary that are not explicitly stated in the Bible?

In your experience debating Protestants, why do they say that the Catholic Church wasn’t the first church? What is your response?

Why did the Church turn pagan holidays into Catholic holidays?

I believe that Jesus telling the man on the cross, “today you will be with me in paradise,” proves that there is no purgatory — what is your response?

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