<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1906385056278061&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
Skip to main content Accessibility feedback

Open Forum

Jimmy Akin

My friend wants to leave the Church. How can I convince her to come back?

Is there anything wrong with using Protestant music at the Mass or other Catholic services?

At the cleansing of the temple when Jesus says they have turned his house into a “den of thieves,” is Jesus quoting Jeremiah 7? If so, what is the correlation?

Why pray if God knows everything ahead of time?

Can the devil read our thoughts?

Is it a liturgical abuse for a layperson after communion to place all the extra hosts into a ciborium and place it in the tabernacle?

What can I do to help my elderly Catholic grandmother to get reinvigorated with her faith? I get the feeling she is “sacramentalized” but not evangelized.

Is it true that the feast of John the Baptist was originally a pagan holiday that was Christianized?

I have a way that I answer Kathy’s question about prayer, and wanted to run it by you to see if it’s correct. I think of prayer as a “choose your own adventure book”: the various paths are already written, but it is up to you to choose which path you will take.

Does God want everyone to be Catholic?

Does the pope go to confession? If so, to whom? Also what is meant by papal infallibility?

Why were people tortured and killed during the Inquisition?

Enjoying this content?  Please support our mission! Donate
By continuing to use this site you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.