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Open Forum

Jimmy Akin

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Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

  • 01:56 - Is it true that if people get an abortion, are they automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? Also, does that mean people who commit murder would also be excommunicated? 
  • 07:50 - Do Catholics and Protestants worship the same God? 
  • 11:28 - Pope Francis said that the mind of God willed the multitude of religions. Is this true? 
  • 15:15 - Does baptism of desire give the same graces as baptism and remove the stain of sin? 
  • 18:09 - Are the three days of darkness really going to happen? 
  • 21:50 - What is the mark of the beast? Has it already come?  
  • 31:55 - Why does God allow abuse or torture? 
  • 41:05 - Are Catholics bound to believe in a certain form of purgatory? 
  • 43:53 - In Mt. 12:31-32, Jesus says sins can be forgiven in the age to come. Does this mean that sins can be forgiven in purgatory? 
  • 47:50 - Why is our Church called the Roman Catholic Church and not the Church of Christ?  
  • 51:11 - My husband is Church of Christ. He wants to know if there really is an unbroken line between Jesus and Pope Francis. Can you help me?

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