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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:

  • 04:49 - I am looking for information on a former NASA scientist who went through some tests and had a supernatural event happen. I am wondering if you have any info on it?
  • 07:00 - What are some ways to stay motivated in the faith?
  • 15:07 - What would it take to get the Roman and Eastern Orthodox churches together?
  • 18:35 - Can you comment on the Church’s position on attending a non-sacramental wedding?
  • 21:45 - How was it determined that the priest wear black and a white-collar? How did that start?
  • 23:15 - Other churches seem to utilize the gifts of the Holy Spirit more than the Catholic Church and I am wondering why?
  • 29:18 - What is the meaning of the word prayer? My protestant friends consider blasphemous outside of God. What is the real meaning?
  • 35:50 - What does it mean that Jesus died for our sins?
  • 42:00 - Science has claimed that we have heard echoes of the big bang but there is no sound in space? Is there Catholic teaching on that?
  • 48:50 - Do we have any information on Mary about when she was assumed into heaven?
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