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Did Mary Have Labor Pains?

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Open Forum – Questions Covered:

  • 04:25 - What are the fasting obligations for the elderly and those in elderly homes? 
  • 13:07 - Why does it take so long to enter the Church? 
  • 18:50 - Did Mary experience labor pains? If she did, why if she didn’t have sin? 
  • 24:36 - What’s the science behind transubstantiation? 
  • 40:49 - 1 Tim. 2:11-12 What’s the Church’s stance on women in teaching ministry? 
  • 49:25 - I teach RCIA and I have a candidate struggling with Sunday Mass obligations. Can you help explain? 
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