Open Forum

Jimmy Akin
03/21/2019 07:00 PM
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: 07:44 - My son is preparing for his First Communion and we are having an issue with the religious ed program. They want the kids to sing a song during the liturgy that has the line, “Peter built his Church on the rock of our faith.” Is this theologically incorrect? We don’t want him to participate, if so. 16:59 - Am I damned if I grew up Catholic, but am now going to the Protestant Church? 23:22 - If God is all-loving, why would God create someone who He knows will someday go to Hell? 34:12 - How do I deal with fundamentalist-thinking parents? 48:50 - As Catholics, how are we to approach the Crusades? Are there sources that treat this period fairly?