Open Forum

Jimmy Akin
05/23/2019 06:00 PM
Questions Covered:  05:10 - With my new job I must work every other weekend and it is very difficult to go to Mass. Is it a mortal sin if I can’t go? 07:49 - I am considering converting to Catholicism. Do I need to go through RCIA? How can someone like me check this out before I really commit? 15:36 - I was talking to my Protestant mother about salvation. How can I refute the “once saved, always saved” argument she has? Where did this argument come from and why would she believe that? 20:10 - My atheist friend asked me why God wasn’t more explicit about rules about sin in the Scriptures, specifically about slavery. Can you help me to respond to him? 28:54 - Does every Pope have an action plan in place in case something happens to him? 32:29 - How do we know that Catholic interpretation of the Bible is the correct one? 42:30 - Could a Church father use a non-canonical book to prove the validity of something? 46:40 - What is a feast day? How are we meant to celebrate them? 49:31 - Where is purgatory discussed in the Bible?