Open Forum

Tim Staples
09/03/2019 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: 00:55 - Is it appropriate to ask saints to do things for us or just for intercessory prayer?  06:48 - What can you do if you are trying to abide by Church teaching on contraception, but your spouse is not? Do you deny your spouse or break Church teaching?  14:41 - Can we disagree with the Pope on capital punishment?  28:40 - Is it wrong to use historical evidence and research to define belief in a church?  39:48 - When St. Paul went to the third heaven and heard language that he couldn’t describe, what is being referred to? Is this a heavenly language that people on earth can’t understand?  44:25 - Is there such a thing as the Lavender Mafia? Has the Church cleaned up its act since the release of information about the abuse scandals? If not, are we close to things being cleaned up?