#9793 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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:

00:46 – Thomas Aquinas says that something that is perfect has reached the limit for improvement, but God is apparently limitless. Therefore, he is either perfect or limitless, but not both. What are your thoughts? 
10:59 – I am a convert to Catholicism. What obligations do I have to have normal relationships with my atheist family who constantly question my faith and choices? 
14:30 – Do you think the gospels were written by the 4 apostles or were they just attributed to the apostles? 
21:50 – My religion teacher said that Adam and Eve were not the first people on earth and that there is scientific proof of this. I disagreed. What is the right answer? 
29:00 – What would happen if a pope ever were to teach heresy? 
36:40 – Why should I believe in transubstantiation? 
41:33 – Would husbands be head of their wives if Adam and Eve had not sinned? 
46:34 – How do we know that Hebrews is referring to 2 Maccabees and not 1 Maccabees? 
50:53 – My diocese is having priests consecrate the hosts by standing up on the altar, with the hosts in a container off the altar, about 12 feet away. Then, people are instructed to come up and help themselves. Is this truly consecration and the correct way to receive the Eucharist? 

Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

Mass Appeal: The A,B,C’s of Worship
The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

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