#10789 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
01:58 – If you were dying, could you relay your confession to another person and they tell it to a priest? Also, can you say a confession over the phone?
08:09 – Is there any evidence for or against St. Thomas evangelizing India?
12:48 – What would the Mass look like if the reforms of Vatican II were faithfully implemented? Resource Mentioned: https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/07/23/the-mass-of-vatican-ii/
21:08 – How does remote cooperation with evil get defined and how does it apply to using the benefits of medical research?
24:46 – I would love to know how, exactly, the early Church knew that Mary had been assumed into heaven. Is there a gospel somewhere (small “g” because it’s not in the canon of Scripture) that attests to it? I believe it–I just would love to hear where it was written down what happened, and how everyone reacted, kind of like the Ascension narrative!
30:02 – After St. Peter died, what were the relative levels of authority between the subsequent popes and the remaining apostles?
34:17 – If through Adam’s sin we all inherit original sin, and if Jesus is the new Adam, why do all of us after Jesus’ time who are children of baptized people still inherit original sin?
36:22 – How do we know (and explain) that the catechism doesn’t contradict prior Church teaching about there being “No salvation outside of the Catholic Church”?
44:11 – In the book “Ten Popes who Shook the World,” Eamon Duffy wrote: “The most famous of all ‘papal’ bible texts, Mathew 16:18 – ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church…and I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven’—is quoted in no Roman source before the time of the Decian persecution in the middle of the third century, and the very roots of what may be called the foundation myth of the papacy are uncomfortably complicated.”
True or not, what makes a “Roman” source definitive and what is the earliest/best source for this passage.
50:11 – Why do we kneel for prayer during Mass and yet we stand for The Lords Prayer??
51:32 – Was Moe Berg really a spy?