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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: 05:22 – How is faith a rational thing? 14:20 – Why are there candles in front of the statues of Mary in Catholic Churches? 17:52 – A Protestant recently told me that 1 Maccabees 9:27 proves that Maccabees could not be written by an inspired author, and he also claimed that same lack of inspiration for the other Deuterocanonical books. How can I refute that? 22:50 – Who were the different Mary’s at the foot of the Cross? 29:04 – Is it true that change cannot happen outside of time? Does the Church teach this? 36:10 – What is ‘selah’ in the Bible? 43:28 – I am Protestant but recently married a devout Catholic man. I love going to Mass with him, but I also love being Protestant. Is there some way that I can have both? 49:00 – When Jesus was tempted in the desert, did he even have the option of committing a sin and giving in to temptation, as he is God? …