Open Line, Monday

Apologetics
2022-05-16
The Sin of Vulgarity
Is it a mortal or venial sin for someone to use vulgar and obscene four letter words?, How do you know when your prayers for those in purgatory have been answered?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-05-09
Defining Grace
I’m a new Catholic looking for some information on what exactly a Marian devotion entails. Can you help me?, How do we define grace?, Is Anxiety a spiritual thing that we can control or something else?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-05-02
Mailbag Monday
The Holy Spirit can’t act unless it is through the Virgin Mary. Is this correct? How can I explain that Catholics don’t worship statues? Fr. John Trigilio answers your e-mails on another Mailbag edition of Open Line Monday.
2022-04-25
Mailbag Monday
Fr. John Trigilio answers your e-mails on another Mailbag edition of Open Line Monday.
2022-04-18
Cooperating with Grace
Why do Catholics have to suffer in purgatory for sins already forgiven?, During the Mass we say we are sorry for our sins, so why do we have to go to confession on top of that?, At communion time, why do they mix water with wine?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-04-11
Mailbag Monday
If God is unchanging, did he have a body eternally, and how does the incarnation relate to God being eternal?, What is the best way to explain the Trinity to younger students?, Given that the tree of knowledge of good and evil was where sin came from; could God have created the Garden of Eden without it?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-04-04
The Communion of Saints
Can I give my indulgences to souls in purgatory?, Priests used to make use of the patent. Why has that been done away with?, What is the benefit of going through the saints to pray to God?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-03-28
The Sacrifice of the Mass
I understand that the Catholic Church teaches that the Mass is an unbloody sacrifice, how can an unbloody sacrifice be propitiatory?, Did the devil know who Jesus was when he tempted him?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-03-21
Mailbag Monday
How do I explain Church teaching on the Atonement to Protestants who say that Christ's atonement was completely sufficient and that things like penance are not needed?, Can you explain general and particular judgement at the final judgement?, and more on today's special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-03-14
The Importance of the Sacraments
Where do bad ideas and temptations come from?, What is the role of baptism in the Catholic faith?, What’s the difference between the Holy Spirit you receive at baptism versus the Holy Spirit you receive at Confirmation?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-03-07
The Lineage of King David
Does the case of the Immaculate Conception contradict free will? Did God lock in Mary’s decision?, Why has "one" been removed from the collect?, Where is the lineage of King David today?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-02-28
Maibag!
Your emails are answered on a special mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio. (This is a re-air of the 07/05/21 show.)
2022-02-21
Mailbag!
How do I expand my capacity to love God?, If a Catholic gets married outside the church, are they severing their access to the other sacraments later on in life, like anointing of the sick, last rights, etc.?, and more on today's mailbag edition of Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-02-14
Baptisms and Exorcism
Is there an exorcism prayer in the baptismal rite?, Why is exorcism a sacramental?, How do I help my "bad" Catholic friend?, What is the correct way to fast?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.
2022-02-07
The Eucharist and Salvation
Why are we being dared to say the Our Father?, Why do we no longer say the word One in the Collect, as in one God forever and ever?, Is the Eucharist necessary for salvation?, and more on today's Open Line Monday with Fr. John Trigilio.