Eucharist – Transubstantiation vs. Consubstantiation

As a Catholic, we believe that the Blessed Eucharist is the Sacrament. All other sacraments are enriched by it. It is the supernatural food given to us from heaven. Continue reading

Finding and Accepting God on His Terms

We might ask the question; “Is God hard to find?” The answer would be, “not at all.” God can be discovered by our reason, by seeking Him or by His gift to us. If we just look at the universe, we can reason that there has to be a powerful force behind bringing it into existence. There is also a Wisdom directing it. God surrounds us and is closer to us than we realize Continue reading

Can a person be sinless?

Besides Jesus Christ, have there been other people, such as His Mother Mary, or others who have been or has the possibility of being sinless? We know that Jesus was the only one sinless by nature, but what about everyone else? Continue reading

Receiving the Sacraments after Divorce

I have heard many times from a parishioner that they know someone who is divorced and are not receiving the sacraments. These are individuals who have not remarried, but are civilly divorced. They will ask me if it is alright for them to receive. Continue reading

The “Rapture” – What are we to believe?

In Revelation 20:1-3, 7-8, we read about the millennium. “Millennium” is a popular term used today that refers to the period of a thousand years when Christ will reign. Some Fundamentalists and Evangelicals point to this as the coming of the end of the world. These scripture verses in Revelation 20 are interpreted in three ways by some conservative Protestants: postmillennialism, amillennialism and premillennialism. Continue reading

The Choirs of Angels

Have you ever wondered how many Angels God created? I realize that we can never know, just like we cannot know how many stars are in the universe. One thing is for sure, there has to be as many Angels as there are people, because every person has his own guardian Angel. So, every person who ever existed before and after us, are assigned our personal Angel. But, are all Angels the same? Continue reading

Angels – Spiritual Beings Among Us

Angels are a very interesting topic of discussion. For me, I remember watching a television show called “Touched by an Angel.” In that TV series, which lasted for many years, there were these Angels who would travel around and help people who were in need. I think everyone has encountered an experience where an Angel probably stepped into our lives at one time or another, even if we did not realize it until after the fact. So, with that said, are there really angelic beings surrounding us? Continue reading