As Pope Francis makes his visit to the United States, one might ask themselves whether his trip is a political one or not. If we look to the secular media, it would seem that the Pope is endorsing the left leaning political movement. I find it interesting that, on his flight to Washington D.C., the Pope had to come out and say that he is not a liberal. And he is quite right (pardon the pun) in saying that. The Pope is neither liberal or conservative in the sense of being political. He is simply standing up for Jesus and his teachings, and especially with respect for the poor. Continue reading
For you and I, we must face the fact that our mortal bodies will one day give out. There will come a day when our bodies will be weakened or damaged to the point that it can no longer respond to the energy coming from our souls. After death, our body starts to dissolve or disintegrate. But what happens to our soul? Continue reading
In the Book of 1 John, we see that “eternal life” is promised to us by the one who created us. He says that it is written, that he who believes in the name of the Son of God may know you have eternal life (1 John 5:13). But the question we have to ask ourselves is, “What does it truly mean to believe in Jesus?” Continue reading
For those persons who have gone on to heaven, can they hear our petitions and offer those prayers to Jesus? If so, what about Mary the mother of God; how would she be able to hear all those prayers of intersession coming from thousands of people at the same time? Wouldn’t she have to have some omnipresence about herself? Continue reading
The National Catholic Reporter asked both a knowledge question, and a belief question in their 2011 survey about the Eucharist. They found that half of adult Catholics (50 percent) know the church’s teaching regarding the real presence and half do not. We also found that close to two-thirds of adult Catholics (63 percent) believe that “at the consecration during a Catholic Mass, the bread and wine really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.” Therefore, more adult Catholics believe the statement than understand its source. But how are these two items related? Continue reading
A child walks with his or her parents as they go up to receive the Holy Eucharist at communion time during the Mass. This child has not reached the age to receive yet, so they cross their arms over their chest in order to receive a blessing instead. Does the Church allow “extra ordinary minister of Holy Communion” to give a blessing to this child as a priest or deacon? Continue reading
We’ll, it’s been 3 months since I last posted anything on my blog. Sorry, but I have been too busy lately. Generally I like to pick a topic or particular teaching of the Church and give the best answer in the limited space of (500 – 800 words). Moving forward, I’ll try and post something every couple of weeks.
Hope everyone is having a great summer season!
Until next time, God bless!