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

Priestly Celibacy

thCAJ9TZFY The topic of Catholic priests being able to marry is a popular one. Many Catholics feel that if priest could marry, then we would not have a priest shortage. There are some Christians that believe that celibacy is “unbiblical or even “unnatural.” And some people seem to think that being celibate leads to a higher rate of illicit sexual behavior or perversion, than with a man who is married.

So, why does the Catholic Church in the Latin-Rite continue to require their priest to take vows of celibacy? Continue reading

Women Priests?

th[9] Until the 1970’s, the question of women being ordained to the priesthood was never an issue. But, over the last 40 years, it has become an issue with some women theologians and others who wonder why. Since many Protestant churches are starting to have ordained women pastors, it is understandable the question is being asked. For some proponents of women being ordained, the facts about history, custom, tradition, and apostolic authority don’t seem to matter. Continue reading

Why confess to a Priest?

thCAJHX75O Have you ever heard someone say: “Why do I have to confess my sins to a priest? Isn’t he just a man? Why can’t I just go to God directly to ask for forgiveness of my sins?” It might be something you yourself have wondered about. Yes, we are to go to God personally to ask for forgiveness, but Jesus set up a way that sins, especially mortal sins, to be brought to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. How, why, and where did the Catholic Church come up with this sacrament anyway? Continue reading