Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: Feast of the Holy Family

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I hope the new year will bring you many blessings. It’s been awhile since my last post, and since we just celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family, I thought I would share the message I gave at last Sunday’s Mass: Continue reading

Can Lay Ministers give Blessings at Mass?

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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

I’m Back! ” (I think)

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!

Do Animals go to Heaven?

 

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Have you ever wondered if your pet dog or cat goes to heaven when they die? That can be a hard question to answer, especially if a young child is asking the question. How do we answer someone who has lost a pet animal that they love and consider to be part of the family? Do animals go to heaven? Are animals “saved?” Continue reading

“The Trail of Blood…”

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Have you ever been approached by a Baptist Christian who says that he can trace his Baptist roots all the way back to Jesus? You probably won’t find too many today, but there are still a few out there. There are those that claim that the Baptist denomination didn’t first start with John Smyth in the year 1609. Continue reading