When our prayers are seemingly unanswered, our hearts can break. The wound can shake our faith. However, age has given us wisdom. We know that these moments require an act of the will. “In spite of this seeming setback, I believe.” It might be challenging, but this is all a part of spiritual maturity.
Q. Is assisted suicide OK? Why should people needlessly suffer?
Take a cue from those Christians heroically living their faith today and from the Thessalonian Christians of Paul’s time: In their immediate surroundings, they live the great commandment: love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.
Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing?
Q. I have long wondered why the priest mixes water with the wine at the offertory of the Mass. I have done some research and learned that this was the practice as early as the second century, but I don’t understand why it is done.
More than 5,000 people gathered Oct. 3 and 4 for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Q. What is so wrong with watching porn? It is just the human body, and it doesn’t seem to hurt anyone.
Have you ever thrown a party and a person who you were hoping would come didn’t show up? The wedding feast parable speaks about a similar situation, but it is really speaking about the feast of eternal life with God.
Q. As a practicing Catholic, what should be my answer when my Protestant friends ask me why my Church does not ordain women to the priesthood?
The Scriptures for Sept. 13 and 14 call us to the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross.” The message is that the son of God paid with his death the price to free humankind from its sinfulness. One look at the cross says it all.