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.
Q. I believe in the evolutionary theory of creation and have never given much thought to its impact on Christianity until recently. While talking to a priest, he mentioned that Adam and Eve were fictional characters who have provided generations with lessons on good and evil and who also provided the foundation for redemption.
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Peter believed that Jesus was the Messiah, but he did not understand how the Messiah could undergo such a fate. Like all of us, what Peter needed was a transformation of his mind.
Leah Darrow, a speaker at the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration, shares her journey back to the Church. Read her story and learn how you can see her in person this October.
For the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, the Church gives us three readings about the Gentiles. Our first two readings give us a positive image of the relationship between God and the Gentiles, and I especially like the first reading, Isaiah’s prophecy about “the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord.” But I find the Gospel challenging because I am a Gentile, and so Christ’s interaction with the Canaanite (Gentile) woman is personally disturbing because he seems unwilling to minister to her and, by analogy, to us.
Q. My friend said that frequently at his parish they recite neither the Gloria nor the creed at weekday Mass. I knew that during certain periods of the year, the Gloria was not recited, but I thought that the creed was always used. Has something changed with the Mass that I am not aware of?