Conversion to Catholicism often involves tough choices and a transformation in a person’s thinking. This is nowhere more evident than in one’s thinking about the Church. Even many lifelong Catholics
There is no war on women in the Catholic Church. One of the things I love about the Catholic Church is that she is a loving mother, always nurturing her children.
Try explaining to our Fundamentalist brethren about almost any tenet of the Catholic Faith and you’re likely to hear in response, “Chapter and verse, please.” In other words, of course, they
Cynthia Trainque takes a look at the Church two great sacraments of ministry: Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony, both of which give powerful testimony to our loving God who gives such gifts.
Seven sacraments—seven great gifts of love from God to his Holy Church. Within the Christian family of believers only Roman Catholics and various Eastern Orthodox churches have 7 sacraments. Most Protestant communities have two — baptism and communion.
There’s no denying it. The sacraments are the heart and soul of the Catholic Faith, so much so that when people speak of returning to the Catholic Church after being
I am the only one in my family of origin that is still Catholic—everyone else now worships at the local Assembly of God. I have been asked, “Why do Catholics pray to and worship saints?” I’m told that it is idolatry, and it takes away from Jesus’ role as the “one mediator between God and mankind”
“Mary, Mary, quite contrary” is what some could call the one who is so misunderstood in her various titles: Mother of God; the Immaculate Conception, Mary Ever-Virgin and others. Far from worshipping Mary the Church highly venerates Mary as the fairest among creatures.
The Mass—from the Latin, Missa; in Greek, Leitourgos, meaning “the work of the people.” It is the most sacred and solemn action whereby heaven and earth meet. It is the place where Catholics find their weekly (even daily) sustenance before heading out anew to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in whichever milieu we find ourselves. It is the holiest of hours.
One of the primary reasons there are in excess of 35,000 (and climbing daily) religious denominations is the great lack of central leadership. It seems that everyone is caught up in doing their own thing.
A Westerner imbibes the attitude that I can and should decide for myself what is right and wrong; that is why it is so difficult to embrace Catholicism for a person who has become highly secularized.