Catholic Answers Blog

April 23, 2013

In the period leading up to a conclave, the cardinals of the Church gather in a series of meetings that are known as the “general congregations.”

In these meetings, they are allowed to make brief statements—known as “interventions”—about the problems they feel need to be addressed in the Church and what kind of man the next pope should be.

Before the recent conclave, Cardinal Bergoglio gave an intervention, which didn't even last four minutes but which got the attention of his...

April 22, 2013

At this moment the dominant theme of “Boston Bomber” headlines is motive. The secular mainstream media, having failed to get their wish for redneck extremist Christians protesting tax increases or...

April 21, 2013

Televangelist and Founder and President of Charis Bible College, Andrew Wommack, has said:

The most important revelation I have ever received is the understanding that we were created by God with three distinct parts: spirit, soul, and body.

This idea of man as essentially “tripartite” verses the Catholic and biblical notion of man as a body/soul composite is a rather common...

April 19, 2013

A few weeks ago I experienced what all expectant fathers dread.

My wife Uki had woken me up before dawn to inform me that it was time. She was in the initial stages of labor with our fifth child and her contractions were intensifying, so we quickly set out for the short ride to the hospital. I felt the familiar rush of excitement and anticipation, knowing that soon we would be welcoming another precious child into the world. But as my wife’s contractions become stronger and...

April 19, 2013
Picture of Stephen Hawking

This week Stephen Hawking delivered a lecture at the California Institute of Technology titled "The Origin of the Universe," and you’re likely to have heard about it because, according to mainstream media outlets, Hawking has put God out of a job. In an article headlined “Stephen Hawking lays out case for Big Bang without God,” NBC News describes the...