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Why Does the Bishop of Rome Have Primacy?
Precisely because they are the successors of St. Peter, who traveled in his apostolic ministry and became the first bishop of Rome.…
Can I Be Baptized if I'm Divorced?
There is no impediment for a divorced person to be baptized in the Catholic Church, provided he is committed to living the Church’s…
Rosary: Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise?
A traditional practice is praying in a counter-clockwise direction, but there’s no official Church rule on the matter, so be at peace in…
What Do I Do When Preoccupied with Past Sins?
If you feel compelled to confess these absolved sins anew because you experience renewed feelings of guilt, we encourage you not to.…
May I Use "Mary" as My Baptismal Name?
You may certainly use “Mary” as your baptismal name, as she is the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven and Earth and thus of all angels…
Does God Hate Religion?
Religion should not necessarily be construed as a negative reality. As the Merriam-Webster Dictionary relates, religion is a “set…
Does the Holy Spirit Dwell in Non-Christians?
The indwelling of the Holy Trinity, including the Holy Spirit, is a gift of baptism (CCC 1265-66; see 1996-2000; 2014; 2021). Christians…
Is Consulting a Psychic a Grave Sin?
Consulting a psychic or other medium is undoubtedly grave matter and thus certainly to be avoided (CCC 2116; see also 2115-17). Grave…
How Are We Priests, Prophets, and Kings?
The baptized serve as priests through their sacrificial efforts to bring people to God. They serve as prophets through their witness to the…
Is "Onanism" OK Beyond Child-Bearing Years?
Onanism, i.e., a husband’s spilling his seed outside of his wife’s womb, is never morally permissible (see Gen. 38:1-10). God has…
Why Was Jesus Angry?
magazine (online edition)
by Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.
Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the…
Marian Devotion for Children
Catholic Answers Live with Carrie Gress
The world is a spiritually dangerous place, and not getting any safer. Kids need spiritual protection, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is…
Friday, Mar 2, 2018