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The Use of Sacred Space
Fr. Charles Grondin
The sanctuary is the location of the altar in all churches and of the tabernacle in most. As such, it is considered sacred space and cannot…
No, the Church Is not Dying
Fr. Charles Grondin
The answer is no, the Church is not dying. The Church is growing by great numbers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In fact,…
Look at Your Wife, Not at Pictures of Other Women
Simply put, don't do it. Viewing and appreciating your wife as a whole person—not as an object—while she is wearing such garments is…
The Purpose of Armageddon
We know the general outcome of this symbolically described, titanic battle (Rev. 16:16)—namely, that God and his Church will triumph…
Why More Hail Marys than Our Fathers in the Rosary
Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.
The words of the first part of the Hail Mary are words addressed to her by the angel Gabriel and her relative Elizabeth. The second…
When You're Called a Bigot for Being a Good Catholic
No one likes to be unjustly persecuted, but our Lord says to expect such opposition if we are faithful to him and his mission, and yet not…
Is It Harder for a Priest or a Deacon to Get to Heaven?
Salvation is a free gift from God (cf. John 15:16), so it’s important to remember that no one earns heaven by his own actions. On the…
God Barred Moses from the Promised Land for Disobeying Him
Because Moses disobeyed God before the people of Israel, God barred him from the Promised Land (Num. 20:6-13). In the Middle East,…
Baptism in an Emergency
A layman could conceivably could assist, for example, by getting the priest water, which the priest could then bless and administer in the…
As a Scientist, How Can I Defend My Catholic Faith?
As my Catholic Answers colleague Karlo Broussard conveys in this article, one way is to demonstrate the limitations of science, because…
How Many Times Is Jesus Called "Teacher"?
Jesus is undoubtedly called “teacher” a good number of times in the Gospels. As to how many times might be the subject of some debate,…
The Explanation of "Not Peace but a Sword"
Matthew 10:34-36: "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have…