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Is Flat-Earth Belief Biblical?
Fr. Charles Grondin
No, the Bible does not say that the Earth is flat. There are some common idioms the Bible uses that if taken literally might give the…
Why Did the Father Require the Son to Die?
In short, our heavenly Father did so out of love for us (John 3:16-17), to redeem us from sin and death. And the passion and death of his…
An Eastern Pope?
Yes, an Eastern-rite Catholic could be elected pope, although, as with Latin-rite Catholics, if that occurred, it would almost surely be an…
How Do I Report a Miracle?
I infer you asked for the intercession of a particular candidate for sainthood regarding your reported miracle. If so, through an internet…
May the Priest Have His Back to the People?
Fr. Charles Grondin
Yes, it is an acceptable option in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM). However, I would take issue with the notion…
What Do I Do About A Loud Confessor?
I can see that this was a mortifying experience for you, and I am very sorry that it happened. In addressing it, I would caution you to…
Can We Trace All Bishops Back to the Apostles?
No. We do have a list of all popes from the present back to St. Peter, and it may be that certain ancient dioceses have maintained lists of…
Why 'Purify' the Chalice?
“Purification” refers to making sure no eucharistic elements remain in the sacred vessels, whether under the appearances of bread or wine.…
Priests with Differing Opinions
It depends on the topic and how it relates to you. If the topic does not have anything to do with doctrine or morals, you are free to…
Consecration to St. Joseph
n short, consecrating oneself to St. Joseph is an act of entrustment to his fatherly care, protection and guidance. In the same way…
Material and Formal Cooperation with Evil
It’s certainly laudable, if possible, to avoid patronizing businesses that contribute to Planned Parenthood (PP), support same-sex “…
Be Imitators—and Example-Givers
magazine (online edition)
by Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.
Homily for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Brothers and sisters, Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do…