Thursday August 24th 2017

‘Explaining The Faith’ Archives

What Catholics Should Know About What Mormon’s Believe?

What Catholics Should Know About What Mormon’s Believe?

What Catholics Should Know About What Mormon's Believe? It is always good to have some back ground of the other faiths in the world.  Understanding other faiths, in relation to your own, will give you better knowledge to your own beliefs and conviction when speaking to others of other [...]

Why is Fish Not Considered Meat When Abstaining from Meat During Lent?

Why is Fish Not Considered Meat When Abstaining from Meat During Lent?

The answer is in the translation of the Cannon Law. The Catholic Church’s official language is Latin. In the Cannon it states that we must abstain from “carne”. If you have ever been to a Mexican restaurant you know that a Carne Asada is steak. In Latin the word "Carne" refers to a [...]

Why Do Catholics Call Priests “Father” When the Bible Says “Call no man your father”?

Why Do Catholics Call Priests “Father” When the Bible Says “Call no man your father”?

In Matthew 23:9, Jesus says: "Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven." This passage is often taken out of context, but is wrong to do so.  You should not read the Bible and take verses and apply it to whatever you wish.  As we dig deeper into this passage, [...]

Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?

Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?

Why Do Catholics Practice Confession of Sins to a Priest? Jesus said, “The Son of Man has the Authority to forgive sins on Earth” (Mark 2:10).  But, Jesus, upon his death and resurrection, passed on his authority to forgive sins to the Apostles. Jesus appeared to his disciples, breathed [...]

Do Catholics Worship the Saints?

Do Catholics Worship the Saints?

Do Catholics Worship the Saints? “Pray” for non-Catholics is synonymous with worship. But, not all prayer is worship. There are four types of prayer: 1) Worship 2) Thanksgiving 3) Petition and 4) Intercession. The original meaning and use of the word “Pray” is to "petition" or "ask." [...]

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