Sunday June 25th 2017

‘Explaining The Faith’ Archives

How soon after birth should Catholics baptize their infant?

How soon after birth should Catholics baptize their infant?

According to Cannon 867 of the Code of Cannon Law, “Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first few weeks. As soon as possible after the birth, indeed even before it, they are to approach the parish priest to ask for the sacrament for their child, and to be [...]

Why is the Catholic Bible different from the Protestant Bible?

Why is the Catholic Bible different from the Protestant Bible?

The New Testament canon of the Catholic Bible and the Protestant Bible are the same with 27 Books. The difference is in the Old Testament. Around 100 BC in Alexandria, the Greek Emperor, Ptolemy II, commissioned 71 Jewish leaders to translate the Jewish scripture into Greek. The book [...]

How Do I Pray the Rosary?

How Do I Pray the Rosary?

Click Here to get a Printer Friendly Version** Start Prayer:  (Follow Image on the right) Make the Sign of the Cross Say the Apostles Creed Say one Our Father Say three Hail Marys Say the Glory Be to the Father (This covers the first three beads of the Rosary) Announce [...]

What is the Trinity?

What is the Trinity?

The Holy Trinity - The Trinity is one of the greatest mysteries of the Catholic faith.  Catholics believe that there is One God.  Yet, the One God has three persons who are equally God.  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are the three persons of GOD and are all of the same [...]

Why Do Catholics Believe in Purgatory?

Why Do Catholics Believe in Purgatory?

PURGATORY Misconception: Catholic's believe that Purgatory is a temporary hell where people are punished for their sins. True Catholic Teaching: The Catholic Church believes that when a person dies his soul is judged. Heaven is reserved for those who are "perfect, just as your heavenly Father [...]

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