Thursday August 24th 2017

‘Explaining The Faith’ Archives

Can Catholic Priests Be Married?

Can Catholic Priests Be Married?

The tradition of single priests is Canon law, not a dogma, which means it is not set in stone, and could change. The married priesthood is not unbiblical per se (i.e., Peter was married), but there is much scriptural and historical evidence supporting celibate priests. The Church Fathers of the [...]

What Do Catholics Believe?

What Do Catholics Believe?

The easiest way to answer this question is by reciting our profession of faith.  All Catholics should know and understand each part of the creed. The Nicene Creed, our Profession of Faith, We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen [...]

Can Women Become Catholic Priests?

Can Women Become Catholic Priests?

The Catholic Church teaching that males only can become priests cannot change. Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future. The Catechism of the Catholic [...]

Why Don’t Catholics Eat Meat on Fridays?

Why Don’t Catholics Eat Meat on Fridays?

Abstaining from meat on Friday, especially during Lent is an act of penance and a way for us to remember and reflect on God.  The ultimate goal is to get closer to God. From the Penitential Practices for Today’s Catholics, it says that “By fasting and self-denial, by living lives of [...]

Why Doesn’t the Church Change It’s Stance on Some Social Issues?

Why Doesn’t the Church Change It’s Stance on Some Social Issues?

The Christianity is a revealed religion, meaning that it is designed, guided and revealed by God.  The Church can never change its teaching on things such as the Trinity, the Sacraments, ever Virginity of Mary, and the Resurrection of Jesus…  Humans cannot change any teaching that the Church [...]

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