Wednesday July 8th 2020

‘Explaining The Faith’ Archives

The Eucharist – Do Catholics Worship a Symbol?

The Eucharist – Do Catholics Worship a Symbol?

True Catholic Teaching: Catholics only worship Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Based on Jesus’ own words the Catholic Church teaches that Jesus is truly and completely present in the Eucharist. Take a look at the "Bread of Life" discourse found in John chapter 6 where Jesus says: I am [...]

Do I Need to Confess Things That I Am Not Sorry For?

Do I Need to Confess Things That I Am Not Sorry For?

There are a couple key parts to this question.  First do you know that it is considered wrong in the eyes of the Church, and do you know that it is considered wrong in the eyes of the Church.  If the answer is YES to both of the above questions, than you are consciously and deliberately breaking [...]

Please explain the Catholic mass structure?

Please explain the Catholic mass structure?

There are two main parts of the mass.  The Liturgy of the Word & the Liturgy of the Eucharist 1) The Liturgy of the Word The Liturgy of the Word is the first half of the mass.  Instantly the mass is a participation of the priest and the congregation.  This can be seen and heard from [...]

Do Catholics Base Their Beliefs On Tradition And Not The Bible?

Do Catholics Base Their Beliefs On Tradition And Not The Bible?

Misconception: Catholic's base their beliefs on tradition and don't really read the Bible. True Catholic Teaching: The teaching authority of the Catholic Church is obtained both from Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magesterium.  The Magesterium is the teaching authority of the [...]

Why Doesn’t the Vatican Sell All Its Wealth and Give It To the Poor?

Why Doesn’t the Vatican Sell All Its Wealth and Give It To the Poor?

The best explanation I have read is that it is a short term solution.  There will always be rich and poor.  This solution will not end poverty.  This topic is also referenced in scripture.  In Matthew 26:8-11, a woman anoints Jesus’ feet with very expensive oils.  “When the disciples saw [...]

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