Thursday August 24th 2017

‘The Sacraments’ Archives

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]