With the renewed emphasis on exorcism in the news and other sources, it must be said that some of the increased requests for the formal Rite of Exorcism, often manifests and misunderstanding of that rite, and also a lack of information on other avenues for healing.
What exactly are we supposed to do on Fridays during Lent. I heard that not having meat is no longer compulsory, is that true? Are we supposed to fast every Friday?
In his first letter to the Corinthians, St Paul spoke of the three things that last - faith hope and love: "So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love." However the secular world does not understand what we mean by these 3 virtues. Listen to this commentary by Fr. Robert Barron to understand the real meanings of faith, hope and love!
How are miracles possible? In this video, Fr. Robert Barron answers a viewer question about the meaning of miracles in light of the teachings of our Catholic faith.
Catholic Answers Staff Apologist Jim Blackburn explains what the Catholic Church teaches about our individual suffering and how it relates to the good of the Church as a whole.
Normally there is at least one great feast day in honour of Our Lady every month on the Church calendar. This is not just a sentimental devotion... it is so much more! Listen to this reflection by Fr. Robert Barron on the feast of the Queenship of Mary - which tells the story of the battle between good and evil - to find out why honouring Mary is so important in the story of the Catholic Church.
Catholics believe in the personal and final judgements because Christ told us we would be judged for all of our actions and that He, the Good Shepherd, would separate us like sheeps from goats, the good from the bad.
Currently in the Liturgies of daily Mass we have been reading the Book of Revelation. It is commonly read at the end of the liturgical year, for it bespeaks the end of, and passing qualities of all things of this world. It is also a book of glory, depicting the ultimate victory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Visit this article for a reflection on the original context of the Book of Revelation.
Many people believe that faith and reason, or religion and science, are locked in an irreconcilable war of attrition against one another. One must choose to be a person of learning, science, and reason, or choose to embrace religion, dogma, and faith alone. On this view, the Church opposes science, and if one embraces science, then one ought to reject the Church.
Are all of our sins—past, present, and future—forgiven once and for all when we become Christians? Not according to the Bible or the early Church Fathers. Scripture nowhere states that our future sins are forgiven; instead, it teaches us to pray, "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors" (Matt. 6:12).
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