05/31/2017
by Jay Fadden

 Due to travel, I was not able to write my normal blog. However, I thought you might enjoy this blast from the past!

05/29/2017

Question: Why does a priest wear different colored vestments?

 

Throughout the liturgical year, a priest wears different colored vestments for Mass depending on the liturgical season and which Mass he is celebrating. The colors have symbolic meaning and mark the passage of time. The four most common colors for vestments are green, white, violet, and red.

05/15/2017

Starting this week, we'll be bringing you questions and answers about the Catholic Faith in a new blog series called Catholic Classroom. Do you have questions about the Faith? Let us know in the comments!

Question: Why do Catholic Bibles have some different books than Protestant Bibles?

05/22/2017

Question: Who was the first pope?

Today, we have a tendency to take the office of pope as a given. Pope Francis is the Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome, who leads Catholics as the “chief pastor of the whole Church, the Vicar of Christ upon earth.” But where does the office of pope come from, and who first held that title?

05/3/2017

by Jay Fadden

05/5/2017

There are some people who picture heaven as a place where no one has to do any work. Other people believe that the Church does not truly care about individual workers. Neither of these is true. Pope Pius XII pointed this out definitively when he instituted the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in 1955. We observed this feast earlier this week, and we recognize it every May 1.

05/17/2017
by Jay Fadden

I am a failure! There is no other way to put it. Why am I such a failure? Let me explain. I wrote a blog recently, and in the comment section, Patrick asked the following:

“A topic of interest to me is how to be a good Catholic man in the secular 'guy' world. i.e. How to be relevant and have influence by being 'one of the guys' while still being true to your faith and evangelizing effectively.”

05/24/2017
by Jay Fadden

"I am drowning!"

05/12/2017

1917 was not an easy year for the world. The nations were in the midst of the largest and most horrific conflict the world had yet seen: World War I. The present—and the future—looked bleak.

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