Posted by Erin Butler on 06/5/2017

Question: Was Mary born with original sin?

Catholics hold the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was born without original sin. This belief is referred to as the Immaculate Conception. The concept of the Immaculate Conception goes back to the early Church Fathers, but it was not officially defined by the Church until 1854.

Posted by Erin Butler on 07/3/2017
Question: What does the Church say about immigration?

Church Teachings: Indigenous Peoples
Posted by Erin Butler on 10/6/2017
Question: What does the Church teach about indigenous peoples?

Catholic Classroom: Why do we pray for the dead?
Posted by Erin Butler on 11/6/2017
Question: Why do Catholics pray for the dead?

Posted by Erin Butler on 07/31/2017
Question: What is the difference between religious orders?
What do we believe about respect for life?
Posted by Erin Butler on 10/16/2017
Question: What does the Church teach about respecting life?

Posted by Erin Butler on 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.

Posted by Erin Butler on 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?

Posted by Erin Butler on 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?

Posted by Erin Butler on 08/28/2017
Question: What Is the Magisterium?

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