Posted by Erin Butler on 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!

Posted by Erin Butler on 07/24/2017
Question: What is the difference between a diocesan priest and a priest in a religious order?

Catholic Classroom: What is unique about Catholic schools?
Posted by Erin Butler on 01/29/2018
Question: What is unique about a Catholic education?

Why is Lent 40 Days?
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/16/2018
Question: Why is Lent 40 days?

We know that Lent is a season of preparation; a time to pray, fast, and give alms in order to ready our hearts for Easter. However, you might be wondering—why is Lent forty days?

Catholic Classroom: Why don't we eat meat on Fridays in Lent?
Posted by Erin Butler on 02/26/2018
Question: Why do Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent?

Perhaps the most commonly known Lenten practice for Catholics is abstinence from meat on Fridays. Though Catholics all over the world follow this practice faithfully, some are unsure about the reasoning behind it. There are two main questions to answer:

Posted by Erin Butler on 07/10/2017
Question: What is meant by apostolic succession?

Our Catholic faith is understood through two major building blocks: Scripture and Tradition. When Christ established the Church, He gave us these beautiful gifts so that we might grow ever closer to God and spread the Gospel to the whole world. He also gave us an additional gift that is a stark reminder of the fact that the Church is both living and trustworthy: apostolic succession.

Catholic Classroom: How is someone declared a saint?
Posted by Erin Butler on 10/23/2017
Question: How does someone get declared a saint?

Posted by Erin Butler on 06/26/2017
Question: What does the Church say about marriage? 

Since God created the earth, marriage has been a part of His divine plan. Though the relationship between man and woman (and, therefore, marriage) was damaged by original sin, Jesus repaired this relationship and raised marriage to a sacrament. The Church recognizes marriage as a sacred institution that is not merely a personal decision, but a vocation.

Posted by Erin Butler on 08/14/2017
Question: Do Catholics worship Mary?

Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa | Text: What are the principles of Catholic Social Teaching?
Posted by Erin Butler on 11/13/2017
Question: What are the main principles of Catholic social teaching?