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?

Catholic Classroom: How long does the Easter season last?
Posted by Erin Butler on 04/30/2018
Question: How long does the Easter season last?

Catholic Classroom: What is the difference between a nun and a sister?
Posted by Erin Butler on 03/12/2018
Question: What is the difference between a nun and a sister?

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 05/29/2017

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.

Catholic Classroom: What is the brown scapular?
Posted by Erin Butler on 07/16/2018
Question: What is the brown scapular and why do we wear it?

Catholic Classroom: Why did Jesus have to be baptized?
Posted by Erin Butler on 01/8/2018
Question: Why did Jesus have to be baptized?

Why are we celebrating the Annunciation today?
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 04/9/2018
Question: Why are we celebrating the Annunciation of the Lord today?

Catholic Classroom: Is St. Joseph Jesus' father?
Posted by Erin Butler on 03/19/2018
Question: Is St. Joseph Jesus’ father?

How Do We Know We Have Guardian Angels?
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 04/23/2018
Question: How do we know that we have guardian angels?

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