Wearing the brown scapular carries blessings that may not be misconstrued into superstitions
Question: What does the Church believe about extraterrestrials? — Elena Dixon, Arlington, Virginia Answer: The Church has no direct teaching on this matter. As such, Catholics are free to speculate. But by using Catholic and ...
In the mystery of transubstantiation, young children may have better faith than adults
Question: I am having a disagreement with a friend. She says masturbation is a mortal sin. I say it is not. Who is right? — Name, location withheld Answer: When we speak of a sin ...
The way the Jesus’ burial linens are described in John’s Gospel is key to understanding the Resurrection
Married couple practice the virtue of chastity when they are exclusively devoted to one another and open to life
Question: A priest told us that if we approve of the death penalty we are not Catholics in good standing. Is this true? — Peter Tate, Long Beach, California Answer: The debate over the recent ...
As the host contains the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ, it alone is sufficient at Communion
Unleavened bread is required for a valid liturgy since, historically, leavened bread was considered unclean
In rare cases, priests can withhold absolution from the penitent if they refuse to cease immoral acts
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