May 16, 2020

The Rift between Jews and Samaritans

I have been perplexed by the rift between the Samaritans and the Jews and their hatred mentioned in the New Testament. One incident is at Jacob’s well. Yet in one of the parables it is a Samaritan who takes care ...
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Only Christians in Heaven?

I was recently speaking with another Christian about whether non-Christians can go to heaven. She said that the only way someone can go to heaven is through Jesus Christ. I believe an all-loving God would not deny heaven to those ...
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Distributing Holy Communion

Holy Communion without Confession

I am a 79-year-old Catholic who doesn’t believe in the Sacrament of Penance.
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Pope Francis, Big Bang, Evolution

According to a news article, Pope Francis recently acknowledged the Big Bang theory and evolution. I was quite startled by comments I’ve heard about this story. I hope you can enlighten me on this matter.
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Meaning of the Word ‘Paschal’

I know that words often have a root meaning. For example, our word sacrament comes from the Latin word sacramentum, which I know St. Augustine described as “an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.” In preparing for a ...
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A religious painting

Finding Satan’s Story in the Bible

Where in the Bible can I find the story of Lucifer and the fallen angels? I’ve looked, but without success. Is there some other book that contains this story?
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