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roles in the catholic church

Roles In The Catholic Church: Who Is Who?

The Catholic church is among the few religious organizations that have solid structures with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Whether one is an ordained or non-ordained member, they can fit in one area of service or the other. An ordained person refers to a member of the Catholic Church who has received the sacrament of … Read more

Devil/Lucifer

What Is The Difference Between Demon And Devil?

While demons and the devil exist in various religions in different forms, these supernatural beings are most prevalent in Christianity.  The devil is seen as the enemy of all that’s holy and righteous, the antithesis and adversary of God.  Demons are often regarded as the devil’s agents, responsible for maladies, disasters and tempting humans to … Read more

why do Catholics worship saints

Why Do Catholics Worship Saints?

We’ll start this explanation on saints in catholicism with an explicit answer: Catholics do not worship saints.  This is a common misconception especially among protestants and unbelievers. It goes hand in hand with the false claim that ‘Catholics worship idols’, directly against the first commandment.  However, when you hear Catholics mention the venerated Saint, Virgin … Read more

how do Catholics get to heaven

How Do Catholics Get To Heaven?

“By his death and Resurrection, Jesus Christ has “opened” heaven to us…Heaven is the blessed community of all who are perfectly incorporated into Christ.” (CCC 1026)  By all descriptions in Christian literature, heaven sounds like a wonderful place. It is a symbol of hope for Catholics everywhere to keep holding onto their faith and doing … Read more

my husband is Catholic and i am not

My Husband Is Catholic And I Am Not

My husband is Catholic and i am not. Will it create issues during our life together? We receive similar questions almost every day. Yes, it’s best if both the groom and bride are baptized Catholics when partaking in a holy matrimony. However, the Catechism of the Catholic Church makes accomodations for mixed marriages (between a … Read more

how to dispose of holy water properly

How To Dispose Of Holy Water Properly?

Because of the importance and significance of holy water in the Catholic Church, there are strict rules on how it should be handled. This includes storage as well as disposal. So how to dispose of holy water? Why Holy Water Is Important? The practice of using holy water in sacraments such as baptism and anointing … Read more

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