Every Christian knows that Jesus took away our sins by dying on the cross. We were saved, redeemed, cleansed. This is obvious. What is less obvious is trying to describe how atonement actually works. When we look to the history of the Church, we see that there are three main approaches to this question.
St. Augustine did not live the sort of life that you would expect from a saint and doctor of the Church. And yet, his life witnesses to the incredible power of God to convert our hearts and transform sinners into incredible disciples.
Jesus tells us that if we knock, the door will be opened to us, that all who come to him in prayer will get what they want. But this isn’t always the case, is it? Sometimes, our prayers are not answered. What does this say about God, and how do we reconcile this with our faith?
Many of us are in uncharted territory: trapped in our houses, unsure of what to do with our time. In this time of quarantine, here are five tips to stay safe, sane, and spiritually nourished.
The Catholic Church has a lot of rules and teachings, some of which are hard to accept for some people. What happens if someone disagrees? Does every Catholic have to follow every teaching? It depends on what type of teaching it is.