Question: Recently I have read about the so-called “missionaries of mercy” (specially delegated priests throughout the world who, during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, are
Because You Asked
All questions come from parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish or St. Joseph Mission and they are presented to you anonymously. I hope this will be a useful learning opportunity for everyone.
Question: We believe as Catholics that Christ is substantially present (body, blood, soul and divinity) in the Eucharist and as contained within the tabernacle. Why
Question: In reading Chapter 2 in the Acts of the Apostles, “The Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and they expressed themselves in foreign tongues.”
Question: I have been meaning to ask you why you don’t consider the Eucharist a Sacrament of healing –We always had Mass as a part
Q&A: What is “bounty”? (as in “which we are about to receive from Thy bounty”)? Secondly ( not so easy ) Why don’t the unfaithfully departed rest in peace through God’s Mercy ?
Question: My daughters were here for a pancake dinner and joined me in praying grace (I was very surprised that they remembered the usual one
Question: Many worshippers are leaving Sacred Heart Church early, in the middle of the last hymn. We are Protestant converts, and this is not done
Q&A: Is bowing or genuflecting to the Chalice of the Blood of Christ part of church teaching or a recommendation?
Question: A number of years ago, a former Pastor encouraged us to bow or genuflect to the Chalice of the Blood of Christ, if we
Q&A: I heard that you can’t wear a Brown Scapular unless you have been to a special Mass. Is this true?
Question: With this new year of Divine Mercy, I thought it appropriate to ask a question about Brown Scapulars. I heard that you can’t wear
Q&A: A parishioner was scandalized by encountering one of our priests wearing civilian clothes while shopping in a store
Question: The following question actually came to me in the form of a short essay but the summarized points made are as follows: Recently a
Question: Why is the Catholic Church against contraception (e.g. the pill, condoms, etc.)? It seems like if the Church is against abortion then contraception would
Question: If the Anglican Communion dissolves which appears likely, will the Pope/Vatican set up a way for conservative Anglican parishes to enter the Church en
Q&A: What are the guidelines for fasting and abstaining during Lent and on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday?
Question: What are the guidelines for fasting and abstaining during Lent and on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday? Answer: All Catholics 14 yrs. And older
Question: Did St. Dominic receive the rosary and was it 15 decades? If so why do we say only 5? Why 10 Hail Marys? Who
Q&A: For those “informal” Catholics who come to Mass or a funeral/on rare occasions and wanted to know why they can’t receive communion?
Question: For those “informal” Catholics who come to Mass or a funeral/on rare occasions and wanted to know why they can’t receive communion because they
Question: How do we pray for or model for our spouses, for their salvation, as it says in 1 Corinthians 7:16 and 1 Peter 3:1,
Question: Would you please explain again how we receive the Body of Christ in our hands? I was told we make a cross with our
Question: My question concerns sacred objects vs. idol worship. Answer: How can the Church declare “things” sacred and hold them in high regard expecting reverence?
Question: Can you please explain again the significance of a Jubilee Year? What about Jubilee doors? Answer: The Jubilee Year is actually a custom that