Praying to Mary and the Saints

Continuing last week’s theme of answering a protestant’s questions about Catholic teachings and practices, this week we will look at the Catholic practice of asking the saints to intercede for us before the Throne of God. In the years during which I have been assisting people who are inquiring about the Catholic faith, I have often encountered questions about the practices of […]

Celebrating Corpus Christi

On the Second Sunday after Pentecost in the United States, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus began to prepare us for this great gift of the True Presence of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist when He performed the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and by His […]

Marian Teachings Are About Christ

One of the questions I sometimes am asked by non-Catholics is, “Why does the Church have all these teachings about Mary?” And that is a reasonable question. To one who is not Catholic, or to one who has never cultivated a devotion to our Lord’s Blessed Mother, Catholic teachings and practices can seem strange, even very strange. But they are anything […]