Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.
Parents who prefer not to baptize their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said.
On Jan. 5, five students from St. Katharine Drexel School in St. Cloud were welcomed into the Catholic Church through the waters of baptism in the presence of their families, godparents and entire school community.
Baptism is no mere “formality” in Christian life. “It is an act that touches the depths of our existence,” Pope Francis said.
Catholics have access to abundant graces through the seven sacraments that help us to live as God wants; and we have, from Christ, the guarantee of fundamental truth and of continual guidance in theological teaching.
There are multiple letters refer to the inappropriateness regarding usage of cellphones during Mass and the validity of sacraments administered by troubled priest.
Q. Is it true that men born out of wedlock cannot enter the priesthood? (Philadelphia) A. No, that is not true. But your question does reflect a lengthy period in the church’s history when illegitimacy was ruled a barrier. The Council of Poitiers, under Pope Paschal II, determined in the late 11th century that being […]
Should a baby born in danger of dying be baptized by a nurse and why do we genuflect using the right knee in church.
Q: I am a caregiver for my elderly mother and also for another woman, who is 95. My goal in life, at this point, is to help my mother to be happy. (She was severely abused by my father, who later committed suicide.) Sometimes I buy little gifts for my mother, and she always asks […]
For the first time, 11-year-old Diana Renteria cantored at Mass Sunday, Oct. 16, at St. Andrew Church in Elk River. It was also the first time many people from the area attended Mass in their native language — Spanish
Vatican Radio – Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 26 baby girls and boys during Mass in the Sistine Chapel marking the feast day of Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan. In a short and off-the-cuff homily the Pope said through baptism, our faith is handed on from one generation to the next, throughout the course […]