Question; The Brown Scapular (Objections to Sacramentals)


Full question from John:

Hi, I was speaking to a Protestant friend of mine and he was telling me that the Brown scapular goes against the Bible. Could you please give me an answer to give him? God bless. Continue reading “Question; The Brown Scapular (Objections to Sacramentals)”

The Mass: Liturgy of The Word

A brief look at the Liturgy of The Word

By Charles Johnston:

In the First installment of this series we looked at the Introductory Rites of the Mass, in this installment we will look at the second part of the Mass; The Liturgy of The Word. Continue reading “The Mass: Liturgy of The Word”

Good Friday & Meat

Why do we not eat meat on Good Friday?

By Charles Johnston:

On Good Friday Christians, and not just Catholics, around the world will abstain from eating meat. Some know why, some have an idea, and others will just do it because that’s how they were raised.

So what is the reason why we don’t eat meat, and what exactly is “meat?” Continue reading “Good Friday & Meat”

Saint Patrick’s Day

By Charles Johnston: Who are we celebrating this Saint Patrick’s day?


By Charles Johnston:

St Patrick is one of the most popular and well know saints, at least in the United States. His feast day is celebrated in almost every city in America, with parades, dinners, and drunken festivities. He’s celebrated by not only the Irish diaspora, and not only by Catholics, but by just about every group (in varying ways and levels of enthusiasm) across the racial and religious spectrum. Continue reading “Saint Patrick’s Day”

Ash Wednesday 

A brief reflection on the readings from Ash Wednesday, by Charles Johnston


By Charles Johnston:

Ash Wednesday may be behind us but the readings from that day should be remembered and reflected upon, and not just during Lent. The themes of internal conversion and avoidance of hypocrisy are for every day.

It’s always striking to hear the scripture readings on Ash Wednesday. On a day that we place a visible sign of our faith, directly on our faces, we are told by Jesus not to do such a thing. How does this line up with our actions? Continue reading “Ash Wednesday “