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”

The Communion Of Saints


By Charles Johnston:

We talk a lot, in the Church, about the Communion of Saints. But there are lots of misconceptions about this doctrine, by Protestants and Catholics alike, I’d like to try to clear some up.

What is it?
The Church teaches that the Body of Christ is one, but even as we are one, we exist in three separate states; the Church Militant (here on earth), the Church Suffering or the Church Penitent (those being purified in purgatory), and the Church Triumphant (those in heaven). Continue reading “The Communion Of Saints”