Form and Matter in the Sacraments (Continued)

In this post we continue our look at form, matter, and intent in sacraments. Previously, we explored the who, what, when, where, and how of the sacraments of initiation. As a refresher, intention, form, and matter, are the absolute minimum…

Missing Mass and More on the Nature of Sin

Among the more frequently addressed types of questions we respond to, questions of morality come up the most often. Some moral questions require nuance, understanding, and a deeper look. Others are straightforward. Today’s question fits in the second category. Victor…

Are All Sins Equal?

Today we address a seemingly simple question that has more levels than it appears: “Does the Catholic Church teach that all sins are equal?”

Salvation, by What Means?

Not long ago, a teen participating in Chosen, Ascension’s confirmation preparation program, read the following in their student guide: “The Catholic Church alone has the fullness of the means of salvation.” Similarly, in discussing other faiths, the program mentioned that…