Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone, who likewise receive them licitly from Catholic ministers alone.
Author Archives: Matt Dunn
If attending a service where the congregation receives bread and wine but only considers it a symbol, Lauren asks if Catholics can receive, since we agree (at that church), it is only a symbol and not the Body and Blood of Christ
Today we address a seemingly simple question that has more levels than it appears: “Does the Catholic Church teach that all sins are equal?”
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…
You couldn’t escape if you tried. Every media outlet, from the New York Times to the Irish Times, with USA Today and everyone else in between has been discussing the Met Gala. This annual fund-raising event and social gathering in…
“The church claims to be absolute. It also claims that a morally wrong action is always evil no matter the circumstances. The church says lying is a morally wrong action. It has also said at a different time that it’s okay to lie to save a life and even occasionally obligatory. So how can the church be absolute? Please explain.”
To begin with, who are Adam and Eve? In one of this blog’s most popular posts, Sarah Christmyer looked at the question of the two seemingly inconsistent creation stories in Genesis