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Q&A

Pope francis and other church leaders Q&A

What is the difference between the Roman Catholic and the Catholic religion?

Question: What really is the difference between the "Roman Catholic Church" and the "Catholic religion"? Answer The Catholic Church practices the Catholic Religion. This Church is the group of sui iuris or self-governing Churches in communion with the Pope. We treated this in a different article describing the many Churches that form…
Mike Uwa
September 4, 2018
Q&A

Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace; is it okay?

We lead with the words of Canon 1171 which, speaking about reverence in handling Sacred objects: “Sacred objects, set aside for divine worship by dedication or blessing, are to be treated with reverence. They are not to be made over to secular or inappropriate use, even though they may belong…
Mike Uwa
September 4, 2018
Yes, driving too fast can be mortally sinful Q&A

Yes, driving too fast can be mortally sinful

Question: Is it really mortally sinful to go really fast on the road? Answer: Since it puts the driver and other people at mortal danger it is mortally sinful. Each of these acts cannot be judged generally because for a sin to be mortal it must: Be a grave matter…
Mike Uwa
August 21, 2018
Is it sinful to date a seminarian? Q&A

Is it sinful to date a seminarian?

Question: Is it okay or sinful to date a seminarian, even though there's no sex? Answer: Yes, it is sinful since this could actually become a stumbling block in his response to the call to priesthood. I have seen a number of people have issues because they are attached to…
Mike Uwa
August 21, 2018
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Q&A

Is it sinful to buy a blessed sacramental?

Question: Is it sinful to buy a blessed sacramental? Answer: Yes, it is sinful, that's what is called simony. Simony is defined as the buying or selling of spiritual things.53 To Simon the magician, who wanted to buy the spiritual power he saw at work in the apostles, St. Peter…
Mike Uwa
August 21, 2018
What does the Church say about mediums and psychics? Q&A

What does the Church say about mediums and psychics?

Question: Is it okay to use mediums and consult psychics? What does the Church say about these? Answer: No, it is a grave sin to consult any form of diviner, clairvoyant, witch doctor, sorcerer and the likes. The Catholic Church has this to say about mediums: 2115 God can reveal…
Mike Uwa
August 21, 2018