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Why are only men allowed to be priests?

The Catholic Church is often accused of being behind the times and out of touch with the modern world. In particular, people frequently see the Church’s moral teachings (specifically, those about sexual morality) as relics of the Dark Ages or remnants of a patriarchal and superstitious culture that have no place in…
Mike Uwa
August 26, 2019
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