Why has the Catholic Church never recognised St Patrick as an “official” Saint?

Erik Mojica   St. Patrick is a recognized (declared) saint: Saint Patrick There are cases whereby some saints were done so popular demand or cultural acceptance, such as St. Christopher (depicted carrying a child Christ across a river), that were removed - so to speak - during Pope Benedict’s papacy due to lack of evidence... Continue Reading →

Why has the Catholic Church never recognised St Patrick as an “official ” Saint?

Erik MojicaSt. Patrick is a recognized (declared) saint: Saint PatrickThere are cases whereby some saints were done so popular demand or cultural acceptance, such as St. Christopher (depicted carrying a child Christ across a river), that were removed - so to speak - during Pope Benedict’s papacy due to lack of evidence etc.These saints were... Continue Reading →

If you can pray for the last time of your life, what will you pray for?

Erik MojicaJesus, mercy.The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen recounted an encounter once with a woman who asked him to visit her brother who was dying in a hospital and had left the Church, angry at God. A convert to atheism even.Sheen tells the story in his “Sheen” Catechism dubbing this the “"Divine Invasion.” He tells how... Continue Reading →

If you can pray for the last time of your life, what will you pray for?

Erik MojicaJesus, mercy.The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen recounted an encounter once with a woman who asked him to visit her brother who was dying in a hospital and had left the Church, angry at God. A convert to atheism even.Sheen tells the story in his “Sheen” Catechism dubbing this the “"Divine Invasion.” He tells how... Continue Reading →

Did Martin Luther have any political or economic motivations for the reformation?

Erik MojicaQuite honestly, from what I know about him no. Though there was apparently a more personal motivation and that was his desire to go against the Church in take upon himself what was for God to do. Also, he married so I'm sure he wasn't happy with his priestly vows of celibacy any longer.See... Continue Reading →

Why do Christians get to define what marriage is?

Erik MojicaSimply put, from both the natural law and revelation found in Sacred Scripture.Genesis 2:20b …but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its... Continue Reading →

Who performs the Sacrament of Penance? How is it performed?

Erik MojicaThe Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation Uof is performed by both the confessor (priest), who is in persona Christie (person of Christ) and the penitent or person confessing their sins. This is the matter of the Sacrament.The form of the Sacrament takes place with the (don't quote me on terms here) the intro or... Continue Reading →

Did Martin Luther have any political or economic motivations for the reformation?

Erik MojicaQuite honestly, from what I know about him no. Though there was apparently a more personal motivation and that was his desire to go against the Church in take upon himself what was for God to do. Also, he married so I'm sure he wasn't happy with his priestly vows of celibacy any longer.See... Continue Reading →

Why do Christians get to define what marriage is?

Erik MojicaSimply put, from both the natural law and revelation found in Sacred Scripture.Genesis 2:20b …but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its... Continue Reading →

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