God is Love! This is the most glorious and welcomed notion in all of Christian theology. Man must die! This is the most vexing and most unwelcomed realization in the domain of human existence. How can a loving God allow his beloved creature, made in his own image, to die? This is the central paradox of existential theology and a philosophical riddle well worth considering during this month of the holy souls.
In May of 1994 John Paul II promulgated Ordinatio Sacerdotalis which declared definitely that the Catholic priesthood is reserved for males. Hence, the question Why can there not be women priests? has now been answered in a definitive way. While Catholics are not to question the teaching of the Magisterium on this matter, the time is ripe for all interested to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Churchs teaching.
"Yes and No" is Peter Kreeft's answer to so many religion texts which leave students thinking of religion as little more than a dull and boring rehash of things everyone already knows. Kreeft's book asks hard questions, great questions, and then answers them convincingly.
Tuesday is my day to field questions on the nationally syndicated Catholic Answers Live call-in radio program. Almost every week someone asks whether a non-Catholic may receive Communion at a Catholic parish or a Catholic may take the Lords Supper at a non-Catholic church. My answer always begins with Canon 844 of the Code of Canon Law.
I dont need your God; I have science to explain everything. Your religion is a crutch for weak minds. You use superstition; I use science. (Yes and No is Peter Kreeft's answer to so many religion texts which leave students thinking of religion as little more than a dull and boring rehash of things everyone already knows. Kreeft's book asks hard questions, great questions, and then answers them convincingly.)
What does it mean to say that the teaching of the faith is the work of the Holy Spirit? It means that the catechist cooperates in God the Fathers communication of His truth and love to His sons and daughters, most perfectly in the sending of the His only-begotten Son into the world for our salvation.