Fasching in Germany

Fasching, also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in different regions of Germany, is a festive season that precedes Lent and is celebrated with exuberance. Fastnacht can also be spelled in various ways, such as “fasnacht”, “fassenacht,” or “faschnacht.” The word “fastnacht” means “the night before the fast,” since the doughnuts and all rich food kept … Read more

Why Priests Are Not Married?

The requirement of celibacy for clergy in the Roman Catholic Church is a discipline that has evolved over centuries and is not a fundamental tenet of Christian doctrine. The reasons for mandatory celibacy among Catholic clergy are rooted in historical, theological, and practical considerations. Historical Development: The tradition of celibacy has deep historical roots. In … Read more

Call No One Father?

Many Bible-only Christians claim that when we Catholics address priests as “father,” we are engaging in a practice that the bible forbade: “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” Matthew. 23:9 Here is our response: The title “Father” for Catholic priests is rooted in the tradition … Read more

Veneration of Sacred Images, Icons & Symbols

In the early Christian period, particularly during the first few centuries AD, Christian communities faced periods of persecution, and their worship often took place in private or semi-private settings. The catacombs, underground burial sites, served as one such location for early Christian gatherings and worship. These catacombs, found primarily in Rome and other parts of … Read more

Spontaneous Prayer Blessing for A Couple in An Irregular Relationship- A Proposal

Instead of spreading hate and conspiracy theories, personal opinions, denial, rejection of the document released by the Vatican, I composed prayer whenever a same-sex couple or other couple who are in an irregular relationship who are ask for a blessing from a priest spontaneously. Here it is: Lord, we ask for your guidance and wisdom … Read more

Oxymoron or Paradox?

This my response to the post of Sharing ni Franco which he also repost on other Pages of Leni Robredo. He explains the difference between faithfulness and indifference but the content is more on his protest, his own view and opinion to the Fiducia Supplican document released by Vatican. In quotes are his statement and … Read more

Did the Church err with Fiducia Supplicans?

Here is the paragraph III in the document Fiducia Supplicans which explaints the Blessings of Couples in Irregular Situations and of Couples of the Same Sex. Did Pope Francis really approved the blessing of same-sex unions? No, as Father Eric Gibaugh explains. Blessings of Couples in Irregular Situations and of Couples of the Same Sex … Read more

Theotokos – God Has A Mother?

Mary Is a god and we do not worship Mary. “Theotokos” is a Greek term that translates to “God-bearer” or “Mother of God.” This title has significant theological importance within Christian traditions, particularly in Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Catholic Christianity. It is used to affirm the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, carried … Read more

Is Dancing Allowed In The Catholic Liturgy?

The permissibility of dancing in Catholic liturgy has been a subject of discussion and interpretation within the Church. The official liturgical documents, such as the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), do not specifically mention dance as a part of the Roman Catholic liturgy. In the past, there have been instances of dance being … Read more

What is Hanukkah?

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar … Read more