As I sat in the pew, watching my son climb the steps into the Sanctuary to receive his First Holy Communion alongside his cousin, I prayed a prayer I’m sure parents the world over have prayed at every single First Holy Communion ever: “Dear God, please don’t let him drop the Host.” Repeated, over and over, in my mind until it was done and he was back in the pew beside...
I’ve had a few opportunities to introduce folks to the Catholic Church, and it always seemed a bit of a dicey procedure. If you’re thinking of doing something similar to some unsuspecting (or suspecting) soul in the near future, you probably also have felt like you needed to sit in a back room somewhere with a dry erase board to map out some strategies.
For someone who is searching on...
What would you like to see in a new translation of the New Testament?
One of the least understood parts of the Bible, shrouded in the mystery of prehistory, is the fall of our first parents, Adam and Eve. Why did God punish Adam and Eve the way He did?
If we catechized with the proper priority, we wouldn’t be arguing about when children should be confirmed…