This past January brought big news for the Church in Alberta – Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Bishop Fred Henry (for health reasons) and appointed Bishop William McGrattan (currently Bishop of Peterborough, Ontario) to take his place leading the diocese of Calgary. At the time of this announcement, many articles were written that praised the work Bishop Henry […]
(Part 2 of a “Top 10 list” of things we Catholics believe. For Part 1, click here…)
St. Peter writes, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15), so I hope this helps me explain the reason for my hope, and you to be able to do the same.
While all the Sacraments involve an encounter with Christ (the original Sacrament), the Seven Sacraments of the Church can be divided into three groups. We call Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation the Sacraments of Initiation; Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are Sacraments of Healing; and Marriage and Holy Orders are Sacraments of Communion and Mission. […]
The Second pillar of the YouCat (and the Catechism of the Catholic Church) is all about “How We Celebrate the Christian Mysteries (Sacraments).” One of my favorite metaphors to understand the progression from the Creed to the Sacraments is looking at our faith as though it were a story. In the Creed, we affirm the […]
When we make the sign of the Cross, we pray in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. And while sometimes it’s easy to see the Father – He who created all things out of love and who sits on the throne, and we can find a multitude of […]