Can Church Doctrine Ever Change?

There is this idea in many Catholic circles that “the holy teaching of Mother Church has always taught what it does and it will never change.” It is this idea that angers people when they encounter the Second… Read More

Do I Have to Obey?

One of the biggest problems with theological debates online is that many people fail to understand the concept of the “hierarchy of truths.” Sometimes it’s a matter of treating everything the Church teaches as equally important. When this… Read More

Where are Catholic Teachings in the Bible?

It is often said by fundamentalist Christians that Catholic doctrines are made up, that we’ve disregarded God’s Word to follow the laws of man. It’s utterly ridiculous. Catholics were the first Christians, and we were the ones who… Read More

Why Can’t Women Be Ordained Priests?

The question of ordaining women to the priesthood is not open to debate. At least, not according to John Paul II. In his 1994 letterĀ Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, he states, “I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to… Read More

What is a Mortal Sin?

Do you know what really grinds my gears? Finding parish or youth group websites posting lists of mortal sins. Not only does no such list exist in the magisterial teaching of Catholic Church, it would be impossible to… Read More