There are so many different religions in the world, how do you know which is the right one? (Part 1)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, God & Faith

I will save you the trouble of reading the whole article: the right answer is the Catholic Church. What were you expecting from a Catholic priest? But please don’t take my word for it. This isn’t an answer you just Google, take the first article that pops up, and consider yourself done. You have to do your own work. Keep …

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Why do Catholics Celebrate Advent?

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

Everywhere you go these days, you see Christmas decorations and hear Christmas music. Everywhere except a Catholic Church. We have purple decorations and keep singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The Church is not anti-Christmas; we are just celebrating the forgotten season of Advent. The word advent comes from the Latin ad-venio meaning to come to, come towards, or come near. It …

Four Blood Moons – This is What it Means

Fr. Joel Church meets World, God & Faith

“I am coming soon.” – Jesus There has been much buzz about four consecutive total lunar eclipses, each happing on the Jewish feast days, and the last being a “supermoon” eclipse on September 27-28. Some say that it is a sign of the end times, others that it’s just a natural phenomenon that means nothing. It is true that a …

Unethical to use Tissue from Aborted Fetuses in Research

Fr. Joel Church meets World

Wisconsin Representative Andre Jacque has introduced a bill that would ban research using fetal tissue from abortions. He argues that this kind of research is unethical. Some have accused him of taking advantage of recent videos that show Planned Parenthood apparently selling fetal tissue from abortions. But an article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette reveals that Mr. Jacque actually walked …

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It’s Time to Burn Your Bible — An Answer to the Rapid Decline of Christianity in America

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

The Burning Question One day we discovered two bags of old Bibles and Lutheran hymnals abandoned in the church lobby. Someone figured the church would know what to do with a bunch of old Bibles. They were pretty worn out; I decided that I should burn them reverently. So I piled them in a little metal fire pit and put a lighter …

FAQ: Why Can’t Protestants Receive Communion in the Catholic Church?

Fr. Joel Being Catholic, Church meets World

“All Are Welcome,” sings one popular Catholic hymn. Despite the efforts of your local Catholic parish to install Greeters and be friendly, the rule on Communion remains Catholics Only. Catholic weddings and funerals are especially awkward. Why would Catholics be so un-welcoming as to distribute Communion at such events and explicitly not allow everyone to participate? Some Protestants feel stung …