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10/5/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

Q: Why are there servers at Mass?

Anna Mitch

Toronto

 

    A: When we attend Mass, we recognize that the priest presider is not all by himself in the sanctuary, that is, he has help. Some parishes are blessed with the assistance of a deacon at Mass, but ... Read More »

09/07/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: Why are there people who lead singing at church?

Matthew Jones

Steubenville

 

   A: This question most certainly impacts the need for congregational participation at Mass, as ... Read More »

08/10/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: Why does the priest kiss the altar?

Felicity Englefield

Steubenville

 

   A: We live in a world of symbolism, especially human gestures. One of the most sacred ... Read More »

07/13/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: Why is Jesus referred to as God’s Son?

 

Arabella Bloomer

Toronto

 

   A: It would be interesting to see the results of a survey questioning all ... Read More »

06/15/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: Why does the Catholic Church believe Christ is really present in the Eucharist?

Katie Ryncarz

Blaine

 

   A: Jesus teaches us in the Gospel how he has ... Read More »

05/18/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

   STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: How many years does it take to become a priest or bishop?

Caden Henniger

Marietta

 

   A: This is a very good question for not many ... Read More »

04/20/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

   STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: The Mass is made up of two parts, Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist. At what point in the Mass does the Liturgy of ... Read More »

03/23/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

   STEUBENVILLE — Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Diocese of Steubenville “Ask the Bishop” Jeffrey M. Monforton.

 

Q: Why do Catholics call the church the body of Christ?

Jacob Perry

St. Clairsville

 

   A: It seems to me we could do a better job ... Read More »

02/23/2018

Posted by Carolyn Crabtree

Q: Why weren’t the Hebrews grateful when God freed them from Egypt in the story of Moses?  A: This is a very good question, especially during this Lenten season, for we will hear in the readings proclaimed during Lent the narrative, or story, of the chosen people in the land of ... Read More »

1/26/2018

Posted by Carolyn Crabtree

Q: Why does the age that we receive confirmation vary in different dioceses?    

A: If you travel the United States and happen to attend a liturgy where the sacrament of confirmation is being administered, you may recognize that the people being confirmed differ in age to our own ... Read More »