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11/30/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

Q: What is the purpose of a confirmation name?

Leah Butts

St. Clairsville

 

    A: Did you know that new names were not always chosen for the sacrament of confirmation? Many a practice has, and had been, the individual keeping their own name, because, in fact, it was ... Read More »

11/2/2018

Posted by Emmanuel Ambrose

Q: How do we know a man died for us or if the devil is real, or if we live eternal life? How do we know that the Bible is true?

Anna Cecilia Gessler

Mingo Junction

 

    A: I believe your question resonates with a lot more people ... Read More »

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 Christians ... 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 »