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9/27/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: Why did God make carnivores if his commandment is thou shall not kill?A: Thank you for starting us off with the Bible, which is, of course, God’s revealed Word. As we are referring to the Book of Exodus, Chapter 20, Verses 2-17, it is good for us to take a ... Read More »

8/30/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: Why can’t everyone have Communion at church?A: Very good question, for we live in a culture that overly promotes the question, “What do we have the ‘right’ to do?” Our faith teaches us that we first must be “right” with God. What does this mean? From the earliest times of ... Read More »

8/2/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: Why do altar servers carry candles?A: Did you know that the carrying of candles at the celebration of the Mass goes back to the earliest days of our church? The servers who carry candles are part of a tradition, which spans over a thousand years, which is much older than ... Read More »

7/5/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: Why is the Catholic Church strict on tradition and does not modernize the service like other religions?A:   Good question. Tradition has been handed down to us from the Apostles, and tradition contains our very faith beliefs.  For example, we have no right as human beings to change the meaning ... Read More »

6/7/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: If parents should not have favorites among their children, why did God favor Mary among other women to be the mother of Jesus?A: We are taught that parents should be fair to their children.What we read in the Gospel (Luke) is the angel Gabriel telling Mary that she has been ... Read More »

5/10/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: How come Jesus prayed to God, if he is God?A: We are quite aware that Jesus often prayed to his Father in heaven, as indicated in the Gospel narratives. These moments of prayer are lessons to us all.Firstly, Jesus indicates to us that he is the Son of God and ... Read More »

4/12/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: How did you become a bishop?A: The short answer is that God called me to be a bishop. The longer answer involves the process in which the Catholic Church carefully listens to the Holy Spirit in the choice for our bishops. This occurs in a number of ways from prayerful ... Read More »

3/15/2013

Posted by Ashley Mazurek

Q: Why is it called Good Friday when it was such a bad day for Jesus? A: This is a very good question. Who wants to suffer in this life? The answer is in the question. Jesus took on all of the bad things in our world, all our sins, to the cross and died for ... Read More »