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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 »