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Baptism (Catholic Church) | Wikipedia audio article

Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian rite of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into Christianity. The synoptic gospels recount that John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Baptism is considered a sacrament in most churches, and as an ordinance in others. Baptism is also called christening,… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – What are the Marks of the Church?

What does it mean when they say the Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic? The Creed is so wordy! Catholic…apostolic…it makes my head spin! I know I’m Catholic. I try to be holy. What is apostolic? Apostolic Church! What is that? Every Sunday in the Nicene Creed at Mass, we profess that the Church… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – What Happens to the Bread & Wine?

It’s just bread and wine. What’s the big deal? Isn’t the bread and wine, just really, bread and wine? As Catholics, we believe that at every single Mass, the bread and wine offered on the altar, are transformed into the body and blood of Christ-the Sacrament of the Eucharist. It takes a remarkable faith to… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – Is the Bible True?

Are all those stories in the Bible really true? There is NO way the Bible is scientifically accurate. How does the Bible even relate to me? Think about how much time you spend on a given day communicating. Between texting, tweeting, cell phone calls, Facebooking, email, conversation… we all need to reach out and communicate.… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – How Am I Supposed to Pray?

Mary, have you prayed yet, today? Do we have to pray every day? I’ve tried to pray and it seems like nothing happens. I’m not really sure if I’m doing it right. How are we really supposed to pray? Anyone that’s tried it knows that prayer can be very difficult at times. When I talk… Read More »

Daily Living 25 August 2019 (Luke 13:22-30)

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>Welcome to “Daily Living with Fr. Chapin.” Show is running a bit long, so what do you say we jump right on into it? We are hearing from the Gospel of Luke. “Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – What’s God’s Plan for Me?

What is God’s plan for us in the world? I’ve got my own plans. You’re telling me He has plans, too? Really? I mean, God has a plan for me? So often, life just feels like this random collision of events. You know, we grow up, we go to school, we get a job, we… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – What is Evangelization?

I’m here to listen, not to preach. That’s the priest’s job. Evangelism? What does that actually mean? I do go to mass and give an offering. Isn’t that enough? All of us know Catholics who were raised in the faith, and have drifted away… no longer go to Mass. Maybe they go on Christmas and… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – Why Do I Need Church?

I don’t get anything out of Church. Why would I go? What does being part of a Church, really do for me? God and I have a great relationship-without Church. Aren’t the best times in your life the moments and the times that you’ve shared with other people? Think about the difference between listening to… Read More »

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – How Do I Get to Heaven?

As long as my sins are “little ones” can’t I still get into heaven? Is there some sort of “moral equation?” What is heaven? One of the most compelling stories in the Gospel is the “Rich Young Man” who comes to Christ and asks the age-old question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”… Read More »