In today’s gospel, we hear about how Jesus healed the ill man at the pool of Bethesda, known for its mysterious legend which includes healing powers and the stirring of its waters.
Instrumental in Lizzie Reezay’s decision to enter into full communion with the Church was becoming historically conscious of the early Church and her members: the Christians of the first few centuries. She discovered that the first Christians were indeed Catholic.
This brief video explains why the Spirit-guided nature of the Church is important—essential, in fact—for accepting the Bible as the inspired word of God.
Where does grace come from? Is it a free gift? Or do Catholics believe, as the accusation often goes, that we merit or earn grace through good works?
Many non-Catholic Christians today incorrectly believe sacraments to be nothing more than symbols which prompt us to turn our attention in faith toward God, as a sign might remind us of something we should do or a particular path we should take.