Church Teaching Q&A~Catholicism 101



No Spiritual Director in Site – How Can I Keep Growing Spiritually in the Mean Time?
The important thing is to get started and to keep going. Father John Bartunek explaisn how.

A Simple Guide to Christian Meditation
Your meditation can be divided into 4 steps – the four “C”s: Concentrate, Consider, Converse, Commit. Father John Bartunek explains.

Online and Remote Spiritual Direction…Is this OK?
Father John Bartunek answers.

Introduction to Spiritual Warfare – Part IV – Getting Down to Action
It is extremely useful for our spiritual growth to understand the reality and dynamics of spiritual warfare.

Introduction to Spiritual Warfare Part III
What Is the Devil up to?

Why Would a Saint Need Spiritual Direction?
God chooses to work in our souls in ways appropriate to our human nature.

Introduction to Spiritual Warfare… Part II
Father John Bartunek teaches how to identify and overcome the enemies in spiritual warfare: The world, the flesh, and the devil.

Introduction to Spiritual Warfare… Part I
Trials will always be there, what really matters is how we respond to them.

The Fruits of My Meditation Are Not Clear – What Should I Do?
Father John Bartunek helps you discern the fruits of your meditation.

How Can I Better Prepare for Prayer and Meditation?
Father John Bartunek shares practical tips.

New to Spiritual Direction
Father John Bartunek gives tips on how to make the most of spiritual direction.

What Does the “Born Again” Experience Have to Do with Our Salvation, and with Our Friendship with Christ?
Father John Bartunek explains whether someone needs to have a deeply felt born-again experience in order to get into heaven.

I Want to Pray But Struggle with My Schedule...
Father John Bartunek teaches what to do.

Is “Catholic Guilt” Bad? What About Those Who Use It to Criticize the Church?
Father John Bartunek explains how thinking of "Catholic guilt" takes the focus away from the transforming power of Christ’s saving grace.

Looking Inside Darwin’s Black Box
Science vs. Darwin? The old evolutionary ideas are wrong, says biochemist Michael Behe. The source of life is an Intelligent Designer, not neo-Darwinian materialism (Clarence Darrow, call home!). Get the facts in this interview.

The Wise Men
The Christ child’s adoration by the Magi is called the Epiphany (“Manifestation”) because it announces his mission to redeem all mankind.

These 40 Days of Lent
Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These are among the ways families take stock and renew themselves in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

Indulgences: The World´s Most Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts
A proper understanding of indulgences among laypeople is surprisingly helpful toward healing rifts in the Body of Christ.

Theology of Work
The late Holy Father John Paul II teaches that work must test and engage the whole person, not just the physical aspect.

Are We Living in the Last Days?
Will Catholics be left behind? Carl Olson examines the "Left Behind" craze and what Catholics believe about the end times.

The Ways We Worship
Two opposing tendencies exist in liturgical piety today.

O Come Let Us Adore Him!
The busy weeks of Advent and Christmas might seem a most unlikely time to consider spending an hour or two in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. But the immediate rewards of eucharistic adoration might be just what we need in this hectic season.

The Real Meaning of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
Much more than a haunting melody with nonsensical lyrics, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was written by the English Jesuits during the 16th century as a catechetical device.

The Magi
In his Gospel, Matthew is showing us far more than the Magi´s discovery of Christ. He is also sharing everyone else´s lack of recognition of the Christ-child as the Messiah.

Death Penalty Clarification Needed
The trial and punishment of Saddam might well be a clarifying moment for Catholic teaching.

Heaven and Hell
Lesson on the Last Judgment and the Resurrection, Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven

The End of Man
Lesson 1

God and His Perfections
Lesson 2

The Unity and Trinity of God
Lesson 3

Creation
Lesson 4


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