Can an atheist baptize a person?
QUESTION: Is it true that even an atheist can baptize a person? ANSWER: yes, in extreme cases, Baptism can be taught by any person – “every person”, says the Code of Canon Law (Canon 861), while the canon does not specify other details, except one: “each person, moved by the proper intent. ”Of course, we […]
If a person sins, being mentally unhealthy, is he responsible for his actions?
QUESTION: if a person sins, being mentally unhealthy, then God will not condemn him (if the disease developed gradually or in adulthood)? It turns out that before the illness a person was responsible for his actions, but when he got sick, no longer? ANSWER: This question concerns, first of all, the degree of a person’s […]
How does the Church feel about plastic surgery?
In what case is silicone breast a good thing, and in what case it is harm? Why do people want to change their appearance? Various plastic surgeries are becoming more and more popular in the world. Father Krzysztof Zapala, a wandering priest from Poland, spoke about how the Catholic Church treats surgical changes in appearance:
Can an atheist baptize a person?
QUESTION: Is it true that even an atheist can baptize a person? ANSWER: yes, in extreme cases, Baptism can be taught by any person – “every person”, says the Code of Canon Law (Canon 861), while the canon does not specify other details, except one: “each person, moved by the proper intent.” Of course, we […]
Is it true that Pope Boniface VIII was distinguished by a special thirst for power and money?
QUESTION: is it true that Pope Boniface VIII was distinguished by a special thirst for power and money, and Dante justly placed him in one of the circles of hell? How can you believe in the doctrine of the infallibility of the popes when faced with such stories? ANSWER: As for the dogma of “infallibility”, […]
What’s wrong with two gay people living together?
QUESTION: if two gay men want to live together without claiming to be married or adopt children, then what’s wrong with that? Two people have positive feelings for each other – is there any sin in that? ANSWER: The coexistence of two gay people in itself is not a sin, just as sexual orientation, or […]
Can a priest interrupt Mass because of noise?
QUESTION: Can a priest during Mass interrupt the reading of the Gospel every time someone makes a noise (for example, someone’s phone rings or children scream)? Isn’t this a lack of mercy and tolerance? ANSWER: most likely, the priest you are referring to, makes sure that the Word of God reaches everyone, which can be […]
When can a war be called just?
QUESTION: What criteria must a war meet to be called righteous? If a representative of the Church speaks about a particular conflict, can his opinion be called the teaching of the Church? ANSWER: Theoretically, the criteria for a “righteous” war are relatively easy to define – for this, it is enough to look at the […]
Does the rite change during the transition from Orthodoxy to the Catholic Church?
QUESTION: I was baptized in the Orthodox Church, but I came to Catholicism at the age of 12. Received the first sacrament. But there is a statement that I am not a Roman Catholic, as I consider myself, but a Greek Catholic. What a paradox? I have never been to a Greek Catholic church. But […]
What does the Assumption of the Virgin mean?
QUESTION: what does the “Assumption” of the Mother of God mean? Does this mean that she, being free from original sin, did not die, but fell asleep? ANSWER: The feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos began to spread in the 6th-7th centuries. It was a memory of the death of the Virgin […]