Catholic 101: How are we saved?

Catholic 101: How are we saved?

“Have you been saved?” Picture yourself seated next to someone on a flight. Before you can get your headphones in, they lean towards you and ask the question. “Have you been saved?” If you’re like me in this scenario, you give a quick “oh, yes, thank you,” and then...
Catholic 101: What is the Creed?

Catholic 101: What is the Creed?

“Let us stand and profess our faith.” Every Sunday at Mass, we stand as a congregation after the homily and recite the words of the Creed. “I believe in one God, the Father almighty…” What exactly is the Creed? Where did it come from? What are we saying when we recite...
Catholic 101: Praying the Our Father

Catholic 101: Praying the Our Father

Sometimes I catch myself doing the “Autopilot” Our Father: my lips are moving; sound is coming out; I might even be presiding at Mass, but because I’ve said this prayer a million times, my mind can go blank when praying the Lord’s Prayer. I can forget that this is...