God Does Not Tire

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Confession, Pope Francis, Sin, Vatican 1 Comment

Recently, Pope Francis made remarks that, “Priests can now forgive women who have had abortions” which readers from numerous news sites and media outlets have taken to mean that abortion, once an unforgivable sin, can now be forgiven by the clergy. Don’t believe me?  Here are some examples: from Buzzfeed, “Pope Francis Allows Priests to Forgive Women Who Have Had …

Maria Goretti

The Power of Forgiveness: The Feast of St. Maria Goretti

Jonathan Jergens Article, Catechist, Saint, Young Adult, Youth Ministry Leave a Comment

The 7th of July is the Feast Day of St. Maria Goretti. Few people know about her, she is just another name of a feast day in our Church. We have feast days all the time, for many saints. All of them are special in their own way, but all to often we overlook them. Most of the time, we …

Sacrament Saturday: Confession 101

Jonathan Jergens Confession, Sacraments, Video Leave a Comment

We are back with another Sacrament Saturday! Confession (or Penance, or Reconciliation) is normally the second Sacrament that a Christian receives while progressing through their faith. Confession is also one of the least used Sacraments, which is a shame. Confession is a key aspect in our lives, even outside of Church. If we harm someone, or treat someone poorly, it …

Sacrament Saturday: Baptism 101

Jonathan Jergens Baptism, Sacraments, Video, Youth Ministry Leave a Comment

For the first feature on this site, we are going to do a “Sacrament Saturday.” Every Saturday, we will post a new video on the Sacraments of the Church. Busted Halo has made some great videos explaining all of the sacraments of the Church. So we will start with the Sacrament everyone starts with; Baptism! For some extra reading, we …