Catholic Q & A

Catholic Questions and Answers – One of the best ways to learn is to ask questions. Interestingly, the most significant summary of our Catholic faith was written by St. Thomas Aquinas (called the Summa Theologica – Summary of Theology) and is set up in a question and answer format. It’s hard to believe an answer if you don’t understand the question it is addressing.

The Q&A below is no Summa Theologica, but hopefully some of these reflections will answer questions that are important to you.


Q. Why Did Adam Eat the Apple?

Q. If Adam and Eve Didn’t Sin, Would Jesus Still Die?

Q. Do Animals Go to Heaven?

Q. How Many Children Mary Had

Q. Why God Chose Mary, Why Was She So Young?

Q. Biblical Foundation of Devotion to Mary & Divine Mercy Chaplet

Q. Rosary in the Rear View Mirror

Q. What Would Be a Reason for Me to Get Into Purgatory?

Q. If God Made Us to Become Saints, How Can We Do So?

Q. When We Forget About God, Do Things Go Bad?

Q. Suffering vs. a Loving God

Q. Losing Faith in God

Q. Indulgences

Q. Indulgences and Purgatory

Q. Why Confession?

Q. Forgiving the Unforgivable Crime

Q. Should I Confess Past Sins?

Q. Confession to a Priest

Q. Confession Before Communion if I Missed Mass?

Q. Addictions: Can I Receive Communion?

Q. Do Unborn Babies Go to Heaven?

Q. Should I Sit or Kneel After Communion?

Q. Signing Head, Lips & Heart at the Gospel

Q. The Church on Being Gay and Having a Gay Partner

Q. Getting a Tattoo

Q. Baptism and Salvation

Q. Raising Hands During the “Our Father”

Q. Why Altar Servers?

Q. Chain Messages

Q. A Dangerous Pregnancy and Abortion

Q. Communion More than Once a Day?

Q. Missing Mass for a “Good” Reason

Q. Holy Days of Obligation

Q. Why do we have to Go to Mass every week?

Q. The Latin Mass

Q. New Translation of the Mass

Q. The Pope’s Infallibility

Q. Worship of Saints?

Q. Deepening Your Faith

Q. Catholic and Protestant Bible

Q. Suicide and God’s Mercy

Q. Confession to My Parish Priest?

Q. Charismatic Meetings

Q. What is a Permanent Deacon?

Q. Woman Priests and Deacons?

Q. Is the Priesthood My Vocation?

Q. The Magisterium

Q. Knowing God’s Will

Q. Questioning Your Religion…And God?

Q. Coming to Mass

Q. What is Permitted in Marriage?

Q. Marriage Outside the Church

Q. Divorce, Remarriage and Communion

Q. Divorce and Annulment

Q. The Sin of Adultery

Q. A Child Out of Wedlock

Q. Sex Before Marriage

Q. The Church’s View on Masturbation

Q. Why the Pope and Priests?

Q. Teen Drinking

Q. Discernment of a Vocation

Q. Media for Kids and Teens

Q. Catholic Stewardship as a College Student

Q. Catholic Values Investing

Q. Are We Saved by Good Works?

Q. Horoscopes and Tarot Cards

Q. World Religions

Q. Giving Up What for Lent??

Q. College Roommates

Q. One Heaven for All?

Q. Mormons and Catholics

Q. Catholics and Christians

Q. Many Religions

Q. Becoming a Nun

Q. Do you need a college degree before you can be a priest?

Q. Catholics and Baptists

Q. Buddhism

Q. What I Wear

Q. Vocation of Marriage

Q. Frequency of Confession

Q. Topic of Pornography

Q. Non-Catholics and Communion at a Wedding?

Q. Saving Your Soul

Q. Sundays in Lent

Q. Meat During Lent