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Q & A with Fr. Rob Ramser

/Q & A with Fr. Rob Ramser

Here it is: the answers to all your questions about the Catholic faith!

Week Seven

2017-01-25T21:41:50-04:00

Why do we Baptize Infants? Baptism is the pivotal first step we take in becoming initiated members of the Church. Along with communion and confirmation, baptism makes up the three sacraments of initiation.  This richly symbolic sacrament is one of the most important sacraments because without first receiving it, one cannot receive any of the six [...]

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Week Six

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The Life of Mary After Pentecost There is nothing mentioned of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary after the Pentecost experience as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.   Her death is not recorded in the scriptures, but Catholic and Orthodox tradition and doctrine have her assumed into Heaven.  It follows that the pure vessel [...]

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Week Five

2017-01-25T21:41:51-04:00

What Ever Happened To Altar Bells? There are some items that used to be used with more regularity during Holy Mass (Altar Bells, chalice veils ect.) that are rarely seen nowadays.  When it comes to altar bells, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal refers to bell ringing in No. 150: "A little before the [...]

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Week Four

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The Why, How, and Meaning of the Sign of the Cross In the Sign of the Cross, we profess the deepest mysteries of the Christian Faith: the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--and the saving work of Christ on the Cross on Good Friday. The combination of the words and the action are a creed—a statement [...]

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Week Three

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Why do we say "rose again" in the Creed when Jesus only rose from death once? Even though we celebrate Holy Mass in the vernacular (the language of the people of a particular place), the Roman Catholic Church's official language is still Latin.  In Latin, the phrase that is used in the Creed is resurrexit and is translated as “rose again”. [...]

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Week Two

2017-01-25T21:41:52-04:00

What's with the Mitre? One of the distinctive pieces of regalia that is proper to a bishop is the mitre.  This liturgical headdress is used during the celebration of Holy Mass and other liturgical functions.  The word comes from the Greek word mitra, meaning "turban."  The miter as we know it today developed from the [...]

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Week One

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How many times can I receive Eucharist a day? Let's say you having a wedding on a Saturday and attend the vigil mass at a parish, or you have a baptism within mass to attend and have to be at your home parish to serve as a Lector - can you receive Holy Communion at both [...]

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Eucharistic Adoration

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