As Minister to college students, who stay up way too late, I sometimes wake up to questions from our Discord Channel about the faith that definitely shouldn’t be addressed before the first cup of coffee. On the blog I’ll share some of those questions (anonymously) and my slightly edited answers.
QUESTION: If I were to take birth control to stop painful periods, and I am gay (not having sex) is that still intrinsically evil?
Our Discord channel is our own little Areopagus where students come to ask questions “We wish to know therefor what these things mean?” regarding matters of faith. From time to time, I publish here their questions with my slightly edited and expanded answers.
QUESTION:Abel was the first person to die in the Bible, so I need to know does anyone else think it might be reasonable to assume that Cain didn’t know Able would die?
On our Discord Chat, students ask a lot of wide-ranging questions about the Catholic faith and its place in their lives and the culture. I publish some of the broader or more interesting questions here on the CCM Blog.
QUESTION: Why can’t we have a good Christian Movie?
Students by their very nature, are curious creatures, and they often have questions regarding the faith. Our Discord Channel is a popular forum for Bulldog Catholics to ask their questions, often very good ones, and I do my level best to answer them.
QUESTION: How would someone know if God were punishing them?
So our Catholic Campus Ministry Community at UNC-Asheville is pretty active on our Discord Channel and one of the favorite activities is the late night questions that I, David the campus minister, get to wake up to. Here on the blog, I’ll start sharing some of those questions, anonymously, and my slightly expanded and edited answers.
I am anything but infallible, and a lot of my answers are extrapolations from Church teaching. If you know of specific Church teachings that contradict my answers, or have a different interpretation of Church teaching, I’m always open to considerate and compassionate disagreement.
QUESTION:If I go back in time and get excommunicated for something stupid—Like if I said slavery was a moral issue and we need to fight against it [as two Capuchins had been excommunicated for doing so in Havanna in 1681]—and then back to the present. Am I still excommunicated?