QUESTION: what is the Church’s view on conversion camps?Continue reading “Discord Q&A: Homosexual Conversion Therapy”
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?Continue reading “Discord Q&A: Excommunicated Time Travelers”
When the Spirit of truth comes,
he will teach you all truth, says the Lord, alleluia. —John 16:13
I tell you the truth, it is for your own good that I go; for if I do not go away, the Paraclete will not come to you, says the Lord, alleluia. —John 16:2Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day 7”
Peter [said] to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit. -Acts 2:38Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day 6”
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. (John 16:13-14)Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day 5”
If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?” (Luke11:13)Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day 4”
When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27)Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day 3”
If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day 2”
And [behold] I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.”Continue reading “Pentecost Novena: Day One”