I don’t know how to deal with all the pressure I am feeling.
Dear Father Joe: Why are the Catholic commandments and the words after the Lord’s Prayer different from the Protestants?
Fr. Joe answers questions on Catholic practice vs. Protestant practice.
The answer to it is really revelatory of the difference between how God is and how we are.
We are called each day to think of and act on the word Love.
These services are nothing short of an invitation into the heart of our Christian faith.
This is, in fact, a struggle that everyone who regularly goes to confession knows, and I pray that you see that in and of itself as the beginning of a blessing.
What do I do or how do I live so I know I am doing what God wants?
There are days I just can’t take it anymore and I struggle with guilt about how I feel.
In this follow-up question about the Mass, Fr. Joe looks at how we can increase our reverence, and reminds us that we "simply have to remember that the desire to be reverent at Mass is holy."
I have a friend who says everything was much more reverent before the 1960s and that we should go back to the way things used to be. This is making me question what happens at Mass on Sunday.