Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Q&A Potpourri

Every now and then I like to answer a few quick questions about Catholicism over at WikiAnswers. I welcome any opportunity to share the Truth of the Church with others. Plus, it provides good content for my blog! Here is the most recent batch:

What is baptismal grace?
Baptismal grace is the grace that a person receives when he or she is baptized. This grace has the effect of cleansing a person of all sin.

Can you baptize your child a second time as a Catholic so as to change the godparents?
No. According to the Catholic Church, a person can only be baptized once.

Who is the patron saint of wound healing?
The patron saints against wounds are Sts. Aldegundis, Marciana, and Rita of Cascia.

What are the evangelical counsels?
The three evangelical counsels are poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Who is the most famous priest in the world?
There is really no objective answer to this question, although I would imagine that the most famous priest in the world is whoever happens to be the pope.

From what act do all the effects of the sacraments flow?
All effects of the sacraments flow from the saving work of Christ on the Cross.

Who was freed instead of Jesus?
According to the Gospels, Barab'bas was released instead of Jesus (cf. Mt 27:15-26; Mk 15:6-15; Lk 23:18-25; Jn 18:38-40).

Who was the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in 1958?
If by "leader" you mean "the pope," then the leader of the Catholic Church in 1958 was either Pope Pius XII, who's reign ended in that year, or Pope John XXIII, who succeeded Pope Pius XII in that same year.

What is the adoration chapel?
It is a place reserved for the adoration of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. In such a chapel, the Eucharist is placed in a Monstrance so that it can be seen and worshipped.

Who is Gregorian chant named after?
"Gregorian chant" takes its name from Pope St. Gregory the Great, who reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 590 to 604 A.D.

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