Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
Catholics say that the bones of dead saints can heal people.
Elisha’s bones cured a dead man.
But when the man came in contact with the bones of Elisha, he came back to life and rose to his feet.”
God can use the natural world to bring about supernatural results.
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What’s the deal with Catholics and relics? For centuries, Catholics have gathered the remains of saints to be venerated, but is this wrong? Is there Biblical evidence to support the Catholic teaching on relics? Joe Heschemeyer explains in this episode of Ready Reasons.
word on fire
While filming for the Word on Fire “Pivotal Players” series, Bishop Barron had the chance to view the skeletal remains of St. Ambrose, the great fourth-century bishop of Milan. However, when he posted pictures on social media, many people were a bit put off. Why do Catholics venerate dead bodies and relics? Answering this question throws light on some pretty interesting issues in Catholic theology.
catechism of the Catholic Church
For information about what the Catholic Church believes, answers to FAQs, and an encompassing resource addressing common objections and misconceptions non-Catholics and Catholics alike may have about the Church and what it teaches, we invite you to visit the online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.