The Catholic Church and Its teachings are often challenged and questioned.  This, we know!  If you are Non-Catholic, or even if you are Catholic, and have questions, see what CatholicsComeHome.org has to say about:

Abortion

Confession: Why should I go?

Confession: How do I prepare for it?

Contraception and Infertility

  • Why is the Catholic Church opposed to contraception?
  • What does the Church teach about infertility and drug treatments?

Death

Divorce and Annulments

Euthanasia

Grieving

Homosexuality

  • What does the Catholic Church teach about same sex attractions and gay marriage?
  • Are homosexuals welcome in the Catholic Church?

Marriage

Mary and the Saints

  • Do Catholics “worship” Mary?  Why do Catholics emphasize Mary so much?
  • In 1 Timothy it says Jesus is our sole mediator, yet we pray to Mary and the Saints.  Is that going against the Bible?
  • In Romans, Chapter 3, it says that none is righteous and that we have all sinned, but the Catholic Church teaches that Mary is without sin…could you explain that in light of Romans 3?
  • Why do Catholics call Mary the Queen of Heaven? Doesn’t God rebuke the Israelites in the O.T. for worshipping a false goddess called the Queen of Heaven? Should we not refer to Mary with that title, therefore, since it is the title of a false goddess?
  • The Bible clearly says that Jesus had brothers and sisters, but the Catholic Church teaches that Mary was a perpetual virgin…how can you reconcile those seemingly different positions?

Parenting

Pornography

Reconciliation: What is it?

Scripture and Tradition

  • My Protestant friends that their church goes by the Bible Alone, but that the Cahtolic Church has added a lot of man-made traditions to the word of God…is that true?
  • Why are Catholic and Protestant Bibles different?  Who originally compiled the Bible?
  • I had a theology teacher who told me that Adam and Eve were just myths, and that the rest of Genesis was all just legends…is that what the Church teaches?
  • A friend of mine said that his church takes the Bible literally , but that the Catholic Church doesn’t…is that true?

Stem Cell Research and Cloning

The Church and the Papacy

  • Why do Catholics believe the Catholic Church is the one true Church, founded 2,000 years ago by Jesus Christ Himself?
  • Where does the Pope get his authority to lead the Church on earth?  What do Catholics believe about ‘apostolic succession’?
  • What does it mean to say that the pop is infallible?
  • As Catholics, do we have to accept everything the Church teachers?
  • How come I don’t feel like I was being fed in the Catholic Church?

The End of Times and Last Things

  • A friend of mine has been reading the “Left Behind” series with all this stuff about the ‘Rapture’ in them…is there really going to be a ‘Rapture’ like these books talk about?
  • What do Catholics believe happens after death?
  • Why does the Catholic Church believe in Purgatory?

The Eucharist and the Mass

  • Why does the Catholic Church believe Christ is really present in the Eucharist?
  • Why can’t non-Catholics receive Holy Communion in the Catholic Church?
  • Why do Protestants not believe John 6 when it says that Jesus’ flesh is real food and that His blood is real drink?
  • Is the Catholic Mass rally the same all around the world every time it is celebrated?

The Priesthood

  • Why can’t women be priests?
  • The Bible says to call no man Father, so why do we call our priests ‘Father’?
  • What is the difference between a diocesan priest and a religious order priest?
  • Why did all the priest scandals happen?
  • Why do priests wear black?  Where does the “cassock” come from?
  • Why don’t Catholic priests marry?
  • Why do priests use incense?
  • Why do priests wear different colored vestments during Mass throughout the year?
  • What is the difference between a priest, a monk and a brother?
  • Why should priests wear a Roman collar?
  • Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest rather than going directly to God?

The Sacraments

  • What is a sacrament?
  • Why does the Catholic Church practice infant baptism?
  • I have a friend who says Baptism is a symbolic act and that it has nothing to do with salvation…how can I answer them?