Does the word venerate actually mean worship?

Hello A, Thank you for contacting ProofDirectory. Devout Catholics say that it is right to revere the statues and images of Christ and His saints because these images are merely representations of them. To the Catholic, these images are venerated, … Read More

Was Mary without sin?

Hello F, Thank you for contacting ProofDirectory. Mary was undoubtedly a godly woman (Luke 1:28). But the Catholic Church teaches that Mary was not just godly but without sin (Catechism of the Catholic Church -1994, 491-Mahwah, NY: Paulist Press). The … Read More

Where does the Catholic Church stand on religious liberty?

Hello I, Thank you for contacting ProofDirectory. Concerning religious liberty, the Bible states, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Our founding Fathers believed in the religious liberty of man: Thomas Jefferson: “Almighty God … Read More

What is Ash Wednesday?

Hello B, Thank you for contacting ProofDirectory. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lent season. Lent is a time when some Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance and spiritual discipline. It occurs 46 … Read More