When I was growing up I was taught to bow my head whenever I said or heard the name “Jesus”. I have noticed that some priests still bow their heads in Mass but no one else seems to do it anymore except for some of us oldies. How has this come about?
A friend recently lent me a book by a Spanish nun named Sr Josefa Menendez, which I am finding very inspirational. I would like to know whether she and her writings have been approved by the Church.
Why did some of the angels fall and become devils when they were created in heaven and were so close to God? Also, why didn’t they have the opportunity to repent and be saved as we do?
I have three questions on the birth of Christ. Why do we say he was born in a stable? What are swaddling clothes? And what exactly was the sign announced by the angel?
I work as a cleaner and the firm I work for has just won a contract to look after several abortion clinics. If I am required to do so, could I work in those clinics? I am opposed to abortion but I don’t want to lose my job.
I have been confused for quite some time as to exactly what scandal is and whether it is a sin. For example, we say that a person was scandalised. Is there sin in any of this?
I have always thought that it is not easy to go straight to heaven when we die but, based on the Summa Theologica of St Thomas Aquinas, that the Anointing of the Sick removes all our temporal punishment and, in any case, there is a plenary indulgence at death for those who prayed. Is this true?
I have been fascinated by your account of the Eucharistic miracles of Buenos Aires and Poland. What is the connection between these and the miracle of Lanciano in Italy?