How does one become a Pope?


There is no other better explanation that this video. Of course, there are a few exceptions. Here is what Father Heppel says: The video is essentially correct. There a few things that have changed since JP2: he ruled that only a Cardinal can be elected, and that cardinals of a certain age can neither elect

Pray a Novena to the Patron Saint of Hope: St. Jude


We have all come to a point in our lives where we have felt the need to cry out to God. Perhaps something tragic has happened to you or someone you know, or perhaps you have stumbled in your daily walk and desire a change to occur. There are many resources out there in the

How does one become a Catholic Priest?


Anyone who feels that they have been called to serve as a Catholic priest must first fulfill several educational and spiritual requirements before they are granted permission to begin their work. It is important to note, however, that the requirements listed below are general in nature. Specific requirements for the priesthood may vary from one

What is the Church and why do people go there?


The English word “church” in the Bible is a translation of the Greek word “ekklesia” which means “a gathering of people”. Ekklesia was not a religion term. It was a word that was used to refer to people gathered for civil purposes; it was used for a group of soldiers who were gathered for military

Did you lose something? Find it using this prayer.


To lose something is not uncommon. Even the most analytical planner who has a place for everything has, for any number of reasons, misplaced something and cannot seem to find it. We as Christians, however, have a powerful ally on our side: the Omniscient Creator of the Universe. Yes, God knows exactly where everything is

Top 10 inspirational videos that will make you feel thankful


Here are the top 10 inspirational videos that will make you feel thankful. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.” ~ Cicero  This video is a compilation of videos that will inspire you. The greatest speech as well as inspirational video ever made by Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in the

Why do Christians need to go to mass?


For many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, one of the biggest questions they come to grapple with is, “Why do I need to attend church?” To those who don’t believe, the answer is simple: why would I attend a meeting of something I don’t believe in? For Christians, however, the matter is a bit more

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The Modern Catholic

I was born and raised Catholic. I created this blog to explain the Christian Faith through modern terms, along with telling my experiences.