One of the most frequent question asked in this catechesis corner can be summarized as “WHY DO CATHOLICS PRAY TO MARY AND THE SAINTS?” Although time and space will not permit us to fully give detailed explanation on all the concerns that relates to this question, but we will try our best to do the much we can.
In truth, one of the essential necessities for living in faithfulness to Jesus is prayer. Prayer is to a Christian what
“Are Catholic teachings biblical? If yes, Open them in the bible and let’s see them. You are a ‘born again’ and you believe in the bible why are you still a catholic?” This was a strong admonition from a non-Catholic to her Catholic friend. In this maiden edition we shall be throwing more light on sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture in relation to Catholic teachings and practices. At the end of this lesson 1, it is our hope that you will be able to answer with conviction and good explanation the question: ARE CATHOLIC TEACHINGS BIBLICAL?
The professor asked the student; who do you think has the authority to give the right and final interpretation to the scripture? The student replied; prof. is not who I think, but who did the word of God impose that responsibility? So, what did you know that the scripture says about that, asked the professor? It is the church, precisely Peter, who has the duty to feed and tend the flock and the key to administer the church in communion with the rest apostles. Where is it in the bible, asked the professor? Prof. Acts 1:15, 5:1-10 attests to the fact that peter presides in council.