Patrick delves into the intricacies of sainthood, specifically the necessity of miracles in the canonization process and the practice of invoking the intercession of individuals not yet canonized. We’ll also discuss the meaning behind naming Catholic churches after saints and the spiritually rich tradition it represents. Our conversation extends to a lively debate on the application of Old Testament laws in modern faith practices, including the distinction between moral and ceremonial commandments. Lastly, we’ll touch on the powerful concept of recognizing loved ones in the afterlife and explore what scripture suggests about our eternal connections.
- Michael – Is there any evidence in the bible of people dying and going straight to heaven without being bodily assumed?
- Chuck – Why would you pray to just one saint at a time opposed to praying to a bunch of saints at once?
- Vicki – Why are Catholic Churches named after saints? (21:57)
- Macaria – is the Daniel Fast okay for Catholics to do? Is it a sin to fast, since we have an abundance of food?
- Trish – If you get to purgatory or heaven, will you recognize people you used to know? (31:46)
- Fasting in the U.S. is required for ages 18-59.
- Sarah – Some of the laws in Leviticus are not kept anymore. Why is that?
- Brian – Do you have any references about Israel being given the holy land?