Why all the bother about social justice?

Dear Theologika, Why is there all this bother about social justice? I’m a good Catholic. I go to Mass and confession and say my prayers. Why do I need to worry about social justice too? Perplexed in the Pews Dear Perplexed, When Jesus was asked what the greatest...

Why a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

Dear Theologika, Why is there this big devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? Don’t people realize that Jesus loves them unconditionally? Dear Unconditionally, Unfortunately, many people don’t experience unconditional love when they are growing up. Sometimes they can...

Why do Catholics worship the Virgin Mary?

Dear Theologika, Why do Catholics worship the Virgin Mary? Wondering Dear Wondering, This is a common misunderstanding of the devotion Catholics have for Mary the Mother of God. Catholics do not worship the Virgin Mary. Catholics, like other Christians, only worship...

How Long Is Lent?

Dear Theologika, How long is Lent? I’ve heard that it’s 40 days, but when I counted the days on a Lenten activities calendar there were 46. What’s that all about? Numbers Matter Dear Numbers, The season of Lent is 40 days. However, the number of...

What does it mean to be Holy?

Dear Theologika, I’ve been hearing a lot recently about being called to be holy and about holiness. But I don’t know what it means to be holy. I know the saints are holy. I’ve heard that God tells people in the Bible to be holy because He is holy....