Dear Theologika, What are the sacraments of initiation? Someone told me that I was not a full-fledged Catholic because I have not been confirmed and I have not made my first communion. I thought that just being baptized in the Catholic Church made me a full member of...
Dear Theologika, Why has the Church changed the name of the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) to Reconciliation? Isn’t it supposed to be about doing penance to make up for our sins? Mary Dear Mary, The sacrament of Reconciliation has a long history,...
Dear Theologika, What does the term eucharist mean? Where does it come from? I know that we call the Mass the Eucharist and use the same term for the Blessed Sacrament. Why the same name for both? ...
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