Asking a question is like lighting a candle within and then waiting and reflecting until the next question comes. Soon, there is a fireplace full of light within where there once was darkness.

Here are a few of the questions people have frequently asked me in the more than twenty-five years I have been intentionally focused on the spiritual quest as an adult:

  • If God knows our every thought and need, why do we have to pray?
  • Why do bad things happen to good people and it seems like good things happen to the bad people?
  • Did God create evil?
  • What happens to us after we die?
  • Why do we have to suffer?
  • What does the Catholic Church teach about the end of the world?
  • Why do you worship Mary and the saints?
  • Why do Catholics have to go to mass on Sunday?

I’m sure you have many more!

Here is a link to the website of Fr. Robert Barron, a priest in the Chicago area who has spent the last few years helping people with their questions about Catholicism and sorting out the many misconceptions about what we believe: