Why Do Catholics...?: Teens Respond to Questions about the Faith

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Michael J. Daley
Saint Mary's Press, 2007 - Religion - 120 pages
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The art of asking good questions is a hallmark of adolescent life. But for young people, it often feels as if no one is willing to take their questions about faith and religion seriously. This conversational, engaging book written by young people themselves will turn all that around. In Why Do Catholics . . . ? Teens Respond to Questions About the Faith, teens will find responses to commonly asked questions regarding Church beliefs and practices. The contributors respond to dozens of questions in their own words, sharing their own knowledge and ownership of the Tradition and their personal experiences of integrating faith with the real world.
 

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Contents

It All Begins with a Question
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Teens Share Their Understanding of Catholic Beliefs and Practices
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What Are the Marks of the Church?
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Why Does the Catholic Church Have a Pope? Is He Infallible?
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Why Are There So Many Christian Denominations?
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What Was Vatican II?
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Does Has the Church Ever Changed?
20
NonChristians Be Saved?
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Are Some Sacraments More Important Than Others?
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Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?
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Why Do People Who Disagree with Church Teaching on Ordination Stay in the Church?
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If You Receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick Does That Mean You Are Going to Die?
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Im Considering a Religious Vocation What Should I Do to See Whether This Is Really My Calling?
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Teens Share Their Understanding of Prayer and Spirituality
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Are There Different Types of Prayer?
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How Is Music an Expression of Prayer?
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How Does Someone Join the Catholic Church?
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Where Does the Church Stand in the Debate Between Evolution and Creationism?
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What Does the Church Teach About Heaven and Hell?
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What Does the Church Teach About War?
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What Does the Term Consistent Ethic of Life Mean?
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What Happens When We Sin?
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Why Does There Sometimes Seem to Be an Inconsistency Between What I Say I Believe and What I Actually Do?
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Teens Share Their Understanding of Jesus
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Did Jesus Struggle and Feel Emotions the Way We Do?
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Did Jesus Have Any Brothers or Sisters?
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Was Jesus Really Jewish?
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Whats All the Controversy About The Da Vinci Code and Jesus?
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What Was Jesuss Relationship with Women Like?
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What Was John the Baptists Connection with Jesus?
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Why Did Jesus Die? Who Killed Him?
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Why Did Jesus Say My God My God Why Have You Forsaken Me? from the Cross?
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What Can I Do to Grow Closer to Jesus?
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How Is Reincarnation Different from Resurrection?
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Do Catholics Believe in Miracles?
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What Is the Second Coming?
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What and Who Is the Antichrist?
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Teens Share Their Understanding of the Scriptures
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What Is the Difference Between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible?
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Is There Anything I Should Know About Interpreting the Bible Before I Begin Reading It?
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What Are Some of the Most Important Themes of the Scriptures?
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Is the Creation Story of Genesis Meant to Be Taken Literally?
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What Exactly Is a Fundamentalist?
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My Friend Said That to Be Saved You Have to Be Born Again What Does That Mean?
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What Are the Synoptic Gospels?
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What Is the Kingdom of God That Jesus Talks About?
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Why Did Jesus Use Parables?
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Are There Any Lost Books of the Bible?
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How Did We Actually Get the New Testament When Jesus Never Wrote Down Anything?
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How Should a Catholic Interpret the Book of Revelation?
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Why Does Saint Paul Have So Many Letters in the Bible?
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Teens Share Their Understanding of the Mass Liturgy and the Sacraments
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Should I Go to Mass If Im Not Getting Anything Out of It?
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Why Cant Those Who Are Not Catholic Receive Communion?
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Is the Lectionary the Same Thing as a Bible?
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Why Do We Do the Same Thing at Mass Week After Week?
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What Is Sacramental Awareness?
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How Do PosturesStanding Sitting Kneeling and BowingHelp Us with Prayer?
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How Did Jesus Pray?
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Is It Okay to Pray for Myself?
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What Is the Value of Praying to Saints When We Can Go Directly to God?
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Why Do Catholics Fast During Lent?
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Why Are Catholics So Devoted to the Rosary?
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What Is Lectio Divina?
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Why Do Some Catholics Go on Pilgrimages?
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What Are the Stations of the Cross and Why Do Catholics Pray Them?
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Can I Use Words Like Friend Brother or Coach When Praying to God?
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Teens Share Their Understanding of Mary and the Saints
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What Is the Difference Between All Saints Day and All Souls Day?
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Were Saints Normal People?
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Is It Okay to Pray for Dead Relatives and Friends?
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Are There Any Teenage Saints?
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How Can I Be More Like the Saints?
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How Can We Relate to Saints When We Live in a Completely Different World and Time?
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What Makes Mary Different from the Other Saints?
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Just What Exactly Is the Immaculate Conception?
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Who Is Our Lady of Guadalupe?
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How Can Mary Appear to People When Shes Already in Heaven?
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How Can We Explain to Those Who Are Not Catholic That We Admire and Respect Mary but Do Not Worship Her?
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What Does Tradition Tell Us About Mary?
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What Does the Church Teach About Joseph the Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
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Is It Okay to Admire People Who Are Not Christian?
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Teens Share Their Understanding of Teenage Life Issues
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What Should I Do When I Disagree with What the Church Teaches?
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My Friend Just Told Me He Is Gay How Should I Respond?
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I Just Started Dating Someone How Far Is Too Far?
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How Seriously Should I Take Someone Who Threatens Suicide?
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My Older Brother Just Told Me He Doesnt Believe in God Anymore How Should I Respond?
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Someone I Know Has Been Sexually Abused How Can I Help Her?
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In Light of the Recent Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church How Can I Take the Churchs Teaching on Sexual Morality Seriously?
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What Does the Church Say About Violent Video Games?
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Im Trying Not to Have Sex Before Marriage but I Still Watch XRated Videos Every Now and Then Is That Okay?
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What Should I Do When Friends Tease Me About Being Too Religious?
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Is There Anything Wrong with Masturbation?
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Ive Started to Drink Heavily on Weekends Im Scared I Might Have a Problem What Can I Do to Get Help?
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My Girlfriend Is Pregnant What Should I Do?
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Acknowledgments
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About the author (2007)

Michael Daley teaches religion at St. Xavier University. He has co-edited two previous volumes, "Vatican II: Forty Personal Stories" and "The Many Marks of the Church.

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