Ask Father Faith: April 2015

How did you know God was calling you to be a priest?

–Micaela, 6th grade student, Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs

I knew God was calling me to be a priest the way you know who your best friend is …

Ask Father Faith: January 2015

I often find inspiration through the most absurd things. Have you ever been inspired by something that no one would ever think to be influential?

 Question from Raven, 8th grade student, Lourdes Academy, Daytona Beach

I would say …

Ask Father Faith: December 2014

Is the Old Testament a partial reflection of the New Testament, especially the Gospels?
   – Question from Jack, 7th grade student, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs

I believe that the answer to your question is definitely “yes.”…

Ask Father Faith: January 2014

If in the theological definition of “human” it includes “is born with original sin,” then what would Mary be classified as?

–Caroline, 8th grade student, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs

The Catholic Church teaches that ‘Mary was conceived …

Ask Father Faith: March 1, 2013

Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest?

— Alexis, 7th grade, All Souls Catholic School, Sanford

“Confession” as it is more commonly called is the Sacrament of Penance.  This particular Sacrament may only be presided over by …

Ask Father Faith: February 4, 2013

How do you become a priest?

–Emily, 4th grade, Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs

There is a process of school which may include college but will definitely include graduate studies in a seminary. During it, the teachers or faculty help …

Ask Father Faith: August 1, 2012

Why did you become a priest?
            –Gina, 8th grade, All Souls Catholic Church, Sanford

Everyone seeks ways to live a life that brings happiness to themselves and to others.  I was doing the same thing.  As I grew …

Ask Father Faith: June 1, 2012

Why do you need to take a saint’s name when you are being confirmed?
               –Kira, 7th grade, All Souls Catholic School, Sanford

You do not need to take a saints name as a “confirmation name.”  It has been …

Ask Father Faith: May 4, 2012

How many times a day do you pray?
            –Hannah and Delaney, 5th grade, Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs

The priest and nun takes a vow or a promise to pray for the needs of the Church.  Officially that …

Ask Father Faith: April 1, 2012

Why do nuns have to stay in a convent or abbey?
            –Brendon, 7th grade, Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Kissimmee

There are several types of nuns.  All stay in convents and abbeys.  Some are contemplative which means they pray …