Why Do We Do That?

Why do we venerate relics?

Why do Catholics keep saints’ bones, hair, clothes or even their blood in shiny gold boxes? Didn’t God condemn idolatry? While many (both Protestants and Catholics alike) are often confused by the practice of venerating relics, the tradition has deep biblical roots. What are relics?Relics are material items that are connected to a saint and…

Why do we say Holy Spirit instead of Holy Ghost?

Nowadays, the only English speakers using the term “Holy Ghost” are Traditional Catholics; Charismatics (“Holy Ghost Revival”); King James only Fundamentalists; and Anglicans who use the older liturgies (which retain Holy Ghost throughout). The historic reason for employing the language of “Holy Ghost” is that the Douay-Rheims Bible (used by traditional Catholics) and the King…