Constantine the Great and his mother Helena are saints and we celebrate them on May 21. Most Orthodox churches also venerate them as saints. The Roman Catholic Church also regards them as saints. In southern Italy and some parts of Spain there are churches dedicated to St. Constantine and Helena. There is some disagreement about the time and place of his baptism. Most churches hold the view that he was baptized on his deathbed in AD 337 in Nicomedia, not far from Constantinople. It is very interesting that the Coptic Church interprets that St. Constantine was baptized by St. Pope Sylvester in Rome sometime after the persecution of the Christians ceased (after AD 313). I hope I have answered you at least in part.

If My Father is Catholic and My Mother is Not, Would I be Considered Catholic?

First Question: My father was baptized in one of the Ukrainian Catholic churches in Edmonton.  We are just trying to find out which one. His parents are no longer here.  How would I go about finding out which church?  Response from Pastoral Centre Office: You can...

Can someone baptized Ukrainian Catholic receive communion if they were not confirmed?

Full Question: Can someone baptized Ukrainian Catholic receive communion if they were not confirmed?  As an adult, I have found my way back to the church but was recently told by a Roman Catholic friend that I should not receive communion because I am not confirmed....

Why are we seeing orthodox crosses on Ukrainian Greek Catholic churches and literature? Is the orthodox cross allowed to be used?

Respectfully submitted by Fr. Julian Bilyj Crosses are recognized universally as the symbol of Christianity. The three-barred Cross, sometimes called an Eastern Cross or an Orthodox Cross, has a special position in Ukrainian religious life. It is composed of a...

With online school, if you look up answers for an online test, would this be a mortal sin/cheating?

Answered by: Fr. Planchak  Response: Thank you for the good question.   First, let’s ask ourselves, “Why do we go to school?” – to learn something and to achieve something in life, to gain knowledge that would be beneficial for us. If we cheat, what do we learn?    If...

Can Catholics Be a Fan of Character’s like Catwoman?

Full question: Hello, I am a huge fanatic of the fictional character Catwoman (Selina Kyle) who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. However, I was baptized in a Catholic Church as an infant. I was raised Catholic. Since Catwoman represents one of...

Why be Ukrainian Catholic and not Ukrainian Orthodox?

Your question could also be reversed to read: Why be Ukrainian Orthodox and not Ukrainian Catholic? However you phrase it, there is a tragic separation in the one Church of Kyiv. When the Great Schism divided the Eastern and Western Churches in 1054, the Kyivan Church...