Who was Saint Alphonsus Liguori?

Dear Padre, I know Saint Alphonsus Liguori had terrible arthritis and is the patron saint of people with that disease, but what else is he known for? Chelsea Dear Chelsea, Plenty.  Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) shepherded a diocese as bishop, founded the Redemptorist religious congregation, and found time to write 110 …

Is Baptism By Immersion Better?

May 17, 2009 Is baptism by immersion better?   Why do some churches baptize by pouring water on the forehead and others by immersion?   Is one way better than the other? Lynelle Dear Lynelle, In terms of what baptism means and accomplishes – escape from sin and death into the life of …