Answering the Questions of Faith
What is Purgatory?, Is God a man or a woman?, What is Priesthood? etc. are all questions that are asked by people curious to understand more about the Catholic faith.
Nikolaas Sintobin SJ, internet pastor of the Low Countries, speaks to Gavin T. Murphy of Irish Jesuit Communications about his latest book Where was God before the World Began? Containing 52 questions, like to ones above, it aims to offer answers on the fundamentals of Christian faith. The book aims to reach a wide audience with its accessible language and short answers – all a maximum of 300 words each. It will be translated into English and published by Messenger Publications in the coming Spring.
Fr Sintobin talks of the need for precise knowledge of the Christian faith: “People have a lot of questions about Christian faith, both Christians and non-Christians… and I want to give answers or elements of answers to all kinds of people”. His intention to write for a large readership is reflected in the many drawings that were purposely created by a non-Christian. He also hopes that the book will equip Christians to enter into dialogue with culture and society.
The internet pastor, who helps people to reflect and pray with videos on his website Seeing More, was inspired by the inclusive language of Pope Francis who reaches out to all people with an open mind.
Here he speaks to Gavin T Murphy