Married Priests & Priestesses?

The Vatican presented something important today, 8 June, at a press conference: the Preparatory Document for the upcoming 2019 Pan-Amazon Synod in which there is now talk about giving women some “type of official ministry” and of making “courageous” and inculturated proposals with regard to the Church’s “inclusive ministerial action.” One of the leading organiziers... Continue Reading →

Science and Faith

In our modern age (within the last 100 years or so), there has been a deliberate push to pit science against religion and vice-versa. This conflict primarily exists in the Protestant world, but bleeds over into Catholicism as well. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ongoing conflict between evolution and creationism. The players... Continue Reading →

Is Confession Biblical?

"Bless me Father, for I have sinned..." These words mark the beginning of the confession rite for Roman Catholics, as well as some Anglicans and Lutherans. When I was an Evangelical, I scoffed at the whole thing. "Why confess your sins to a man?" I would ask "when you can confess your sins directly to... Continue Reading →

Holy Communion: Real or Symbolic?

One of the greatest tragedies of the Reformation is the loss of authentic holy orders in Protestant communities, and as a subsequent result of that, the loss of the real presence in Holy Communion. Of course this is not a problem for many Protestants who no longer believe in the real presence of Christ in... Continue Reading →

Against Communism, Socialism and Marxism

The Catholic Church has always condemned Socialism (state ownership of business & industry) and Communism (state ownership of all things). It is impossible for any Catholic to remain in good standing while subscribing to these political systems that are part of a greater materialistic ideology called Marxism. This is a truth that needs to be... Continue Reading →

The Origin of the Bible

All Christians revere the Bible as the written word of God. Few, however, know why that is. In fact, most Christians just assume that to be the case without ever questioning it. They hear it from their pastors and their churches. Everybody says it. But how do we know the Bible really is the authentic... Continue Reading →

Faith Alone?

Some years back, my daughter asked me: "Daddy, what is a Protestant?" My answer was simply this. A Protestant is a Christian who "protests" various teachings of the Catholic Church, but retains core Catholic teaching, such as the Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement through Christ's sacrifice on the cross for example. I stopped there as the... Continue Reading →

Purgatory

The subject of purgatory is a very difficult one for Protestants to grasp, namely because in their view, it just doesn't make any sense. From the typical Protestant perspective, a person is either saved, or not saved, at the moment of death. If saved, the person's soul should go immediately to heaven, right? If not... Continue Reading →

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