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The Marriage Mess

2014-09-16T19:13:08-04:00September 16th, 2014|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

Some Catholics are worrying themselves over whether the pope will allow Catholics who are divorced and remarried to receive communion. I am as concerned as anyone else about this issue and feel that the rule cannot be changed without changing the Catholic understanding of marriage. Indissoluble marriage is part of the revelation from Adam and Eve [...]

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The “Real Presence”–A Flexible Friend

2012-06-11T06:10:43-04:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , |

Yesterday at Mass for Corpus Christi I spoke about the real presence of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It reminded me that many Catholics use an abbreviated form of this theological mouthful and refer to "the Real Presence". The problem with this is that "the Real Presence" [...]

Jesus Christ’s Teaching for Today

2012-04-23T11:35:46-04:00April 23rd, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Does truth of the Catholic faith matter, and what is more important, what you do or what you believe? This debate has come up in the comboxes on this blog in two different ways: The first is with a reader who is a Catholic but asserts that what is most important are the good works people [...]

Are Catholics Born Again Christians?

2012-04-16T08:49:10-04:00April 16th, 2012|Categories: More Christianity|Tags: , , , |

My godly Evangelical mother used to "witness" when we were out shopping. She'd ask the store keeper, "Have you been born again?" If the conversation got going she'd relate the story of the conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus in the third chapter of John's gospel. I don't know if she ever succeeded in making convert, but [...]

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