Is Anyone Sola Scriptura?

Coffee Shop Calvinism I recently came across a group of men from the Reformed Church we left to become Catholic who were gathered at our

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What Confirmation Is All About

For most Catholics today, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a mystery, a ritual that we celebrate simply as a formality without really understanding what it’s

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Conscience and Catechism

The Catechism of the Holy Catholic Church I recently had two very enlightening conversations on the subject of conscience: one with a teenage girl at

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No Terror By Night, or Day!

  On Friday we all reflected on the events of 9/11, 14 years ago.  It was been unavoidable, if you turned on a television, radio

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Do You Not Yet Have Faith?

For me, the word yet jumps out most in this article’s title. When will we finally cast fears aside? Is it by choosing to focus on

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Whose Life Should We Respect?

While writing this article, many are preparing for the anniversary of Roe vs Wade on January 22, 2015.  Many of us are preparing for rallies and marches

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Catechism: You Don’t Know Squat

It’s really too bad that while the legal profession mandates continuing education for its members to maintain their licenses, the Catholic Church won’t revoke a

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How To Be A Biblical Literalist

A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend posted the article \”Everyone\’s a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony\” by Rachel Held Evans to her

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Feeding The Sheep

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,”Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes,

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Can Catholics Be Cremated?

One component of our diaconate formation this year has focused on ministries related to death and dying. To that end, our class watched the movie

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The Two Shall Become One Flesh

There may be no better commentary on marital unity than the following excerpt from the Exhortation Before Marriage, which was once commonly used at the

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