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  • Be On Guard

    07/07/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    When leaders of City Church in San Francisco (see “Blindsided” in WORLD, July 11, 2015) recently decided to offer membership to same-sex marriage partners, investment banker Liza Hing says “a lot of people in the church were totally blindsided.” Others see such a change as inevitable. But that’s not the way it has to be, even at churches in cities with large gay populations. Redeemer Presbyterian Church Pastor Tim Keller has shown how to attract thousands of young New Yorkers while remaining biblically faithful. The Acts 29 Network is also attracting many young Christians to the new churches it plants....
  • Why I'm Catholic. Sola Scriptura isn't workable Part 1

    In September of 1996 I resigned my ministry as a Protestant pastor to enter the Catholic Church. It was a decision that was easy for me to make in that I was convinced that Catholicism was true and that the Catholic Church was my spiritual home. It was a decision that was nearly impossible to make in that I understood the implications of that decision. I knew what it would entail in practical terms. This was beautifully manifest, shall we say, when three months after leaving the ministry I was waiting tables at a restaurant in Encino. I was standing...
  • Top 10 Tips for Atheists This Easter

    04/07/2015 7:06:54 AM PDT · by jettester · 8 replies
    The Drum ^ | 17 April, 2014 | John Dickson
    Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dickson.
  • Six Early Christian Controversies That Protestantism Can't Explain

    04/05/2015 4:56:11 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 195 replies
    Shameless Popery ^ | 150323 | Joe Heschmeyer
    In an article entitled Saint Patrick the Baptist?, Stephen R. Button tries to claim St. Patrick for Evangelical Protestantism... or at least disassociate him from Roman Catholicism. Button is hardly alone: you can find similar attempts by Don Boys and others, some of them dating back several decades. The argument tends to work like this. From Patrick, we have (in Button's words) only the 84 short paragraphs that make up both his Confession and his 'Letter to Coroticus.' Baptist authors then mine these texts for any doctrines that Patrick doesn't mention explicitly, and then claim that he must have held...
  • The New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel: Here's How [Matthew 7]

    03/12/2015 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 3/10/2015 | CHELSEN VICARI
    Peek behind the curtain of some "progressive" or "hip" evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than just a contemporary worship service. You'll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise. They're slowly attempting to give evangelicalism an "update"and the change is not for the good. It's painful for me to admit, but we can no longer rest carefree in our evangelical identitybecause it is changing. No doubt you have seen the headlines declaring that evangelicalism is doomed because evangelical kids are leaving...
  • Justin Peters: an American Cessationist Teaching Apologetics to Brazilian Pentecostals

    02/26/2015 7:00:43 AM PST · by juliosevero · 10 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Justin Peters: an American Cessationist Teaching Apologetics to Brazilian Pentecostals By Julio Severo A guest speaker of VINACC (a Brazilian conference of evangelicals), an American evangelical made headlines by blasting preachers of the Prosperity Gospel as false prophets. Justin Peters gave his apologetics lecture at an Assemblies of God church in Campina Grande, Brazil in February 16, 2015. VINACC held in this church its Second International Apologetics Meeting of Paraiba. In the event, Peters said, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Myles Munroe, Joyce Meyer and others are, all of them, false prophets. What they teach is not the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lenten Series 2015: HOLY ORDERS

    02/25/2015 2:19:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicApologetic.info ^ | not given | Ctholic Apologetics.info
    HOLY ORDERS St. Pius X on Priestly SanctityThe Ordination into the Priesthood is the Sacrament known as Holy Orders. This sacrament is administered by the 'laying of hands', the candidate Deacons for Priesthood, kneel before the Bishop. In silence the Bishop lays his hands upon the head of each individual candidate. The prayer belonging to the imposition of hands is said by the Bishop; by this, the Holy Spirit then enters the candidate imparting on him all Priestly powers. The Sacrament of Holy Orders confers Sanctifying Grace to the recipient. The Bishop, through his power of ordaining, is enabled...
  • Why Catholicism Is Preferable to Protestantism

    01/31/2015 8:43:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 354 replies
    catholic.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | | Devin Rose
    My new book, The Protestant's Dilemma, shows in a myriad of ways why Protestantism is implausible. We sifted through many arguments to boil the book down to the most essential. A few chapters didn't make the cut but are still good enough to share. Here's one of them. If Protestantism is true, There's no way to know whether you're assenting to divine revelation or to mere human opinion about divine revelation. Protestants and Catholics both believe that God has revealed himself to man over the course of human history, culminating in his ultimate self-revelation in Jesus Christ. But whereas Catholics...
  • Book Review: The Protestant's Dilemma: A Review (Part Three): The Papacy

    02/01/2015 1:23:06 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 53 replies
    Beggers All Reformation Blogspot ^ | Jan.17, 2015 | james Swan
    This is a continuation of my review of The Protestants Dilemma: How the Reformations Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014, Kindle edition) by Rome's defender, Devin Rose.The book throughout presents caricatures of Protestant positions, illogical conclusions, shoddy documentation, assumes the truth of the Roman Catholic worldview without proving it, and demonstrates that the author did not apply his own criteria to his own position. Section 2 of TPD is entitled, "The Papacy." It's a short chapter, under 1000 words. The temptation in reviewing it is is to respond at a much...
  • The Protestant's Dilemma: A Review (Part Two): Divine Authority, Church Corruption

    02/01/2015 1:16:15 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 10 replies
    Beggers All ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | James Swan
    This is a continuation of my review of The Protestants Dilemma: How the Reformations Shocking Consequences Point to the Truth of Catholicism (San Diego: Catholic Answers Press, 2014, Kindle edition) by Rome's defender, Devin Rose. Part one can be found here(and also at the Aomin blog). The first part of the review examined the conversion story of the author. This current installment will deal with the author's notion of authority and church corruption. The book throughout presents caricatures of Protestant positions, illogical conclusions, shoddy documentation, assumes the truth of the Roman Catholic worldview without proving it, and demonstrates that the...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course II

    01/16/2015 6:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: If you’re wondering why this column begins with “#4” just go to my archive. This is Part II of a series. Part I described a new College Prep Course that is being offered by www.CrossExamined.org. Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and I will be traveling the country offering the course starting in the summer of 2015. This column series provides an overview of my 10-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college. 4. Google Is Not a Friend to Higher Ed. Some readers may remember my infamous “letter to Ed” that went viral on the...
  • A Response to Newsweek on the Bible

    01/15/2015 1:30:54 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    newsweek ^ | 1/15/15 | Michael Brown
    Newsweeks recent cover story on the Bible, as we expected, proved quite controversial, particularly among the evangelical community... Is it true that prominent Christian leaders in America are misusing the Bible to suit their own purposes?... Has the text of the Bible undergone such dramatic changes over the centuries that it bears little resemblance to the original teachings of Moses, Jesus, and Paul?.. ..does Newsweek paint an accurate picture of conservative evangelicals? Certainly not. More importantly, does Newsweek paint an accurate picture of the reliability of the Scriptures? Emphatically not...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course

    01/12/2015 5:05:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Mike Adams
    I am pleased to announce that next summer I’ll be embarking on a new adventure with my friends Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace. We’ll be touring churches across America with a one-day college prep course that is designed to help parents and children prepare for college so they will not lose their faith while they are there. Take a few minutes to go on to Frank’s website and see what we’re up to and how you can bring us to your town. Frank and J. Warner are world-class apologists. They will supply rich substantive information on defending the truthfulness of...
  • Why I Wrote 'Jesus on Trial'

    09/09/2014 5:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    In case you haven't heard, despite all the noise we've been trying to make about it, I have a new book out, "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel," and I'm excited about it. It is on Christian apologetics, which means it defends the Christian faith and its truth claims, but it also includes my personal journey from skeptic to believer and a discussion of basic Christian doctrine. What good is it to believe that Christianity is true if you don't have some idea what it stands for? Why would I, a lawyer and political columnist,...
  • The Marks of the Church [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    05/24/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-2004 | By Paul Flanagan and Robert Schihl.
    The Marks of the ChurchCatechism of the Catholic Church Section 811 In the Creed we profess the Church to be one holy catholic and apostolic. These four characteristics, inseparably linked with each other, indicate essential features of the Church and her mission. The Church does not possess them of herself; it is Christ who, through the Holy Spirit, makes His Church one, holy, catholic, and apostolic, and it is He who calls her to realize each of these qualities. The Church Is OneJohn 17:11Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may...
  • Four Marks of the Church [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    05/24/2014 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | 1995 | Kenneth D. Whitehead
    Four Marks of the Church by Kenneth D. WhiteheadWe can show how the Church of the apostles resembles in all essentials the Church of today by showing how the early Church already bore the marks, or "notes," of the true Church of Christ which are still professed today in the Nicene Creed. The Nicene Creed declares the Church to be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.Thus, the Church of the apostles was definitely one: "There is one body and one spirit," Paul wrote, "just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one...
  • How Do we Know the Gospels are Historical?

    03/11/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 254 replies
    http://www.strangenotions.com ^ | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Among Catholics and atheists, is easy to exchange convinced assertions: The gospels are 100% Gods holy Word and every bit is historically accurate! or The gospels are fairy tales! However there is a discipline called Biblical scholarship in which scholars do some very interesting work determining just which parts of the gospels they think are reliable and which they think are not. Their conclusions are, of course, debated. Thats what scholars do. Their work is fascinating and it is worth taking some time to look at just a smidgen of their methodology and conclusions. Bible scholars are most interested in...
  • Jesus: Liar, Lunatic, Legend, Mystic, or Lord?

    03/08/2014 2:07:22 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | March 7, 2014 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    For Catholics, the doctrine of Christ's divinity is central, for it is like a skeleton key that opens all the other doctrines. Catholics have not independently reasoned out and tested each of the teachings of Christ received via the Bible and the Church, but believe them all on his authority. For if Christ is divine, He can be trusted to be infallible in everything He said, even hard things like exalting suffering and poverty, forbidding divorce, giving his Church the authority to teach and forgive sins in his name, warning about hell (very often and very seriously), instituting the scandalous...
  • A Crisis of Faith: Morality in an Amoral Society

    02/21/2014 8:46:17 PM PST · by jxb7076 · 39 replies
    http://jxb7076.hubpages.com ^ | 02/21/2014 | jxb7076
    If you were given unquestionable proof that neither heaven nor hell existed no rewards or punishment after death and no afterlife - how would you live your life? Would right or wrong really matter? Would morality be an issue or would amorality be the norm?
  • From Calvinist Prosecutor to Catholic Apologist

    07/26/2013 2:04:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 555 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 26, 2013 | David Paul Deavel
    Sunday, June 21, marked the 90th anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial decision. The questions surrounding evolution—meaning, in particular, the origins of humans—still raise large and important questions for how we understand human nature and the doctrine of original sin. But Jason Stellman thinks that the obsession with our physical origins, though understandable, is perhaps theologically off-kilter. Where we've come from biologically is not as important as where we're heading. It's not the beginning of the journey, man—it's the destination. Stellman's The Destiny of the Species (Wipf and Stock, 2013) is a brief, rollicking, and readable apologetic, notable not...
  • Reply To Michael Eric Dyson: No, Loving Jesus Is Not Homoerotic

    12/26/2013 9:42:51 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Boxing Day, 2013 | Michael Collender
    On Monday, Michael Eric Dyson appeared on The ED Show on MSNBC, this time hosted by Joy Reid. He was introduced as someone knowledgeable in American history and Biblical theology. Dyson, a professor at Georgetown, then insinuated that the Bible's teaching regarding loving Jesus is interestingly homoerotic. Dyson said: Look through the Bible, there's a lot of interesting things. The same men who sat up in a church of all men -- 'I put my God, Jesus over all women, I love Him more than I love her!' -- Hmmm... do you really? That sounds interestingly homoerotic to people who...
  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

    12/26/2013 6:15:06 PM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 31 replies
    The 1024 Project ^ | 12/26/2013 | Mark Musser
    Unlike all other religions that emphasize mysticism, myth, fables, legends, or even allegories, Christianity is a historical religion that upholds the facticity of its revelatory events that becomes the very object of faith. Not only is the crucifixion of Christ the most historically attested fact of the ancient world, but believe it or not, the resurrection of Jesus is not far behind. The test of faith in Christianity that so many have a hard time with is not that believing is a leap out into an irrational world of myth, but that believing is based on historical facts, the exact...
  • Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution

    09/20/2013 4:29:03 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 2,965 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22). And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit." (Rev. 9:1) In his Concise Commentary Matthew Henry identifies falling stars as tepid, indecisive, weak or apostate clergy who, "Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the...
  • Did Jesus Claim to be God?

    12/23/2013 5:14:49 AM PST · by Kevmo · 101 replies
    Did Jesus Claim to be God? Summary Evidence in addition to his claims in the New Testament The concept of Jesus as divine existed within at least 10 to 20 years of his crucifixion, and therefore likely to have been asserted by Jesus himself. The claims of Jesus to be God make sense of his trial and crucifixion i.e. blasphemy The early enemies of Christ would have declared that Jesus never made such claim A parallel movement, that claimed Jesus as merely a good teacher, would have emerged alongside Christianity Jesus' use of Divine Titles Yahweh - claiming the sacred...
  • THE NEW TESTAMENT DOCUMENTS Are they Reliable? (Preface, Chapt. 1)

    02/16/2008 2:24:23 PM PST · by blue-duncan · 7 replies · 103+ views
    PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION Reliable as what?' asked a discerning reviewer of the first edition of this little work, by way of a comment on the title. His point, I think, was that we should be concerned with the reliability of the New Testament as a witness to God's selfrevelation in Christ rather than with its reliability as a record of historical fact. True; but the two questions are closely related. For, since Christianity claims to be a historical revelation, it is not irrelevant to look at its foundation documents from the standpoint of historical criticism. When the first...
  • Who is Jesus Christ and Who is Irrational? (Mike Adams)

    12/04/2013 3:17:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 983 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | 12-4-2013 | Mike Adams
    A sixty-seven year old proud atheist friend of mine recently interjected the sweeping statement all religion is irrational into one of our conversations. I replied, not with a direct rebuttal but, instead, with the unexpected question, who is Jesus Christ? He replied, I dont know. If I were to ask some of you why I pulled that question out of left field you might also reply with a bewildered I dont know. So keep reading. Please. If you have never really pondered the question who is Jesus Christ? then you simply cannot consider yourself to be a committed intellectual ...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Can archaeology help confirm the Bible?

    12/01/2013 11:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Baptist Press ^ | November 4, 2013 | David Roach
    Whenever there's an archaeological discovery related to the Bible, conflicting interpretations by various experts can leave a believer's head spinning. Take the discovery in Israel of a palace from the era of King David earlier this year. An archaeologist from Hebrew University in Jerusalem said there's "unequivocal evidence" that David and his descendants ruled at the site. But critics, including some committed believers, say it could have belonged to other kingdoms and that David's palace likely would have been in Jerusalem some 18 miles northwest. Still others claim there is no archaeological evidence that David even existed. Similar confusion ensued...
  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

    11/12/2013 7:53:33 PM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    RZIM & GA TECH ^ | November 4th, 2013 | Nabeel Qureshi
    Former muslim offers powerful apologetic of Christ's death and resurrection. Medical doctor and historian was looking to confirm that Allah was God and Mohammed his true messenger by trying to ascertain that the story of Christ's death and resurrection was a myth. Instead, he found that the records supporting the Bible about Jesus were far more complete and written closer to Jesus' life on earth, while the records regarding Mohammed appeared much later left much to be disputed. Christians can learn a LOT about your own faith in this video! VERY INTERESTING! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaYR4G7oRiw
  • Catholic Conversion Stories [vanity]

    10/27/2013 11:33:04 AM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 23 replies
    Various videos, audios, and printed sources
    Catholic Conversion Stories Dr. Scott Hahn's Conversion Story Alex Jones Conversion Story(Powerful!!!) Steve Ray's Conversion Story Jimmy Akin's Conversion Story Leah Darrow's Conversion Story Elizabeth Ficocelli's Conversion Story Jennifer Fulwiler's Conversion Story Kimberly Hahn's Conversion Story Fr. Donald Calloway's Conversion Story Dr. Peter Kreeft's Conversion Story Kevin Vost's Conversion Story Fr. John Markham's Conversion Story Tim Staples Conversion Story Jeff Cavins Conversion Story David Currie's Conversion Story Dan Burke's Conversion Story Michael Coren's Conversion Story 1 - Dr. Ray Guarendi's Conversion Story 2 - Dr. Ray GuarendiEvangelical vs Catholic Teresa Tomeo's Conversion Story Tom Peterson's Conversion...
  • The YouTube Heresies

    10/22/2013 7:23:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | 10/22/2013 | Fr Robert Barron
    A few years ago I began posting brief reflections on movies, music and culture on YouTube, probably the most watched Web site in the world. In my mind, this exercise resembles St. Paul's venture onto the Areopagus in Athens, preaching the Gospel amid a jumble of competing ideas. YouTube is a virtual Areopagus, where every viewpointfrom the sublime to the deeply disturbingis on display. Never as a Catholic teacher or preacher have I addressed less of the "choir. The most numerous responses have come to my pieces on atheism and belief. I have made a video called Why Do We...
  • Are We Really Catholic Bashing?

    09/24/2013 7:08:17 AM PDT · by jodyel · 250 replies
    reachingcatholics.org ^ | Unknown | Mike Gendron
    Are We Really Catholic Bashing? Mike Gendron Throughout the last 13 years we have made the Roman Catholic Church our primary mission field. It has been our hearts desire to see Roman Catholics embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as their all-sufficient Savior and enjoy the salvation He sovereignly secured for all who trust Him alone. Needless to say, we have received thousands of letters, e-mails and phone calls from disgruntled, irate, annoyed, threatening or confused Catholics who tell us we are Catholic bashers and do not know anything about their religion. Some are zealous for God, but without biblical knowledge....
  • Book Release -- Catholicism For Protestants

    08/24/2013 8:17:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://catholicozarks.blogspot.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Shane Schaetzel
    It is with great pleasure that on this day, which is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, I announce to you the publication of "Catholicism for Protestants" -- a book of common Questions and Answers about the Catholic Christian faith. The book is based on the article by the same name, which has been revised, improved and copiously annotated with footnotes and Scripture references. Written in a simple Question and Answer format, like the old Baltimore Catechism, this book is designed to equip regular Catholics to explain their faith and win converts. It is ideal both for Catholics who...
  • Catholicism For Protestants

    08/22/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 583 replies
    Catholic in the Ozarks ^ | August 22, 2013 | Shane Schaetzel
    Like the article?  Read the book! INTRODUCTION Naturally, any blog entitled "Catholic in the Ozarks" is going to require a page dedicated to answering basic questions that are common to people in the Ozarks.  Since most people in this part of America (the "Bible Belt") are of Baptist and Pentecostal belief, they often don't have much knowledge of what Catholicism really is, or what Catholics really believe.  They may even be under some false impressions or have misunderstandings. This article is a Question and Answer (Q&A) format designed specifically for people in this area, or anyone else who might...
  • The Age of the Universe

    08/05/2013 6:15:40 PM PDT · by wmfights · 158 replies
    GeraldSchroeder.com ^ | Gerald Schroeder
    We look back in time, and say the universe is 15 billion years old. But as every scientist knows, when we say the universe is 15 billion years old, there's another half of the sentence that we rarely bother to say. The other half of the sentence is: The universe is 15 billion years old as seen from the time-space coordinates of the earth. The key is that the Torah looks forward in time, from very different time-space coordinates, when the universe was small. Since then, the universe has expanded out. Space stretches, and that stretching of space totally changes...
  • Abiogenesis is Irrelevant to Evolution (is it now?)

    06/06/2013 12:16:27 PM PDT · by kimtom · 123 replies
    www.apologeticspress.org ^ | Nov 19 2012 | Jeff Miller, Ph.D.
    (article photo) The Law of Biogenesis tells us that in nature, life comes only from life of its kind (Miller, 2012). Therefore, abiogenesis (i.e., life arising from non-living materials) is impossible, according to the scientific evidence. How then can atheistic theories like Darwinian evolution be considered acceptable? There is a growing trend among evolutionists today to attempt to sidestep the problem of abiogenesis by contending that evolution has nothing to do with the origin of life, but rather is a theory which starts with life already in existence and explains the origin of all species from that original life form....
  • Dave Hunt; Valiant For The Truth

    Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.(Jude 3-4)Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?...
  • Ronald Knox on The Modern Distaste for Religion

    04/03/2013 3:25:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 3, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    Within moments of Pope Benedict’s announcement that he was abdicating the Chair of St. Peter, secularists began demanding that the College of Cardinals choose a less rigid, more progressive pontiff; in other words, a pope who would repudiate Church teachings on chastity, same-sex “marriage,” divorce, contraception, abortion, and priestly celibacy.Leading the charge was The New York Times, which devoted plenty of front page, above-the-fold space to castigating the Church and Benedict. The op-ed editor published, ad nauseam, the usual tired-old Catholic critics, including Garry Wills and Hans Küng.And the moment secularists realized that Pope Francis is not a South American liberation theologian, but...
  • I Need Help with Philosophy Class Questions

    03/18/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT · by EaglesNestHome · 91 replies
    Homeschool Blogger--Eaglesnest ^ | 3/18/2013 | EaglesNestHome
    I need your help, answering questions for my philosophy class. How would you answer the three great philosophical questions of life: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Also, may I share with you the basic message of the Bible, as I have experienced it? As a homeschool family, weve had to consider carefully what is most important in educating our children. Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic are important skills, but they will pass away someday. Ultimately, what really matters is what lasts forever. Why would such a powerful, just God care enough about you...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Resurrection and Life Everlasting

    03/05/2013 8:54:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Resurrection and Life Everlasting Lesson 14 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe in ... the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting." 176. What is meant by "the resurrection of the body"? By "the resurrection of the body" is meant that at the end of the world the bodies of all men will rise from the earth and be united again to their souls, nevermore to be separated.Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again. (I Corinthians 15:51)177. Why will the bodies of the just...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: A POSTERIORI DEMONSTRATION, 03-05-13

    03/05/2013 7:53:13 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-05-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): A POSTERIORI DEMONSTRATION Legitimate reasoning from premises that are better known than the conclusion. Yet the premises are effects posterior (or subsequent) in being or in time to the cause in the conclusion, e.g., demonstrations of the existence of God. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Communion of Saints and the Forgiveness of Sins

    03/04/2013 10:14:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 03-05-13 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Communion of Saints and the Forgiveness of Sins Lesson 13 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe in ... the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins ..." 170. What is meant by "the communion of saints" in the Apostles' Creed? By "the communion of saints" is meant the union of the faithful on earth, the blessed in heaven, and the souls in purgatory, with Christ as their Head. 171. Through the communion of saints, what can the blessed in heaven do for the souls in purgatory and the faithful on...
  • The Baltimore Catehcism: Part One: The Creed, The Holy Ghost and Grace

    02/26/2013 6:07:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941)Part One: The Creed The Holy Ghost and Grace Lesson 9 from the Baltimore Cathechism105. Who is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is God and the third Person of the Blessed Trinity. 106. From whom does the Holy Ghost proceed? The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son.But when the Advocate has come, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness concerning me. (John 15:26)107. Is the Holy Ghost equal to the Father and the Son? The Holy...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, Actual Sin

    02/22/2013 7:54:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed Actual Sin Lesson 6 from the Baltimore Cathechism63. Is original sin the only kind of sin? Original sin is not the only kind of sin; there is another kind, called actual sin, which we ourselves commit.Amen, amen, I say to you that whosoever commiteth sin is the servant of sin. (John 8:34)64. What is actual sin? Actual sin is any willful thought, desire, word, action, or omission forbidden by the law of God. 65. How many kinds of actual sin are there? There are two kinds of actual sin:...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Creation and the Fall of Man

    02/22/2013 7:44:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Creation and the Fall of Man Lesson 5 from the Baltimore Cathechism48. What is man? Man is a creature composed of body and soul, and made to the image and likeness of God.And God created man to his own image. (Genesis 2:7)49. Is this likeness to God in the body or in the soul? This likeness to God is chiefly in the soul. 50. How is the soul like God? The soul is like God because it is a spirit having understanding and free will, and...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, Creation and the Angels

    02/16/2013 9:18:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed Creation and the Angels Lesson 4 from the Baltimore Cathechism35. What do we mean when we say that God is the Creator of heaven and earth? When we say that God is the Creator of heaven and earth we mean that He made all things from nothing by His almighty power.I am the Lord God, that make all things, that alone stretch out the heavens, that establish the earth. (Isaiah 44:24)36. Which are the chief creatures of God? The chief creatures of God are angels and men.Thou hast...
  • `The God-Factor in Science` ~ Concepts (2-9-2013)

    02/14/2013 5:48:26 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 2-14-2013 | Papa Giorgio
    ////////Everything I have said and done in these last years is relativism by intuition. If relativism signifies contempt for fixed categories and men who claim to be bearers of an objective, immortal truth then there is nothing more relativistic than fascistic attitudes and activity. From the fact that all ideologies are of equal value, that all ideologies are mere fictions, the modern relativist infers that everybody has the right to create for himself his own ideology and to attempt to enforce it with all the energy of which he is capable. Mussolini, Diuturna pp. 374-77, quoted in A Refutation of...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, God and His Perfections

    02/14/2013 3:39:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed God and His Perfections Lesson 2 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth ..." 8. What do we mean when we say that God is the Supreme Being? When we say that God is the Supreme Being we mean that He is above all creatures, the self-existing and infinitely perfect Spirit.I am the First, and I am the Last, and besides me there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6)9. What is a spirit? A spirit is a being that has understanding and free...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed The Purpose of Man's Existence

    02/14/2013 3:28:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Purpose of Man's Existence Lesson 1 from the Baltimore Cathechism1. Who made us? God made us.In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. (Genesis 1:1)2. Who is God? God is the Supreme Being, infinitely perfect, who made all things and keeps them in existence.In him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)3. Why did God make us? God made us to show forth His goodness and to share with us His everlasting happiness in heaven.Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered...
  • Scientists Discover Childrens Cells Living in Mothers Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / Анастасия Попова ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? (The Communion of Saints) [Catholic Caucus]

    11/01/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-01-12 | Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph
    Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith seriesWritten by:Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. JosephHalloween is one night of the year when adults and children alike seem to be full of imagination for the realm of the dead. Maybe it is a fascination with ghosts and goblins, or maybe it is more sinister than that, but there is a profoundly Christian explanation for Halloween, and it has to do with todays Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? question, and the Communion of Saints.There is no coincidence that the world is fascinated with the realm of...