Lenten Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

We admit that shadows lurk within our hearts. "I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil…

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Pope Francis comes down hard on Employers on Employee maltreatment

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Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

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A recent analysis of 50 studies found that pornography was negatively associated with sexual and relational satisfaction among men.   The paper,…

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When reports came out recently about Pope Francis’ decision to modify the penalties for several priests found guilty of abusing…

May a Catholic Attend a Lesbian Bridal Shower?

Full Question Is it permissible for a Catholic to attend a gay bridal shower? Answer Although bridal showers are not weddings, they support…

When was the Church first called "Catholic"?

Full Question When was the Church first called "Catholic"? I know Scripture tells us when the first Christians were called Christians…

When Was the Devil Created?

Full Question If Adam and Eve were the first persons God created, where did the devil in the Garden of Eden…

What Ritual Church Am I Part Of?

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Is It OK to Adopt an Embryo?

Full Question What is Church teaching on embryo adoption? Answer The closest the Church has come to addressing this specific issue was in…

The Importance of Reading Genesis Like a Scientist

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A Syrian priest who was captured by Islamic State militants in May thought he would die for his faith. Now, he credits the Virgin Mary and the help of a Muslim …

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Why Pope Francis was right to call the Armenian massacres ‘genocide’

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Does the Catholic Church have a stand on plastic surgery?

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