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The Gospel in Full Color

"Man’s ability to see is in decline," wrote the Thomist philosopher Josef Pieper. "We do not mean here, of course, the physiological sensitivity of the human ey…

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20 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (14)

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 (at Antioch), but I d…

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27 Mar 2015 Q&A Comments (2)

What do I tell a friend who thinks the reason for Latin was so the people couldn't understand the Mass?

Full Question My friend is convinced that the reason the Church used Latin was so the people couldn't understand what was being said at Mass, especially th…

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13 Oct 2016 Articles Comments (2)

Once Saved, Always Saved? Part I

The reformed “Westminster Confession," ratified in 1647, gives us a pithy statement that sums up well what is meant by “the perseverance of the saints," or “onc…

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19 Oct 2015 Articles No comments

What is Synod? As a Catholic be Edified

Synod is another word for a council .It is an old Greek word (σύνοδος) sunodos that means an “assembly or meeting". In ancient times synods of the Christian Chu…

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26 Oct 2014 Articles Comments (1)

Putting Life on Ice

The latest company benefit, subsidising female employees to freeze their eggs so they don’t have to interrupt their careers, has drawn widespread criticism. Re…

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19 Jan 2016 News Vatican No comments

The Holy Father meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde at the Vatican

Pope Francis on 18th January, met with Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund at the Vatican. They both met last at Vatican…

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Bishop urges Catholic schools to resist ‘ideology of gender’

But Bishop Davies said Catholics must welcome people who had difficulty identifying with their biological sex Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has warned Catho…

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10 Oct 2014 Vatican Comments (2)

Waiting for the decisive second half of the Synod on the Family

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2014 / 02:54 pm .- The Synod of Bishops on Friday entered its decisive second phase, with the formation of small groups which are to come …

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Can we fall out of heaven into hell?

Full Question

As a child I was taught that a person who goes to heaven could fall back into hell because of free will to sin even when in heaven. Is this true?

Answer

No. A person’s eternal destination is determined at death. While it is true that there is free will in heaven, that free will won’t allow a saint to do what will then be impossible for him to do (e.g., reject God).










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