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Is it a Sin to Visit Mecca in Saudi Arabia as a Catholic?

Question Is it a sin for a Catholic to visit the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia? Answer Travelling is one sure means of gaining vast awareness about other places, people and their behaviors. So travelling as a Catholic to any place is not inherently immoral, so long as the place is not evil. Every country or

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Why we Catholics Celebrate the Ascension of Jesus Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus

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What Mary Magdalene can teach us about adoring the Lord

Fr Sean Davison writes with profound insight on why she is always depicted at the foot of the Cross I have just been reading a book which, if it has done nothing else, has reminded me, that Eucharistic Adoration is the greatest of all prayers we can make to God (attending Mass is obviously included

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Original Sin: What is it really and why does it matter?

I had a very interesting exchange over the weekend with a man who raised two important questions: First, does the Church teach that the human soul is created at conception? Second, how does the soul contract original sin from Adam? A great deal can go wrong in considering both of these questions. The Church has

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God’s Creation and the Angels

Creation To create is to make things out of nothing, with no material at all being used. We cannot ask: why did God wait so long before creating the world, because before creation, there is no time. Time is a measure of change on a scale of before and after (Aristotle, Physics 4:11). Therefore when–if

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