Lent used to be a lot harder than it is now
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March 15, 2019

Lent used to be a lot harder than it is now

If you found yourself complaining of a rumbly stomach on Ash Wednesday, or whining about the McDonald’s fish sandwich in your lunch on Friday, you may want to think of…
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What is Ash Wednesday
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March 14, 2019

What is Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday. — The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten fast. The name dies cinerum (day of ashes) which it bears in the Roman…
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Things you need to know about Good Friday
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March 14, 2019

Things you need to know about Good Friday

  Through the death of our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday, we were redeemed from our sins. It is the most solemn day of the Christian year.   Here…
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Three Benefits to Abstaining from Meat on Fridays—Even After Lent
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March 12, 2019

Three Benefits to Abstaining from Meat on Fridays—Even After Lent

Yourself: Lent is over! Jesus is risen! Myself: Indeed, he is truly risen. Y: That means no more meatless Fridays. M: Well, it may, but— Y: We can eat steak,…
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Stations of the Cross
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March 10, 2019

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events…
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God Has No Body
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February 18, 2019

God Has No Body

Certain groups, notably the Mormons, have committed the error of saying that God the Father has a body, and have thus become anthropomorphites, people who say that God has a…
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God in Three Persons
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February 16, 2019

God in Three Persons

The early Christians were quick to spot new heresies. In the third century, Sabellius, a Libyan priest who was staying at Rome, invented a new one. He claimed there is…
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The Divinity of Christ
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February 16, 2019

The Divinity of Christ

Christ’s divinity is shown over and over again in the New Testament. For example, in John 5:18 we are told that Jesus’ opponents sought to kill him because he "called…
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Origins of Peter as Pope
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February 16, 2019

Origins of Peter as Pope

The New Testament contains five different metaphors for the foundation of the Church (Matt. 16:18, 1 Cor. 3:11, Eph. 2:20, 1 Pet. 2:5–6, Rev. 21:14). One metaphor that has been disputed is…
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Salvation Outside the Church
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February 16, 2019

Salvation Outside the Church

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, following historic Christian theology since the time of the early Church Fathers, refers to the Catholic Church as "the universal sacrament of salvation" (CCC…
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