Why did God test Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son?

Full Question Why did God test Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son? Answer   Genesis 22: 1-2, we read how God tested Abraham by demanding his son, Isaac as sacrifice “1. It happened some time later that God put Abraham to the test. ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ he called. ‘Here I am,’ he replied. God… Continue reading Why did God test Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son?

Jim Harbaugh: My priorities are 'faith, then family, then football'

Former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, now head coach for the University of Michigan football team, is also a Roman Catholic – and he said Wednesday that faith plays a major role in his life. “The role that (faith) plays in my life is in the priorities that I have,” he said April 26, “faith, then… Continue reading Jim Harbaugh: My priorities are 'faith, then family, then football'

'While high on heroin, I started reading the New Testament' – Amazing true story of a life forever changed

A woman trashed her life and was living at a friend’s place, thoroughly addicted to drugs, when a moment of divine intervention changed her life forever. According to Christianity Restored, “Deb” was a heroin addict who grew up in a home without the Lord’s presence. Even with a spiritually empty background and drug-addicted future, God… Continue reading 'While high on heroin, I started reading the New Testament' – Amazing true story of a life forever changed

Former mobster cleans up and becomes a preacher

Tatsuya Shindo, a Japanese man covered in tattoos and missing the tip of his pinkie finger – a Japanese gang custom to show atonement for an offense or as a punishment for one – once lived for money. Today, he lives for God. Shindo joined the Japanese mafia, known as the yakuza, when he was… Continue reading Former mobster cleans up and becomes a preacher

Dying woman speaks to Virgin Mary in tragic true story

A 60-year-old woman from Spain was caring for a relative stricken with cancer when suddenly she became extremely religious. She began to spend hours reciting scripture and, over a two-month period, made a complete turn-around in behavior. Friends and family claimed she had always been a happy woman but wasn’t particularly religious. They feared the… Continue reading Dying woman speaks to Virgin Mary in tragic true story

A fitting tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016 To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, Ignatius Press has brought out an illustrated book, Guadalupe Mysteries, by Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon, which is a feast both for the eyes and the mind. The “mysteries” refer to the extraordinary image, imprinted on… Continue reading A fitting tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe

What are miracles? What does science say? New documentary reveals shocking truth

St. Anthony Communications has released its first 35-minute documentary in a four-part series covering “Special Divine Action.” The documentary, titled “Miracles,” attempts to answer several questions believers and non-believers alike have been asking for centuries. “What are miracles? Are miracles possible and, if so, how do we know? Do miracles happen and, if so, what… Continue reading What are miracles? What does science say? New documentary reveals shocking truth

REAL-LIFE GUARDIAN ANGELS: Community shares personal stories of angelic encounters

Guardian angels exist. They are mentioned in the Bible and several people have had amazing encounters with the divine beings. One online community came together to share how guardian angels saved their lives or kept them from severe, life-altering situations. Across several Reddit threads, several users offered their personal experiences, which resulted in others commenting… Continue reading REAL-LIFE GUARDIAN ANGELS: Community shares personal stories of angelic encounters

Isn't it irrational to believe things we cannot experience with our senses?

Full Question I can’t believe anything religion teaches. I consider myself a rational person. I want to see something myself before I believe it. If I can’t see it, then I don’t believe it. Answer That is not being rational. To be rational means to use your reason, and you are not doing that. If… Continue reading Isn't it irrational to believe things we cannot experience with our senses?

Faith and the Future: Build on the Rock of Jesus and Become the Church Militant

The use of the expression Church Militant as a description of the mission of the Church on earth used to be very common. However, for lots of reasons, including a possible misunderstanding of the term in this increasingly violent age, it has fallen out of use. It needs to be revived, and placed in its… Continue reading Faith and the Future: Build on the Rock of Jesus and Become the Church Militant

Who Needs Advent? I do!

Jesus Christ is not just a memory to the Christian with living faith. He is alive in our midst and living His Life in and through His Body, the Church, of which we are members. The redemptive mission of the Lord Jesus continues until He returns. As Christians, we are invited into the heart of… Continue reading Who Needs Advent? I do!

Jesuits called to reconcile humanity with God, new superior says

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week Jesuits are called to face the challenges of today’s world and contribute toward “reconciliation among human beings and, at the same time, a reconciliation with God and creation,” the newly elected Jesuit superior general said. “This is a great call to reconciliation. The kingdom of God… Continue reading Jesuits called to reconcile humanity with God, new superior says

'Christ urges us' – Pope Francis shares Christ's message

In this transitory and often difficult life, it is necessary to have Christ as the center of everything you do, working to increase your own faith in Jesus and the faith of those you serve, Pope Francis said Monday. “Contemplating the life of Jesus and looking at our life as pilgrims in this world with… Continue reading 'Christ urges us' – Pope Francis shares Christ's message

Faith was barely mentioned at the debate – Should Catholics be worried?

There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily a cause for worry, Catholic analysts said. Monday’s event was only “the first of three presidential debates,” noted Dr. Matthew Bunson, senior contributor to EWTN, and the candidates did not have “many opportunities” to discuss… Continue reading Faith was barely mentioned at the debate – Should Catholics be worried?

Learning Holy Courage and Living Faith from the Book of Job

Job did not follow God just because He was so good to him, but because He is God. So should we. When we encounter the inevitability of loss, suffering, difficulties and persecution in our lives, as we certainly will, we should beware of the fairweather friends of Job. But most importantly, we should learn courage… Continue reading Learning Holy Courage and Living Faith from the Book of Job

'There's a growing belief that religion is not a positive for American society' – How the Church impacts the US

A new report revealed exactly how faith and religion impact the United States – and you won’t believe what researchers found. According to a report published at Faith Counts, the “growing belief that religion doesn’t contribute to American society” is false. We all know how great the impact of the Church makes in cities around the… Continue reading 'There's a growing belief that religion is not a positive for American society' – How the Church impacts the US

Mark Wahlberg is set to play his most Catholic role ever

Well-known Hollywood movie star and Catholic, Mark Wahlberg is gearing up for his most Catholic role ever. Mark Wahlberg, alongside director David O Russell, is working on an inspirational biopic about Father Stuart Long, an American priest and former boxer, according to the Catholic Herald. “I think it’s an amazing, inspirational story, so David and… Continue reading Mark Wahlberg is set to play his most Catholic role ever

Historic Statement Affirms the Catholic Church's Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality

A small body of Catholic scholars and religious have issued a statement dissenting from the teaching of the Catholic Church on the gift of sexuality, marriage and contraception. The statement was issued by the “Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research” and calls on the Catholic Church to “re-assess the ethics of using contraception.” However, a significantly… Continue reading Historic Statement Affirms the Catholic Church's Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality

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