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November 6, 2014

Creation out of Nothing

Believe it or not, there are some people claiming to be Christians who deny that God created everything—and even deny that he created out of nothing. Mormons, for example, claim…
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November 6, 2014

Where in the New Testament are "priests" mentioned?

Full Question The New Testament mentions three categories of Church leaders: bishops, presbyters, and deacons. So how can the Catholic Church justify its office of "priest"? The New Testament writers…
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November 6, 2014

Was Jesus a vegetarian, as PETA claims?

Full Question The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claims that Jesus was a vegetarian. Is this true? What is the biblical view of vegetarianism? Answer PETA's…
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Jesus gave the Eucharist after everybody had eaten, so why do Catholics have to fast before Mass?
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November 6, 2014

Jesus gave the Eucharist after everybody had eaten, so why do Catholics have to fast before Mass?

Full Question Jesus gave the Eucharist at the end of the Last Supper after he and the apostles had already eaten a meal, so why do Catholics have to fast…
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November 6, 2014

What is the correct list of the Ten Commandments?

Full Question My RCIA teacher's list of Ten Commandments excludes the second commandment forbidding idolatry and breaks the tenth into two separate commandments forbidding coveting. What is the correct listing…
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November 6, 2014

Is hunting for sport OK?

Full Question I know that we are not to treat animals cruelly and that we are allowed to kill an animal in self-defense, but is it okay to hunt animals…
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November 6, 2014

Do the Episcopalian and Orthodox churches have the Real Presence in the Eucharist?

Full Question Do the Episcopalian and Orthodox churches have the Real Presence in the Eucharist? Answer The Orthodox churches have valid holy orders while the Episcopal church does not; therefore,…
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November 6, 2014

When Jesus talks about "other sheep," is he referring to the Mormons?

Full Question On those Mormon TV commercials, they say Jesus spoke of having "other sheep" and that this somehow supports the Mormon church. What are they talking about and what…
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November 6, 2014

How can we respond to the "call no man father" question?

Full Question Often non-Catholics ask me, Why do Catholics call their priests "father"? They call our attention to Matthew 23:9, "You must call no one on earth your father." How…
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November 5, 2014

How can I explain to Protestant friends why Catholics go to confession?

Full Question How can I explain to Protestant friends why Catholics go to confession? They ask, "Can't God forgive your sins directly?" Answer Fr. Eamon Tobin has written in The…
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