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November 2, 2014

Did the Early Christians Subscribe to Sola Scriptura?

The issue of authority remains the most fundamental source of division between Catholics and Protestants. Mainline Protestants (Lutherans, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Methodists, etc.) do not reject tradition or ecclesial authority;…
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Q&A
November 2, 2014

How can we be more accepting of gay people?

Full Question Most people who are gay feel that they were born that way and cannot change their orientation. They are rejected by society and faith communities. How can we…
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November 2, 2014

Can Lying Ever be Right?

St. Augustine wrote the first extensive treatise on lying (De Mendacio). In it he cites the case of a holy bishop, Firmus of Thagasta, who wished to protect a man…
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Q&A
November 2, 2014

Do I tithe 10 percent of my gross income or 10 percent of my net income?

Full Question I'm not sure how much I'm supposed to be tithing. Is it 10 percent of my gross income or 10 percent of my net income? Answer The obligation…
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November 2, 2014

What Catholics Believe about John 6

For millions of non-Catholic Christians, Jesus was using pure symbolism in John 6:53 when he declared to his followers, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh…
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Articles
November 1, 2014

How Do We Explain the Passover "Discrepancy"?

Some call into question the historical accuracy of the Gospels because of the apparent discrepancy between the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and the Gospel of John as to…
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November 1, 2014

Aquinas vs. Intelligent Design

One day I received a phone call from a professor of philosophy at a nearby private, religiously affiliated college. He had just returned from an international conference devoted to challenges…
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November 1, 2014

Ossuary of James – II: Bad Aramaic Made Easy

Written By Jimmy Akin In 2002 a unique archaeological find was announced: a limestone ossuary (bone box) that may have held the remains of James the “brother” of Jesus. The…
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November 1, 2014

Burial Box of St. James Found?

Wrirtten By Jimmy Akin In October 2002 Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) announced that a first century stone ossuary had been discovered that is believed to have held the bones of St. James,…
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November 1, 2014

Eucharist Encyclical

In April 2003, Pope John Paul II released the fourteenth encyclical of his pontificate, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. It focuses “on the Eucharist in its relationship to the Church.” The importance of…
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