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October 30, 2014

There and Back Again: A Catholic Homesteader's Tale

"Imagine evenings sitting on the back porch, watching the sunset," I told my wife, gesturing grandly. "The cows are grazing; the grass is lush; the air is fresh and clean.…
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October 30, 2014

Infant Baptism

The Catechism of the Catholic Church gives us the most important reasons why we must baptize infants: Born with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin, children also…
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Ring Around the Rosary
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October 30, 2014

Ring Around the Rosary

A few months ago, a friend of mine returned from a vacation to Europe with a souvenir for me. She had been browsing in an antique shop in Verdun, France,…
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October 30, 2014

Why Didn't Jesus Write Anything Down?

An interesting article was posted yesterday on The Daily Beast by historians Candida Moss and Joel Baden. In it, they take down an argument by author Michael Paulkovich from his…
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October 30, 2014

On the So-Called “Choice in Dying”

By now you’ve probably heard of the tragic story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who has an inoperable and terminal brain tumor. While Maynard’s age makes her condition unusual,…
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October 30, 2014

Apologists Make Mistakes Too!

In researching and writing my new book, Behold Your Mother - A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines, I not only lay out an exhaustive defense of the…
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October 30, 2014

The Sound of Silence

I'm not a person who naturally thrives in silence. During Lent, I have a hard time keeping the radio turned off in my car for the ten-minute drive to work.…
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Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Cross
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October 30, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Cross

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Greek word translated as “cross” in the New Testament, stauros, actually means “upright stake” or, in their words, “torture stake.” They claim that Jesus was nailed…
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October 30, 2014

Why Is Religion Necessary for Happiness? —A Radio Reply

Catholic Answers Press has published a new single-volume edition of Radio Replies,the classic question-and-answer book by Australian apologist Fr. Leslie Rumble. As a new regular feature on the Catholic Answers blog,…
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October 30, 2014

Why the Crusades Were "Glorious"

This post is the first in a series about the most prevalent modern myths about the Crusades and how to refute them. The Crusades are one of the most misunderstood…
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