Articles
September 20, 2014

The Antichrist

The claim that the pope is the Antichrist has been part of anti-Catholic rhetoric since the Reformation, when it was needed to justify the Protestant Reformers’ desire to leave the…
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September 20, 2014

Celibacy and the Priesthood

Fundamentalist attacks on priestly celibacy come in a number of different forms—not all compatible with one another. There is almost no other subject about which so many different confusions exist. The first…
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Articles
September 20, 2014

Does Luke Contradict Himself on When Jesus Was Born?

St. Luke begins the second chapter of his Gospel with a chronological note about when Jesus was born: writing: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that…
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Articles
September 20, 2014

On Confession

Are all of our sins—past, present, and future—forgiven once and for all when we become Christians? Not according to the Bible or the early Church Fathers. Scripture nowhere states that…
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Articles
September 20, 2014

Could Jesus Have Sinned? Absolutely Not!

Sacred scripture, sacred tradition, and the teaching of the magisterium are unanimous that Jesus Christ was, and still is, sinless. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we have not a high priest…
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Q&A
September 20, 2014

May a person who is divorced but not remarried receive Communion?

Full Question May a person who is divorced but not remarried receive Communion? Answer While Church teaching recognizes the seriousness of divorce, it understands that: 1. There are situations in…
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Articles
September 20, 2014

Why The Catholic Church Cannot Marry the Impotent

When some people learn that the Catholic Church cannot (or as they usually phrase it “will not”) marry those who are impotent, they express shock or outright indignation. Isn’t this…
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Articles
September 20, 2014

History of the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Fifty years ago the Jehovah's Witnesses numbered fewer than 100,000. Now there are several million of them around the world. They don’t have churches; they have "Kingdom Halls" instead. Their…
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Articles
September 19, 2014

The Galileo Controversy; Did the Church really persecute him?

It is commonly believed that the Catholic Church persecuted Galileo for abandoning the geocentric (earth-at-the-center) view of the solar system for the heliocentric (sun-at-the-center) view. The Galileo case, for many…
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September 18, 2014

Can women be Ordained to the Priesthood?

Can women be ordained to the priesthood? This is a question which provokes much debate in our modern world, but it is one to which the Church has always answered…
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