How did Jesus hand on the Faith?

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For many Christians today, there is only one authoritative way to know what Jesus taught and what he wanted passed down regarding the faith. That one authoritative foundation is what is known as the “Holy Bible.” But, is that true? Continue reading

Catholic view of Muslims

It happened again! Another mass killing by a “Radical Muslim Terrorist,” this time in Orlando Florida. It makes you ask the question whether the Muslim religion itself is a violent religion? If you read the Koran, a strong point could be made for it. Of course, Muslim apologists try to do their best to squelch that view. So with that in mind, who do we believe? Further, do they believe in the same God that Christians worship, the One true God? Continue reading

Do Some Christians Focus too much on a One Time Conversion?

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If you look at the question posed in the title of this post, you might be wondering if I am hinting that conversion is not as important as it is made out to be. No, but I am merely trying to uncover why this emphasis on that first conversion to Christ seems to be the “end all and be all” for many Evangelical Christians. Their focus is heavily weighted on that first encounter with the grace of God tugging on our heartstrings to realize our need for God and be “Born again.” Continue reading

God’s Healing Power – Ask and You Shall Receive?

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Do you ever wonder when we have an injury to our bodies or we have an illness that comes upon us and it doesn’t ever seem to get healed even though we’ve prayed for deliverance? We might say, “Doesn’t Jesus say that ‘whatever you ask in my name you shall receive.’” So what’s up with not receiving the healing that we ask for? Most of us has experienced, at one time or another, the frustrating answer to our prayer of healing with what seems like dead silence from God, right? So, how do we make sense of it. Continue reading

Is Jesus more Present in Scripture or the Holy Eucharist?

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To open up his Gospel, St. John writes; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (1:1).” He goes on to say; “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father (1:14).” Jesus is the light of the world that shines in the darkness. How do we see and feel His presence in our life. Continue reading

Jehovah Witnesses – Do they believe Jesus is God?

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OK, it’s Saturday morning and you are drinking some coffee while reading your newspaper, when you hear a knock at your front door. When you open the door, there stands a couple of Jehovah Witnesses with a Bible in their hands. They want to ask you a few questions and then would like to share their faith with you. What would you do? As a Catholic, what should you know about their particular faith in order to help guide you in your discussion? Continue reading

Is Adam and Eve a Myth?

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What are we to believe about creation, Adam and Eve, and the first few chapters of Genesis? Were Adam and Eve real people or were they merely representative of a number of “first parents” of the human race? Are we to take everything written in the first 3 chapters of Genesis as literal? What does the Church teach on this? Continue reading