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The Church Father’s 5 Steps to Be Deep in History

The Church Father’s 5 Steps to Be Deep in History

hristianity and Hinduism are both ancient religions. Unlike Hinduism, though, Christianity is based on and founded upon specific historical events which, if we found them to be untrue, would mean our entire belief system is in vain (1 Cor 15:17). To be a Catholic is to understand the implications of this even more so than

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How Catholics Read the Genesis Creation Accounts

How Catholics Read the Genesis Creation Accounts

hat are the creation accounts of Genesis about? Are they simply a recalling of events which we are to take as historical facts with scientific measurements? Are they just the myths thought up by the pre-scientific mind of ancient man to explain the world around them? Conversely, are they just theological metaphors with no literal

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Remorse, Prayer, and the Light in the Chalice

Remorse, Prayer, and the Light in the Chalice

t Sunday Mass at the Alibrandi Catholic Center near the campus of Syracuse University, Father Gerry holds up the Eucharist and gold chalice and says, “We believe that this is the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Sunlight pours through the vertical rectangular windows in the chapel. The central air-conditioning hums in the

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Testimony, by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò

Testimony, by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò

This Testimony by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana Apostolic Nuncio (Official translation by Diane Montagna) has been reprinted into the catalog of Saint Dominic’s Media because it is in line with our Mission to Pursue Peace through Truth.  We remain continually concerned about the Church entering in a dark age that only a reformation

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Pope Benedict XVI on the Priesthood and Homosexuality

Pope Benedict XVI on the Priesthood and Homosexuality

__________________________________________________________________________________ Abstract In his recent interview published as the book Light of the World, Pope Benedict XVI noted that the Vatican has repeatedly stated that men with a homosexual orientation should not be admitted to the priesthood even if they performed no homosexual acts. He stated that he did not want celibacy to be an

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The Intercession of Saint Jude Saved my Child

The Intercession of Saint Jude Saved my Child

n May 2009, our youngest son was born at 26 weeks gestation (14 weeks premature). Scary? You bet is was. When he was born, not only were we surprised, but we were absolutely scared out of our minds. We did not really know anyone who’d been through a premature birth. We did not know if

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How to Understand the Literal Meaning of Micah 3:1-12

How to Understand the Literal Meaning of Micah 3:1-12

his paper seeks to reflect upon the pericope of Micah 3:1-12 in light of the entire book of Micah and it’s historical and religious situation in Salvation History. To begin to develop a full understanding of this passage in its context, the paper will first recall the general message of the book and this passage’s

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Race in the American Catholic Imagination

Race in the American Catholic Imagination

long with the rest of America, the American Catholic Church has undergone a major shift in its demographics over the past several decades.  As of 2014, at least 42 percent of American Catholics are people of color.[1] Every Sunday in America, Mass is celebrated in dozens of languages, and American Catholics are increasingly diverse in

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Understanding the Doctrine of Deification

Understanding the Doctrine of Deification

he doctrine of deification asserts that man’s true greatness is to be found in the fact that he is “called to be god.” It emphasizes that the human person realizes his true existence in the measure in which he is raised up toward God and united with Him. Its basis is found in the words

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How to Understand Isaiah 7:14 in the Literal Context

How to Understand Isaiah 7:14 in the Literal Context

Introduction ogether with chapter six, chapter seven lays the groundwork for the entire book of Isaiah. These are linchpin chapters that must be valued and understood first for their literal meaning, so that the beginning, remainder, and all of the book can be understood harmoniously with the full Catholic sense of Scripture. The tropological, didactic

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Natural Law’s Capability in a Pluralistic World

Natural Law’s Capability in a Pluralistic World

f one is to take part in any relevant conversation about social justice, one must first acknowledge that we live in a pluralistic world. Globalization has forced even the most devout essentialist to accept that we must share our world with a variety of societies that consist of different creeds, traditions, and philosophical understandings. Many

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The History of the Catholic Idea of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and a Series of Propositions on how Two Become One Flesh

The History of the Catholic Idea of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony  and a Series of Propositions on how Two Become One Flesh

Using sacred Scripture, writings from the fathers, councils, popes, doctors, Catholic theologians and those who are opposed to the Catholic teaching on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, I intend to communicate the history of the Catholic idea of marriage and then offer a series of propositions on the role that grace and sacrificial love plays in husband and wife becoming one flesh through the Sacrament made specifically for it.

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The ‘Woe’ Exclamation of Jesus, Micah and Amos

The ‘Woe’ Exclamation of Jesus, Micah and Amos

A study of the prophetic prefatory exclamative ‘Woe’ is beneficial both to a study in Prophetic Literature, Christology, and New Testament studies as well. This short paper, will examine the usage of ‘woe’ (Heb. hoy; Gk. ouaf), and its use with the prophets Micah (2:1-5) and Amos (5:18-20) as a form of prophetic speech.

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Former Pagan & Protestant Roy Johnston on ‘My Catholic Conversion’

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By the time Roy Johnston (of Becoming Catholic – https://becomingacatholic.wordpress.com/) was seven years old he had been to seances and horrifically abused by his father. By the time he was eighteen, he had acted out on same sex attraction. By the time he was thirty, he had been involved with Native American worship rituals. Then everything changed when he found himself drunk in a Catholic Church and encountered Jesus the Holy Eucharist. He finally found the God He had been searching for his enter life.

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Former Protestants Jim and Julie Nicholson on ‘My Catholic Conversion’

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Julie Nicholson and her husband Jim were lifelong Protestants. When I say they were ‘lifelong Protestants’ I mean that they at one point in time had tried almost every Protestant denomination at least once. Then that journey of futility finally ended when they discovered the Catholic Church. Listen to their testimony in this episode of ‘My Catholic Conversion’, and find out how they stumbled onto the only Church that Christ Jesus Established through His Apostles.

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Former Lutheran George Sipe on ‘My Catholic Conversion’

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George Sipe was a lifelong Lutheran, and he was happy, content, and comfortable being a Lutheran until a number of policy and doctrinal changes in his ELCA Synod made him uncomfortable. He knew he could no longer remain Lutheran, or at least in that Lutheran Synod, and it was in his search for a new Church that began to ask himself those questions that lead people home to the Catholic Church.

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Former Jehovah Witness Cary Dabney on ‘My Catholic Conversion’

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Carey was raised in a strict Jehovah Witness (Watch Tower Society) home and was discouraged from questioning what he saw was contradictions in his family’s faith. He resolved at 18 to leave home and discover the truth for himself, which he eventually did in the Catholic Church. Listen to one man’s journey through intellect and reason to the only Church that Christ Jesus Himself established through His Apostles.

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Existence of and Salvation for Extraterrestrials

Existence of and Salvation for Extraterrestrials

Altogether, the initial relationship between science and faith seems to be incompatible in regards to this question. Initially faith is only concerned with what to do with the possibility of ET life existing, while science is only concerned with answering the questions of if and how ET life exists.

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