661 results

Keywords

abortion abortion and Catholics abortion and politics abortion vote abstaining from meat abstinence acceptance acts addiction adoration adultery Advent agrarianism alcohol all Christians are saints allah alpha course andronicus angels angelus anger annulment annunciation anointing of the sick anthropology anti-Catholic anti-catholicism antichrist antipope antony flew apocrypha apollos apologetics apostasy apostle apostles Apostolic authority apostolic succession Aquinas Archbishop Julian Porteous argument Art artificial insemination assisted suicide Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary, Resurrection, Labor Pains of Mary, Christ the first fruits atheism atheism, God, delusion, belief Atheism, Morality, God, Theism athletes Australian bishops on marriage authority authority of the church avignon baby baptism baptism and Scripture Baptism of Desire baptismal regeneration barnabas Bart Ehrman beatific vision beauty beer belief belloc Benedict XVI Bible Big Bang bipartite birth control bishop bishop husband Bishop, courage, witness, persecution bishop, synod Blessed Mother Mary Bobby Jindal body and blood of Christ bomb boniface born again boy scouts Bride of Christ brothers of the Lord caldecott calendar call no man father calling priests father Calvin candidate Canon canon law canonization canonized capital punishment catechesis catechism Catechism of Trent death penalty catechumen catherine catholic Catholic Answers Focus catholic baptism catholic church Catholic Church gay rights Catholic communion catholic contradiction Catholic contradictions catholic ensoulment catholic idolatry catholic marriage Catholic myths Catholic organizations Catholic pro-life catholic schools Catholic view of marriage Catholic Vote CB372 CCC capital punishment CCM celibacy Chair of Peter change change the commandments charity charity, faith chastity chesterton children christ Christ in the christian music christian vote Christmas christology church church and state church environment Church Fathers church teaches angels circumcision of Christ clerical abuse communion communion of sains communion of saints conclave confession confession, Catholic, Penance in the Bible, Confession in Scripture, John 20:21-23 confirmation conscience conscientious objection conservative Constantine, Council of Nicaea I, Christ, Arianism contraception Contraception, abortion, pill, pro-life conversion conversions convert cosmological argument courage creation creationism cremation Cross Crown of Stars crucifix crucifixion crusades culture culture war catholic cuomo Dante dawkins death death penalty in Catholic theology death with dignity debate demographics Demons deuterocanonical deuterocanonicals devotions dialogue Did Calvin teach the perpetual virginity of Mary, Was Luther buried beneath image of Mary, Calvin on Mary, Luther on Mary didache Dignitatis Humanae dilemma Dinosaur diocesan marketing campaign discernment discipline dissent distributism Divination Divine Comedy Divine Mercy divinity of christ division divorce doctrine doctrines of demons dogma Dogs in heaven Don't Mess With Marriage donum vitae Dorothy Day double predestination early Church Early Church Fathers Easter Eastern Spirituality ecumenical ecumenism education election Encyclical end of the world ensoulment epaphroditus Epiphanius on the Assumption Eric Metaxas eschatology eternal Hell Eucharist eucharist, catholic cannibals, John 6:53, flesh of Christ, cookie worship eucharist, real presence, Tertullian on real presence, Augustine on real presence, literal John 6 eucharistic prayer euthanasia Evangelical evangelical counsels evangelism Evangelium Vitae evangelization Evangelizing Muslims evil evolution evolution, personhood examination of conscience exegesis explaining the trinity extra ecclesiam nulla salus extraordinary form extraordinary minister faith Faith Alone faith and works faith healing fall fallacy false apostles family family covenant farming fasting fatherhood fertility Flat Earth, Christopher Columbus forbidding marriage forgive forgive and forget forgiveness forgiveness of sins Four Blood Moons four marks Fr. Robert Baron Fr. Robert Barron, Hell, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Souls in Hell now, Catholic hell, Matt. 25:46 France francis Frank Zindler free will freedom freedom of worship Fulton Sheen fundamentalist funerals gay marriage gay rights Gen. 6:5 gender general absolution Geocentrism, science germany God god prayer God remembers sins God's Attributes godparent Gospel Gospel of Barnabas Gospels gossip Gov. Pence grace great apostasy Great Library of Alexandria growth Hail Mary Halloween, Neo-Pagan, Samhain, All Hallow's Eve Hans Urs von Balthasar happiness headcoverings healing heaven hell Herod hhs mandate hipster historical Jesus history History and the Assumption holiness holy day holy days holy days of obligation Holy Mother Church holy orders Holy Spirit homily homosexual marriage homosexuality hope human dignity human life Humanae Vitae humility I Cor. 3:11-15 I Tim. 3:2 I Timothy 4 idolatry II Sam. 6:9 Immaculate Conception, sinlessness of Mary, Mary without sin, Mariolatry, Protestants on Mary, Behold Your Mother immersion Immortal Soul immortality impotence in-vitro incarnation Indoctrination indulgences infallibility of the Pope infallible authority infancy narratives contradict, Bible contradictions, Christmas story contradictions, inspiration of Scripture, inerrancy of Scripture infant baptism inquisition intercession intercessory prayer interregnum interreligious intrinsic evil invalid marriage Islam Islam, One God, CCC 841, Muslims worship same God IVF james james the apostle james the just james white Japan Jehovah's Witness' heaven jehovah's witnesses Jehovahs Witness jerome jerusalem Jesus Jesus, Jesus, Scripture, Bible jihad John 3:3-5 John 6 John 8:58 John Calvin John Hagee John Paul II John the Baptist Elijah joseph Josephus Judaism judge not judging judgment judith Julius Caesar junia junias just war justification justification by faith alone, works salvation, salvation as process, soteriology, justificaiton, salvation kerygma Kim Davis koran laity Latin Mass law lector legalism Lent liberal libertarianism liberty life life issues limbo of the fathers list of commandments listening conversation Little Boy Movie liturgical abuse liturgical calendar liturgical gestures liturgical reform liturgical year liturgy loans theft logic love love enemies luke Luke 1:43 Lumen Fidei lust Magi magisterium man Manning mantilla Mariolatry mariology Markan Priority marriage marriage and natural law marriage crisis marriage, homosexuality, same-sex marriage married priests martyr Martyrs Holiness Saints Persecution Mary Mary Gebirah Mary in heaven Mary Queen of Heaven Mary Queen of Heaven, Mass masturbation Matt. 16:18-19 Matt. 23:9 Matt. 7:1 media mediation medical ethics men only ordination mercy killing miracles, proof of faith, Lourdes, Gemma di Giorgio, Padre Pio, Healing mission missionary Mithras modesty moment of conception morality mormonism Mormons mortal sin mortal sin, venial sin, Purgatory, All sin is the same, sin is sin Moses Mother of God Mother of God, Dr. Walter Martin, eternal sonship of Christ, Trinity, Jesus is God Mother of Jesus Mother of the Church movies multiculturalism music muslims mystic Mystical Body of Christ Mysticism Mythicism Mythicism, Historical Jesus, Jesus names Nativity Story natural family planning natural immortality of the soul natural law nature necromancy New Age New Atheists New Testament New Testament priesthood, confession, ministerial priesthood, infallibility, John 20:21-23 Nicene Creed no more pain no salvation outside of Catholic Church no women to be ordained non-Catholic non-negotiables obama occult Old Testament one church one holy catholic apostolic one man one woman one mediator ordinary form Ouija Pacifism pacifist paganism pagans pains of Hell papacy papacy in Acts of the apostles Papacy, Catholic church and papacy, Matt. 16:18-19, Jesus Christ the Rock, Peter the Rock, papal authority papal succession parenting parish pascal's wager Passion Passover patron saints patrong paul Paul VI penance perfect indefinite tense perpetual virginity persecution person at conception person from conception peter peter in Acts Peter the Rock Petrus Romanus philosophical proof immortality of the soul physician-assisted suicide Pius XII politics politics and conscience politics and religion pope pope benedict pope benedict xvi Pope Francis Pope Francis, poverty, cardinal, conclave Pope in Scripture popes pornography pouring prayer prayer to saints praying to the dead preaching precious blood priest priesthood private revelation Pro-Choice pro-life proclamation procreation proof texts proof-text prophecy prophecy of St. Malachy prophet proselyte proselytism proselytization Protestant Protestant Reformation Protestantism Protestants prudence psychology purgatory purification purity q qu'ran quadrinity Queen in the Kingdom of God Queen Mother Queen of Heaven Queen of Heaven and Earth Queenship of Mary quran radical Radio Replies RCIA Real Presence rebirth reconciliation refugees migrants terrorism reincarnation reincarnation in the Bible relativism Relativism, Truth, Morality relics religion religious freedom Religious liberty religious orders religon and politics repent repentance restoration Resurrection revelation revelation 12 rich mullins roe v. wade Roman Empire, Martyrs Holiness Saints Persecution Romans 3:10 rosary Roy Abraham Varghese rumble sacramental sacrarium sacrifice sacrilege Saint Anthony, St. Anthony, Hammer of heretics, preaching saints saints on earth salvation salvation army salvation in Jesus Christ same-sex attraction same-sex marriage sanctification Santa Claus Satan Satanic Satire Pope Francis scandal schism science science fiction Science, Theism, Atheism, scouts Scripture Scripture, Bible seal of confession secularism Sedevacantism, sex sexual abuse sexual addiction sexuality sharing the faith shroud siena silas sin skeptic pi three Skepticism slaughter of the innocent slavery social justice sola fide sola scriptura sola scriptura, tradition, Bible alone, Protestantism, Catholic Church, Catholic soul Spanish Inquisition Spirits spiritual but not religious spirituality sports SSPX st james St. Andrew the Apostle St. Augustine St. Catherine of Siena St. Francis St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Joan of Arc St. John the Baptist St. John the Evangelist St. Joseph St. Jude St. Louis St. Mark the Evangelist St. Michael St. Nicholas St. Paul St. Peter St. Peter head of apostles St. Therese St. Thomas Aquinas Stable statues, idolatry, icons, images in Catholic worship stem cells stewardship stigmata suffering suicide Summa Theologica Sunday superstition supreme court sylvanus symbol synod, bishop Synoptic Problem temperance temptation ten commandments terminology terrorism the apostle james the dead know nothing The Gospel of Jesus' Wife the great The I AM the immortality of the human soul The Koran and the Bible The Koran points to Christ The New World Translation The Problem of Evil The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science The Woman Caught in Adultery the young man in the linen cloth theology of the body theotokos Three Wise Men tim staples Tim Staples actor timothy tolerance torture total depravity Tracts Tradition Traditionalism transitus narratives transsexual transubstantiation Triduum Trinity Trinity and Muslims trinity, Holy Spirit, Divinity of Christ, spiration, eternal generation Trinity, Holy Spirit, Divinity of Holy Spirit, God, Pneumatology, Jehovah's Witness tripartite true church truth Tu Quoque turin turn the other cheek, VeggieTales theology, pacifist, just war, kill or murder twelve unconditional love unity universal call to holiness USCCB death vain repetition, Rosary, Catholic prayer, prayer, Matt. 6:7 Valerie Tarico valid Vatican City Vatican II Vatican, Music, Musica Diablo, Devil in Music venial sin Vicar of Christ virtue vocation vote for life vote for marriage war war, religion Watchtower Bible and Tract Society waterboarding wedding what is heaven when life begins Who is Jesus wine witness women women's ordination works and salvation worship Worship Mary writers Year of Faith Yeshua Yoga youth
December 9, 2015

The other day, a childhood friend contacted me through Facebook. She had been raised Catholic but now does not believe in God. She knows that I am a convert to Catholicism who writes on religious subjects and wanted to know what drew me to Catholicism and how I could remain Catholic. She wasn't arguing against belief in God; she was simply curious how I could affiliate with a religion that, for many people, does not seem to value women and that many are leaving.

The question about how...

December 8, 2015
Catholic Men Battle Pornography

I have multiple friends whose marriages have been ruined because of sexual addiction.

While heartbreaking for them, their spouses, and their children, it is no surprise that lust is wreaking such havoc on marriages and families. The number of men who admit to regularly lusting after women via pornography is staggeringly high, and it is likely that the actual numbers are even higher.

Catholic men are not immune

...

December 7, 2015

A friend, a late vocation, left town for a distant seminary. Wanting to travel light, he donated a box of old books to the Catholic Answers library. Among them were six volumes comprising The Book of Catholic Authors. The first bears a copyright date of 1942; the sixth, undated, seems to have been published around 1961. The editor of the series was Walter Romig, who produced a book I have in my home library, The Catholic Bookman.

Of the sixty or so writers profiled...

December 7, 2015

Fr. Aloysius Schmitt (Lieutenant, Junior Grade), known affectionately as “Father Al,” had just finished celebrating 7 a.m. Mass aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) at Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, when Japanese aircraft began their attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet. A member of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps for only two years, the thirty-two-year-old priest had been assigned to minister to the spiritual needs of the sailors on...

December 4, 2015

The Australian Bishops Conference, and Archbishop Julian Porteous of the state of Tasmania in particular, are under fire for one reason: they had the audacity to teach Catholics the truth about the nature of marriage—according to Catholic teaching. The Australian bishops declare the truth plainly and succinctly in their May 28, 2015, booklet on marriage, “Don’t Mess with Marriage”:

...