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Seasons and Feasts
March 31, 2016

When the image at right showed up yesterday in my Facebook newsfeed, I imagined the groans and eye rolls of some of my Catholic friends. (And it wasn’t long before the responses—“Very Protestant” said one—started popping up.) According to the Catholic News Service story, members of EWTN’s Rome bureau brought a photo of Mother Angelica, the network’s founder, who died on...

March 30, 2016
Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection by Alexander Ivanov

When confronted with the early Christians’ testimony about the Resurrection of Jesus, it is natural to question whether it’s credible. A healthy skepticism demands we test the claims of such an event.

One way to do so is by offering alternative explanations, and one such explanation is the conspiracy theory. This theory purports to explain Christ’s empty tomb and postmortem appearances by claiming the early Christians stole the body and made up the Resurrection story.

I don’t...

March 28, 2016

It was with great sadness that Catholic Answers learned of the passing of Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, popularly known as Mother Angelica. She was a Poor Clare nun and a Catholic media pioneer, founding the Eternal Word Television Network—EWTN—which grew to include not only television but also radio, print, and the Internet.

She passed away on Easter Sunday.

More information about her amazing life is available...

March 25, 2016

In parishes throughout the world on Sunday, Catholics will proclaim, “He is risen, alleluia!”

But what will most have in their minds when they speak those words? Probably something along these lines: “Jesus Christ rose from the dead and now in him we have the forgiveness of sins. Thank you, Lord!” Or maybe, “Jesus Christ rose from the dead. This is a fact of history. Christianity isn’t a cleverly devised story but is really true!”

These are both good responses. But I want to...

March 23, 2016
Would there be a Last Judgment if Christ did not die for all?

No Christian I know would deny that some doctrines are more or less clear than others in Scripture. But when it comes to the atonement of Christ, Scripture is remarkably clear: Jesus Christ died on the cross for the entire world. The redemption that Christ merited through his passion and death was for every single human person who has ever and will ever live.

The Calvinist teaching of "limited atonement" denies this simple truth. We find this teaching in the Calvinist confessions'...