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The first Christians had no doubts about how to determine which was the true Church and which doctrines the true teachings of Christ. The...

The Greek roots of the term "Catholic" mean "according to (kata-) the whole (holos)," or more colloquially, "universal." At the beginning of...

Paul tells us: "For [God] will reward every man according to his works: to those who by perseverance in working good seek for glory and...

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, following historic Christian theology since the time of the early Church Fathers, refers to the...

The sacrament of holy orders is conferred in three ranks of clergy: bishops, priests, and deacons. 

Bishops (episcopoi) have the care...

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...

Fundamentalist attacks on priestly celibacy come in a number of different forms—not all compatible with one another. There is almost no...

Those who claim that indulgences are no longer part of Church teaching have the admirable desire to distance themselves from abuses that...

Indulgences. The very word stirs up more misconceptions than perhaps any other teaching in Catholic theology. Those who attack the Church...