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Many non-Catholics do not understand the Mass. Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart wrote, "The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the Holy...

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...

Many Protestants claim that when Catholics address priests as "father," they are engaging in an unbiblical practice that Jesus forbade: "...

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...

They travel in pairs, carrying copies of their magazines. They’re Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), part of a non-Christian religion. Their...

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are quite forthcoming about their religious beliefs. Their religion, unlike Mormonism, isn’t an esoteric one with...

One of the most unique doctrines the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach is that Christ, both before he came to Earth and since he has returned to...