How do we know that the church today is not corrupt? I have talked to protestants who make this claim that the Catholic Church has been corrupt in the past including indulgences, money, and power, etc.
How do you pronounce the prophet’s name who followed after Elijah, Elisha. I have heard it pronounced several ways, how do you know which is correct? How do you know in general how to pronounce ancient words that have been translated?
Did Mary have an actual egg in her womb that the Holy Spirit used to conceive Jesus or was it all just the Holy Spirit using her body as a vessel?
Who started the three days of darkness prophecy and does the Church support it?
Why does the Catholic Church teach that the unclean animals are acceptable to eat today?
Is there a distinction in the Catholic Church between salvation for the Jews, Israel, and Christians? Is there a different covenant? I have heard about dispensationalism from a friend.
Yesterday Jimmy said the Jesus was bleeding Mary’s blood on the cross because he was her child. A child and the mother’s blood do not mix and are completely separate. How can the Catholic Church say this when it is not physiologically accurate?
About women wearing veils at Mass, my friend said that Vatican II did not address or change this requirement so it is still a requirement, but ignored. What do you say about this?
About the Old Testament interpretation of disturbing divine behavior ex: Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham and Isaac, killing of the Amalekites. What is the Catholic teaching about these incidences? I am in a post graduate study on theology and I am interested in how the Church explains these behaviors.
My friend heard this from her pastor (evangelicalism Presbyterian), he said that Revelation was only written 150 years ago and that everything has already been fulfilled. How can I respond to her about this?
Maria Divine Mercy, some of my family members are following her teachings. The archbishop in Dublin Ireland stated that her teachings are condemned. Are Catholics under obligation to follow the directives of their own bishop only or of all bishops?