Idolatry

Fulton Sheen Truth

“And the Lord spoke all these words: I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Though shalt have no strange gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Though shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments” (Ex. 20:1-6). Read more

“I am the Lord your God”

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“Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the Living God. And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed this to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee: Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt. 16:16-18). Read more

If the Mass Has Infinite Merits, Why Doesn’t One Mass Empty Purgatory? PT. 2

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Now, Purgatory. Now, the word Purgatory is never explicitly stated in Scripture, but then again, neither is the word Trinity, but that does not negate its presence in the Scriptures; and I’m sure that every Christian will agree that the Trinity is made apparent in the Scriptures. What exactly is Purgatory? Many believe that it is an in-between of Heaven and Hell. Now, this contains kernels of Truth, but I would say that it is more accurately described as a precursor to Heaven for holy, yet imperfect, souls. But, in order to get a more definitive answer, let us look towards the Catechism: Read more

Porn Stars are People too

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This article comes to you from someone who has struggled with the addiction of porn, who has, through his own selfishness, objectified woman, and man consequentially. It is only because I know the struggle and because I know the damage that this addiction can cause in one’s life that I give to you this exhortation. Read more

Whether the Existence of God is Self-evident: Thomas Aquinas

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The existence of God and the understanding of who God is has dwelt in the mind of man since the beginning of time. We see this in our history books when we see the various pagan, polytheistic religions of the ancients; and we see it in various world religions of today. Yet, the question still nags at us, goading us on in hot pursuit of the truth. Is there a God? And if so, who is He? These are some of the most fundamental questions that man must ask himself, and these are the basis for all Christian Theology. Read more