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Detachment – the Cost of Discipleship

There is a cost of discipleship -- Jesus sometimes calls us to leave behind professions, friends, even family. Does that mean that work and human relationships are at odds with growing in our relationship with God?...

We’re on a Mission from God

It's not just about being saved -- it's about taking others with us. Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is called evangelism or evangelization, and to share in this apostolic mission is a responsibility of all Christians.[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]he Bible is...

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Vatican II & the Word of God Part 3: Tradition & Magisterium

Vatican II and the Word of God: Part III deals with the topic of  how tradition and magisterium are interrelated.  It comments on Vatican II's  Dei Verbum 8-10. [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']O[/dropcaps]ne of the big problems that many of our evangelical brothers and sisters have...

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Amen, Amen – Really?

The word amen is familiar to all.  But few know its origins and its true meaning, which actually strikes at the very essence of what it means to believe and have faith....

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St. Hippolytus of Rome

An intro to Hippolytus of Rome whose work, the Apostolic Tradition, reveals intimate details of the life of prayer and worship of the Roman Church in the late second century....

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Authority over Demons – Spiritual Warfare

Demons. Satan. Beelzebub. Lucifer. The Devil. Known by various names, evil spirits are to be found in the Bible, both New and Old Testaments. Jesus casts them out and has authority over them. What do we now make...

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Magisterium Part 1: What is it & Why Do We Need it?

The first in a 4 part series on the Magisterium, or sacred teaching office, of the Catholic Church, explaining the relation between Church authority and biblical authority, and how written documents, even inspired writings of the BIble, require authentic, authoritative interpretation....