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The Catechism at Random: The One God and Savior

Last October I wrote a post under this same title: The Catechism at Random. It’s an interesting exercise to use the random number generatorRead more »

Purgatory 101: Part 1

This is the first in a three-part series on purgatory. This article discusses the purpose of purgatory and addresses some common objectionsRead more »

What is Grace?

Immaculate Conception with Saints, Piero di Cosimo, 1495 According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Bible, we are saved byRead more »

A Picture of Forgiveness

Near the end of the new Noah film, there is an achingly beautiful scene of forgiveness between husband and wife. It contains no dialogue atRead more »

John Calvin

Why I Don’t Accept Reformed Theology

John Calvin 1554 I could use these one thousand words to explain Five Point Calvinism (TULIP) and put together an essay refuting itsRead more »

5 Reasons to Buy This Lenten Journal

Last year, we put together a comprehensive list of Lenten resources in our Handy Dandy List to Lenten Sacrifices. As Lent approached thisRead more »

We Need Not Fear the Fire of Purgatory

There are multiple instances, images, and interpretations of fire in the Bible. In the Old Testament we read of judgment (Sodom, GenesisRead more »

The Catechism at Random: Preaching the Gospels

Lacking any inspiration for a topic for today’s post I decided to make use of a little exercise that I often hear one of my local CatholicRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, No. 18: Catholic Catechesis

Let’s have a little catechtical fun for this installment of 7 Quick Takes!! I asked the other ink slingers to help me identify 7Read more »

Happy Feast Day of The Assumption!

::Pulled from the Catholic Sistas archives, this post originally featured on August 15, 2012:: Did you know today is a Holy Day ofRead more »

Spiritual Advice for Chicken Little

Dear Chicken Little (AKA Henny Penny, AKA All Christians today), I know you are screaming, “The sky is falling!  The sky isRead more »

Damnable Heresies, part 2

In response to a Bible college friend’s posted problems over Catholicism’s “damnable heresies” (which are actually doctrines traced back toRead more »

I’m Catholic. I’m Gay. Now What? (Part 2)

I said in Part 1 of this article that at the root of same-sex attraction (SSA) is the same desire that’s at the bottom ofRead more »

Why It Matters

You never know. A seemingly innocent remark wounds a friend. Callous words from bystanders injure fragile survivors. A stranger is believedRead more »

When Mary Comes to Visit

I am prefacing this post to remind all our readers of the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding Marian apparitions.  The Church teaches thatRead more »