Category Archives: apologetics

Facing a Fear

This past Saturday, my husband and I were working in the garage and were approached by three people.  We thought that they were from the Democratic Party, because we’ve been getting a lot of those lately due to the upcoming … Continue reading

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“Take Me to Church”

Recently, I was made aware of a (new) song, evidently popular with the young crowd.  Silly me, I thought, “Take me to Church!  Awesome!”  I Googled the lyrics and was very disappointed by what I read – Yet another example … Continue reading

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Why do Catholic’s do that?

Today, I thought I’d address some things that Catholics do that may perplex people of other faiths.  For example, Why do Catholics make the sign of the cross to start and end a prayer?  “In the Sign of the Cross, … Continue reading

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They have 6 kids – They must be “good Catholics.”

They have 6 kids – They must be “good Catholics…”  (snicker)  It really bugs me when people pass judgement on couples who have big families.  Who says that 2 children is the perfect number?  Who says one must have a … Continue reading

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Why Do Catholics Pray to Saints?

I typed that question to get your attention.  We don’t actually pray to saints – we ask their intercession.  “Ah, but there is but one mediator between God and man, and that is Jesus,” you might say. (1 Timothy 2: … Continue reading

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Purgatory – Where is that in the Bible?

One of the things that differs between Catholics and other Christians is our belief in purgatory.  If you were to challenge a Catholic and say that purgatory is not in the bible, you would be partially correct.  The word “purgatory” … Continue reading

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Why Are Catholic Bibles Longer that Other Christian Versions?

You may or may not know that Catholic bibles are slightly longer than other Christian bibles.  The Catholic Old Testament has 46 books in comparison to 39 in Protestant bibles. Both of our New Testaments contain 27 books.  How did … Continue reading

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Catholicism 101 – Where do our beliefs come from?

Our beliefs come from 2 places – Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.  We believe that the bible and the tradition passed down to us from the apostles make up the single deposit of our faith.  Many Christian religions base their … Continue reading

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Apologetics 101- When was the term “Catholic” first used?

Apologetics is the art of defending your faith.  It sounds like its related to the word “apologize,” but it is not.  Early Christian writers who defended their faith were called apologists – hence the term apologetics! My eldest son and … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, June 16, 2013

Readings for Today In the first reading, I am struck by God’s mercy.  David, God’s beloved ruler, handpicked by Him,  succumbed to his desire for another man’s wife in the worst way.  He has her husband killed so that he … Continue reading

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