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Coletta E

Why Does God Permit Persecution?

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Question Why does God permit the persecution of innocents? Answer   God created man good, in his image and likeness (Gen. 1:26-27). Our first parents willfully decided to rebel against God, thereby sinning and welcoming death and other negative implications, including…

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Why Do We Praise God?

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Question Why do we praise God? Answer Think about someone who never grew up being told to say thank you. Such a person would never really be appreciative of anything he received in life because he would simply expect it to…

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Symbols Of The Spirit

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Part of the richness of our Catholic sacramental life is its tangibility — its gets to our senses. Natural elements like water and fire are used in our sacraments to remind us of holy intangibles. Yet these symbols aren’t things…

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Faith Comes by Hearing

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Years back, I read an interesting science article on a predicted earthquake in the Pacific Northwest that seismologists are calling the Really Big One. For long, scientists had puzzled over why the region never appeared to have suffered any unusual earthquake activity,…

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What Are Ghosts?

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Most Christians link ghost stories either to natural phenomena or demonic activity. But are these the only two options? The Church has never definitively settled this question—in fact, some of its greatest theologians have not agreed with each other. But…

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Is Halloween a Pagan Festival?

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Neo-pagan websites states that Halloween was an attempt by early Christians to “baptize” the Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain. Because of this persistent idea, some Christians are hesitant to participate in anything associated with Halloween. Brad Winsted of the Christian Broadcasting Network makes…

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What True Faith Requires

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When someone becomes Catholic, he is expected to state, “I believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God.” How, though, can someone make such a profession without knowing everything the…

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