January 2013

Later this week the Church celebrates the Presentation of the Lord. It’s a feast that happens every year on February 2nd. We read about the presentation of the Lord in Luke 2, but the text can be a little mysterious. What is actually happening there? Some claim that Luke himself didn’t know . . .   […]

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According to some Christians, we shouldn’t ever be sick. If we ever are sick, it represents a failure on our part. We haven’t had enough faith, they may say, for if we had perfect faith, God would heal us. Some would see going to the doctor as a sign of bad or weak faith. It […]

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This version of The Weekly Benedict covers material released in the last week from 16 January 2012 – 25 January 2013 (subscribe here; get as an eBook version for your Kindle, iPod, iPad, Nook, or other eBook reader): Index of Source Links List of direct document links on Vatican.va used. Angelus 20 January 2013 – Angelus General […]

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This Friday, the Church celebrates the conversion of St. Paul. Here are eight things you need to know about him–and his conversion.   1. Where was St. Paul from? In Acts 21:39, St. Paul states: “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city.” Tarsus was the capital city of […]

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Will we have free will in heaven? If so, does that mean we might sin and fall again? If not, what kind of free will would we have there? And if God can harmonize our free will and sinlessness in heaven, why doesn’t he do so in this life? Here are some thoughts . . […]

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The Problem of Evil

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Here is a series of posts on the famous “problem of evil”: Why does God permit sin and suffering? Will we have free will in heaven?

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This version of The Weekly Benedict covers material released in the last week from 11 January 2012 – 20 January 2013 (subscribe here; get as an eBook version for your Kindle, iPod, iPad, Nook, or other eBook reader): Index of Source Links List of direct document links on Vatican.va used. Angelus 13 January 2013 General Audiences 9 […]

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At the wedding at Cana, Jesus turns to Mary and says, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” Sounds disrespectful, doesn’t it? Or at least you could take it that way. But Jesus wasn’t being disrespectful at all. Here’s the story . . .   Pronoun Trouble First, the […]

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The most perplexing problem in apologetics is the problem of evil: Why would an all-good, all-powerful God allow evil to exist? There is a real mystery here, and we can only give partial answers. Here are some of mine . . .   Two Kinds of Evil We need to recognize that there is more […]

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This version of The Weekly Benedict covers material released in the last week from 17 December 2012 – 7 January 2013 (subscribe here; get as an eBook version for your Kindle, iPod, iPad, Nook, or other eBook reader): Index of Source Links List of direct document links on Vatican.va used. Angelus 6 January 2013 General Audiences 2 […]

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