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Pope Francis recently gave a general audience in which he discussed the situation of those who have divorced and remarried without an annulment. His remarks are particularly significant in light of the upcoming Synod on the Family and the proposals to give Holy Communion to those in this situation. They also attracted attention because he […]

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There is a classic passage in the final chapter of Mark’s Gospel, where we read: And he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:15-16]. Christians through […]

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Since Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy and began his retirement in seclusion, he has said nothing publicly. There’s a very good reason for that, and that’s why the most recent thing he’s written is so amazing. He’s just publicly weighed in on Cardinal Kasper’s proposal to give Holy Communion to divorced and civilly remarried […]

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The last couple of days have brought some good news from the current synod of bishops on the family. Where things are going is still far from certain and there is still reason for concern, but there have been a number of welcoming signs. Here are 12 things to know and share . . . […]

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Most Catholics have never even heard of the “law of gradualness,” but it became big news this week at the Synod on the Family. What is the law of gradualness, and what role does it play in Catholic thought? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .   1) What is the […]

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Recently one of the most prominent cardinals in the world made remarks regarding the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office that could be taken as insulting. The issue was receiving Communion following divorce and civil remarriage. This kind of situation is a very rare event. We don’t normally see cardinals seeming to publicly take apparent […]

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Press reports are claiming that Pope Francis recently baptized the child whose parents were not married in the eyes of the Church. Since many priests in America have refused to baptize such children, it raised some eyebrows. What are the real facts in this case? Here are 12 things to know and share . . […]

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This Sunday, the Church celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ. It’s an event that is recorded in all four gospels, so we know it’s important. But there’s a question that has puzzled Christians all down through the ages. It even puzzled John the Baptist, who performed the baptism. Why was Jesus baptized?   The Problem […]

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Anti-Catholics often charge that Catholics “re-crucify” Jesus through the sacrifice of the Mass. If we were, that would be a problem, because the Bible repeatedly indicates that Jesus suffered and died “once for all.” What’s really going on here? How should we understand the relationship of the Mass to the sacrifice of the Cross?   […]

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Sometimes atheists claim that God endorses rape because Deuteronomy says it’s okay to force women you’ve captured in wartime to marry you. Is that true? Let’s look at the issue . . .   Captive Brides (NOTE: This post is part of a series on the “dark passages” of the Bible. Click here to see […]

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