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“We love, because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19)
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Jesus taught that we should love all people, and that includes those closest to us
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This Church’s regard of heresy as dangerous has remained the same, while the application and particular understanding of it has undergone positive development.
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Our merit is merely God crowning his own graces.
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In honoring and venerating the Blessed Virgin Mary, we worship and honor and adore her Son.
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“Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality. Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one's own right to life.” (CCC 2264)
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Christian unity in Jesus Christ is supremely important, but so also is doctrinal agreement across the board.
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The Bible is crystal-clear about the Holy Trinity, yet there are many religious groups that reject the Trinity. That’s why we need the Church’s authoritative interpretation.
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“The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity.” (CCC 1035)
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“The liturgy is the work of the whole Christ, head and body. Our high priest celebrates it unceasingly in the heavenly liturgy, with the holy Mother of God, the apostles, all the saints, and the multitude of those who have already entered the kingdom.” (CCC 1187)
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Can God will one thing without its coming to pass? Can something that Jesus prays for not happen?
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“The Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.” (Lumen Gentium 59)
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There is a great difference between NFP and contraception
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The theme of the obedience of faith is common in Paul’s epistle to the Romans
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Ironically, the notion of Sola Scriptura itself is never found in Scripture
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Here are 6 examples of Jesus using this method...
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Divine Comfort and Aid for Distress and Trouble
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Luther’s Mariology is (ironically) closer to that of the Catholic Church today than to the modern-day Lutheranism.
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“Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church.” (St. Ignatius of Antioch, AD 110)
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To be a Catholic is to accept, obediently in faith, all that the Church infallibly teaches
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“For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer...” (1 Peter 3:12)
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“The Blessed Virgin excels the angels in her closeness to God.” —St. Thomas Aquinas
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“My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt”
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“Gird yourselves with sackcloth”
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What Catholics and other Christians observe during Lent is altogether in line with biblical teaching.
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“The Blessed Virgin, under the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost ... is thereby really and truly His Mother.”
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“The glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.”
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The miracle of raising the dead is a belief grounded in the Bible and documented throughout Catholic history
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“Accepted with a joyous heart celibacy radiantly proclaims the Reign of God.” (CCC 1579)
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“In bringing about the Redemption through suffering, Christ raised human suffering to the level of the Redemption. Thus each man, in his sufferings, can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ.” (Pope St. John Paul II)
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The Bible also distinguishes between the “sojourner” and the “foreigner.”
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There is no absolutely irrefutable “contradiction” in the two genealogies.
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The problem is that biblical critics don’t require (let alone use or produce) any hard evidence to start questioning anything in the Bible.
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A closer look at the historical evidence
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“I am His messenger, spreading His gospel of salvation and peace...”
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A blessed Advent and merry Christmas to one and all!
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Catholics follow authority with eyes wide open, not “blindly”
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If we are all potentially partakers of the divine nature, then how much more so the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate New Eve, the Theotokos?
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It’s an error to conclude that every bad thing that happens to us is a demonic attack, just as it is to deny his existence and influence
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“The profound concordance of the four senses (of Scripture) guarantees all its richness to the living reading of Scripture in the Church.” (CCC 115)
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“On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body.” (CCC 2185)
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There is much evidence in the Bible of a Christian priesthood.
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“From the first instant of her conception, Mary was totally preserved from the stain of original sin and she remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life.” (CCC 508)
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Where in the Bible do we find a physical object being venerated or shown honor, similar to an icon?
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Gehenna was a place where children were sacrificed to false gods. That is why Jesus used it to describe hell.
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Prayer is conditional upon being consistent with God’s will.
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God forgives repentant sinners, but punishes the individually guilty.
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The anti-eucharistic bias of some Christians is much like the Jewish and Muslim belief that the incarnation is unthinkable
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The Church expects a humble submission to that which has been established and held from the beginning (with development of doctrine and increased understanding along the way).
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The Bible says the Church is a visible institution with a verifiable history of continuous apostolic teaching.
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Fair-minded and open-minded folks should be able to easily see through the shallowness of such proofs.
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God’s Church is indefectible because He prevents it from falling away from the truth — despite all the bad people in it.
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Jesus ascended by His own power, but Our Lady was assumed by the power of her Son’s victory over death.
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Proclamation of an existing reality has nothing to do with some supposed “superiority” of category
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The objection to calling Catholic priests father is a thoroughly misguided “non-starter.”
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Jesus' Sacrifice is eternally present and “now”
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Nothing illustrates the falsity of the claim of “self-attesting” books better than the history of the process of canonization itself
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There will be opposition to the “full” Catholic teaching. If there isn’t, we need to examine ourselves very closely...
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“But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth...” (Colossians 3:8)
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If God gets “serious” about actual, real sin in heaven, why in the world would He not start now?
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It is a manifest fact, thoroughly established in the Bible, that angels can be prayed to and answer prayers
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Free will means that there are souls who will be lost. They reject God, just as Satan did.
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How Muggeridge’s ‘Something Beautiful for God’ brought Mother Teresa to the attention of the world
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Among other proofs, the Bible casually assumes that great prophets like Moses and Samuel would be praying for those on earth after they died
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When we are open to life, we freely work together with God.
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Some anti-Catholic polemicists exploit myths about the Inquisition in a spirit of fear, surprise, ruthless exaggeration, and an almost fanatical opposition to the pope
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The Council of Trent forbade the selling of indulgences, thus partially agreeing with Luther and the Protestants, while retaining the doctrine itself.
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“The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office...” (LG 25)
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The Hebrew “household” (if not virtually always) often would contain extended family members.
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The fundamental reason for Marian beliefs is to exalt and focus on our Lord Jesus Christ.
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To conclude that Our Lady was puzzled about Jesus or His mission is not warranted from the biblical text.
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To a man, the Fathers of the Church all testify that Mary was perpetually a virgin
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Mary “remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin” (CCC 510)
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If you disbelieve Jesus regarding the Eucharist, chances are you will also regarding Who He is
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God has only sinners to work with, yet work with them He does.
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“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?”
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Golgotha (along with Christ's tomb) is located within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the walled Old City of Jerusalem.
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The meditations of the Rosary, and Marian devotions and doctrines in general, are centered on Jesus Christ
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to Adam and Eve eight times
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The principle of Sola Scriptura (“Bible Alone”) is unbiblical
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A closer look at the numbers behind the claim
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We should not pit Jesus and his Church against each other
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The Bible draws many parallels between the ark of the (old) covenant and Mary, the “ark of the new covenant”
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“The grace of the Holy Spirit confers upon us the righteousness of God.” (CCC 2017)
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God wants us to be happy and fulfilled, which is precisely why He designed things the way they are.
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We must never stop talking about preborn children being slaughtered, day in and day out, in our nation.
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Which books were inspired by God? The answer to this question is not found in the Bible itself. It necessarily has to appeal to Catholic tradition.
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A closer look at what it means to be “a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek”
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“The Lord made St. Peter the visible foundation of his Church. He entrusted the keys of the Church to him. The bishop of the Church of Rome, successor to St. Peter, is head of the college of bishops, the Vicar of Christ and Pastor of the universal Church on earth.” (CCC 936)
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Blessed John Henry Newman's intensive study of the development of doctrine eventually led him to the Catholic Church.
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This blessed town is the most holy and powerful, extraordinary place I've ever been in my life.
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“For this divine plan my body and soul I have joyfully given.”
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“Radiant beams from thy holy face/With the dawn of redeeming grace”
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Protestants would do well to ponder what their nativity scenes mean, and how they are scarcely different from Catholic veneration.
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The key is to understand biblical language properly in context.
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Why is it considered such an extraordinary thing that God chose to simply make one person—the Mother of God—the way that all of us would have been, but for the Fall?
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Let us pray that we never fall into this grave error.
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The devil is a pathetic joke and a cosmic fool and failure.
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Let’s admit it: This is a huge deficiency in Catholic circles, and the result is ignorance even on very basic doctrines of the faith.
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God intended for His Church to guide individuals in their study of the Bible.
Dave Armstrong

Dave Armstrong is a full-time Catholic author and apologist, who has been actively proclaiming and defending Christianity since 1981. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1991.

His multi-faceted website/blog, Biblical Evidence for Catholicism, has been online since March 1997. He also maintains a popular Facebook page.

Dave has been happily married to his wife Judy since October 1984. They have three sons and a daughter (all homeschooled) and reside in metro Detroit.