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Reclaiming True Marital Intimacy

God enables our bodies to speak his life-giving language of love. Sex is God’s idea; it is not the consequence of sin. In marital sexuality the meaning of unity is evident through bonding, the purpose of unity is evident in babies, and the joy of unity is evident through pleasure. Here is a brief look at each of these three aspects.  

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The World of the Occult

The word “occult” comes from the Latin occultus, meaning hidden or secret. Its basic principle is that people want to bypass God. The world of the occult is extremely complex and diverse. It is expressed in various ways by such things as superstition, idolatry, and divination, but ultimately falls under the heading of magic. All magic is inherently evil and very dangerous because it has its origin in “the dominion of darkness” (Col 1:13).

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Why Study Apologetics?

Why study apologetics at all? There are at least three principal reasons. First, because we believe that the Catholic faith is true, and everyone has a right to hear the truth.

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Why Catholics Stopped Going to Mass after Vatican II: Setting the Record Straight

In 1960 the Church was paradoxically both aware that Western civilization was, by and large, no longer Christian and optimistic about the “natural law” tendencies within liberal democracy. Many within the Church knew that the world had to be evangelized; they understood the emptiness that haunted a great deal of popular piety. Many Christians could feel intuitively that something was deeply wrong in the Church, that many of the faithful were “going through the motions,” that somewhere along the line, the passion, drama, and excitement of a life truly in and through Christ had been lost. And yet, this pessimism was offset by an optimistic appraisal of the moral qualities of the liberal West.

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Genesis to Jesus Quiz

Do you know all the Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus? Do you know where the Last Supper took place? Find out how much you know about salvation history in this quiz from Genesis to Jesus!

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St. Faustina on Trust

In our day and age, trust and mercy are as popular as tape recorders and fax machines: people wonder if they’re still around and working. Yes, they are. And when combined, their credibility is off the charts. 

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St. Augustine on Christian Friendship

No one had more complicated thoughts about friendship than Augustine, who died in the year 430 at the age of 75. That may be partly because we have so much of his writing, and over a long life his opinions must have developed.