Tag Archives: Catholicism

New Evangelization and the Human Desire for Christ

Yesterday we began meditating upon strategies of evangelization as we find them in the Acts of the Apostles. We considered how it was the desire for the salvation of the jailer’s soul that kept Paul and Silas in prison, for even when the doors had been opened by the angel, they did not leave. So… Read More »

Are Statues in Catholic Churches “Graven Images?”

We are going to go to Anonymous in Syracuse, Indiana. Anonymous, are you with us? Yes I am. And guess what the question is? The question is: why are you Protestant? Why am I Protestant? Okay, well, like many others, I’m Protestant mostly because I was born Protestant. I was raised in an Anabaptist family.… Read More »

Have the Popes, historically, been good examples for Catholics and Protestants to follow?

>>Ankerberg: Okay, letís get a response.>>Martin: Thereís a severe fallacy in the reasoning. In order to estab¨lish what you just said, you must assume that there is a papacy with the power to do that.>>Pacwa: Yes!>>Martin: Well, I deny the assumption.>>Pacwa: Yes.>>Martin: So…>>Pacwa: Itís a fallacy only if I accept your assumption.>>Martin: Right! Right! Just… Read More »

Living A Life of Meaning: Roman Catholic Beliefs Explained Speaker Ken Yasinski

(slow piano music) – Getting things in the right order is pretty important if we are to make sense of them. Imagine if you’re going to read J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, The Hobbit, but instead of reading the pages in their chronological order, you read the book just sorta randomly, selecting pages as you will. And… Read More »

Eucharist Real Presence (How To Prepare To Receive)

(gentle music) – Sometimes we call the Mass boring, impersonal, or irrelevant, because we don’t feel like we’re getting anything out of it. Now if we don’t feel like we’re getting anything out of it, we have to ask the question, what are we putting into it? Have we prepared ourself to receive Jesus’ body,… Read More »

Ushering in a new leader: Diocese of Fresno installs sixth bishop

THE JURY WILL IS MADE UP OF 6 MEN AND 6 WOMEN, WITH 2 ALTERNATES. OPENING STATEMENTS WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 TOMORROW MORNING . ARAMBULA IS ACCUSED OF CHILD CRUELTY AGAINST HIS 7- YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. ALEXAN IN FAITH MATTERS… USHERING IN A NEW LEADER. THE DIOCESE OF FRESNO FORMALLY INSTALLED ITS NEW BISHOP… BISHOP… Read More »

Bishop Barron on Leaving The Church

[Music] we’re an article just last week in the most recent commonweal magazine by kathleen caveny who teaches at notre dame university and to me it was a latest in a disturbing trend that i’ve seen in the catholic commentariat namely to treat the church in a kind of Cavalier manner as though it’s one… Read More »