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Why Do We Fast and Give Alms During Lent?

Rosie in Whittier, California, listening on Immaculate Heart Radio. Rosie, you are on with Jim Blackburn, what’s your question please? Hello, how are you? Thank you for taking my call. Can you hear me? We can, yeah? Okay. I’m a catechist for RCIA, and I usually train–I work with questions about Lent, because I go… Read More »

Lent | Catholic Central

LIBBY: Hey, Kai, uh, what’s up? KAI: Well, Libby, I really want to do Lent right this year, you know? LIBBY: All right, take a seat, let’s get started. KAI: Oh no, no sitting or reclining for me during Lent, it’s far too comfortable. Also no solid foods, no clothing fresh out of the dryer,… Read More »

In what ways does the Catholic Church consider the Pope infallible?

>>Ankerberg: I want to move this week, the infallibility of the Pope. Let’s actually take a look at this. Reading from Vatican Council which met in Rome in 1870 they said, “We teach and define that it is a dogma divinely revealed, that the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra, that is, when in… Read More »

Fasting | Wikipedia audio article

Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period. Other fasts may be partially restrictive, limiting only particular foods or substances, or be intermittent.… Read More »

Fasting and abstinence in the Roman Catholic Church

The Catholic Church historically observes the discipline of fasting or abstinence at various times each year. For Catholics, fasting is the reduction of one’s intake of food, while abstinence refers to refraining from meat. The Catholic Church teaches that all people are obliged by God to perform some penance for their sins, and that these… Read More »

Why do Catholics use the term “analytic” to describe justification?

>>Ankerberg: But this brings us to Point #2. To get a broader understanding of what Protestants meant by Forensic Justification, we need to look at the second word which describes their view. It is the word Synthetic. By this term, Protestant Reformers meant there is a synthesis, a combining or adding of something to the… 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 »

Why do Catholics say justification is “infused,” while Protestants say it is “imputed”?

>>Ankerberg: Now, how Catholicism says a person becomes truly righteous within is described by their word under Point #3, which is the word Infusion. By Infusion Catholicism teaches that God’s prevenient grace, or the power of Christ, is infused or placed into the sinner. When this power is given, and the sinner cooperates with this… Read More »

Pastoral Reflection on Lent – Cardinal Collins

Through the penitential season of Lent, Christians are invited each year to look deeply at the foundation of their life in Christ. Lent is a time to focus our so often dispersed attention, to cut away those things that distract us from considering what really matters in life the great English writer Monsignor Ronald Knox… Read More »