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Why is organized religion necessary?

Why is organized religion necessary?

Br. Andrew Dominic Yang shares with us why organized religion is still necessary in our society. These days, it is pretty common for organized religion to be discussed with negative connotations. It is spoken of as a series of rules or laws that we have to conform to.... read more
How can you obtain an indulgence?

How can you obtain an indulgence?

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells us how to obtain an indulgence. Indulgences can be obtained, once the three prerequisites are met. First, you must receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The indulgence is not about just getting a free pass to Heaven. Reconciliation... read more
What are indulgences?

What are indulgences?

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers discusses what indulgences is in the Catholic Church. After the Fall in the Garden of Eden, when original sin entered the Earth, there were two effects of sin. Eternal punishment of sin is the loss of sanctifying grace that we need to get to... read more
Can you buy indulgences to get to Heaven?

Can you buy indulgences to get to Heaven?

Fr. Mark Bentz states that we are not able to buy indulgences to get to Heaven. The Church has never taught that and never will. So you may wonder, why did people sell indulgences in the middle ages? Well, most of these were sold by Johann Tetzel, which was wrong and... read more
Was Mary a perpetual virgin?

Was Mary a perpetual virgin?

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers discusses why the Church says that Mary was a perpetual virgin. There are a number of phrases in scripture that are relevant to the discussion. First of all, what do Catholics mean by a virgin birth? Catholics believe that Mary was a virgin... read more
Why a Fetus Can Be a “Bundle of Cells”

Why a Fetus Can Be a “Bundle of Cells”

The most frustrating and fruitless argument made when discussing abortion is referring to a fetus as a “bundle of cells.” From the perspective of biology, the cell is considered the most basic functional unit of life. So yes, a developing child is a bundle of cells.... read more

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