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Why Can’t I Hear God?

God does speak to us. No, I don’t mean in an apparition or with an audible voice. God has His own voice and we have to attune our hearts to Him to be able to hear it. Robert Cardinal Sarah speaks of the importance of silence in hearing God’s voice: At the heart of man […]

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Freemasons and Their Craft: What Catholics Should Know

Many Catholics view Freemasonry as a dangerous—even Satanic—conspiracy founded to destroy the Faith. On the other hand, the Craft likes to present itself as “an ancient Order dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God.” Some of the “Brethren” may take that description seriously, depending on which room of the Masonic edifice […]

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Ideology is the Enemy of True Faith

ANTHONY ESOLEN, NOVEMBER 9, 2016, Crisis Magazine Events at the college where I teach have me thinking about the ersatz religion known as ideology. What are the signs that mark the difference between believing in God and asserting that if only everyone on earth would accept, let us say, the gender ideology of the secular west, we […]

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Vote as a Catholic with a Catholic Moral Vision

Posted by Msgr. Charles Pope on Tuesday Sep 27th, 2016 at National Catholic Register Satan is no idiot. He has successfully convinced most Catholics that moral issues are political issues. And in so doing he has successfully shut down a huge amount of moral exhortation and reflection. This is especially true in a political season […]

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Is Islam a Religion of Peace or Violence?

Is Islam a Religion of Peace or Violence?

On Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show on August 10, 2016, Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer and Msgr. Stuart Swetland, President of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, engaged in a lively discussion over whether Islam is a religion of peace or of violence. Several Catholic writers have weighed-in on the debate: links to their posts […]

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The Abolition Of God And The Annihilation Of Man

“It is not true, as is sometimes said, that man can organize the world without God. What is true is that, without God, he can ultimately only organize it against man. Exclusive humanism is inhuman humanism.”   ∼ Henri de Lubac, The Drama of Atheist Humanism “If God does not exist … everything is permitted.”   ∼ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime […]

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The Belief in Purgatory is Much Older Than You Realize

Wasn’t Purgatory unheard of in Scripture and only invented in the Dark Ages? No. Just the term “Purgatory” arose after the time of the apostles, just as the terms “Trinity”, “Christianity”, “Second Coming”, and “Bible” did. But the idea of Purgatory was already present in the period before Jesus was born. So, for instance, we […]

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Understanding the Catholic Hierarchy

In honor of the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter on Feb. 22, we made the following infographic explaining the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Ever wondered how the Archbishop has the power to restore the sacraments? Want to know why the deacon does the readings at Mass instead of the priest? It’s all here! Note: […]

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