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Why Catholic Apologists Need Protestant Bibles

“The idea of the unity of God’s people…is profoundly based in Scripture.” ~ Pontifical Biblical Commission   Do you have a Protestant translation of the Bible? I’m not talking about the Gideon King James Version (KJV) you snagged in that...

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You, Christ and His Church All Belong Together

Recently I heard a rather sad statistic about the percentage of Catholics currently considering a departure from the Church. I don’t remember the number exactly, but I do remember thinking it was higher than it ought to have been. Of course,...

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UK Report: Christian Persecution ‘Growing in Scale and Intensity’ Worldwide

Last year, on the feast of the protomartyr St. Stephen, U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that he had asked the Anglican Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, to set up an independent review into the global persecution of...

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This October, Pray the Rosary From Coast to Coast

Spiritual warfare. We are all “in it.” It can be perceived in our families, our Church, our countries, our world. Division, anger, immorality and a complete disregard of the dignity of the human person. These things are so fully on display, it...

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17 Inspiring Moments from #AliveFromNewYork

The day began as a gloomy one: rainy and overcast. Amid the hustle and bustle of Times Square, draped in ads and glitzy commercials overwhelming one’s senses, billboards displaying, “Alive From New York,” could be seen. Above, an ad for the...

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What I Said When I Saw the Mona Lisa

My father was an actor, and when I was 8 years old, he got a role in a show that was to tour Europe. So, he and my mom packed up us three kids, and we traveled Europe for the year. My mom, a teacher, homeschooled us, and we got to a unique...

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Cardinal Newman: Father of the Catholic Revival

The forthcoming canonization of Cardinal Newman serves as a timely reminder of Newman’s monumental importance to the revival of Catholicism, not only in his native England but also in the United States. Put simply, the reception of John Henry...

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The Lions of the Pyrenees

The expedition in question I’d heard about for years. I was intrigued, however, an expedition into the Pyrenees for three days during which a number of dangerous — sorry, “extreme” — sports would be undertaken by a group of men more used to...

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The Bereans and Searching the Scriptures: Sola Scriptura?

St. Paul’s authority was accepted in faith by his followers. He spoke with great authority. He said he was delivering truth and tradition, and he expected his followers to accept it without question. There is no hint that he thought otherwise. No...

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The Word of God from the Mouth of Jeremiah

Then the LORD extended his hand and touched my mouth, saying to me, See, I place my words in your mouth! ―Jeremiah 1:9   The Lord called Jeremiah to be a prophet in 628 BC, when Josiah was the king of Judah. Jeremiah was young, only in his...