Religion

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Is Catholic Teaching Under Assault by Amoris Laetitia?

In the December 7th airing of The World Over Live, Raymond Arroyo hosted a segment in which one of his guests, Fr. Gerald Murray, suggested that Catholic teaching is now under assault by pope Francis (due to his recent clarification of Amoris Laetitia, which essentially confirms an interpretation presented by the Argentinian bishops). During this segment, Fr. […]
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Is the God of the Old Testament really hateful and spiteful?

In my conversations with non-Christians and agnostics over the years, the Old Testament has always been one of the greatest points of friction. They would read about constant wars and killing; about how God commanded Israel, the so-called chosen people, to destroy other nations. And they would conclude that religion was about war, saying to the effect; […]
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How Bishops can Save the Catholic Church in America

I would like to preface this article with a note of reverential charity to our shepherds. I realize they are often the subject of much criticism—criticism which is not always the most charitable in nature. And although I may also criticize at times, I will try to also be constructive and respectful to their office, as it […]
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The Original Feminism: How The Catholic Church is the most Pro-Woman Organization in the World

Let’s face it. Our Catholic leaders have done a horrible job at defending the Church in the modern world. While the same accusations continue to be made—that the Church is “outdated,” “patriarchal,” “anti-woman,” “homophobic,” “run by men” “sexist,” and so on—the response by our Catholic leaders has largely been silence (Or, if a response is given, […]
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Two Simple Reasons why Female Deacons are not Possible

On May 12th, 2016, pope Francis received a group of women religious who, during their meeting, posed to him this question; “What prevents the Church from including women among permanent deacons, as was the case in the primitive Church? Why not constitute an official commission to study the matter?” The pope, gracious as he is, responded in […]
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Is pope Francis “reckless” as EWTN guest suggests?

The June 23rd airing of EWTN’s World Over hosted guests who voiced concerns over pope Francis’ in-flight comments regarding the validity (or lack thereof) of most marriages. According to the pope in an improtu interview, most marriages today are invalid because most do not enter into them with the intention of a life-long relationship. Thus, says the […]
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Errors in Amoris Laetitia. Are there any?

A recent article was released last week by the Register entitled “Catholic Scholars Appeal to Pope Francis to Repudiate ‘Errors’ in Amoris Laetitia.” This article detailed how certain theologians, prelates, and clergy have appealed to pope Francis to “repudiate” the “erroneous propositions” contained within the recent encyclical. While the appeal itself did not surprise me, […]