Do Catholics Have a Personal Relationship With Jesus?

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In the combox a reader asks, Father, regarding your reference to the “personal relationship with Jesus” that evangelicals emphasize … what is that? I hear that a lot in Catholic circles now also … but I have never seen it explained. How does one recognize that experience or how does it feel? The evangelicals seem [Read More...]

The Problem with Primitivism

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One of the basic assumptions of Protestantism is Primitivism. This is the idea that the Catholic Church became corrupt at some point and that the Reformers need to ‘restore’ the simple, primitive faith of the early Christians. Primitivist movements have been around since the beginning of the church, the Protestant Reformation threw up a good [Read More...]

Do Catholics Worship Idols?

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Now that the geeks at Patheos have give us such a snazzy new re-fit, I am going through and moving a good number of my archived articles from my website to my blog. I hope readers will explore the ‘Archived Articles’ tab to see what’s there. I’ll be updating it regularly with old articles and [Read More...]

Are Catholics Born Again Christians?

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My godly Evangelical mother used to “witness” when we were out shopping. She’d ask the store keeper, “Have you been born again?” If the conversation got going she’d relate the story of the conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus in the third chapter of John’s gospel. I don’t know if she ever succeeded in making convert, [Read More...]

Do Catholics Worship Mary?

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When you go into a Catholic Church and you see a big, splendid statue of Mary with flowers in front of it, a bank of candles lit before it and an old woman kneeling down, fervently praying her rosary it would seem to be what it looks like: the woman is worshipping a statue of [Read More...]


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