Marriage & the Eucharist: It is consumated

In this series of articles, we’re looking at the parallels between Marriage and the Eucharist.  We left off last week talking about how when husband and wife come together in the marital embrace for the first time, the marriage is said to be consummated.  The two, have become one.  And,...

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Joseph the Fearless

By Peter Darcy St. Joseph is an integral part of the story of Advent, but let’s not be too facile about his calling to be the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Joseph’s obedience to the Angel’s message, his embrace of the truth of it, and his prompt action were extremely courageous...

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Viewing the Holy Family as Middle East refugees

( Below is a letter from the director of Middle Eastern outreach for Focus on the Family.   His stories are always moving but this is especially poignant considering the current refugee situation and how it has some relation to the Holy Family’s plight 2000 years ago.) Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,...

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Marriage and the Eucharist

What I want to do over the next few weeks, is to draw some parallels between the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Marriage, and to show how the two, become one, in both Sacraments.  I hope by doing so that this will possibly broaden your understanding of...

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The resurrection of the dead…

Continuing with our discussion of the Rapture, I now want to look at something that I just mentioned in passing last week.  The “Rapture” passage from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, states that there will be a resurrection of the dead at this event that Protestant theology calls the Rapture.  Verse 16:...

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Will you be left behind?

We’re talking about the “Rapture.”  What do Catholics believe about the Rapture vs. what Protestants believe about the Rapture and, what does the Bible say about the Rapture, particularly as to whether or not it supports the Protestant view of the Rapture? I left off last time talking about Matthew...

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Seek truth; challenge error.

The last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the inerrancy of Scripture.  I’ve focused on the teaching of several papal encyclicals and the teachings of Vatican Council I and Vatican Council II.  In every case, I’ve shown that the constant teaching of the Church is that while, yes, there...

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What does Vatican II say about Scriptural inerrancy?

Last week we started looking at fairly recent magisterial documents relating to the Church’s teaching on the Bible – particularly the teaching on the inerrancy of Scripture.  We touched on Leo XIII’s Providentissumus Deus, from 1893, and Pius XII’s Divino Afflante Spiritu, from 1943.  Let’s move forward from there to...

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