With pews emptied by COVID-19, a Catholic researcher asks, ‘What if they never come back?’…

COVID-19 safety measures and social distancing have put further strain on many Catholic churches and parishes that have already seen their flocks dwindling. While many still hope things will go back to “normal” once a vaccine is widely available, one researcher is asking a tough question: “What if they never come back?”

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Do personal devotions distract us from Christ?

A significant and often ignored gift of the Advent season is that of deliverance. What I mean by deliverance is the renunciation of human habits that prohibit an authentic devotion to Christ. And, when one begins to identify the gift of deliverance it is often predicated with a request for guidance in order to deliver oneself from these spiritual habits of distraction…

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How ‘Sola Scriptura’ keeps people from knowing the Bible…

A dogma, especially if it a foundational dogma, becomes not just an abstract theory or belief, but a way of life. It determines a whole world view. Take, for example, the Catholic dogma of the Infallibility of the Pope. This is meant to be a limited dogma defining how and why the successor of Peter exercises supreme authority in the Church.

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