Source: Fr. Charles Grondin of Catholic Answers via catholic.org Question: Is it wrong for a catholic to receive acupuncture? Answer: A Catholic may receive acupuncture as long as it is divorced from its non-Christian spirituality. It should also always be done in consultation with a medical doctor. Header image: Katherine […]
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The Lady of All Nations Controversy
Source: Tim Staples via Catholic.orgReprinted with permission. Tim Staples joins us for a conversation about just where things stand regarding the alleged apparitions to Ida Peerdeman given new communications from the Vatican. Also, what does all this have to do with the push to dogmatically define Mary with words such […]
What are the rules for dipping the consecrated host into the precious blood?
Source: Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P via Catholic.org QUESTION: I HAVE HEARD THAT THE HOLY SEE DOES NOT ALLOW US TO DIP THE HOST INTO A CHALICE TO RECEIVE THE EUCHARIST IN BOTH FORMS. BUT WHEN I WATCHED PART OF WORLD YOUTH DAY, I SAW MANY CLERGY, INCLUDING BISHOPS AND CARDINALS, […]
Deepak Chopra’s Jesus
As a leader in New Age thought, Deepak Chopra has taken it upon himself to explain the real meaning of Jesus. But does he shed light on the real Jesus or invent a new Jesus of his own? We asked Trent Horn.
Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
How can the Catholic Church teach that baptism is necessary for salvation when the Bible show people receive the Holy Spirit before baptism and when Paul tells us that Christ did not send him to baptize but to preach the gospel? The author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard, […]
Can a Christian Meditate?
Source: Catholic Answers via YouTube Meditation, mindfulness, centering — it’s all the rage. But what are the implications of these things for the Christian person? Father Hugh Barbour breaks down what meditation is and why the Church, actually, has a great deal to teach the world about how to get […]
No, Truth Is Not Like a Lion
Ever since my book What the Saints Never Said was published, people have asked me, “What is your least favorite apocryphal saint quote?” Some people expect me to answer with the classic faux Franciscan quote “Preach the Gospel, use words if necessary,” which is irritating because it reduces evangelism to “random acts […]
Catholic Answers Focus: What If Francis Is a Bad Pope?
Source: Catholic Answers via YouTube Many people have grown quite concerned that Pope Francis might, in fact, be a bad pope. We asked Joe Heschmeyer, the author of the book Pope Peter, to examine common complaints against Francis, and consider what our obligations would be if these complaints turn out […]
Why Is Abortion Such an Important Voting Issue?
Source: Catholic Answers via YouTube There are plenty of human rights issues that hold prominent places in our decision-making as voters. Why do Catholics say abortion is the preeminent one, and how does the Church say should that influence our choices? Trent Horn explains. DONATE: https://give.catholic.com/castudiosSUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/catholiccomWEBSITE: https://www.catholic.com/ After his […]
The Errors of Sedevacantism
Sedevacantism is the idea that there is currently no valid pope because of a great apostasy by either the pope or the whole Church. Jimmy Akin explains why the reasons given by sedevacantists for their position are faulty and contrary to the promises of Christ.
How Do Muslims Worship the Same God as Christians?
Jesus says that “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him” (Jn 5:23-24). Yet the Catechism of the Catholic Church says that Muslims, who deny the Incarnation, still “adore the one, merciful God” (CCC 841). How can this be so? Tim Staples explains why there’s not a contradiction here.
The Very First Fathers
We’re familiar with the apostles and the authors of the New Testament, but how many of us know the apostolic Fathers? They were the Christian leaders who followed immediately the age of the apostles, and many of them knew and interacted with Jesus’ original disciples. Who were they, why are they important to our Faith, and what startling revelations are contained in their writings? This talk is an excerpt from the 2019 Catholic Answers Annual Conference.