Catholics Cannot Be Masons

For those of you who still might think Freemasonry is just some harmless boys club with funny hats, think again. No organization has been condemned by the Catholic Church more than the Masonic Lodge. The Catholic Church has imposed the penalty of excommunication on all Catholics who become Freemasons (or members of the Masonic Lodge).... Continue Reading →

Idols v. Statues

One of the common accusations leveled against Catholic by both Protestants and Muslims is that we worship idols. One of the reasons why this happens, particularly among Muslims, but also among some Protestants too, is that they really don't understand what an idol is. Their knowledge of the subject is elementary, almost childlike. If they... Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I'm frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can't trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If... Continue Reading →

What do Catholics REALLY Believe?

The following is a very simple and rudimentary guide to what Catholics actually believe. It is written by a Catholic, a trained catechist (teacher of the Catholic faith), and apologist defender of the Catholic faith). However, this work will be very unapologetic. It's just going to be very simple, yes or no answers, with very... Continue Reading →

Would Jesus Support Gun Control?

I've grown rather weary of the "what would Jesus do?" cliche because everyone is using it now. I would rather ask "what did Jesus do?" I think that's a better question, because it helps to prevent us from injecting our own personal feelings and prejudices into the speculation. To be sure, the Jesus most people... Continue Reading →

Are Catholics Christian by Evangelical Standards?

Are Catholics considered Christian by Evangelical standards? You've probably heard different things from different people. The best way to determine this is to take a good look at the most commonly-agreed Evangelical Statement of Faith and see where Catholics stand in relation to that. The following is from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). This... Continue Reading →

Do Catholics Worship Statues?

Living in the Bible Belt of the United States can be a bit amusing at times, especially when some Evangelicals refer to Catholic statues and icons as "idols." At the same time, however, I have sympathy for these folks, because I too was once as confused as they are. I have to admire their zeal.... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Married Priests

Before I begin this essay, allow me to give full disclosure. First, I am not a priest. Second, I am married. Third, I don't want to be a priest -- ever. Fourth, I will probably never be a priest and that's just fine with me. Truth be told, I enjoy my freedom as a Catholic... Continue Reading →

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