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 →

The Future of Evangelicalism

I've always been interesting in future trends, and I've found that when it comes to religion, the future can be surprisingly predictable, thanks to the fantastic records kept not only by various denominations, but also by research think-tanks (like the PEW Research Forum for example). I've also found that even real estate companies do a... Continue Reading →

Are Catholics Christians?

It seems strange to have to say that Catholics are Christian but to a growing number of Evangelical Protestants (particularly in the Anglosphere) it needs to be pointed out. Catholic Christianity is Complete Christianity. In fact, we Catholics were the first Christians because we Catholics were the original Christians. Sadly, a lot of Catholics have... Continue Reading →

Parallel Centuries

Looking at the historical Church parallels between the 16th century and the 21st century is shocking. For those of you who don’t know history, the 16th century was quite a mess. Corruption in the Catholic Church was extremely high. There were terrible popes. Sexual license was rampant throughout the Church but most especially in Rome.... Continue Reading →

Faith Alone?

Some years back, my daughter asked me: "Daddy, what is a Protestant?" My answer was simply this. A Protestant is a Christian who "protests" various teachings of the Catholic Church, but retains core Catholic teaching, such as the Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement through Christ's sacrifice on the cross for example. I stopped there as the... Continue Reading →

Outside the Church there is No Salvation

If you have not already read my essay on Jesus Christ Founded the Catholic Church, you should do so first for context. The Catholic Church has always taught extra Ecclesiam nulla salus, which means: "Outside the Church, there is no salvation." Traditionally, many have taken this to mean that unless you are a signed and certified... Continue Reading →

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