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WHY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ATHEISTS TO BE SAVED

Jul 31st, 2017 | By

Can atheists be saved? A lot of people think so. We live in a pluralistic society that is very indifferent towards religion. Most today think practically everyone (except perhaps Hitler) is on a rocket ship to Heaven. This “universalism” regarding salvation would also include atheists. Many think that if an atheist is a “good person” they too

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CAN CATHOLICS FOLLOW ANOTHER PHILOSOPHER INSTEAD OF AQUINAS?

Jul 20th, 2017 | By

Can a Catholic follow a philosopher other than Aquinas? The answer is that it depends! Some philosophies teach false doctrines that are opposed to the faith. However, there are, of course, great Catholic thinkers too. What should a Catholic think about Aquinas as opposed to other Catholic philosophers? (Credit goes to one of my mentors

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THREE REASONS WHY THEOLOGY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT ONE CAN STUDY

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

The idea that theology is the top subject will sound very strange to modern ears. What good is theology? Isn’t it better to study something that is more practical or that can make you more money like math or science? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, we’ll look at why the theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas

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WHY SEPARATING MORALITY FROM RELIGION IS A DISASTER

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

Many secular people think that morality doesn’t need God. After all, they say, aren’t there plenty of atheists who do nice things? But reasons like this miss the entire point regarding the important connection between God and morality. The truth is that separating morality from God is a disaster and in this episode of Spiritual

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13 WAYS TO AVOID LUST AND OTHER SEXUAL SINS

May 12th, 2017 | By

We live in an age of sexual license where magazine covers and billboards display soft porn, 80% of all men view pornography on a monthly basis, women commonly dress like prostitutes, fornication is considered healthy and “normal”, and acts of adultery are socially acceptable. Sure these things have always been a problem, but the issue

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HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS TRUE

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

One of the problems with people like Richard Dawkins and the other “new atheists” is that they lump all Christians into one category – the category of the gullible/”blind faith”/anti-intellectual “fundamentalist” and they think that by refuting such easy targets they have therefore debunked all of Christianity. But of course, this commits the straw man

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Pope Francis’ Habitual Ambiguity Is Scandalous And Harming The Mission Of The Church

Jul 6th, 2016 | By

For the first time in recent history, good willed Catholic bloggers and lay apostolates are busy scrambling to charitably interpret the latest words of Pope Francis in a way that is in accord with Catholic teaching. Why do they need to do this? Because Pope Francis has a penchant for delivering theologically sloppy off-the-cuff remarks

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What Are The Arguments For And Against The Existence Of God? Important Questions Answered

Jun 7th, 2016 | By

Can we know if God exists by human reason alone apart from the gift of faith? What are the traditional arguments for and against the existence of God? Are these arguments important? What role does science play in thinking about God? If God can be known by human reason, where does that leave faith? These are all

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SCOTT HAHN: HOW CATHOLICS CAN STOP BEING EASY PREY FOR THE NEW ATHEISTS

Oct 8th, 2015 | By

This is a clip from the Christ 101 course on defending the Christian faith using reason and evidence. This program is taught by Scott M. Sullivan, Ph.D., and includes contributions from Peter Kreeft Ph.D., Scott Hahn Ph.D., Gary Habermas Ph.D., Craig Evans Ph.D., Craig Blomberg Ph.D., Michael Brown Ph.D., Fr. Ron Tacelli Ph.D., Michael Licona

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