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WHETHER A HERETICAL POPE CAN BE DEPOSED

Sep 15th, 2017 | By

A lot of people mistakenly think that the doctrine of papal infallibility means that a pope can never be a heretic. But that is not true. Briefly, the doctrine of papal infallibility is very limited in scope. Vatican I taught that a pope could not err in his teaching only when certain criteria are met. This

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WHY PUBLIC CORRECTION OF CHURCH LEADERS IS NOT ALWAYS SINFUL BUT OBLIGATORY

Aug 21st, 2017 | By

  Is it sinful to correct Church leaders, even publicly? A lot of Catholics seem to hold this view. They think that it is always wrong to publicly criticize a Church leader. However, both St. Thomas Aquinas and Canon law say otherwise! And in this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll tell you why. Click the play

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WHY YOU CANNOT LIVE A GOOD LIFE WITHOUT GOD

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

Can you live a good life without God? A lot of secular minded people think they can. In fact, there are many new atheist billboards popping up saying this very thing. But in fact, this is not true. In order for us to live a truly good life, it must BOTH be the case that

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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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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 THEOLOGY IS RATIONAL AND A TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

Contrary to what a lot of modern people think, we can learn important truths about the world through the study of theology. In other words, theology is rational and a true source of knowledge. Unfortunately, far too many people think theology is a myth. They think it is all based on fantasy and wishful thinking.

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WHY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SUPPORTED THE DEATH PENALTY

Jul 4th, 2017 | By

Modern Christians seem divided on the issue of the death penalty. What many don’t know is that Saint Thomas Aquinas (one of the greatest theologians of all time) not only supported the death penalty but he also anticipated many modern arguments against it. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll give you a quick overview of

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HOW TO DEBUNK THE MYTH THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE ILLOGICAL

Jun 29th, 2017 | By

I saw this meme on Facebook the other day from the “Daily Atheist Quote”.  Like many memes, it sacrifices the truth in an effort to be funny. For starters it is completely ignorant of the history of Western thought. Some of the greatest logicians in the history of the western world have also been religious

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3 REASONS WHY THE WORKS OF PAUL ARE CRITICAL FOR DEFENDING THE FAITH

Jun 28th, 2017 | By

The most common skeptical argument against the Christian faith is that this faith is a later development that is not historically representative of the “real Jesus”. There are many ways to respond to this argument but one of the best is by appealing to the works of Paul. The works of Paul are a gold

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ARE PUBLIC POOLS AND BEACHES OCCASIONS OF SIN?

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

Summer is here and perhaps this is a good time for a moral reflection on a favorite modern form of recreation. Are public pools and beaches occasions of sin? Of course, there is nothing wrong with swimming pools and beaches per se. But what about as they happen to be in many cases? [*Hint –

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