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In defense of the Roman Catholic Mass
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In defense of the Roman Catholic Mass

(Originally published on Helium April 18, 2013) There are many criticisms on the internet of the Roman Catholic Mass by both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The two major criticisms of the Mass by Catholics (also called Eucharist by Catholics) are: 1) that it’s boring and 2) that it is no longer in Latin and in...

Is the Shroud of Turin Genuine or a Hoax?
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Is the Shroud of Turin Genuine or a Hoax?

The Shroud of Turin is arguably the most scientifically tested artifact in history. The debate as to whether it is a true relic, or a hoax continues unabated. New tests and articles are constantly in the news. For those who believe in the authenticity of the Shroud, no further evidence is necessary. For those who...

St Teresa of Avila. The Early Years
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St Teresa of Avila. The Early Years

Dona Teresa de Ahumada y Cepeda (1515-1582), better known as St Teresa of Avila, is one of the giants of the Catholic Church. Her descriptions of her relationship to “His Majesty,” as she called Jesus, are so deep and intense, that only those who have achieved great spiritual growth understand them. It was Teresa and...

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God’s Time is Timeless and Always in the Present Time

(This article was originally published in Helium 11/8/2013) Human beings created the concept of time and neatly divided it into manageable segments including the concepts of the past (any moment that is neither present nor future); the present (right now, this moment and also by extension, today); and future (time that has not yet happened)....

Just Another Rant
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Just Another Rant

I am so tired of hearing that Life Site News (a conservative Catholic media outlet) lies and is anti-Catholic. The reporters on Life Site that cover the Vatican are just doing their job – reporting what is going on. If people don’t want to know the inner workings of the Vatican – don’t read the...