All Things in His Time and in Unity With His Will

After this past Sunday’s Mass I received two words from my pastor that I have longed to hear for over three years now, “it’s done.” He was referring to my request to have my marriage convalidated within the Church. Convalidation of a marriage is basically the blessing/recognition/regularization of a marriage between a Catholic and a nonCatholic Christian whose “marriage,” […]

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All Things in His Time and in Unity With His Will

After this past Sunday’s Mass I received two words from my pastor that I have longed to hear for over three years now, “it’s done.” He was referring to my request to have my marriage convalidated within the Church. Convalidation of a marriage is basically the blessing/recognition/regularization of a marriage between a Catholic and a nonCatholic Christian whose “marriage,” […]

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Understanding Why Baptism is Necessary for Salvation: Responding to Objections of Catholic Dogma and John 3:5

Here is the second part of an ongoing discussion between myself and a Protestant friend of mine. as previously mentioned, we often met on Saturdays to discuss our various theological differences in charity and over a delicious cheeseburger from any one of our local Five Guys (we call it Theology Over a Bun). In this […]

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Understanding Why Baptism is Necessary for Salvation: Responding to Objections of Catholic Dogma and John 3:5

Here is the second part of an ongoing discussion between myself and a Protestant friend of mine. as previously mentioned, we often met on Saturdays to discuss our various theological differences in charity and over a delicious cheeseburger from any one of our local Five Guys (we call it Theology Over a Bun). In this […]

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Life in Christ: Veneration of Images

The Christian veneration of images is not contrary to the first commandment which proscribes idols. Indeed, “the honor rendered to an image passes to its prototype,” and “whoever venerates an image venerates the person portrayed in it.”[1] The honor paid to sacred images is a “respectful veneration,” not the adoration due to God alone: Religious […]

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Life in Christ: Veneration of Images

The Christian veneration of images is not contrary to the first commandment which proscribes idols. Indeed, “the honor rendered to an image passes to its prototype,” and “whoever venerates an image venerates the person portrayed in it.”[1] The honor paid to sacred images is a “respectful veneration,” not the adoration due to God alone: Religious […]

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