Category Archives: Apologetics

Prayer to someone other than God

Catholics pray to God. Catholics also pray to the saints. Many non-Catholics claim that it is “unbiblical” to pray to anyone other than God. But a closer look at Scripture reveals that this is not the case. Instead, it is … Continue reading

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Making Religious Art: An Overlooked Charismatic Gift

I’ve written elsewhere about how the Catholic use of religious artwork is not in violation of the commandment against “graven images” in Exodus 20:4. God’s commandment prohibits the improper use of religious imagery; it is not a wholesale prohibition against … Continue reading

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The Church was Catholic well before Constantine

You may have heard the claim that Roman Emperor Constantine I “invented” the Catholic Church sometime in the early part of the 4th Century. But this is simply not true. The church was called the “Catholic Church” within the first 75 … Continue reading

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Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

Someone emailed me several months ago asking why Catholics believe that Mary remained a virgin after Jesus’ birth. His original questions are in bold below, with my answers beneath them: Do you really think little miss Mary was a virgin? … Continue reading

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The Correct Bible

I just posted a comment to Charisma magazine’s online article, “Is Today’s Bible Correct?” The article cites the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls as supporting the “authenticity of the 1611 translation” of the King James Bible’s Old Testament. I … Continue reading

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Warnings against falling away from faith

Although some non-Catholics believe that a Christian is “once saved, always saved,” the Bible has many verses explaining that a believer can in fact lose or reject their salvation. In his book Not by Faith Alone, Robert Sungenis notes: In … Continue reading

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Is the Truth Always Simple?

In their book Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences, Protestant authors Norman Geisler and Ralph MacKenzie quip that Catholicism “has no widely circulated equivalent to ‘The Four Spiritual Laws’ or other simple plan of salvation” (page 234). The comment … Continue reading

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Reading assignment for Calvin’s birthday

Today is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin‘s birth. And to mark the occassion, you may want to study a few Catholic works refuting Calvinism. For a brief treatment, try Jimmy Akin’s article titled A Tiptoe Through TULIP from the … Continue reading

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The Queen of Heaven and the King of Kings

Many non-Catholics object to our use of the title “queen of heaven” in reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary. They do so because in the Old Testament, a false goddess – apparently Ishtar, the Assyro-Babylonian fertility goddess – was called … Continue reading

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Free eBook: Answering Angels & Demons

I just saw on Twitter that a free e-book is now available from Ascension Press to combat lies and inaccuracies in Angels & Demons: Angels & Demons is a thinly-veiled, but brutal attack on the Catholic Faith that will again … Continue reading

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