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Does everyone have a right to receive the Sacraments?

The constant changes in a society in which God is increasingly ignored present real pastoral challenges for the Church. Nevertheless, faithful to its mission, She cannot betray certain principles despite having to adapt some aspects of pastoral praxis to the new circumstances. 91 more words

John Paul II

What Heaven Will Be Like (If You Make It)

One of my favorite exchanges in the 1991 film Black Robe concerns the nature of the Roman Catholic understanding of heaven. Early in the film, the Jesuit missionary (i.e. 1,056 more words

Philosophy

"Knowledge" in CCC 2751

We think we know things. But we really don’t.

I thought I knew how to paddle a small boat. But it turns out that, if you want to paddle properly, the main force of your stroke has to come from pushing with your… 318 more words

Homilies

Faith and the Old Man

One of the things that I vividly remember after coming back to church after such a long hiatus, was the lack of men out in the pews. 970 more words

Roman Catholic

Faith and the Old Man

One of the things that I vividly remember after coming back to church after such a long hiatus, was the lack of men out in the pews. 970 more words

Catechism Of The Catholic Church

A New Beginning

For quite some time now, men have forgotten their roles in the spiritual upbringings of their families. The wives have had to fill the shoes of the missing men to teach the children the faith and to bring them up in the faith. 165 more words

Catechism Of The Catholic Church

The Proclamation of God's Kingdom

Everyone is called to enter the kingdom. First announced to the children of Israel, this messianic kingdom is intended to accept men of all nations. To enter it, one must first accept Jesus’ word: 362 more words

Faith