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Are Prayers Effective?

There have been several scientific studies on the efficacy of prayer. The Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP), financed by the John Templeton Foundation, found that prayers had no effect on the recovery of 1,802 patients undergoing … Continue reading

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Veneration of Relics

It was reported on bbc.com that “[t]housands of Canadians across Canada have attended public veneration for the right forearm of St Francis Xavier”. Veneration of relics has been a practice of the Catholic Church for centuries. The relics venerated include … Continue reading

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Mother of God

Just as the Trinity doctrine is a man-made doctrine, “Mother of God” is also a man-made title conferred on Mary by the Council of Ephesus in 431. In my opinion, it is not proper to call Mary “Mother of God”. … Continue reading

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Why is There Always Evil? Why Doesn’t God Wipe out Evil?

While the Bible is a very important book for Christians and Catholics alike, there are many questions to which the Bible does not seem to have an answer. Here are two questions many people ask: Why is there always evil? … Continue reading

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Going to Mass

To Catholics, there is no other religious service more important than Mass, which is a non-bloody re-enactment of Yeshua’s sacrifice. However, God is not satisfied with this external ritual. And the same happens nowadays: a formal religious service giving due … Continue reading

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Is God Present in Churches

I have been to quite a few famous churches in various cities, St. Peter’s Basilica, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the Patheon, Santa Maria Del Fiore, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Holy Sepulchre … Continue reading

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Violence, War and Destruction

Every day we hear about violence, war and destruction. It therefore begs the question: Why is there never-ending violence, war and destruction? The answer is actually quite simple. God created the material world to shelter us, the fallen spirits, so … Continue reading

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