Category Archives: Bible Study

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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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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Church in Flames

It was reported in the news that three Orthodox churches—one in New York, one in Sydney, one in Melbourne—went up in flames, two of which occurred on Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the year for Christians. Two of the … Continue reading

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Atheists Cannot Go to Heaven

Atheists can go to Heaven. This is the message given by Pope Francis in a homily during Mass on May 22, 2015: The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, … Continue reading

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The Worship of Mary

When you walk into any Catholic Church, you will find a statue of Mary, in front of which you can see many votive candles burning. I have seen many people touching and kissing the feet of the statue. The Catholic … Continue reading

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God Is Not Afraid of New Things

Many people believe that the Catholic Church should change and adapt to the changing conditions of society. Pope Francis has been pushing for the acceptance of practising homosexuals and remarried divorcees since he became the head of the Catholic Church. … Continue reading

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