Category Archives: Catholic Church

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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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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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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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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