Where do unbaptized babies go when they die? Catholics have traditionally said "to Limbo," since they can't go to Heaven (being unbaptized) or Hell (being without actual sin). But didn't Pope Benedict XVI "close" Limbo a few years back?
Do You Need God to Know That Abortion is Wrong? That’s a question that I asked recently here and over at Strange Notions. I was prompted by two things: on the one hand, a series of articles defending the idea that we can be moral without God; and on the other, articles like this one, suggesting that […]
Celibacy: it's not just for priests and nuns, and it's not just for life. Scripture also teaches that temporary celibacy is a way for laypeople to specially consecrate themselves to God.
Jennifer Lawrence defended taking nude photos for her ex-boyfriend by saying that "either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you." That's exactly the problem. Jennifer's response exposes four of the biggest lies we tell ourselves about pornography, including that it's a victimless vice.
Many of the most popular attacks on Mary (both by Protestants today, and by figures like Nestorius throughout the history of the Church) end up being attacks on Jesus. This post looks at three specific examples: (1) "all have sinned" as a denial of the Immaculate Conception; (2) "no one greater than John the Baptist”; and (3) refusing to acknowledge Mary as Mother of God.
In John's Gospel, Mary sparks Jesus' public ministry by requesting the changing of water into wine at the Wedding of Cana. Does Jesus rebuke her for this? Or is He warning her?