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Are Catholic Rituals, Teaching Authority, and Church Structure Biblical?

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This post is in response to a comment I received from a man named Austin here.  His criticisms are ones frequently heard by Evangelicals, so Catholics and Evangelicals might both do well to read on.  Austin, First off, thanks for following up, and proving me too much a cynic.  I think your second comment crystallizes […]

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Seven Quick Thoughts from a Catholic Priest’s Wife

The wife of a Byzantine Catholic priest penned her responses to these seven frequently-heard comments / questions: “That’s weird.” “That’s great! Father John Western-rite should get married, too!” “That’s great! Are you a priest, too?” “So, you’re Orthodox?” “It must be really burdensome on your church to pay for a family.” “That’s a bad idea; […]

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The American and Catholic Understanding of the Episcopacy

First of all, happy St. Nicholas’ Day.  Totally forgot to mention that this morning. Second, John Allen wrote a worthwhile article on the legal troubles which faced Cardinal Michele Giordano.  He uses this example to illustrate the difference between the American and Catholic understanding of what it is to be a Church leader: The typical American […]

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