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Is the Pope changing a dogma on the death penalty?

A related question is: Is the Pope is saying that the death penalty is intrinsically evil? First lets carefully read the new revised numeral (It is ‘new’ because it was previously revised by Pope St. John Paul II as well): “2267 … Continue reading

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Council of Trent on whether a Pope could fall into heresy

Nowhere in the history of the Church there is a Magisterial document teaching that the Supreme Pontiff can fall into heresy, schism, or become an apostate. Quite the contrary, various decrees, such as the Papal Bull Unam Sanctam which teaches that … Continue reading

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How shall we treat the Pope? (Part 3)

Part 2 of this article [here] “Paul corrected Peter, therefore I can correct the Pope” approach: Before going to St. Paul’s teaching to the Galatians, let’s keep in mind the following: St. Paul was an Apostle, but St. Peter’s position was … Continue reading

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How shall we treat the Pope? (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article [here] “The punishment of the offender ought to be in proportion to the dignity of the person wronged. Bishops are called most holy, are Christ’s ambassadors, spiritual fathers, our brothers and fellow bishops, the acknowledged … Continue reading

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How shall we treat the Pope? (Part 1)

As Christians, we are called to treat all people with charity, with respect for we have the dignity of having been created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26) (Ephesians 4:1-4) (4:32). St. Paul also teaches us to value … Continue reading

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Could St. Joseph have conjugal relationships with Holy Mary?

Some claim, “yes, he could and actually had – after all, they were married, there is nothing wrong with that”. But the actual answer is that St. Joseph didn’t and he couldn’t! St. Joseph received from God the mission to … Continue reading

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Does God choose the Pope?

Catholic Apologists Patrick Madrid and Jimmy Akin have similar views regarding the position that God does not choose each and every validly elected Pope. Patrick Madrid teaches that the Church has not taught that the Holy Spirit (God) chooses the … Continue reading

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Why baptizing babies or little children?

The formal Sacrament of Baptism is done, not because of what we can do, or able to do, but because of what this Sacrament does to us, because of its effects on us. It is like a vaccine that cures … Continue reading

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Not to judge, or do not judge me?

When some people receive correction, which by the way, is one of the spiritual works of mercy, they come up with a phrase like “you are not supposed to judge me”, “you are judging me”, “do not judge”, “it’s not … Continue reading

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Do we worship a pagan idol referred as the Queen of Heaven?

Just because Mary has the title of “Queen of Heaven” for being the mother of the King of the Kingdom of Heaven (John 18:36), that doesn’t mean that she is the pagan goddess or idol mentioned in (Jer 7:18) (44:17-25). … Continue reading

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Why calling Mary our Mother?

The Virgin Mary is our mother because we are the mystical body of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27) and Mary is the mother of that Jesus whom we are members of. The body cannot be separated from its Head (Col … Continue reading

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Mary, Ark of the New Covenant and the Woman from Revelation 12 (Part 2)

The following is a continuation from this post: https://ronconte.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/mary-ark-of-the-new-covenant-and-the-woman-from-revelation-12-part-1/ What does Mary being the Ark of the New Covenant has to do with the woman from Revelation 12? If we read the narrative from the previous verse, Revelation 11:19, it … Continue reading

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Mary, Ark of the New Covenant and the Woman from Revelation 12 (Part 1)

The signs described in Revelation chapter 12 can be interpreted to be the people Israel or the Church. The following are the reasons why the “Woman” can be interpreted to be Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary, is called with … Continue reading

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Is Mary the mother of God?

This response is regarding the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, our Lord Jesus Christ, who is truly God. Explanation on the Holy Trinity, the Triune God, would be another post.  Some separated brothers hold the erroneous position that Mary is … Continue reading

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Did God authorize men to forgive sins?

Jesus received authority to forgive sins as a man from the Father for He says “all authority has been given to Me” (Matt 28:18), and He then sends His Apostles with that same authority, He says “As the Father has … Continue reading

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Francisco, my introduction

Hello everyone, My name is Francisco Figueroa, with the help of God’s grace, a faithful and practicing Catholic layman and, with Ron’s permission, I’m going to write a series of posts with apologetics nature for the most part. The purpose of the … Continue reading

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