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Accepted in the Beloved – Laura M. Gorectke

My family has always been closely knit together. I always knew my parents loved me and wanted the best for me. However, they were my parents; they were supposed to love me. Sundays were family days; we would get all dressed up and attend Catholic church together. Mass was only one hour in length, but Read More

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From Darkness to Light – A. J. Krause

Few people have ever loved or respected the Catholic Church more than me. As we lived just a stone’s throw from St. Dominic’s Church and school, my sister and I were raised in the church. Members of the Krause family, as far back as granddad could remember, were all good Catholics. We had a proud Read More

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Three Strikes and You’re In! – John Stewart Lindstedt

Faith, I was taught, meant trusting in the Holy Roman Catholic Church, never questioning what you were instructed and never challenging its sacred doctrines. Nuns and priests drilled this dictum into me repeatedly during my Catholic grade school education. Church hierarchy was an immovable force never to be questioned or challenged. Yet, as I grew Read More

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A Matter of Life and Death – Cynthia B. Lindstedt

As long as I can remember, I believed in God. I was brought up Roman Catholic and considered myself a Christian. Although I did not attend Catholic grade school, at age seven I was sent to catechism classes in preparation for my First Holy Communion. I did not understand what it was all about, but Read More

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From Religion to Relationship – Jim Tetlow

Catholicism – A Family Tradition I was raised in a large family, the fifth born of six children. Each week I attended Catholic Church with my mom and siblings. My mom was the overseer of our religious education and Catholic upbringing. Even on vacations, she would faithfully load us up into the station wagon and Read More

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Muslim Jesus vs Biblical Jesus

Muslim Jesus vs. Biblical Jesus Twenty Two Scriptural Reasons Why They Are Not the Same Jesus A Compilation and Comparison by James Sundquist, President, Rock Salt Publishing, rock.salt@verizon.net The Islamic position on the identity of Jesus is taken from the Koran and Hadiths, which together comprise the ultimate authority in the Muslim Religion. Most Muslims Read More

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The Papacy and Islam

By Richard Bennett and Robert J. Nicholson New Partnership With Muslims In his message to the predominately Muslim nation of Kazakhstan twelve days after the horrors of September 11, 2001, Pope John Paul II declared, “‘There is one God’. The Apostle proclaims before all else the absolute oneness of God. This is a truth which Read More