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Better to Marry than to Burn

“…better to marry than to burn…”: Boston and the Catholic troubles “Sex, shame and the Catholic Church” was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, the subtitle of which was “and new soul-searching across America.” One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed. Instead, the Read More

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The Priesthood

There is a common thread that runs throughout the experiences of former priests whose testimonies are in our book, Far from Rome, Near to God: The Testimonies of Fifty Former Catholic Priests. We had a great yearning to be different from those around us. We wanted to be more pure, nearer to God. We wanted to Read More

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The Perilous Fondness for the Papacy

Dear Friend, The greatest warning of the Lord Christ Jesus was that which He gave against apostasy. Likewise, the infallible Spirit of God testifies to the danger of apostasy, through the Apostles Paul, Peter and John. (Matthew 7:15, 24:24-25; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-2, Acts 20:29, 2 Peter 2:1) The final warning in Revelation Read More

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Rome’s Sham “Year of Faith” Betrays Christ’s Gospel

Richard Bennett and Timothy Kauffman Editor’s Note: With the resignation of Benedict XVI effective February 28, 2013, Rome will no doubt continue its program of bringing back “Separated Brethren” to the fold of the Roman Catholic Church-State, no matter who the next Pope is. The call of the Bible is clear to all Bible believers: Read More

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Catholic Compromise with Darwinist Evolution

In his October 23, 1996, address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope John Paul II showed himself to be the epitome of a theistic evolutionist. Concerning the origin of life and evolution, the Pope laid out the problem he would address, “How should the conclusions reached by the diverse scientific disciplines be brought together Read More

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Rest in God, Not in the Roman Catholic Church

By Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint True Bible believers “are kept by the power of God through faith”[1] True believers rest in the foretaste that we have of the Eternal Life that will be ours for all eternity. Jesus Christ prayed, “As Thou has given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal Read More

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Sola Scriptura and the Early Church

By William Webster The 16th century Reformation was responsible for restoring to the church the principle of sola Scriptura, a principle that had been operative within the church from the very beginning of the post apostolic age. Initially the apostles taught orally but with the close of the apostolic age, all special revelation that God Read More

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Pope Francis: Master of Jesuit Spiritual Exercises

On the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s election to the papal chair, we thought it fitting to see what the Jesuits think of Francis’s work so far. Appropriately, James Martin, S.J., editor-at-large of the prestigious Jesuit magazine America,was featured in a brief online video entitled, “Pope Francis: Still a Jesuit.”1 The video is subtitled “A look at Read More