17 11, 2022

There Is Only One Abrahamic Faith

By |2022-11-18T04:29:52+00:00November 17th, 2022|Theology|

There is only Abrahamic Faith, and that is Christianity—which is Catholicism.  Remember that the Jews who reject Christ do claim, “Abraham is our father.” (John 8:39.)  But Jesus immediately denies this assertion by saying:  If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, but now you seek to kill Me, a Man Who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.  You are doing the works your father did...You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires.—John 8:39-41, 44.  Notice again that Christ Himself in Jn 8 says that the Jews [...]

21 04, 2022

Can I Eat in a Place with Idols?

By |2022-04-21T01:59:21+00:00April 21st, 2022|Theology|

"May I eat in an ethnic restaurant with pagan idols up as long as I'm not eating there because of the idols?" The short answer to this is:  If you have kids and/or want to stay on the safe-side, just avoid such restaurants, especially since there are so many options of restaurants and markets without idols out there. But what about a Catholic missionary living in India who has the choice between buying flour with a ganesh on it or entering a restaurant with a shiva in it or just starving to death?  I know the tough-guy trad-answer is "Just starve to death." However, the Saints, Fathers and Doctors give [...]

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