Private Interpretation: It’s A Key Problem With Sola Scriptura

Before I dive into this article: I pray for Christian unity. I pray for fallen away Catholics to come home to the Christian faith they left that many seem to have a hatred for based on comments like 'doctrines of demons.' Eternal Father, We praise you for sending your Son to be one of us and to…
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Face-to-Face With A Baptist Friend – We Both Love The Same Jesus

Back in 2009, I met fairly regular with a Christian friend for coffee. We've remained connected on LinkedIn for years. Via LinkedIn messaging, on October 22nd, 2018, he wrote "David, when did you convert to Catholicism?" and I replied back "Started attending Catholic services January 2017. Both Brenda and I became Catholic Easter Vigil 2018"…
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The Truth According To Sharon Smith On YouTube: Ex-Catholic

Most of the first 2,000+ words below "this is the comment that sparked me to chime in" are the words of Sharon Smith who is someone that commented negatively on a YouTube video by a Catholic Priest that I like. If I had nothing more productive to do in life, I could spend all my…
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Catholic Apologetics: Lizzie Answers “Coming Clean” YouTube Video

I've started using some YouTube commenting as practice for apologetics for Catholicism. It's interesting to see some people that I assume are professing Christians attack the Catholic faith with hateful words. One guy commenting on this particular video is not as bad as some, but he is still a little off on his Christ like…
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Catholicism: 10 Books Tim Staples Recommended To Me

Tim Staples, of Catholic Answers, recommended 10 books to me that I thought I'd share her for anyone wanting to take a deeper dive into Catholicism: 1. The Essential Catholic Survival Guide (Catholic Answers) 2. Behold Your Mother (Catholic Answers) 3. Answering Atheism (Catholic Answers) 4. Handbook of Catholic Apologetic (by Peter Kreeft and Fr.…
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Catholic Faith Challenged? Knowing When To Engage vs. Walk Away

1 Peter 3:15 "but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence;" There are those who show respect and have a true desire to understand the Catholic…
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Saved – It’s A Misnomer!

Yes, Catholics believe that one is SAVED by Grace through faith in Jesus. But it goes far deeper than Luther's view from the 1500's of faith alone. According to the dictionary, a misnomer is a wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term. I think the Protestant use of the word SAVED whether it's OSAS…
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5 Months As A Catholic – No Regrets About Converting!

Before I get into this article, I'm going to briefly mention the sexual abuse issues that have recently come back into the media. I think it's appalling that a priest would do such things. I pray for the healing of those abused. I believe that anyone who committed such crimes, although they can be forgiven…
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Emulating Mary’s Love For Christ Should Point Us To Christ

As a former protestant Christian, it seems that Mary was only really brought up around Christmas time during the Christmas narrative. Even then, there was not much emphasis at all placed on Mary, but I think most protestants do not get the true Catholic view of Mary. That would also include some current and former…
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“That they may be one just as we are one…”

There are many things that appealed to me about Catholicism the more I learned about not only Catholic teachings but the Christian faith as seen through the 2000 year history of the Catholic Church: At the end of verse 11 in John chapter 17 Jesus praying to the Father says "that they may be one, even…
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Catholics, Could You Have A Conversation With This Guy?

Catholic Priest acts like a CLOWN / Preacher gives FINAL WARNING - Ash Wednesday LENT NOTE: I'll refer to my comments as "Author Comments" as author of this article and the guy speaking in the video as the "Street Preacher" since that's part of his YouTube name. In many cases, it should be apparent if…
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God’s Calling – But Are You Answering?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________ GOD WANTS MORE FROM YOU!   That's a bold statement above, but it's true. No matter where you are in your faith walk, God wants more from you. He's calling you but are you answering? When I say God's calling you, it could be any number of things that he's calling you to. In…
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Matthew 13: They Do Not See, Do Not Hear, Nor Do They Understand

Although the context of this article is not a commentary of the verses, I cannot help but think of how it applies to modern day Christianity. Matthew Chapter 13 Verses 13-16 - "This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do…
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Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference

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Do You Give 16.8 Hours Per Week Of Your Time To God?

Now that I have your attention with the title, where did I come up with 16.8 hours and does it really matter? I'll get to that in a moment. Being raised Pentecostal ( later becoming Baptist - Now Catholic ), I was brought up in the Pentecostal church with the teaching of 10% tithing which…
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Transitioning Into Living The Catholic Life

A lot of people outside of Catholicism may think that all that Catholic stuff is just a waste of time or even unnecessary, but I have found that it brings me closer to God and keeps me focused on my Christian faith. Sadly, there are likely many Catholics that do not truly embrace the Catholic…
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Perpetual Adoration: Weekly Holy Hour At 4 a.m. Every Thursday

By LaRedCultural - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 Although we are members at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, we live closer to St. Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest, NC which has perpetual adoration. I believe perpetual adoration is now in the 10th year at St. Catherine's which is amazing when you…
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Easter 2018: Yes, We Are Now At Home In The Catholic Church

Saturday, March 31st, 2018, Brenda and I were confirmed in the Catholic Church ( see confirmation here ) and received the Eurcharist as Catholic Christians for the first time in our lives ( me at age 51 and Brenda at age 49 ). It has been a journey full of ups and downs, but I have…
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