The word “lent” is derived from the Old English term, “lencten” which means “springtime”. It’s a period of 40 days (including 6 Sundays) which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the Vespers of Holy Saturday.
There are 2.1 billions Christians in this world. We are the largest religious group and the closest rival are the 1.7 billion Muslims. Catholics number 1.3 billion and Protestants are around 350 million. In spite of the much larger number of Catholics, Protestants are very active in western nations. Many Catholics have been converted over to their faith, but this is mainly due to the Catholics ignorance of their own faith and being unable to respond to attacks against it. While this chapter will not be a complete course on Catholic apologetics, it will give you enough information to defend the doctrine of Purgatory.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hero as a “mythological or legendary figure of great strength or ability; or a man admired for his achievements and qualities.” A hero goes above and beyond the call of duty to help others. It is someone who has made a sacrifice for the benefit of those who could not help themselves.
There are two types of revelation: general and private. <span style=”font-weight: bold;”><span style=”color: red;”>General revelations</span> are the teachings handed down to us from Jesus and the Apostles.</span> These revelations ended with the Apostles and they must be believed by all Christians. <span style=”font-weight: bold;”><span style=”color: red;”>Private revelations</span>, on the other hand, have been occurring since … Read more
Indulgences are just as misunderstood as the doctrine of Purgatory. This is a closely related doctrine and, like Purgatory, rejected by most of our Protestant brethren. Even Catholics today don’t believe in indulgences mainly due to ignorance in what it is and prefer to believe that it’s a relic of the past that was abolished … Read more
An introduction to one of the most misunderstood doctrine in the Catholic Church.