Purgatory is a defined doctrine of the Catholic faith. As a Catholic you must believe in it, and, if you are a student of Scripture and early Church practices, you should believe in it.
Sex does not belong only to the physical world. Rather, sex belongs to the world of symbol and the world of love.
Do husband and wife have to intend having a baby every time they have sex? No, they need only reverence the sexual act and remain open to each other and to the possibility of a new life.
'The books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching firmly, faithfully, and without error that truth which God wanted put into the sacred writings for the sake of our salvation'.
Homosexuality, or same-sex attraction, is not new. But it has become more prominent because of the sexual revolution.
The Church’s role is to help people to heaven by teaching and sanctifying. Of course, people can ignore the teaching and reject the grace. If they do and end up in hell, they go there by their own choice.
Contraception is any act done either before sex, during sex, or after sex that is intended to prevent the conception of a new life. The Church has always taught that contraception is wrong, but it has used different reasons over time.
Jesus’ use of Abba continues to be regarded as an authentic expression of Jesus’ special relationship with God.
It’s superstitious – and potentially dangerous – nonsense, made all the more palatable through New Age proselytizing.
In the celebration of Mass the faithful form a holy people, a people of God’s own possession and a royal Priesthood, so that they may give thanks to God and offer the unblemished sacrificial Victim...