The faith professed by the Catholic Church claims that it is God’s will for all people to be given the gift of eternal life with God in heaven. Loss of heaven and eternal damnation to hell is a result of repeatedly rejecting the gift of God’s grace. God allows every person to have freewill over … More Is Eternal Damnation For Real?
The beatific vision is a gift of grace given by God where He reveals Himself through intuitive knowledge of His divine essence (Catholic Dictionary). Blessedness is associated with having the beatific vision. Blessedness is planted in the hearts of all human persons. “It is wonderful, however, since the will to obtain and retain blessedness is … More Who are the Blessed?
According to St. Augustine, the inner man is differentiated from the outer man by his ability to reason. The ability to reason makes a human person different than animals. This abstract knowledge from the fourth century presented by St. Augustine is now backed up by science. According to the neuroscientist, Paul MacLean in his book … More What does the Reptilian Brain have to do with the Holy Trinity?
There are various churches and theologians today who want to rebuild the Christian Church by starting with the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth (i.e. Elizabeth Johnson at Fordham University). Such efforts are in vain. The Holy Trinity is really the key foundational mystery of the Christian Church. To start with the person of Jesus of … More Why “Jesus of Nazareth” is Wrong
Human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, the mind of the human person is considered to be good. “And because the mind is regarded as praiseworthy, not only as being learned, but also as being good, one gives heed not only to what he remembers and what he understands, but … More Real Love
The ancient Hebrew people were God’s chosen people. This is clearly stated in the Old Testament. “But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen” (Isaiah 44:1). The Wisdom of Solomon presents a worldview that considers wisdom to be a gift from God to His friends. “I do not hide her wealth, … More The Origin of the Virgin Mary can be Found in Old Testament Wisdom Literature
The filioque clause is one area of theological disagreement between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. The Orthodox communities recite the Nicene creed by stating “And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who … More The Filioque Dispute