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[Cartoon] Can Science Disprove God?

October 3, 2016 • By

Some atheists like to claim that “Science has disproved God”. This is false. Don’t be fooled. Science can not make this claim at all!

Science is an amazing tool to study and understand the physical world around us, but it is limited to only the physical. Science, by its very processes and nature, is incapable of telling us anything about the non-physical parts of life; from art, to beauty, to the soul, to our emotions, to why we do things at all. Don’t let people claim we are all just highly sophisticated meat-computers. What a joke! As Chesterton stated, those people can’t even say “Thank you” when someone passes them the mustard.

And don’t let those same people try to disprove God because he can’t fit in their box. Their box is too small, and God is too big!

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Sean Forrest is a Catholic singer-songwriter, youth minister, speaker, and runs an orphanage in Haiti. He’s the man. Learn more about him here:

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This clip is from a talk Sean gave at a Steubenville Conference in 2014. See the rest here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK8nOs3dNvEa

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Answering Tough Questions about Chastity

July 7, 2016 • By

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Jason Evert is one of the best Catholic speakers on the subject of chastity. He has dedicated his life to the very hard work of teaching teens the true goodness of sex and purity. On July 1st he appeared on the Catholic Answers radio podcast to answer questions about chastity. In the opening discussion he shared a story about a recent encounter with a teen who was dealing with transgender issues. This is a particularly hot topic now because of recent headlines with Bruce Jenner, Target, and more. Below is the story. Pay attention to how he answers this girls questions and clarifies her various feelings.

There is a great deal of confusion out there about sexuality, attraction, and identity, but there is a way through it. Often Catolics do not want to speak out because they do not know the answers, do not think their are answers, don’t want to make people upset, or just don’t want to be called a bigot. But there are answers.

Check it out, Jason speaks the truth in a loving way. That is how each of us should handle these issues.

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[Read Now] A Call to Battle for Catholic Men from Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix

October 3, 2015 • By

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Release on September 29, the Feast of the Archangels , ‘Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men’ is a call to action to all Catholic men to re-commit themselves to their faith in order to lead their families and their church through the many battles, lies, and confusion afflicting our society. It is a call to love just as much as it is a call to battle – for love is the weapon that destroys death, heals wounds, and brings us all to the truth of Christ.

“So many men today are confused about who they are and what they are called to do. They don’t even realize that they have a mission to fulfill. So it seemed to me it was important to help our men think seriously about who they are and what they are called to do – what they are called to be.” – Bishop Olmsted

The bishop breaks down his exhortation into 3 parts:  What does it mean to be a Catholic man? How does a Catholic man love? and Why is fatherhood, fully understood, so crucial for every man?

They even made a small video commercial for it! Check it out:

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted is the bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. He was installed as the fourth bishop of Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2003, and is the spiritual leader of the diocese’s 1.1 million Catholics.

Click here to read ‘Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men’

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9 Things to Know & Share about the New Annulment Process

September 9, 2015 • By

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Annulments are a particularly touchy subject among many Catholics. Some see them as too hard to obtain, forcing people to remain in harmful marriages or to remain single. Other people think they are too easy to obtain, and thus compare them to no-fault divorce which dilutes the importance and permanence of the marriage bond. There is a place for annulments in the Catholic Church, and many people need them for healing and to move on with their lives. I believe the Pope’s new rules are a compassionate step to address the honest, heartfelt concerns of people who truly need them.

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[Video] When Does Human Life Begin?

August 14, 2015 • By

Check out this excellent video produced by Catholic Answers and featuring Trent Horn. Trent demonstrates that we can (and do) know when human life begins without the use of religious beliefs. Science proved when life begins long ago, and this video illustrates that fact with quotes from many scientific and pro-choice leaders all confirming that human life begins at conception.

A great animation, and well worth the 6 minutes to watch.

For more information on how to discuss the issue of abortion, check out our recent post ‘How to Defend Life with Charity and Respect’, which also features Trent Horn. Go Trent!

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How to Defend Life with Charity and Respect

August 12, 2015 • By

Thanks to the release of the undercover videos showing the gruesome behind-the-scenes activity of Planned Parenthood the issue of abortion has once-again become center stage. Are you ready to engage in this discussion? As Catholics we are called to defend the innocent and witness to the value of all human life, but this task has proven incredibly hard and complicated. There have been many times in my life where I have chosen not to speak up in order to avoid arguments, or to not make people feel uncomfortable. (Regrettably, I was the one that did not want to feel uncomfortable.)

But what are we to do? Those people who disagree with the Pro-Life position are often people very close to us; family and friends. How do we engage this hot topic in a civil way that doesn’t damage these relationships?

A new book, Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue, seeks to teach readers how to talk about the issue in a way that is open, humble and fair. The author, Trent Horn, is an experienced pro-life organizer and debater. He has cataloged all of his experience into this easy-to-read book in order to teach you not just what to say, but how to say it.

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New Animated Short: G.K. Chesterton on Gratitude

August 4, 2015 • By

G.K. Chesterton was an English journalist, art critic, poet, dramatist, apologist for the Christian faith, and (some may say) the greatest thinker and writer of the 20th century. He had something to say about everything, and was generally right about it. That is not to say he was arrogant. Rather he was a man of supreme humility and joy. He often defended truth and openly debated his contemporaries, he never did so from anger, but always from a point of wonder and graciousness.

This small clip is from the EWTN show ‘The Apostle of Common Sense’. Hosted by Dale Ahlquist and produced by the American Chesterton Society, this 20-minute show is a perfect introduction to Chesterton and his writings. His wisdom is timeless, and your faith will only improve by listening and reading his words.

Did you know his book, Everlasting Man, was one of the main reasons C.S. Lewis converted to Christianity? It’s true! Take some time to learn more about this giant of the faith. Or simply start by reading some of his timeless quotes.