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Catholicism and Capital Punishment

After providing a survey of the complex question of capital punishment Cardinal Dulles writes that: "The Pope and the bishops, using their prudential judgment, have concluded that in contemporary society, at least in countries like our own, the death penalty ought not to be invoked, because, on balance, it does more harm than good."

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What it Means to be Saved

Someone asked me recently whether it was possible to know if one were saved. To understand the question, you must remember the two-fold meaning of the expression, "to be saved."

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Do You Read the Bible Literally?

Do you take the Bible "literally"? It is one of the great litmus tests of our day. The question is dangerously loaded. Answering "yes" or "no" puts you in an extreme position.

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New book adds to Fr. Hardon's beloved legacy

One of the most alarming statistics reported recently in the Catholic Press was that approximately 70 percent of Catholics do not believe or do not know that by the action of the priest during Mass Jesus Christ becomes fully present in the Holy Eucharist. With Us Today argues that this widespread disbelief and misunderstanding is the outgrowth of misleading doctrines that have been circulating among certain theologians for a good part of the twentieth century.

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Why I am a Catholic

The difficulty of explaining "why I am a Catholic" is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true. I could fill all my space with separate sentences each beginning with the words, "It is the only thing that . . ."

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