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I enjoy working in apologetics. I am a youth leader at T.A.R.E. (Teen-Age Religious Education) at Christ the King Catholic Church and School. Attended Subiaco Academy highschool and attained a Masters from Catholic University of America.


Apr
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
12
awarded  Yearling
Sep
15
comment Would any of the characters in heaven at the end of Les Misérables actually have been saved?
" At least we can be sure of Javert, but only because of his suicide. " I don't see how we can be sure. [Catholic perspective]
Jun
20
awarded  Quorum
May
2
comment Are the early followers of Christ considered Christians or Jews in today's context? If not, when was the religion created?
It seems like I remember being taught in school that Christianity was officially formed in 47AD.
Apr
28
comment Why worship saints / Mary / Angels?
@Fofole In the Catholic belief, the seven books of the bible, that you probably term the Apocrypha, and that we call the deuterocannonical books contain references to praying for the dead etc. Specifically 2 Macc. This would be a good question to post if it isn't already out there. It deserves further explaination.
Apr
23
revised When was the title of “Mother of God” first ascribed to Mary?
edit to remove something semi-controvbercial
Apr
23
suggested suggested edit on When was the title of “Mother of God” first ascribed to Mary?
Apr
23
comment To which Saints may a Catholic pray, and when can this begin?
??? But isnt that exactly what you asked? When can a Catholic pray to a saint? The exact answer to that is never. A catholic only asks for the intercession of the saints.
Apr
23
comment Why worship saints / Mary / Angels?
I think we need a new word in the english language for this, or maybe im just being slow at the moment. But we (Catholics) have the Hail Mary prayer among other, where we put prayer in the title. I think this is more of a language issue. It is not a prayer to Mary, it is simply asking for Mary to pray with us as we pray. As many Christians ask their friends to pray with them when they are having a hard time, Catholic ask their friends and all the Saints and Angels to pray with them when they have a hard time.
Apr
16
revised What do the words Catholic and Protestant mean?
corrected spelling
Apr
16
suggested suggested edit on What do the words Catholic and Protestant mean?
Apr
16
comment Why is the word ‘concupiscence’ so important in understanding the difference between a Catholic view and a Protestant view of ‘Original Sin’?
I don't this is a deserved answer so it is a comment, I think it all comes down to Catholic believe that humanity's original nature is not the cause of evil and cannot be evil since it remains a natural creation of God. Concupiscence is the "selfish human desire for an object, person or experience." The Catholic Church does not consider it a sin since it is not evil. In the Catholic Church, one is guilty of a sin ONLY if it is voluntary. Many Protestants take concupiscence as a sin, Original Sin, as the corruption of humans nature.
Mar
15
revised Can dogma ever be modified, and how does this relate to papal infallibility?
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Mar
15
answered Can dogma ever be modified, and how does this relate to papal infallibility?
Mar
15
comment Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
You may look into the Council of Jerusalem in about 50 CE. I think that is a council where Peter and Paul butted heads in their theology. It is also the first time a decree was made by the church (I think).
Mar
14
comment About statues and pictures
@Alypius Yes, I just believe that most of the confusion comes from sacramentals.
Mar
14
comment About statues and pictures
This may be too obtuse for the person that asked this question, but you may also mention Sacramentals. That would help to explain medals of the saints and the crucifix, among other images.
Mar
13
comment How do Protestants interpret Matthew 16:13-20
@Mawia What do you mean "treated as the Pope"? The Pope is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church on earth. Why would he be treated as the Pope when there would be no Papal position at the time?
Feb
28
accepted Are there any Christian denominations that do not believe in Exorcisms?