About Catholics http://www.aboutcatholics.com Catholic Beliefs and Catholic Teachings Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:20:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 How Should Catholics View the Pope? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/how-should-catholics-view-the-pope/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/how-should-catholics-view-the-pope/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:52:23 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=22204 Attacks against the Pope and the Papacy have been something that the Catholic Church has lived with since Peter was first appointed to the position by our Lord Himself. Today we see attacks on the Pope and his authority from three very different sources. An initial Clarification Some attacks against the Pope and the Papacy […]

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Catholics and Graven Images http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/catholics-and-graven-images/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/catholics-and-graven-images/#respond Wed, 30 Jan 2019 23:18:39 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=22191 It is no secret that Catholics make use of statues in their worship. Many churches have statues of Mary and other saints, and every church should have a crucifix somewhere near the altar. However, doesn’t this violate the Second Commandment? This commandment states: You shall not make for yourself an idol or a likeness of […]

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An Online Retreat for Advent http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/an-online-retreat-for-advent/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/an-online-retreat-for-advent/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:26:42 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=22181 The couple that runs Pray More Novenas also creates a few online retreats throughout the year, and their online Advent retreat is just about to begin! It’s called The Pray More Advent Retreat. It starts on on December 2nd — that’s just a few days away! You can sign up for it here. The Pray More Advent Retreat […]

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Great Ideas for Advent http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-great-ideas-for-advent/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-great-ideas-for-advent/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2018 05:00:37 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-great-ideas-for-advent/ Advent is the season of preparation for Christmas. It is a waiting period for the celebration of the anniversary of Jesus coming into the world. Here are some great ideas for you (and your family) to get into the spirit of Advent!

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Homework on Sundays http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/homework-on-sundays/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/homework-on-sundays/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:11:16 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=22167 One of the Ten Commandments is to keep the Sabbath day holy. The Catholic Church teaches that this means first and foremost going to Mass if possible. Another characteristic of keeping the Sabbath day holy involves resting from work. So if you’re in school, is it okay to do homework on Sundays? The Catechism and […]

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The Role of the Catechism of the Catholic Church http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-role-of-the-catechism-of-the-catholic-church/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-role-of-the-catechism-of-the-catholic-church/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:00:41 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11515 The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a teaching tool. It is a concise explanation of Catholic beliefs. The Catechism includes quotations from many papal encyclicals, church council documents, and the Scriptures. It refers to these as reference points for Catholic teachings. Although it is important, the Catechism is not considered a sacred text like […]

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Do Unbaptized Babies Go To Limbo? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/do-unbaptized-babies-go-to-limbo/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/do-unbaptized-babies-go-to-limbo/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:20:10 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11589 Limbo is a theory developed by Medieval theologians as the place where unbaptized persons go when they die. Limbo is not an official doctrine of the Catholic Church, but it has not been officially rejected by the Church. The quandary goes something like this. If we are born with original sin and an infant dies […]

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Vocation: A Calling From God http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/vocation-a-calling-from-god/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/vocation-a-calling-from-god/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:52 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11672 God calls each of us to a particular vocation in life. The Catholic Church defines both particular vocations as states of life including marriage, religious life, and priesthood, as well as a general vocation of all baptized believers. Many Callings A person can have many different callings in life. For instance a person can have […]

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What are the Differences Between Catholics and Christians? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/five-differences-between-catholics-and-christians/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/five-differences-between-catholics-and-christians/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=12060 Initially, it may be confusing to understand how Catholicism relates to Christianity. When you ask Protestants what religion they are, most of them will say, “Christian.” When you ask Catholics the same question, however, nearly all of them will identify as “Catholic.” Yet Catholics believe in Jesus and read the Bible. So how does Catholicism […]

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Indulgences http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/indulgences/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/indulgences/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:00:40 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/indulgences/ An indulgence is the remission (removal) of temporal punishment for sin in response to certain prayers or spiritual works. In common parlance an indulgence would reduce the time spent in purgatory if one should need to go there on one’s way to heaven. An indulgence does not take the place of a confession; confession and […]

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