Catholic FAQ’s

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

 

 

 

 

There are a great many misconceptions, fallacies and out right lies about the Catholic Church it’s a wonder anyone remains Catholic. Except Christ promised his Church would prevail through all times to the end.A proper understanding of what Christ taught and what the word Catholic means should put an end to all the quarrelling except we are sinners. Pride it is said, is the greatest of all sins and the source of the original sin in the Garden of Eden. Pride is what made man eat of the forbidden fruit, thinking he new better then God. Nothing has changed, man still thinks he knows better then God. Christ clearly established a One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

The word Catholic is derived from the Greek word meaning universal. The word universal has two ideas, the idea of one and the idea of ALL.

Just before his ascension he said to his Apostles; “Go ye and teach ALL Nations, baptising them in the name of the Father an dof the Son and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo I am with you ALL days even to the consummation of the world” (Matt 28:19-20) Why would Christ need to bother with establishing a Church if what he taught would be so clear to man? Why would Christ have prayed that his Church be one as he was one with the Father?

These are just a few of the common fallacies and misunderstandings of Catholic teaching. It is worth noting that the first among these fallacies, “The Bible Alone”, is a circular argument, as the whole of Christianity is indebted to the Catholic Church for possessing the infallible Canon of Scripture. The rest are the result of mis-interpretations of scripture. The unavoidable conclusion is the person charging the Catholic Church with being in error, relies on the infallibility of the Catholic Church to provide the very scripture to which they depend on to make their claim.

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