Abandoning Christ: The Forgotten Sins of Heresy, Apostasy, and Schism

“Heresy,” “apostasy,” “schism.” Do these words seem foreign to you? They may seem antiquated and medieval; like they represent something the Church used to be, but has long since abandoned. If that’s what you think, you may be surprised to learn that all three are officially recognized and defined in both the current Catechism and the Code…

INTRODUCTION TO THE GREAT FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

Christ the King Sunday celebrates the divine dominion and authority of Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords (cf. Revelation 19:16). The great feast is officially called “The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe” and is commonly known as the “Feast of Christ the King” which is annually observed…

THE EARLY CHRISTIANS ON SACRED RELICS

The practice of venerating the sacred remains of the holy men and women of Christian faith has originated since the earliest times of Christianity, i.e. from the apistolic times (cf. Matthew 9:20-22; Acts 5:14-16; Acts 19:11-12). The Holy Catholic Church has indeed preserved this Holy Tradition with the belief that God could undoubtedly work miracles…

Christian unity is only possible when the heretics and apostates are willing to retract their errors and submit themselves back to the pastoral care of the bishop of Rome.

THE BIBLICAL TRUTH OF THE VENERATION OF SACRED RELICS

In association to the Holy Catholic Church’s doctrines on intercession of saints and veneration of images, the Church remains to be attacked by the minions of darkness through her practice of venerating the sacred relics of saints. The heretic Martin Luther once wrote that “It is claimed that the head of St. John the Baptist is…

HOW CAN THE SAINTS HEAR THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL?

Critics reject the Catholic doctrine of praying to the saints as they claimed that if the saints could hear the prayers of those who are still on earth then that would indicate that they too are omniscent like God Himself. They further propose that the departed are neither aware of the prayers of the faithful…

THE ALL SAINTS’ AND ALL SOULS’ DAYS

The All Saints’ Day (officially the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows or Hallowmas) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates…

ARE THE HAUNTING GHOSTS REAL?

The Holy Catholic Church teaches that death is not the end of human existence. While the present corruptible human bodies decay after death, the immortal souls will be reunited with their glorified bodies in the fullness of time, i.e. on the day of the last judgment (CCC 1005). However, are there really spirits being trapped…

WHERE DID HALLOWEEN ORIGINATE?

The Holy Catholic Church has been accused of copying a pagan Gaelic festival for the dead named Samhain in connection to the Christian annual observance of Halloween. However, how did Halloween come in existence? First, the term Halloween or Hallowe’en dates to about AD 1745 and is indeed of Christian origin. The term literally means…

HOW DID THE ROSARY COME IN EXISTENCE?

  The Church’s Sacred Tradition teaches that the feast of the Holy Rosary had its beginning when the Albigensian heresy was destroying the country of Toulouse in France. Shortly after September 12, 1213, St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Preachers, turned to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the triumph of Catholic arms….

ARE RELIGIOUS PROCESSIONS BIBLICAL?

Many anti-Catholics often accused the Holy Catholic Church of idolatry by engaging or participating in the so-called religious processions which they thought to be paganic, demonic, and anti-scriptural for they allegedly violate the commandments forbidding the making of and worshiping of graven images. However, do these religious processions have biblical foundation? As stated in Section…

DID JESUS HAVE SIBLINGS?

Since the early eras of Christianity, the Holy Catholic Church has been questioned by the heretics on her doctrine concerning the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary as they insisted that the latter had other children after Jesus making them as His siblings, citing the Gospels of Mark 6:3 and Matthew 13:55-56 which state…