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  • Oh yeah that's Luke, I like the part that says "Ask, and it shall be given you", I think that's the core of the whole message and all the rest of the verses just complement the idea, although I like how they are very poetic a paint some very powerfu…
  • If we are living Armageddon I think that then we are living it since the fall of the Roman peace more than a thousand years ago, do you think the world is less peaceful now than say, 1941?. I have to agree with David on this one, this "end of times…
  • The whole "Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.". The Bible is full of verses like that where the main idea is that should both lead and teach by example, not by words. Your actions should be the measure of your commitment to your faith, not simpl…
  • Well, you could not become a Hindu even if you wanted too because Hinduism, as far as I know, is a religion that accepts no converts so there is that. The modern Yoga that's practiced on western societies has little to do with its Hindu roots and i…
    in Yoga Comment by fcuco April 2016
  • I have always found the Parable of the Prodigal Son to be a little puzzling and hard to understand, not the story itself that's quite simple, but the actual message behind it, I feel that it is specially unjust to the older son and can't help but th…
  • Using Bible quotes is nothing if your actions don't reflect any of those teachings. A lot of people like to go around quoting from the Bible all the time yet their actions usually are the complete opposite of what they are preaching. Don't "quote" f…
  • I think that trying to fight the laws that Man creates is a waste of time and it only manages to antagonize a part of the population, the only thing that should never be tolerated is for any state to actually force the Church to perform same sex mar…
  • No, your views and interpretations are exactly on point, there just another thing to consider though, and it is the fact that no birth control method is 100% safe anyway, I don't know what it adds to the discussion but I felt that it was important t…
  • @arthnel yeah, if anything, studying other religions will make you realize that we are all looking for answers and that those answer can only be obtained by transcending our day to day physical life and approaching the divine, if anything, studying …
  • Interesting answers, so you would say that most of your favorite parts are in the New Testament? Well that makes sense, but I think some books, particularly Exodus, of the Old Testament. There are some very important moral lessons there so those boo…
  • I will go as far as to tell that his impact is going to be similar to the second Vatican council, I don't know if its going to be in terms of policies enacted but I think that it has more to do with people re evaluating their relationship with their…
  • The only thing that I know for sure is that I don't know, we as humans are notoriously bad when it comes to decide what will really make us happy, that's why I feel that I lack the capacity to think an afterlife that's better than anything that God …
  • Once again, the semantics are important here, you are not supposed to believe in the Bible, what you are expected to do is to believe and have faith that the Bible is the word of God. Then everything else starts to click and make sense, otherwise it…
  • I think that it is only fair to say that you last quote is not from the Quram but it is from a Hadith collection, granted, probably the one that's considered the most important one but that doesn't mean that all Muslims follow those, actually some s…
  • In case somebody is interested, I remember the name of the current Camerlengo, his name is Jean Louis Tauran and has been in the position since early 2015 if I remember correctly.  You could google his name to check if it is indeed the person that y…
  • You have something wrong, Ash Wednesday is not a holiday of obligation, it is a day of fasting and abstinence but not a holiday of obligation even though you are encourage to attend mass. There are only 10 specific days of obligation and all Sundays…
  • The Catholic church opposes the death penalty but not because the judicial system "is not perfect" because even if such a system were to exist the principle involved which is the sanctity of life would be violated. The actual nature of the crime is …
  • While there is true in the sentence that resources are not scarce but inappropriately allocated those resources are indeed finite. Usually people that predicted doomsday scenarios of overpopulation never took scientific advances into consideration, …
  • Catholics are not a majority in the world, for better or worse, if you restrict the number you count as Catholics to actual practicing Catholics and not just people that were baptized the number is much smaller. Perhaps all christian denominations a…
  • This type of videos are simply the continuation of this tradition of attacking Catholicism that's been going on for centuries now, the problem today is that these small but vocal groups now can broadcast their messages to a wider audience and they h…
  • The "turn the other cheek" is a little more profound and significant than that, this is an universal truth under we as Catholics live, you can't simply claim that it is not applicable anymore. Turning the other cheek has little to do with lending mo…
  • The Pope is a Bishop, the Bishop of Rome, so he uses a Mitre, that's the name of the hat. It actually is a continuation of the Judaism Temple tradition for priests to use it, there are even different types of mitres for different occasions from the …
  • If your beliefs are so fragile that being exposed to different ways of thinking will threaten them then you have a serious faith crisis, just look at Pope Francis himself and all the efforts that he is making to approach other denominations of Chris…
  • The things that you cite appear to be more related to superstitions, not actual religion. The Bible, specially the New Testament, is more of a collection of stories told using metaphors. Technology certainly changes the world, but the core ideas of …
  • Parent should teach by example, simply sending your kids to a Catholic School is not going to cut it. Parents should act and be the living enboidement of the religion they claim to follow, only then can they expect their children to grow up and be m…
  • "The issue at hand is that some accuse Pope Francis of pointing out some priests during the war to military personnel and that he did not defend two kidnapped clerics. The pope has denied the allegations and said that he did helped during the war…
  • We always have some form of fish, usually cod, prepared with this mediteranean recipe that my grandmother brought from Europe. This is the only time of the year that we prepare that so as to make this dinner super extra special only having some othe…
  • That's how it worked in the all days and it is a terrible idea, you should become a priest because you heard the calling inside of you, not because you family expected it and basically forced you into it, this resulted in a lot of priest that actual…
  • If you truly believe that live begins at conception then the only coherent position is to regard all abortions as the murder of an innocent, regardless of the actual circumstances that resulted in said pregnancy. This is the only position that will…
  • I am very suspicious with people whose whole belief system is constructed on top of negating the believes of others. It is quite different to believe that we all are simply taking different paths to arrive at the same Truth and light that it is to b…