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Monday, June 9, 2008

Why Catholics Pray To Mary

A common accusation against Catholics is that they worship Mary, an act that directly contradicts the teachings of Christ. This is a fallacy that needs to be explained; Catholics do not worship Mary. She is honored, as is proper considering she is Jesus' mother. We are told to honor our father and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lewis Carroll, Biography

The disturbing and fascinating worlds portrayed in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" are a tapestry woven of the author's myriad talents, frustrations, beliefs and imagination. Lewis Carroll, born Lutwidge Dogson (January 1832 - January 1898) in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The symbolism of liturgical colors in Catholic worship

The Catholic Church has a rich and varied tradition; unfortunately, people are largely ignorant of the meanings of many rituals and rites performed or celebrated. One of the Catholic Church's traditions involves the wearing of special vestments, with colors symbolizing the different seasons. Each... Sign in to see full entry.

Evaluating changes for Catholics since the Vatican II council

Vatican II was opened by Pope John Paul the XXIII, in October, 1962; after four sessions it was closed in September, 1965. The purpose of the council was to make the Catholic faith and liturgy more accessible to the common layman; it was not a condemnation of the state of our society or of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Living out The Seven Virtues in our modern culture.

PRUDENCE According to the 'Cathechism of the Catholic Church', "Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it;" In order to practice prudence, we need to exercise our minds by studying and evaluating... Sign in to see full entry.

Understanding the terms 'culture of life' and 'culture of death'

The word 'culture' has to do with behavior patterns. A society's behavioral patterns tells us what the people consider to be of value. The term 'culture of life' means that as a group, our society holds the very essence of life to be valuable, and its laws and ethics reflect this. To end a life, as... Sign in to see full entry.

Historical and practical distinctions between Christian and secular humanis

Secular Humanism began to evolve as a cultural factor during what is called "The Enlightenment". Until then, everything people did was woven into the fabric of their religion, whether their reasoning was logical or not. When Science and Medicine began to make giant strides forward, it created a rift... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Popular Fishing Lures For Summer Fishing

Here is some basic information about rods, tackle and bait for walleyes, northern pike, bass, perch crappie and trout. Walleye Best fishing at dawn or sunset Lightweight rod 4-8 lb line Colored or marabou jigs Minnows or nightcrawlers seem to work best Yellow or chartreuse lures catch their... Sign in to see full entry.

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