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Reconciliation

Is it permissible to do evil when we think that good may be the result? No. To the eyes of faith no evil is graver than sin and nothing has worse consequences for sinners themselves, for the Church, and for

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Posted in Sacraments, Veritatis Splendor

Intellectual Modesty — an Example

Last year I wrote a brief article about intellectual modesty, and my point was that truths of faith are not necessarily subject to comprehension by human reason. Our intellectual powers cannot rise above nature to the supernatural. Here is a

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Posted in Epistemology, Fides et Ratio, Protestantism, Sacraments

Are Protestant Baptisms Valid?

In answer to this question we must say “It depends.” Some folks think that Catholic acceptance of any Protestant Baptism at all is a Vatican II novelty. This is not the case. Here is what the Catechism of the Council

Posted in Baptism, Protestantism, Sacraments
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