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Forgiveness is not faith alone

For my last trick before I go slinking off into hibernation again, I offer another post examining the Protestant doctrine of sola fide in the light of other things taught in the Bible. Previous posts in this miniseries may be

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Posted in Faith, Forgiveness, gospel, Sola Fide

Conditions revisited

I am returning to this subject (not for the first time) because it is important, and because there are at least some occasions when it seems very difficult. But given the severity of what Jesus has to say, I need

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Posted in Forgiveness, Obedience, Sin

Resentment is not an option

I have written about this more than once. Today I am doing so again because it is important (at least to me). In Mark 11:25 we read: And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one;

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Posted in Charity, Forgiveness

Forgiveness and sola fide

Protestants would have us believe that we are justified — saved from hell — by the exercise of faith in Christ plus nothing else. In fact, at least some will deny that the exercise of faith constitutes a human action,

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Posted in Apologetics, Forgiveness, Sola Fide

Reconciliation and the Visible Church

The CCC says in §1445: Reconciliation with the Church is inseparable from reconciliation with God. Reconciliation with God and with the Church go together. You can’t have one without the other. Why is that? The answer, I think, is to

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Posted in Apologetics, Ecclesiology, Forgiveness, Penitence, Protestantism

Don’t go to bed angry

St. Paul wrote that we should not let the sun go down on our anger. This is really good advice. Why? Because we do not know what tonight or tomorrow will hold. We may not have a chance to clear

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Posted in Charity, Forgiveness

No sola fide here

“Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the

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Posted in Charity, Faith, Justification, Merit, Sola Fide


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

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