The Greatest Failure of Modern Catholicism

The Greatest Failure of Modern Catholicism

by David Gray, April 24, 2018

he faithful practice of what the Catholic Church teaches (i.e. Catholicism) in the West is dying and is on life-support. Whether you accept this statement – on face value – as being true depends solely upon what your understanding of what is meant by the phrase ‘faithful practice’. Continuing without … Continue reading

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Why the Biblical Definition of the Word ‘Christian’ Only Applies to Catholics

Why the Biblical Definition of the Word ‘Christian’ Only Applies to Catholics

by David Gray, October 30, 2017

or some, the title of this article may seem to be unnecessarily abrasive and polemic to both Protestants and Catholics, yet, let’s agree on one basic premise; that, all ‘words’ have an etymology; that is, original meaning, which can be traced back to their original usage and a modern usage. … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Worship Experience at Mass

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Worship Experience at Mass

by David Gray, July 30, 2016

It is a paradox that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a great Mystery that demands our whole self to be captured by so that our whole self might be set free. Yet, how difficult it is to always be offering the full self at all of the Mass?

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Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #3 Jesus, Christmas & Easter are of Pagan Origin

Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #3 Jesus, Christmas & Easter are of Pagan Origin

by David Gray, December 14, 2015

As we have seen with the two earlier Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies (Constantine Founded the Catholic Church and the Pope is the Antichrist), the origin of these mendacious stories are always grounded in someone's wild imagination, which has not connection to historical facts.

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Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #2 The Pope is the Antichrist

Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #2 The Pope is the Antichrist

by David Gray, November 3, 2015

Those who posit that the Pope or the papacy is the Antichrist are troubled to be able to actually prove it, especially through Scripture alone, to which they have to rely, otherwise be found to be inconsistent at minimum for their reliance on interpretative tradition, which began with man who clearly was a mentally disturbed and very prideful.

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Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #1 Emperor Constantine Founded the Catholic Church

Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #1 Emperor Constantine Founded the Catholic Church

by David Gray, October 13, 2015

This story, most famously told by Jehovah Witnesses and Fundamentalist Protestants, came out of their necessity to support their lie that there was an apostasy in the early Church. It is their way to explain how their reform and late arrival is justifiable.

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Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus’ Attack on the Tradition of the Elders

Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus’ Attack on the Tradition of the Elders

by David Gray, August 30, 2015

Indeed, throughout the Gospels we clearly see Jesus affirming the proper application of the Oral Torah; that is, where it does not contradict or attempt to supplant the Written Torah. This is especially clear in many of Jesus' dialogues with the Pharisees in response to His works done on the Sabbath.

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