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Cults, Communities and Religions

By Supertradmum This is a three part series on a serious topic. The rise of cults, (not occult), has alarmed me for years. I first became acquainted with cults when two friends of mine went into two different ones. One man I knew joined the Moonies. Another joined an offshoot cult of the Catholic Church,

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On The Glorified Body

By Supertradmum Over the past few weeks, as part of my contemplation on death, judgment, heaven, and hell, I have been reading Garrigou-Lagrange’s Life Everlasting. As it is in the public domain, it is online. This excellent and short book reiterates the truths of the Catholic Church concerning the above topics. One of the most

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The Fallacy of the Temple

By Supertradmum The Orthodox Jews pray a prayer three times day which includes the plea to God to restore the Temple. They want this because they cannot do sacrificial worship until there is a temple. Conservative Jews do not believe in the restoration of the sacrifices, but in the restoration of the temple. The Reform

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How Long Will I Be In Purgatory? Part 2

By Supertradmum How Long Will I Be in Purgatory Part II The souls in purgatory can no longer merit any grace. The state of holiness which they will experience in heaven ended with death. All merit must be gained while on earth. Virtues can grow in purgatory, as I noted in the last post, but

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How Long Will I Be In Purgatory?

By Supertradmum How Long Will You Be in Purgatory? Over the past several weeks, I have been studying what the Church has taught about purgatory. Contrary to what many priests and Catholics think, the Church has not done away with the teachings on purgatory. Purgatory is a real place, a state of suffering, which all

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The Signs of Predestination

By Supertradmum Yes, the Catholic Church believes in Predestination, but not as the Calvinists teach it. The Council of Trent teaches that no one, without special divine revelation to one’s self, knows if a person will persevere until the end of his life. However, many of the Early Church Fathers, according to Garrigou-Lagrange, wrote that

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Satispassion

By Supertradmum NO, there is no misspelling in the title of this post. Satispassion is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding purgatory. The Church has a definite teaching on purgatory, in response to the Albigensians, Hussites, Lutherans, Calvinists and followers of Zwingli, who all denied the existence of this place of purgation. In the

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