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Catholic Faith – Challenges

May 22, 2017 Leave a comment

The Catholic faith was attacked by many in many forms.
With God’s grace, it survives forever.

Few questions from others:

Call No Man “Father”?
https://www.catholic.com/tract/call-no-man-father

Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest?
https://sfacatholic.net/why-do-catholics-confess-their-sins-to-a-priest

prayers to dead saints
https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/maryc4.htm

How Can Catholics Understand Mary as Co-Redemprix, Mediatrix of All Graces and Advocate?
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=5154

why prayers to mary?
http://www.catholicscomehome.org/your-questions/church-teachings/mary-the-saints/

Do Catholics Worship Statues?
https://www.catholic.com/tract/do-catholics-worship-statues
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For more questions: https://www.catholic.com/

A Quick Ten-Step Refutation of Sola Scriptura
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=7185

Two minutes Questions:
https://www.biblechristiansociety.com/apologetics/two_minute#1
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Why Do Catholics Pray the Rosary?
http://lifeteen.com/blog/why-do-catholics-pray-the-rosary/

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Statement: You guys convert people to Christianity.
If anybody comes voluntarily, the church helps them to become Christian.
The Catholic Church never pays money to anybody to become Christian.

Becoming Catholic is not an overnight task. Those who wish to become catholic Christian, they need to attend one-year classes.
http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-rcia-stages

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From where these words Romand and Catholic came before Christian?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Catholic_(term)

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Some key words/concepts in Catholic Church

Church Doctrine
http://www.allaboutreligion.org/roman-catholic-doctrine-faq.htm

Vatican Council or Vatican 2
The Second Vatican Council, fully the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council[2] (Latin: Concilium Oecumenicum Vaticanum Secundum) and informally known as Vatican II, addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world.[

Theology:
The theology of the Catholic Church is based on natural law, canonical scripture, divine revelation, and sacred tradition, as interpreted authoritatively by the magisterium of the Catholic Church.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_theology

Catholic Church Teachings
http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/index.asp

Canon Law:
ecclesiastical law, especially (in the Roman Catholic Church) that laid down by papal pronouncements.

Code of Canon Law:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM

Transubstantiation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transubstantiation

Four Marks of the Church
one, holy, catholic and apostolic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Marks_of_the_Church

Adoration
Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ, who is believed by Catholics to be present Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, under the appearance of the consecrated host, in the form of hosts, that is, consecrated altar bread.

Catechism
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm

Dictionary of Words
http://www.thesacredheart.com/dictnary.htm

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Statement: Your priests are pedophiles.
There are few, tempted by Satan.
They were expelled by Church. Many were handed over to local police and many are behind bars.
Catholic church respects the law and there is no room left for bad things in Church.
Church also asked for forgiveness from victims.

Statement: You target innocents and converts them into Catholics
Catholic church never targets anybody.
Catholic church preaches and shares the gospel.
If somebody interested, they can join on their own will.

Statement: Church looted local resources.
Catholic church always helped the local population. They never looted anything.

Statement: Church receives foreign funds and constructs large churches.
The church never gets funds from foreign countries.
Local population needs to pool money to construct their own church.

Statement: You can become Catholic. But why converted your daughter?
How can she get married in our cast?
When both parents practice Catholic faith, it is better for children to follow the same.
Once we become Catholic, we no more worry about cast, place, language, …etc.
We pray to God for good husband for her.

Statement: You became Catholic, can you do last rights for your Hindu parents?
I will do last rights for my parents as per Hindu faith. Because they are practicing Hindus.

Statement: You are Catholic Christian now. How about your last rights?
My last rights should be done according to my faith. I.e Catholic Church prescribed format.

Statement: You are Hindu and your wife is Catholic. Is your marriage valid?
As per Catholic church, it is not valid. Marriage must be done in the Catholic church.
Marriage is the sacrament and must be received from Church. We remarried in Catholic Church.

Statement: You are cheating people with Holy Oil and Holy Water
Catholic church never cheated anybody.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_water
“In Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and some other churches, holy water is water that has been sanctified by a priest for the purpose of baptism, the blessing of persons, places, and objects, or as a means of repelling evil.”

Statement: There are dark days in Church history.
Catholic church agreed and asked forgiveness.

Statement: Church was bought to India by Britishers.
Saint Thomas, one of the Apostle came to India first.

Statement: Vatican is having looted money/gold from across the world.
All artifacts are donated by Kings and people. Vatican was built on top of donations.
Not by looting.

Statement: Why Do We Have a Pope? Is it Biblical?
http://lifeteen.com/blog/why-do-we-need-a-pope/

Statement: India is a country of Saints. We don’t have any saints outside India.
Catholic church recognized many saints across the world.
Please check the internet

Statement: If I join Church, Can I become Pope?
It is not a government job to get promotions.
Becoming a Pope is not in a person’s hand. It is God’s plan.

Statement: If I join church can I get a Job? Can I get married? Can I win Lottery Ticket?
All are not guaranteed.
One thing guaranteed you will receive Jesus in the form of Eucharist.

Statement: I have more questions.
Please approach Priest in Catholic Church.
They can explain Catholic Church, Bible, Jesus better.

Statement: What is Holy Ghost? I am scared of Ghosts.
It is Holy Spirit. One form of God.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Spirit_in_Christianity

Statement: What is the difference between Catholics and Protestants?
http://www.dw.com/en/the-main-differences-between-catholics-and-protestants/a-37888597

Statement: Christians are alcoholics. They drink wine inside the church.

http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/26

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, gave thanks,* and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you,

l for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.

As Jesus suggested Catholics receive him in the form of Bread and Wine.
Not as Biscuits and Alchohol.

Statement: What is Purgatory or Hell?
https://www.catholic.com/tract/purgatory

Statement: Is priest tells my confession to others?
Never. The priest never remembers or shares what he listens in confession.

Statement: Is church supports Astrology, Gem Stones?
No

Statement: Christian schools are not good.
Catholic Schools are best schools in the world.
Catholic Hospitals are best hospitals.
They serve poor and need as service to God.

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Please check this site for more questions
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/conference.asp

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The Truth is Not Up for Negotiation

Because somebody did it, or all did it, doesn’t mean it is acceptable to us.
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5403/the_truth_is_not_up_for_negotiation.aspx

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Peace be with you.

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