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Catholic Apologetics 3 Do Catholics Worship Idols?

Images In The New Testament And The Apostolic Era By Benedict Hodubar In our previous discussions on this topic, it was established that every image has a prototype without which an image is both useless and meaningless. It was also made plain that any treatment rendered to an image is simply for its prototype and not for the image. Also ...

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Catholic Apologetics Part 2 Do Catholics Worship Idols?

By Benedict Hodubar Another impressive sanctified image that is apt to our discussion here is the specification of the second temple of Jerusalem as was shown to prophet Ezekiel. The outward specification treaded awfully on mystifying symbols. “And it was made with cherub and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub, and every ...

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Catholic Apologetics … Part 1

Do Catholics Worship Idols? By Benedict Hodubar I am the Lord your God who has brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make unto yourself ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath, ...

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Joseph, Glory of the Patriarchs

By Martin Nchedo Umeatuegbu One of the most famous prayers approved by the Church in honour of St Joseph is entitled _Officia Parvum Sancti Joseph_ (the Little Office of St Joseph). The antiphon of that prayer opens with the solemn words of salutation: *_Salve Patriarcharum decus, et Ecclesiae Sanctae Dei oeconomae, cui Panem vitae et frumentum electorum conservasti_*, which means ...

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Mystical Meaning of The Rosary

By Martin Nchedo Umeatuegbu In the Spirit of May Devotion Devotion The Rosary has several characteristics it possesses, and such makes the prayer a great mystery. Among the various meanings it has or contains is that it can be predicated of being mystical. These mystical meanings devoid of being superstitions, cannot but give one a deeper insight to this Marian ...

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“ONYE BỊA MMADỤ NSO, Ọ NỤ ISI EZE YA”

(IT IS ONLY BY COMING CLOSE TO PEOPLE THAT WE CAN KNOW THEM WELL) MESSAGE OF HIS LORDSHIP, MOST REV PETER EBERE OKPALEKE, THE BISHOP OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF EKWULOBIA (CADEK) ON THE 55THWORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY CELEBRATION, MAY 16, 2021 Rev. and dear Msgrs., Frs., Bros., Srs., and my dear People of God. Sunday, May 16, 2021 was the ...

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PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

“Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God” (cf. Acts 12:5) Let us pray for the end of the pandemic united in the recitation of the Holy Rosary together with the Shrines around the world. INTRODUCTION Pope Francis is requesting that during this month of May the entire Church invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for ...

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