Is the Immaculate Conception Biblical?

Is the Immaculate Conception Biblical?

Is the Immaculate Conception just another example of Catholics exaggerating Mary’s role, putting her on par with Jesus? From the outside, some might look at Catholic Marian doctrines this way: Jesus is a king, so Catholics make Mary a queen. Jesus ascended into...
Temperance and Self-Possession

Temperance and Self-Possession

The virtue of temperance sometimes gets a bad reputation. As the virtue that “moderates the attraction of pleasures” (Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition, no. 1809), many people today object to such a notion: “What’s wrong with seeking...
Did Jesus Really Want us to Eat His Body?

Did Jesus Really Want us to Eat His Body?

What did Jesus mean by his mysterious words at the Last Supper: “Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body…Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood…”?  Did he really intend for us to eat of his body and...