Venerating Mary And Idolatry

very well done. Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee…..

Pro Deo et Veritate

Author: Julia Nguyen – 12th grade apologetics student

One day during my freshman year, I was waiting at my piano instructor’s house for my younger brother who was finishing up his lesson when I encountered a woman who was also waiting for my brother to finish up because her son was next.  I soon learned that she worked with my father, so I asked her if she attends the Vietnamese mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

“No, I don’t,” she replied.  She explained that she goes to a different church because she is Lutheran, not Catholic. 

I wasn’t aware of the many differences between these two kinds of Christianity, so I asked, “How are our beliefs different?  Do Lutherans believe in Mary?”

“We believe in Mary, but we just don’t worship her like you Catholics do.” she answered.

The conversation ended as my brother finished his lesson.  As we walked…

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Why Sex Should Wait

wise young man. I only pray more would think this way and realize the importance

Pro Deo et Veritate

Author: Don Hanna – 12th grade apologetics student

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while, you may miss it.” –Ferris Bueller.

The only problem with looking around from a teenage perspective in this decade is that it is littered with things that teens may be better off missing. More and more frequently sexual intercourse is being thrown at teenagers as something that is “of the norm”, and I fear it is becoming that. Sex is a gift to be reserved for marriage, but to fully understand why this is important it is crucial to understand two main things: love and human dignity.

First, we should attempt to answer the question that has been asked by the band Haddaway for two decades: what is love? Love comes in many forms; this is undeniably true.  One hopes that no one loves his…

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No more excuses

bible writer

I have reflected on just this subject recently thanks to another favorite writer friend pointing out that God’s Word comes from all kinds of listeners. Amen

Bryan Patterson's Faithworks

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…
Noah was a drunk,
Abraham was too old,
Isaac was a daydreamer,
Jacob was a liar,
Leah was ugly,
Joseph was abused,
Moses had a stuttering problem,
Gideon was afraid,
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer,
Rahab was a prostitute,
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young,
David had an affair and was a murderer,
Elijah was suicidal,
Isaiah preached naked,
Jonah ran from God,
Naomi was a widow,
Job went bankrupt,
Peter denied Christ,
The Disciples fell asleep while prayIng,
Martha worried about everything,
Mary Magdalene was, well you know,
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once,
Zaccheus was too small,
Paul was too religious,
Timothy had an ulcer………..
Lazarus was dead!
……………no more excuses now.

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