Friday, March 28, 2008

Candyland Compilation

As we've had another 150 or so new visitors since I posted this two days ago, I thought I would bump it up.

If you are now joining us, here are some previous blog entries addressing common questions about the Catholic Church.

Why did the Catholic Church ADD books to the Bible?

We didn't. Non-Catholics removed books from the Bible. Read more about the Catholic Bible.

Why does the Catholic Church believe in salvation by works when that is contradicted by Scripture. Why do you believe that Mary is a mediatrix when scripture says that Jesus is the ONE Mediator?

We don't, and we don't.

Why do you worship statues? Don't you know that's idolatry?

We might be kneeling in prayer, but we aren't worshiping.

Why do you pray the rosary with its vain repetition?

Because it isn't repetition that is the problem, it's the vain part.

But you have to admit that the word purgatory isn't found anywhere in Scripture!

The word might not be, but the concept is.

Requiring celibacy for priests isn't biblical. Even Peter was married!

Actually, we have married priests within the Catholic Church today. A picture of a priest with his family is the top picture of this post, explaining the tradition (with a small 't') of priestly celibacy.

Why confess to a sinful priest, when you can confess your sins directly to God?

Read the Biblical basis for Confession.

Plus, the ever-popular Tradition versus Scripture topic. Read here, here, and here for previous posts.

If anyone has any follow-up questions, please post them in the comments of this post. That's what we're here for!

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Elena said...

LOL!! I love it. We probably should put a "best of" category in the side bar!

Tracy said...

Awesome Kelly!!

a soldier's wife said...

I just wanted to let you know how helpful this post was to me with the links already there. I've felt God's hand leading me in this direction and can not ignore it, so am doing a lot of praying and reading.

Kelly said...

I tend to get too bogged down in chronological archives myself, so I prefer to use topical categories if they're available. I had a few minutes, so I thought I'd put it together since we had so many new visitors this week.

Man, we've been pretty prolific! I was going to put together posts from all of us, but sorting through all of them was taking too much time, so I ended up just pulling from mine, because I knew where to find them more easily.

(New, typo-free comment!)

Kelly said...

Hi a soldier's wife, I'm glad you found the links helpful.

I just visited your blog and read through the first few pages of entries. How providential that your husband was being led in the same direction even though you were apart!

It sounds as if you already have a good resource on the Catholic Spitfire Grill, but feel welcome to ask us any questions as well. :)

a soldier's wife said...

Thanks Kelly!