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Monday, September 29, 2008

Welcome!

I see that we have some new visitors , so it's time to repost the welcome message.

Welcome, new visitors! I hope you will stay and read, though we are lacking in juicy gossip. Here are some past articles which you may find of interest instead.

Wondering why this blog is here? Why not just stop going to Candy's blog? I delve into our motivations here.

Where do we find the time? We get that a lot.

Got questions about Catholicism? We've got answers, and if you don't find what you're looking for, just ask in the comments.

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.

What about the Pope?

Your questions answered.

Plus, the ever-popular Tradition versus Scripture topic. Read here, here, and here for previous posts. Confused about the difference between Tradition and tradition, try here.

Finally, we have no problem with respectful disagreement with Catholic theology. I suppose you could say that we disagree with Candy on what constitutes accurate Catholic theology.

However, we found that Candy's series on the Gospel of John gave a great platform for discussing some differences in theology as we discuss infant baptism, sanctifying grace, and the Lord's Supper/Eucharist.

Let's Study The Bible!
John 2
John 3
John 4
John 6

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5 comments:

Saved Sinner said...

I've noticed people seem to object to the fact that it is a "whole" blog devoted to refuting Candy. Presumably if her blog was called "Visits to Rome" and only had the Catholic posts and this was called "Catholic Homekeepers" and had homemaking posts interspersed throughout then people would have the opposite view of the two blogs.

Kelly said...

Yes, people specifically take issue with calling Candy out by name.

Candy writes about integrity today, and for me, mentioning Candy by name is part of acting with integrity. We could write about "a blogger who will remained unnamed" with a wink, while everyone knows who we are talking about. But I want people to be able to go and see that we are not editing Candy's words, or misrepresenting Candy's theology or positions.

As you found personally, a lot of damage can be done when someone posts a response to a comment without posting the comment. It is easy to misunderstand, mischaracterize, and mislead. We don't want to do that here.

Toni said...

I just want to say that I`m sorry for misjudging your intentions for starting this blog. Now after reading through it I understand that you are only trying to inform people about your faith.
I don`t think it`s necessary to call Candy names like hillbilly though.
Just one question.What do Catholics really believe about salvation?

Elena said...

Toni, I just did a blog search for the word "hillbilly." It didn't come up in any of our posts. What are you referring to?

Kelly said...

Toni, we believe that we are saved by God's grace, through our faith, as is manifest by our works.

We do not believe that we earn our salvation by our works.