Tag: Catechism

Purgatory ~ Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell …

Between Heaven and Hell Purgatory. Of all the many misunderstood doctrines of the Catholic Church, Purgatory may be one of the most lampooned by non-Catholics and most misunderstood by Catholics themselves. Last week, my wife and I published our first ever podcast. On the show we discussed C.S. Lewis’ book The Great Divorce and the concepts of Purgatory found within it. In this…

Do Catholics Read the Bible Literally?

I’ve frequently encountered a common misapprehension that boils down to the following statement, “Catholics don’t take the bible literally.” On the flip side of the spectrum are the Evangelical Fundamentalists who take everything way too literally. So who’s right? Let’s start by defining our terms. In everyday language the word “literal” typically means,“in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or…

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