Apologetics

A look at what Catholics actually believe and why

Purgatory in this life, too?

We know, if we believe in purgatory, that we must be sinless to enter into God’s presence (Eph 5:5; Heb 12:14; Rev 21:27; 22:3, 14-15). Therefore, God must purge or wash away our sin to make us fit to be in heaven. Purgatory is indicated most directly in 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 (RSV): “… the fire…

Two biblical Christmas poems

This is now the fourth straight year that I have shared my Christmas poems in this newspaper. I wrote the first below in 2013: one of my six about specific people in Scripture. The second, which dates from 2001, is highly structured, like a mini-catechism. I hope they are edifying to you. Blessed Advent and…