Dave Steele shares his insights as a homeschool dad of 8 children. After their love for the Catholic faith, the Steeles are passionate fans of the outdoors.Read More »
Why Have Legal, Same-Sex Unions Come About in Our Time?
by Dave Armstrong | The relation to same-sex “marriage” has to do with the fundamental purposes of things, and what is natural as opposed to unnatural.Read More »
Fr. John Hardon: A Humble, Catholic Giant
Fr. John A. Hardon (1914-2000) was a holy man. No greater thing can be said about a person. He worked tirelessly for the propagation of the gospel, and was a ...Read More »
Why Suffering *With* Christ (Not Just For Him) is Biblical
by Dave Armstrong | Most educated, serious Christians understand that suffering is to be expected in the Christian life. It's not an anomaly or interruption in an otherwise “normal” life. It's to be expected; even welcomed.Read More »
3 Things to Know About ‘Redemptive’ Suffering (For the Sake of Others)
In the Christian life, it is understood by all that intercessory prayer helps others. We pray for people in order for them to receive some sort of blessing or guidance ...Read More »
The Eucharist: A *Different* Kind of Miracle?
by Dave Armstrong | The Eucharist was intended by God as a different kind of miracle from the outset, requiring more profound faith...Read More »
Does the Church Change her Teaching?
by Dave Armstrong | The Catholic Church, in agreement with Lewis, defines doctrinal development as a growth of depth and clarity in the understanding of the truths of divine revelation.Read More »
Does the Catholic Church Equate Allah and Yahweh (God)?
by Dave Armstrong | When the Church has referred to Muslims worshiping the one God, it is meant in the sense of both Christians and Muslims being monotheists.Read More »
Full of Grace: Mary’s Immaculate Conception and the Bible
by Dave Armstrong | A Catholic asks, “what does it mean to be full of grace?” For St. Paul, grace is the antithesis and overcomer of sin...Read More »
“Holy Ground” and Mary’s Perpetual Virginity
by Dave Armstrong | Mary's perpetual virginity is fitting and proper by the nature of the relationship of a holy God and man.Read More »
Brothers of Jesus: Biblical Arguments for Mary’s Virginity
by Dave Armstrong | In Jesus' Hebrew culture (and Middle Eastern culture even today), cousins were called "brothers". In my previous article, I wrote abo...Read More »
Mary: Perpetual Virgin? 6 Biblical Arguments
by Dave Armstrong | Once upon a time, virtually no Christians denied that Mary the mother of Jesus was perpetually a virgin: including Protestants. Of the early leaders of that movement, virtually all fully accepted this doctrine: including Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Bullinger, and Cranmer.Read More »
The Bible and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Dave Armstrong | Our Protestant friends in Christ often challenge us to find “proofs” of our doctrines in the Bible. When it comes to the doctrine of the Assumption, almost all of them think or say: “there is nothing whatever in the Bible about that!”Read More »
Martin Luther and the “Immaculate Purification” of Mary
by Dave Armstrong | One of the most fascinating of Luther's beliefs has to do with the question of Mary's Immaculate Conception (her being preserved from original sin from the moment of her conception). Luther had a rather “high” Mariology in many respects.Read More »
Did the Church “Murder 50-68 Million” in the Inquisitions?
by Dave Armstrong | Non-Catholic Christians and the secular world have used the Inquisitions, the Crusades, and the Galileo incident, as “clubs” to bash the Church for almost 500 years. I did so myself, in my Protestant apologist days. But such critics almost invariably distort the known facts in order to do so.Read More »
New Testament Proofs of Noah’s Historical Existence
by Dave Armstrong | The film Noah has made quite a splash. I have not yet seen it, as of this writing. I'm particularly interested in judging how true to the Bible it is. Most Catholic reviewers have given mixed reviews in that regard and also in the artistic sense, with various degrees of approval or disapproval.Read More »
Purgatory and the Bible: God Purifying His People In the Here and Now
by Dave Armstrong | I've often used what I call the “nutshell” argument for Purgatory: we must be without sin 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 with Him. All agree so far.Read More »
The Abundant Biblical Support for Lent
by Dave Armstrong | My specialty as an apologist is “biblical arguments for Catholicism.” I enjoy that aspect of my work a lot because the Bible is the great “common ground” that all Christians share (and I strive to be ecumenical). We all reverence Sacred Scripture and believe it is inspired revelation.Read More »
The Bible vs. Contraception: God Opens the Womb and Blesses Parents with Children
by Dave Armstrong | We can learn a lot from words: especially if we go back to the Latin roots of many of our English words. All Christians are familiar with the notion of God being the Creator. He made all things from nothing (theologians describe this with the wonderful Latin phrase, creatio ex nihilo).Read More »
The Bible vs. Contraception: “Be Fruitful and Multiply”
by Dave Armstrong | Some things are so obvious that we take them for granted. We don't feel that we need to “argue” them because we casually assume that everyone “knows they are true.” The old Frank Sinatra song comes to my mind: “Love and marriage: go together like a horse and carriage . . .”Read More »