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St. Augustine in His Study, Vittore Carpaccio (1502)

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  • Typology

    What is Typology? Since the beginning of Christianity, the Church has studied the connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament through “typology”. Typology is the practice of reading the God’s works in the Old Testament and seeing how it points to Jesus Christ in the New Testament.1 St. Augustine said, “the New Testament… Continue reading Typology

  • The Five Precepts of the Church

    The Five Precepts of the Church (also known as the Commandments of the Church) are considered the minimum standard way of life required by all Catholics.1, 2 They are: You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and remain free from work or activity that could impede the sanctification of such… Continue reading The Five Precepts of the Church

  • Order of Grace

    There is the natural order, which is the order of the created world. Then there is the supernatural order, which is the order of everything divine. This is also called the Order of Grace. Why is this important? Because, Eve is our mother in the order of nature, but Mary is our mother in the… Continue reading Order of Grace

  • How old is God?

    When I say I am 36 years old, it means I have lived in the world for 36 years. But, God does not live in the world. Instead, the world lives in God. As St. Paul told the Athenians in Acts 17:28, “In Him we live and move and have our being”. We have an… Continue reading How old is God?

  • Where does God come from?

    When I say I come from India, it’s because I was born in India. Or if I say, I come from this family or that family, it’s because I was born from a certain family. But, God does not come from any place, nor does God come from any family. Instead, everything comes from God.… Continue reading Where does God come from?

  • Is God Real?

    Yes, most fortunately, God is real! In fact, He is more real that we are. St. Paul teaches in Acts 17:28 that “We live and move and have our being in Him”. In other words, we exist in Him. This means that it’s not us thinking about God that makes Him real. It’s God thinking… Continue reading Is God Real?

  • Why is there suffering in the world?

    Suffering exists in the world because of sin. In the beginning, there was no sin. God created our first parents, Adam and Eve, and gave them sanctifying grace. This grace made them holy, and there was no sin. Because there was no sin, everyone enjoyed peace. And because there was peace, there was no suffering… Continue reading Why is there suffering in the world?

  • Faith or Works

    What gets us to Heaven? Faith or Works? The answer is Faith and Works! Don’t be fooled by the complicated arguments of this group and that group. The truth rests in the Bible and the teachings of the Catholic Church which has remained unchanged since the time of Christ. As per St. James: What does… Continue reading Faith or Works