Author Archives: Patrick

You Totally Want This!

HEY, CATHOLICS! If you’re in any way familiar with how the Protestant world treats the ancient Faith, then you’re most likely amused every time a Protestant accuses Catholics of following TRADITIONS OF MEN. This is your chance to turn their … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 8. A Foundational Protestant Assumption

Many Fundamentalists enjoy two of Christianity’s seven sacraments of grace: Baptism and Matrimony. Those who are baptized are part of the Christian Church, though not in full communion with her; and Catholicism affectionately recognizes their status as brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 7. “Annulment Is Divorce”

There is one last popular attack that Rudd, to his credit, did not repeat in his essay: Fundamentalism’s allegation that “annulment is divorce.” I suspect Rudd knows his own sect is actually quite diverse on issues of divorce, and any … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 6. “Scandal”

Most of this blog is about principles and nuanced theology; its subjects require some reasoned attention to determine the merits of the Protestant Church of Christ’s attack on Catholic theology. The subject of scandal, however, is not theological; nor does … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 5. Celibacy Is “Satanic Doctrine”

Rudd’s fourth argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Prohibition against church leaders marrying is a satanic doctrine” [sic]. Rudd continues: IV. Prohibition against church leaders marrying is a satanic doctrine: [sic]

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Marriage and Sex, Part 4. “Birth Control”

Rudd’s third argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Birth Control”. Rudd continues: III. Birth Control: Roman Catholic church [sic] has a prohibition against birth control. Such is as [sic] anti-Biblical [sic] as … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 3. “Guilt”

Rudd’s second argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Guilt”. Rudd continues: II. Guilt: Rather than sex being a wonderful communion between husband and wife to fulfill the sexual desire, The [sic] Roman … Continue reading

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