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WHY DO PRIESTS GIVE US PENANCE AFTER WE CONFESS? By Lawrence Luna

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Why Do Priests Give Us Penance After We Confess? Answer: Before we will proceed, let us define below the following terminologies: Sacrament of Confession – Sacramental Confession is the act by which a person tells or confesses his/her sins to a priest, who is authorized to give absolution in the sacrament of penance (Ecc 5:6, […]

IS THE TRINITY IN THE BIBLE?

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  Mahor Nikko‎ Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc. (Luzon Chapter) Is the TRINITY in the Bible? Tertullian, a Latin theologian who wrote in the early 3rd century, is credited as being the first to use the Latin words “Trinity”, “person” and “substance” to explain that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are “tres personae, una substantia”. […]

SIX NEW CHURCHES IN FIVE YEARS: PORTLAND’S GROWING CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

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Six new churches in five years: Portland’s growing Catholic community By Perry West Portland, Ore., Sep 6, 2018 / 03:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, the growth in the Catholic Church has been so great that six new churches have been dedicated since 2013. “On Saturday was our sixth new church dedication […]

MARY AS THE ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT: BIBLICAL FOUNDATION By Juan Chu

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Juan Chu  WHY CATHOLICS CALL MARY AS THE “ARK OF NEW COVENANT”?  .  The Bible draws many parallels between the Ark of the (Old) covenant and Mary, the “Ark of the New Covenant” . The Church fathers loved to delve into Holy Scripture and find deep meanings and parallels; or types and shadows. One of […]