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Did God create the world?

Catechesis on creation is enormously important. It goes to the very foundations of human and Christian life. It gives the Christian faith’s answer to the basic questions asked by people of all times: “Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?” “What was our [...]
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I believe in God the Father Almighty

Who tells us that God is Father? How does God reveal that he is Love? What does it mean when we say that God is almighty? Why is God both Father and Almighty? Why does evil exist? If God is Father, is he my Father? [...]
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Pope Francis' first Encyclical to be released on July 5th

(Romereports.com) The Vatican announced that Pope Francis' first encyclical will be titled 'Lumen Fidei,' which translates to 'The Light of Faith.' The encyclical was started by Benedict XVI when he was still Pope. Francis finished it, describing it as a 'strong text.' It will be [...]
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Why do we love our Lady?

Faith in the fact that God himself became man has been the joyful conviction of the Church from the very beginning. To come into the world, God chose to rely on the free cooperation of a human being, Mary, to be the mother of his [...]
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Why did the Son of God become man?

1. Why did the Son of God become man? In the Creed we say: "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, ... and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary." When our first parents sinned, we [...]
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Who and what is man? Why was he created, and what for?

We know from the Book of Genesis that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; man and woman he created them”. But what does being created “in the image of God” mean? Who is man in actual [...]
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Year of Faith: Opus Dei Prelate recommends speaking of God with joy

November 1, 2012. (Romereports.com) As the Year of Faith is celebrated, the main question is: how can one fully take advantage of it? The Prelate of the Opus Dei has written a pastoral letter with a few recommendations. It includes following the example of the [...]
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Could Jesus’ body have been stolen?

When people who did not want to accept that Jesus had risen from the dead saw that the tomb where his body had been laid was empty, the first thing that occurred to them to think and say was that his body had been stolen [...]
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How did Jesus die?

Jesus died, nailed to a cross, on the 14th day of Nisan, Friday April 7 in the year 30 AD. This can be deduced from a critical analysis of the Gospel accounts compared with the allusions to his death contained in the Talmud (cf. Sanhedrin [...]
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Who was Caiaphas?

Caiaphas (Yosef bar-Kayafa) was High Priest in the time of Jesus. There are several references to him in the New Testament (Mt 26:3; 26:57; Lk 3:2; 11:49; 18:13-14; Jn 18:24, 28; Acts 4:6). The historian Flavius Josephus says that Caiaphas acceded to the high priesthood [...]
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