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Anti-Catholic Myths Debunked
Many good people reject the Catholic Church for what they consider to be its absurd teachings. In these pages, Archbishop Patrick John Ryan shows that these souls are mistaken not in condemning absurd teachings, but in believing those teachings to be Catholic.
Archbishop Ryan considers the most common charges levied against Catholicism, showing that not only are those scorned doctrines not Catholic, they re condemned by the Church! Here are just a few of the common misconceptions that are corrected in this book:
- That the Church claims to endow its priests with the power of forgiveness a power reserved to God alone
- That Catholics believe inanimate objects (such as relics and holy water) can perform miracles
- That Catholics pray as well to statues, images, and relics, offering them worship that belongs to God alone
- And many more surprising charges!
This book is no catechism nor is it meant to be; reading it won t make a person Catholic. But it will expel from the minds of fair-minded souls scores of popular misconceptions about the Church ones that have for too long served as impediments to persons genuinely yearning for full communion with Christ.
Rocket Ships and God
We often hear that science and religion are incompatible, and that those of us who profess faith in God are unwilling to bend our will to the truth.
In these pages, the prolific inventor and rocket scientist Dr. Rocco Martino exposes the fallacy and danger of such claims. He tackles head-on the question of truth, showing that despite all the technological and scientific discoveries of our age, religious truth has never been — and will never be — proven to be in error.
Faith, Dr. Martino explains, is an indispensible element in any search for truth, even for scientists using the scientific method. In clear and easy-to-understand language, he carefully bridges the gap between faith and reason, showing that truth cannot possibly be discovered without the balanced application of both principles.
In a very rational way he shows how we must use reason as a tool to accept or reject truth claims, and why faith coupled with revelation must serve as the final determinant for acceptance.
When we approach scientific discoveries with the mind of faith, we inevitably come to a much deeper understanding of who we are and how we came to be. Indeed, science heightens our ability to prove the existence of God and it, ultimately, strengthens our faith.
Read these pages and you'll enter into the mind of a rocket scientist well-versed in philosophy and theology, journeying with him as he looks for God, and then at God.
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