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Is Scripture historically accurate?

Context, genre, and other literary features must be taken into account

What is the via negativa?

“This is the ultimate in human knowledge of God: to know that we do not know Him"

What is the genius of the Ignatian spiritual exercises?

St Ignatius of Loyola's 'Spiritual Exercises' helps one detach from the world and better listen to God

How can we use singing for spiritual formation in Advent?

The Church’s liturgical year follows a rhythm of seasons, each of which has a unique character as represented by the prayers and traditions proper to it. How does the music of Advent help us to …

What is lectio divina?

Catholics are sometimes accused of not knowing the Bible, but a growing discovery of an ancient form of prayer is now helping Catholics know the Bible better than ever, while bringing them closer to …

Why is God our Father but not also our Mother?

How could God be given a specific sexual connotation if in the Bible he is presented with both male and female characteristics? Should we not address him also as "Mother"?

What is the role of fasting in spiritual formation?

Fasting is an ancient practice that has helped many people over the centuries come closer to Christ.

Why is Mary’s “yes” the hallmark of Christian spirituality?

Mary’s “yes” to the Angel proposes to each of us a new way to live — a way of surrender to the Word made Flesh who dwells among us here and now.

Of what concern is Adam’s sin to me?

What is original sin, and why should it concern me if I was not responsible for it?

Is it offensive to evangelize non-Christian cultures?

Is it disrespectful to send missionaries to evangelize non-Christian peoples, like certain indigenous tribes, when faced with the human needs of these populations?

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