Salvation

Lord, will those who are saved be few?

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

I once heard a comment from a friend who was preparing a homily for today’s passage from Luke’s Gospel (cf. Luke 13:22-30 below). He was finding it difficult to preach on the “fact” that there will be so few in heaven. He has no problem on preaching about death, judgment, Heaven and Hell; but, he is disturbed and sad that there will […]

How Many Souls will be Saved?

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

Lord, will those who are saved be few? I once heard a comment from a friend who was preparing a homily. He was finding it difficult to preach on the “fact” that there will be so few in heaven. He has no problem on preaching about death, judgment, Heaven and Hell; but, he is sad that there will be so few saved. […]

A Catholic Responds – Five Common Protestant Objections to the Sacrament of Confession

Return of the Prodigal Son by Murillo

In discussing the Catholic faith with non-Catholics, the doctrine concerning confessing one’s sins to a priest often arises. Indeed, in my experience, the Sacrament of Reconciliation ranks right up there with Marian Dogmas among the Church’s teachings that prompt the most questions from those inquiring about the Catholic Faith. The following objections to the doctrine are those about which I […]