Month: January 2011

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Glenn Beck and Mormonism: when criticism equals attacks and hatred

Where’s the love? I thought that we were to heed the media, pop-cultural, political vox de jour and tone down the vitriol. Yet, when I recently posted Is Glenn Beck a Mormon-new-age guru? and the emotive sentiments were scattered far and wide: from being referred to as hateful and someone who attacks to actually stating …

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Roman Catholic Basic Historic Background – How the Pope Became Supreme

Let us begin by, very succinctly, consider some of the papacy’s historical background. The first utilization of the term catholic in relation to the church was by Irenaeus in the second century AD. The term refers to universal and the term church or ecclesia refers to called out ones, the people who have been called …

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Glenn Beck’s E4 Experiences: is he the Oprah Winfrey of the right?

Worldview Weekend’s Brannon S. Howse posted an interesting article about the ongoing spiritualism of both Glenn Beck and Oprah Winfrey. Recently, he stated that the reason that he became a Mormon is that he saw how great Mormon families are. He actually and specifically stated that in order to get that sort of family he …

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Roman Catholic Doctrine of the Eucharist, part 13—Roman Catholic Dictionary Definitions

“The true sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ made present on the altar by the words of consecration; a representation and a renewal of the offering made on Calvary…The sacrifice of the cross was the one universal and absolute sacrifice; from it consequently the Mass derives its efficacy, consisting in an application of …

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Roman Catholic Doctrine of the Eucharist, part 12—The Catechism of the Catholic Church

#1068 and 1405 “For it is in the liturgy, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, that ‘the work of our redemption is accomplished’…Every time this mystery is celebrated, ‘the work of our redemption is carried on.’” # 1358 “consider the Eucharist as…the sacrificial memorial of Christ and his body.” #1365 “Because it is …

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