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Prayer for Atheists and Infidels


From: Prayer of St Francis Xavier for the Conversion of Infidels.

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A tale of the Monk and the Scorpion


The Monk and the Scorpion – A tale about God’s love for us.

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There are many intelligent people who do not bother about religion.


In what way are they intelligent and clever? Some are clever in mathematics; others in law, but they may be very ignorant in the science of religion. A Catholic school-child could teach many of them quite a lot in this

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If God knows all things beforehand, is not that the end of our freedom?


No. God’s knowledge does not make us so act. An astronomer may be able to say, “There will be an eclipse of the sun.” When the eclipse comes, no one says that it had to come because the astronomer said

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Prove to me that man is endowed with freewill.


It is a necessary corollary from all that has been said already. If man be not free, he cannot be expected to keep laws, and should not be punished for breaking them. There can be no obligation to observe a

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Is not the soul the breath of God?


No, for God is a spirit, a purely spiritual substance, and does not breathe. The expression is only a human way of putting things. The soul is a spirit, and is called the breath of God merely because caused or

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Did the soul exist before conception?


No. God creates each soul as each body is generated. It is difficult to fix the exact moment, but the more general opinion is as soon as the embryo begins to exist. Existence and nature of the soul, Question 32

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Father’s Love Letter video


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Can men whilst earth-bound understand the working of the Divine Mind?


The Divine Mind does not “work.” God does not have to reason slowly and painfully to conclusions, as do men. His Divine Intelligence is a permanent and simultaneous act of perfect knowledge embracing all things, past, present, and future. We

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How do you know that God is eternal, or always was, is, and will be?


Because if God ever had a beginning, then before He began there was nothing. Now nothing, with nothing to work upon, and no faculties with which to work, could never turn its non-existent self into something. But there is obviously

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