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Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God.
1 Peter 2:16-17

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Welcome to A Catholic Response. Our mission is to present the Truths of the Catholic Faith by simple means, relying on the providence of God. Online Pamphlets explaining Catholic issues are available by clicking on the "Pamphlet" button to the left or by scrolling down. Also check out the Heresy of the Month page by clicking on the "Heresies" button. God bless you!



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ONLINE PAMPHLETS produced by A Catholic Response, Inc. which explain several Catholic issues. Please click on the titles:

New Pamphlets...
Marriage: One-Flesh Union
Marys' Children?

Faith...

Catholic Doctrines & Practices...

  The Catholic Faith in Brief

  A Primer on Catholic Morals

  Reasons for Faith

  Birth Control

  If God, Why Evil?

  The Immaculate Conception

  The Divinity of Christ

  Purgatory: The Purifying Fire

  The Real Jesus Christ

  A Primer on Indulgences

Bible...

  Graven Images

  Where Is That Taught in the Bible?

  St. Peter and the Popes

  Do Christians Need Only the Bible?

  Mary: The Mother of My Lord

  Apocrypha: Did Catholics Add to the Bible?

Sacraments...

  Bible, Tradition and Church

  The Blessed Sacrament: Jesus Christ

Salvation...

  Baptism, Infants and Salvation

  Are You Saved?

History & Scandals...

  Assurance or Hope?

  Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

  Original Sin

  Bible Burning and other Allegations

  Is Obedience to God Necessary?

  Slavery and the Catholic Church

Odds & Ends...

  Mother God

  The Sabbath or the Lord's Day

These pamphlets are also available in printed form. Please keep us in your prayers.

Q&A...

E-MAIL REPLIES - We occassionally receive interesting questions on the e-mail. We try our best to respond to them all. A few such examples, that may have a more general interest, are compiled. Both the questions and responses are edited to conserve space. Unfortunately we no longer read our e-mail due to a glut of junk mail. It now takes hours to download a day's worth of mail! Sorry.

LOCAL TALKS...

Fatherhood in the 00s and the Prophet Malachi - A slide presentation given at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lincoln, NE on 25 July 2000.

Faith vs. Reason: A Quick Glance at the Pope’s Latest Encyclical - A talk given at The Cathedral in Lincoln, NE on 14 May 1999.


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Reflect on the precepts of the LORD, let his commandments be your constant meditation; Then he will enlighten your mind, and the wisdom you desire he will grant.
Sirach 6:37

Points for Prayerful Meditation:

  • The opposite of love is not hate but power.
  • No freedom without love.
  • No love without God.
  • Sins are acts against God, but since we are created in the image of God, they are eventually acts against us.
  • The true stumbling-block to faith is not reason but arrogance.
  • The Ten Commandments are the laws that liberate us from barbarism.
  • Suffering reminds us that we are not in control of the universe.
  • "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
  • "Man is precisely a person because he is master of himself and has self-control. Indeed, insofar as he is master of himself he can give himself to the other (spouse)." [Pope John Paul II,The Theology of the Body, p.398]
  • "To experience the gift of married love while respecting the laws of conception is to acknowledge that one is not the master of the sources of life, but rather the minister of the design established by the Creator."[Humanae Vitae 13]
  • Choose freedom instead of slavery to passions.

    Come Holy Spirit; Fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. You send forth your Spirit and things are created. And you renew the face of the earth.

    Let us pray: Oh God, you taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending them the light of your Holy Spirit. In the same Spirit give us right judgement and the joy of your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


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    CATHOLIC DOCUMENT SEARCH ENGINES on the Internet:

    New Advent Catholic Website - This site features the 1913 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia in electronic form plus other good sources.

    EWTN's Document Library Search Engine - This Web page has the document search engine for the EWTN document library.

    FIRST THINGS Library Search Engine - This Web page has the document search engine for articles in FIRST THINGS.


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    LINKS TO ADDITIONAL ARTICLES elsewhere on the Internet:

    Not all of the articles below may have been written by Catholics, but the articles are all quite instructive.

    Retelling the Story of Science by Stephen M. Barr - An article originally published in First Things (March 2003) and now posted on the Internet.

    Christ and Nothing by David B. Hart - An article originally published in First Things (October 2003).

    Ordaining Women: Two Views by Jennifer Ferrara & Sarah Hinlicky Wilson - An exchange originally published in First Things (April 2003).

    The Population of Hell by Avery Cardinal Dulles - An article originally published in First Things (May 2003).

    Life: Defining the Beginning by the End by Maureen L. Condic - An article originally published in First Things (May 2003).

    True and False Reform by Avery Cardinal Dulles - An article originally published in First Things (August/September 2003).

    Goldhagen vs. Pius XII by Ronald J. Rychlak - An article originally published in First Things (June/July 2002).

    Fighting the Noondat Devil by R.R. Reno - An article originally published in First Things (August/September 2003).

    The Holocaust: What Was Not Said by Martin Rhonheimer - An article originally published in First Things (November 2003).

    Keeping the Commandments by Robert Louis Wilken - An article originally published in First Things (November 2003).

    Remebering the Gulag by Lawrence A. Uzzell - A book review originally published in First Things (November 2003).

    Tolkien and the Gift of Mortality by Anna Mathie - A short article originally published in First Things (November 2003).

    Scandal, Prayer and Penance by Sister Mary Catharine of Jesus - A short article originally published in First Things (November 2003).

    Book Reviev: Modern Physics and Ancient Faith by Stephen M. Barr by Robin Collins - A book review originally published in First Things (November 2003).

    Halfway Through the Hail Mary by Randy Boyagoda - A short article originally published in First Things (December 2002).

    The Second Tablet Project by J. Budziszewski - An article originally published in First Things (June/July 2002).

    Purgatory for Everyone by Jerry L. Walls - An article originally published in First Things (April 2002).

    The Basics About Stem Cells by Maureen L. Condic - An article originally published in First Things (January 2002).

    Ivan Karamazovs Mistake by Ralph C. Wood - An article originally published in First Things (December 2002).

    More Articles concerning the Faith according to topics...

    Doctrines   Birth Control   Natural Law   Faith & Reason   Fatherhood   Pius XII   Salvation   Scandals   Whatever...  


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    ANNOTATED LINKS to other resources on the Internet:

    The Holy See - This is the main Catholic Web site - The Vatican.

    The Internet Padre - This Web site features an extensive database to help you find the right Catholic Web site.

    Aid to the Church in Need - This is the Web site of Aid to the Church in Need which is an international Catholic charity that comes under the authority of the Holy See. Their primary focus is in those countries or areas of the world where the Church has suffered persecution.

    The Complete RSV Bible - This Web site features the complete Revised Standard Version of the Bible with a search engine.

    First Things - This Web site features the journal, First Things, published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life.

    ZENIT News Agency - This Web site is homepage of ZENIT, an International News Agency based in Rome.

    EWTN Web Site - This Web site is the homepage for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

    The Couple to Couple League Website - This site features information concerning Natural Family Planning.

    The Linacre Centre for Health Care Ethics Website - This Web site features articles that explain the Church's position on medical ethics issues.

    The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Website - This site is the homepage for the Catholic League, which is the largest civil rights organization that defends the rights of Catholics against discrimination or defamation.


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    MISSION STATEMENT:

    We are a lay Catholic apostolate group, who are loyal to the Catholic Church. Our aim is to disseminate (spread), with the approval of the Local Ordinary (e.g. Bishop), the Truths of the Catholic Faith in common but orthodox language by simple and inexpensive means, relying on the providence of God.

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