Genesis or Polygenesis?

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A 17 year old convert and Sixpacker from Eastern Europe has been asking me questions for a while now, but this latest question is both common among thinkers and good for you all to know.

Oh, and by the way, how many 17 year old converts have you ever met? Better yet, how many 17 year olds do you know capable of this depth of thought?

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Newly Graduated Nurse Practitioner, Part 2

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As the discussion of moral issues with the new Nurse Practitioner continues, I think all Sixpackers will find this both enlightening and fascinating.

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Newly Graduated Nurse Practitioner, Part 1

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Congratulations to the Sixpacker who just graduated as a Nurse Practitioner! But this new Nurse Practitioner has a burning moral question about actually practicing as a new Nurse Practitioner. Even though this doesn't apply directly to the vast majority of you, I'm confident enough in your intelligence to believe you'll figure out the ways it applies to you all indirectly.

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On Time in Purgatory

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Very excited you are doing this. As far as questions, I would like to dig deep of the time frames of purgatory. I see there are indulgences taking 100’s of years off time in purgatory, but Cardinal Ratzinger wrote:

"The transforming 'moment' of this encounter cannot be quantified by the measurements of earthly time. It is, indeed, not eternal but a transition, and yet trying to qualify it as of “short” or “long” duration on the basis of temporal measurements derived from physics would be naive and unproductive."



Is it therefore possible purgatory, in light of 1st Corinthians 3, is a moment of purgation rather than a tremendous amount of time?

"…it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire."

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On Consecrations

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I really enjoyed the webinar today. Thank you!!!

You mention consecration in Lesson 4. Well, I need your guidance on consecrations.

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Can ALL people go to Heaven––Muslims, Protestants, Jews, etc?

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The Inquisition

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This is an article on the Inquisition by my friend and fellow Marian Catechist Phillip Bellini. As is typical of Phillip's work, this is magnificent! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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Are You a Pervert?

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I thought that title would get your attention. No one likes to think of himself/herself as a pervert. When we hear the word “pervert,” images of some strange man with various sexual deviancies lurking in the shadows comes to our minds.

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary As Our Refuge

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Since our present times are entrusted to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I thought it would be good to deepen our understanding of Our Blessed Mother’s most loving and merciful heart. Since Our Lord told Sr. Lucia of Fatima that He desired to establish devotion in the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, let’s humanly try our best to enlighten our minds more regarding Her heart.

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On what will we be judged in the general judgment?

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Many folks tend to get confused about the differences between the particular & general judgments. So let’s dive right into the general judgment.

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