Category Archives: Apologetics

Introduction to Islam (Part 5 of 5): The Catholic Response

Today I would like to conclude my introductory series to Islam. This series wasn’t intended to be an apologetic response to Islam, just an accurate and objective description of Islamic belief and practice. It is my hope that this will … Continue reading

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Introduction to Islam (Part 4 of 5: Religion)

This blog entry continues the series I began a few days ago to provide a brief overview of Islam. In Part 1, I began by looking at Muhammad and the origins of Islam.  Next, in Part 2, I looked at … Continue reading

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Introduction to Islam (Part 3 of 5: Faith)

I began this series examining the founding of Islam and the person of Muhammad. Next, I took a very broad look at the Qur’an and some of its teachings and application to Islamic life. Islam demands of its believers “faith” … Continue reading

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Introduction to Islam (Part 2 of 5: Revelation)

In yesterday’s blog post I began a brief introduction to Islam.  I focussed primarily on the founding of Islam and Muhammad. Today I would like to look at the divine revelation which Islam claims to have received, which is found … Continue reading

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Introduction to Islam (Part 1 of 5: Muhammad)

This is one of the many blog entries I was halfway through before being distracted by something shiny… I started preparing this series of entries around the time of the media storm from the “Burn a Qur’an Day“. I was … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to Polycarp

Well, we’re finally here!  The last letter of St. Ignatius of Antioch!  I’m posting this a bit earlier than usual because the next couple of weeks are going to be rather busy. Each of the Ignatius’ letters are special for … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to the Smyrnaeans

The final two letters of St. Ignatius which we read are both sent to the city of Smyrna.  The first letter is sent to the Church as a whole, the second specifically to their bishop, Polycarp. This first letter is … Continue reading

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