Category: Apologetics

Articles to help you understand and defend the Catholic faith.

The Mother of the Son

At the Annunciation, Mary said to the angel, “let it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38), and she meant it with all of her being. She held nothing of herself back from the will of God, and at her “yes,” the Word became Man and dwelt among us. The Son of God became the Son of Mary. 

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Does St. Paul Condone Slavery?

St. Paul writes to his friend Philemon to say that he is returning his slave, Onesimus, to him. Some have read this as a tacit acceptance by the Apostle of the institution of slavery, which we naturally have trouble reconciling with brutal and inhumane treatment of African slaves in the American past. How could any Christian, let alone a saint, an Apostle, and the author of most of the New Testament condone such a thing?

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