Browsing the January 2019 archive of Apologetics

Looking at Purgatory Differently Can Help Us Welcome It

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 1/25/19

I think I have addressed the subject of purgatory over the years of writing this column a few different times, probably more than any other subject. There is a reason for this: Purgatory was the primary “lightening rod” that sparked the protestant Reformation.

Martin Luther was completely right when ... Read More »

Worms, Maggots and God’s Love

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 1/14/19

January 2019

 I am not an animal or a pet person.  When I was a kid, we had dogs, rabbits, and even chickens and pigs, but in my adulthood, nothing about having a pet or an animal appeals to me.

In fact, I am sure if I had a ... Read More »

St. Peter’s An Example of How So Many Gave So Much

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 1/04/19

I almost always start January in Rome, Italy.  I regularly use my vacation time to lead small private tours to Rome, and my favorite time of the year to bring groups is Christmas, or at least the days following Christmas and into the New Year.

 I remember 15 ... Read More »