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  1. Mallory said:

    Great article! Surprisingly I’ve never been challenged on purgatory, but I love the tactic of asking questions to determine their understanding first. Always a great place to start.

    March 2, 2015
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  2. L said:

    Thank you for this. Can’t wait until part 2. Please address the problem of indulgences with this issue and praying for those in purgatory as this is a difficult thing to talk about w ex Catholics and non Catholics. My son also has trouble in his social studies class when dealing with the crusades, reformation, again indulgences etc. He is in a public school. Perhaps a summer course for teens on apologetics would be awesome as they have to be warriors now for the faith.

    March 5, 2015
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  3. Matt Nelson said:

    Thanks for your comments, L. I hope to have Part II out soon. The schools, especially public schools (secondary and post-secondary), are truly intellectual battlegrounds for any Christian. I recommend any book by Steve Weidenkopf or Diane Moczar if looking for information on the Inquisition or Crusades (http://www.catholic.com/profiles/steve-weidenkopf). For the facts on indulgences, I recommend this article by Jimmy Akin – http://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/PRIMINDU.HTM. As for a summer course for teens , let’s pray that this great idea comes into fruition if it is in god’s will – love the idea!

    March 5, 2015
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  4. Matt Nelson said:

    Mallory, thanks for the comments! The “answer with a question” approach comes straight from Jesus Himself 🙂

    March 5, 2015
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  5. Jane said:

    Hey,
    Did you ever get around to posting Part II? There isn’t a search bar on your website and a google search of it didn’t reveal the second part. Thanks!

    June 5, 2017
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    • Matt Nelson said:

      I haven’t….(I’m blushing). But I haven’t forgotten about it! So stay tuned!

      June 8, 2017
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