What is the rapture and what do Catholics believe?

The rapture is a belief that is held by many evangelicals and other fundamentalists that suggests the righteous will be called “in the blink of an eye” and taken to Heaven before the second coming of Christ. There are debates on pre-tribulation and post-tribulation rapture and there are many...

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I give you a new commandment

John 13:31-33a, 34-35 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. “If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. “Little children, I shall be with you a...

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Peace I leave with you

John 14: 23-29 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the...

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As the Father has sent me, so I send you

(John 20:19-23) Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said...

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The Spirit of Truth will guide you to all truth

(John 16:12-15) Jesus said to his disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever...

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They all ate and were satisfied

(Luke 9:11b-17) But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing. When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude...

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Young man, I tell you, arise

(Luke 7:11-17)  Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son...

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“Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

 (Luke 7:36—8:3) Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house,...

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Jesus and the appointed seventy-two

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore...

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