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Russian icon of Saint Paul / Apostle Paul (1550) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] ***** [slightly modified excerpt from my book, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism] *** [For a brief historical explanation of this vexed issue of the Protestant Revolt (aka “Reformation”): see: Catholic Indulgences: History & Myths.] *** Biblical evidence of indulgences Matthew 16:19 [RSV] …

From my notes for The Catholic Answer Bible [later expanded as The New Catholic Answer Bible] (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 2002): The Catholic Church teaches that a valid sacramental marriage between two baptized Christians is permanent or indissoluble. No power on earth can dissolve it. This is based on the explicit teaching of Jesus. …

1 Samuel 28: 12-15 When the woman saw Samuelshe cried in a loud voice; and the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul. [13] The king said to him: “Do not be afraid; What do you see? “And the woman said to Saul,” I see a god coming up out …