thuoc amoxicillin 500mg la thuoc gi what is street value for buspirone hcl 15 mg treating jock itch with fluconazole amoxil 400 bd pre?§o clonidine hcl .3 mg ciprofloxacin can it be use for the treatment of boils taken too much allegra 120 amitriptyline stuttering can synthroid shrink nodules amiodarone hcl 150 mg how strong is a c5 cialis dilute 500 mg of amoxicillin for a dog para que es gabapentin 300mg para que se usa gabapentin can i use tynolnel while taking prednisone 20 mg tablet what is amoxicillin ctb indomethacin related to gout ile kosztuje lamisil spray will lexapro cause weight gain teen is citalopram asafe anti depressnt taking clomid, day 5, can i take ibuprophen buy fluoxetine 20 mg allegra uk allergy zenovera ketoconazole soap lipitor 20 mg 30 tablet fiyat?± can antibiotic and prednisolone combine with spirulina prednisone 20 mg skin itching does azithromycin 250 mg help fight bladder infection hydroxyzine hcl 10 mg street value venta de misoprostol en celaya purity liquid tadalafil dosage neurontin gabapentin side effects amitriptyline hcl 25mg for sleep depo shot affect after finishing doxycycline clomid and ovacare benefits azithromycin aquatic treat chlamydia is inderal good for migraines what should i take cymbalta or remeron prednisone available forms cost singulair 4mg gliclazid en metformin 5mgmedroxyprogesterone acetate valtrex side effects pregnancy bupropion sr 300 mg reviews olanzapine zydis amoxicillin trihydrate 500mg dosage for oral infections taking tylenol and celebrex together adalat online episodes amlodipine 10mg for help with heroin withdrawals cat amoxicillin liquid no rx viagra best used amoxicillin syrup to buy online can you buy naproxen over the counter in the uk is priligy available in australia local pharmacies embarazos exitosoa con metformin 500 mg ketomed ketoconazole could female hair loss be a sideffect of valtrex glucophage xr prices in the philippines 25mg nortriptyline decrease withdrawal micardis plus for sale atarax caducado can it take 3months for prozac to really work atenolol dosage 12.5mg zofran and cleft palate terbinafine on scalp flagyl suspension dog septra antibiotic dosage for uti prometrium retail price benazepril 52 misoprostol caducado riesgos crossfit olanzapine amravati shop viagra tablets glucophage850mg for fertility how many days do you take metronidazole for bv baclofen kopen belgie durex viagra condom philippines can i buy zovirax for eyes dosage of amoxicillin in dogs of 8 month old buy orlistat uk metformin cost walmart will clomid work after 6 mknths buy xenical online no prescription escitalopram teva 5mg causes numbness cialis 120mg can you buy nexium over the counter in ireland zovirax or fucidine for herpes alendronate sodium tablets in melbourne buy cialis canada pharmacy paxil compared to ac valacyclovir alcohol cialis brand cheap z pack antibiotics lexapro online canada bactrim kernicterus can you get lexapro in liquid form in ireland buy ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablets estrace 1mg acyclovir tablet crush for cream verapamil 80 mg buy levitra 5mg online interaction topamax cymbalta cyproheptadine appetite stimulant side effects q farmacias venden cytotec y que precio costa rica prescription sleep medication trazodone amoxicillin for 3 days nitroglycerin er 2.5 mg where can i buy kamagra oral jelly in bangkok thailand street value of amiodarone medroxyprogesterone acetate 5mg tab 30 zovirax cream while pregnant bactrim side effects tendon ruptures metronidazole no prescription will phenergan kill a dog cheapest genuine viagra uk mirtazapine mg what can i expect from one 20 mg cialis pill valtrex 500 42 can a kidney transplant patient take augmentin 625 para plena sirve el piroxicam de 20 mg farmatodo de barquisimeto atenolol can i take prednisone with tramadol retail price for viagra doxycycline 500mg dosage urinary tract diflucan amd maisea bactrim ds price cvs mechanism of action of lisinopril what are the side effects of 150 mg of sertraline cam 1 take viagra with propranolol how to use dapoxetine precio de acyclovir en tx effects 200 mg zoloft and valium is there a substitute for daily cialis seroquel cost canada cialis price vs viagra how long epididymitis last using ciprofloxacin diltiazem 240 mg cd atenolol gador 25 mg para que sirve lanzek olanzapine side effects phenergan rub on wrist go bad lamisil 30 g preis cheap viagra overnight delivery what dosage of lexapro for bulimia cialis dosage daily use can i take clomid anytime is half a cialis enough is nizoral discontinued teva antidepressant side effect bactrim forte 800 160 mg dosage when to conceive after using clomid 1oomg first dose side effect of diovan 80 mg etodolac 400 mg tablet tar viagra substitute walmart seroquel 1000 mg augmentin 375 mg dosage icd 9 code for afib on digoxin erythromycin stearate tagalog buy canadian viagra online phenergan 50 mg for sleep acyclovir 200 mg in cozumel azithromycin generic cost india indikasi ondansetron tablet doxycycline for std where to buy flagyl in uk taking folic acid with amoxicillin metronidazole gel and hair loss is masterbation safe when taking cipro thuoc tetracyclines neurontin autism treatment misoprostol 200 mcg wikipedia ascites vs lasix doxycycline online pharmacy canada can someone take clomid with vitamin e for 6 days quetiapine pbs australia no2 and cialis citalopram 140 mg shoot propranolol diflucan 150 mg every three days acyclovir 800 mg tablets generic zovirax pull date cyproheptadine tablets how much does metronidazole oral cost nizoral shampoo in accra ghana is flagyl the same as metronidazole and furazolidone zoloft 6.25mg where used salt cefixime and linezolid trazodone hcl 50 mg tab for dogs side effect what is the difference between zestril and viagra should i take half of an 8000 mg viagra does grapefruit affect micardis blood pressure tablets glimepiride 1 mg side effects can i take nexium hp7 and vitamin at the same time khasiat salep ketoconazole cardura 4 mg doxazosin bactrim tulo will memory improve after stopping topamax tobramycin et dexamethasone as an adult how much albuterol would it take to od propecia after 2 years doxepin hcl 25mg side effects dandruff shampoo nizoral costco glimepiride 2 mg tablet jual nizoral tablet been on prozac for 9 weeks will decreasing the dose of zoloft make anxiety worse minipress xl 2.5mg fluconazole 200 mg philippines finasteride and minoxidil results cardura 10 baclofen for anxiety side effects can we give phenergan for 8 months baby how to treat acne caused by prednisone quetiapine sandoz itching escitalopram swim reviews valacyclovir hydrochloride tablets 1000 mg amoxicillin price australia 0.5 mg propecia results clomid with pcos success rate prozac 8 year old course of prednisone paroxetine recreational is maxalt rizatriptan benzoate like imitrex stopping flomax after kidney stones desi viagra in strip or jelly form 30 mg prozac perfect dose push iv lasix slow to avoid what what to mix with baclofen to shoot up metformina y diarrhea citalopram 30 mg side effects feeling cold side effects of glucophage and diane gabapentin withdrawal seizure risk dogs elavil bus online booking levothyroxine underdose what will happen if you snort buspar you tube antibiotics doxycline buy septra online terbinafine no prescription order levitra prescription medication for acne doxycycline metformin 7214 amoxicillin 500mg for swimmers ear fungsi salep ketoconazole cream how long does phenergan gel take to work levaquin over 60 buy cheap cialis usa visa buy get online prescription viagra accutane by roche kidney quitting zoloft after 3 months price for viagra cvs eritromisina erythromycin mk albuterol inhaler 90 mcg for cats canada plavix 75 mg dosage misoprostol pills can it be found in zimbabwe sertraline and incontinence carvedilol 6.25mg side effects can you overdose if you take too much celexa generic neurontin price ketoconazole for dogs nz disulfiram buy uk acyclovir 800 mg price how to give someone zithromax without them knowing augmentin 1.2gm erythromycin in elderly metformin hydrochloride 500 mg mayo clinic augmentin dosaggio pranzo alcohol 24 hours after metronidazole treat fish with tetracycline in food malformaciones en bebes por cytotec las pastillas cytotec son. redondas what is effect of topamax on shingles does lamisil function like penicillin does paxil take a few.days carvedilol viagra interactions cost propecia uk methylprednisolone vs dexamethasone cara kerja acyclovir 800mg tablets price zoloft took 6 weeks fosamax plus costo mexico can you snort celebrex 200mg wn misoprostol start workng benicar hct causa impotencia can i take xenical while taking cotraceptive pills amoxil price australia is miconazole sold without a prescription in jamaica buy cialis us pharmacy amoxicillin 1000 mg to pass a drug screen isoptin 40 cena warfarin 7 mg taking synthroid without water how much is cialis 5mg at sams club metoprolol price compare fluvoxamine 3a4 coreg 25 mg lethal dose of lisinopril levofloxacin antibiotic buat apa buy naprosyn 500mg price for 21 amoxicillin 500 mgs indo metformin suicide buy arimidex india azithromycin treat gonorrhea chlamydia can cure of zithromax 500mg 3 days phenergan migraine xenical pret does dexamethasone stops laboure icatorvastatin duration of treatment sildenafil ratiopharm 100 mg how to buy zithromax com en que farmavia de panama venden pastilla cytotec safety of amoxicillin and flagyl during pregnancy prednisone 10mg dose pack how to take does cipro affect birth control mobic 15 ng menufacture misoprostol abortion dose price of ciprotab buy viagra in canada no prescription amoxicillin bp 500 mg ulotka lexapro and albuterol desyrel 200 mg diflucan price without insurance fungsi zovirax cream fexofenadine 120 vs 180 cialis 20 mg online pharmacy can you snort prazosin piroxicam 20 apa fungsinya salep nizoral crem venden la pastilla misoprostol en tucuman fungsi topamax atau topiramate subtherapeutic digoxin level icd 9 code does lasix show up in a drug test lipneeza diet pills cialis price in india interactions with maxalt and ambien how muchbis accutane monthly without insurance priligy mexico plavix 600 mg valtrex during first 4 weeks of pregnancy hoelang na cytotec vloeien avodart study aggressive prostate cancer hydroxyzine 50 mg high bactrim antibiotic translation to chinese clomid estradiolo progesterone altera viagra cost per pill australia disulfiram pret celebrex 100mg celecoxib side effects of prednisone 40mg a day for 5 days venom diet pills for sale does takin nyquil and antibiotics cause u not to cum cialis tadalafil 80mg elocom lamisil cream order albuterol sulfate online pamelor 25 mg engorda cost of 30 day supply of plavix costco albuterol cost how much does gabapentin cost in the uk dosis furosemide tablet 40 mg allegra 4 test how many millagrams of azithromycin to cure chlamydia can i take levofloxacin 500 mg for a toothache buy finasteride online 5mg buy levitra chennai wellbutrin xl side effects in women xenical cost australia


Why not integrate teachings of other religions with Catholic spirituality?
by Father John Bartunek, LC | Source:

Question: Dear Father John, the Church has clearly taught that there is truth and good in other religions – so why then is it a problem to integrate the truths found in prayer traditions outside of Christianity with Christian prayer methods?

Answer: This is a great question, especially for today’s world, in which religious tolerance is spoken about by so many different groups (though not all) as a universal value. Sometimes we can confuse openness and respect for believers in other religious with the sin of religious indifference Religious indifference can consist either in ignoring the authentic demands of religion, or in believing that all religions are the same. This question is also a good one because it shows the connection between doctrine and practice. What we believe about God, ourselves, and the world affects how we behave and the choices we make. So let’s start by clarifying the doctrine a bit, and then finish with some comments on the practical side.

Starting with Some Doctrine

Here is what the Catechism actually says about the “truth and goodness” found in non-Christian religions (#843):

The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life.

In other words, human nature is the same for all people, and so all people experience, even in this fallen world, a yearning to reconnect with God, to live in communion with God. And this is why all people also experience the difficulty, the challenge, the obstacles involved in that search: our common human nature is fallen, and we need a savior. These are common elements in every religion. This is why different religions have so many things in common, and why many aspects of non-Christian religious are in harmony with Christianity.

In the very next paragraph, the Catechism makes a clarifying statement (#844):

In their religious behavior, however, men also display the limits and errors that disfigure the image of God in them: [quoting the Second Vatican Council and referencing St Paul’s Letter to the Romans] “Very often, deceived by the Evil One, men have become vain in their reasonings, and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and served the creature rather than the Creator. Or else, living and dying in this world without God, they are exposed to ultimate despair.

In other words, although our common, fallen human nature universally searches for the way back to God, that same wounded nature creates a tendency for us to get lost and take dangerous and dead-end paths.

The Christian Difference

This is precisely why God himself intervened. His love and mercy moved him to come to our aid, to lead us along a sure path of return to communion with him and the happiness that we were created for. He did this through what is called revelation: God’s own explanation of himself, the world, and how we can attain salvation. Revelation culminated in the incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ. Christ’s work and teaching differs essentially from every other religion. It is God’s effort to reach out to man, not just man’s effort to reach up to God.

Getting Practical

Consequently, the teaching and practice of the Catholic Church is unique, qualitatively different from those of other religions. Jesus is our standard, our sure standard, by which we judge the truth, goodness, and utility of all other doctrines and traditions. The spiritual life, in other words, is not a smorgasbord. If we just pick and choose whichever practices we happen to like, we have no guarantee that we will avoid dangerous pitfalls (the “limits and errors” referenced by the Catechism).

Prayer traditions from other religions, therefore, may be able to harmonize with Christianity, but in order to do so they need to be purified and appropriately grafted into the authentic spiritual vine, Christ himself. That can only happen with the guidance of the Holy Spirit through his chosen instrument, the Church.

A final observation. It is often frustrating to find Catholics searching energetically for exciting new spiritual practices, but searching everywhere except within the incredibly rich and abundant traditions of their own Catholic Church. This is one reason we started this website, to make at least a small effort to expose some of our Catholic treasures to modern Catholics who feel spurred on to a deeper spiritual life, but don’t know where to find tools that can help them respond.

Thank you again for this question. God bless you!

Yours in Christ, Father John Bartunek, LC, STL

On the Net:
For more questions and answers on the spiritual life, go to

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Published by: Antonio Mairan
Date: 2010-07-18 14:18:54
muito boa a explicacao! este site e muito edificante. Que Jesus continue a abencoa-los abundantemente. Sou catolico e sou discipulo na comunidade Shalom em Fortaleza - CE, Brasil (

Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular