Tuesday, March 12, 2013

AOTM: Will Many Be Saved?

Last minute notice for the agenda for this month's Argument of the Month:

Will Many Be Saved?

That's the question many are asking since the publishing of a book of the same name by Ralph Martin. It is also the question we will pose for debate this coming Tuesday March 12th. This has been the issue of heated debate on the internet between the Ralph Martin and Father Baron of "The Word on Fire". Come see our very own Father Echert debate John Zmirak, author of the newly published Bad Catholic's Guide to the Catechism and editor of The Bad Catholic's Bingo Hall.

Lent is a time for the contemplation of the four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell so what better time to debate this topic. The way one answers this question impacts his outlook on evangelization and the relevance of the Church's mission in the world. If everyone or nearly everyone is saved what is the point of evangelization and what is the point of baptism or of the rest of the sacraments. On the other hand, if the vast majority are not saved, why try to be Catholic? On the other hand, is a God who damns the vast majority of His creatures to eternal torment really plausible? Could he be loveable? Or might we dare to hope that he does not exist? What is the position of the Church on this issue and how does it impact what the church is calling, "The New Evagilization?"

Come find out on Tuesday March 12th when AOTM hosts a fire and brimstone debate!

Special AOTM Live Update From Rome!

AOTM will be getting live, on the ground coverage straight from the Vatican courtesy of Michael Matt, host of Remnant TV! and editor of Remnant Newspaper starting at 6:30pm. If you haven't heard, March 12 was announced as the start date for the conclave so there should be a lot to report. We've never done anything like this before and who knows when we will again so don't miss it.

The Night's Schedule

6:00 Social Hour and Appetizers
6:30 Live update from Rome!
7:00 Dinner
7:30 Debate
8:30 Dessert
8:45 Q&A

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