Long before The Birds sang it, Qoheleth wrote it. A time for every purpose under the heavens (Ecc. 3:1*). If I reject what the Catholic Church gives with the right hand, by what authority do I accept anything from the left? By God’s grace, that quandary led this Protestant home to Rome.
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Little red lizards, like all other vices, must die. For neither flesh and blood nor anything natural may enter Heaven without dying first. The all-important thing: “Die before you die. There’s no chance after.” Continue reading “Die before you die; lizards, lust and stallions”
“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses.
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. . . the fixed service, with prayers you know are coming.
The Mass removes the minister from the spotlight.
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I discovered something like this when I entered the Catholic Church.
Today, the Church celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Writing this 2,316 miles from home, I participated in Mass
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Hallmarks of development
Development of Christian doctrine over long periods of time is fact. Therefore, it must be understood as part of that heavenly gift which is Revelation itself; the unfolding and understanding of salvation history over millennia. Concerning Revelation,
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Authority and infallibility
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman A conundrum solved
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