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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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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Beware of sudden and foreign novelties
Saint John Paul II
As a Protestant, I objected that the Catholic Church taught doctrines contrary to, or absent from, Scripture. I was wrong.
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Better one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. Better the threshold of the house of my God than a home in the tents of the wicked. Psalms 84:11*
John Henry Cardinal Newman
In the last post, we considered the witness of the Church Fathers and the peculiarly-Catholic doctrine of purgatory.
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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
What is truth? The infamous hand-washer never waited for the answer. When I asked and waited, the answer became a matter of conscience.
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