The Saints’ only question: Where Mass is said?

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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,  Continue reading “The Saints’ only question: Where Mass is said?”

The Ascension of the Lord

Authority and infallibility

 

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

A conundrum solved

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Straining gnats and swallowing camels

Beware of sudden and foreign novelties

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Saint John Paul II

As a Protestant, I objected that the Catholic Church taught doctrines contrary to, or absent from, Scripture.  I was wrong.  Continue reading “Straining gnats and swallowing camels”

The light of history humbles Catholics and unseats Protestants

Blessed John Henry Newman’s An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

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Blessed John Henry Newman
I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.  But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.”  (Jn. 16:12-13)

History exposing Protestantism’s unproven and unprovable assumptions is not enough. Continue reading “The light of history humbles Catholics and unseats Protestants”

I denied the Eucharist, by what authority?

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Sacred Scripture is not a divine riddle; nor a Rubik’s Cube to figure out.  There is a place for exegesis and theology is good.  However, twenty centuries later, or even fifteen, the faith once delivered is well-established. Continue reading “I denied the Eucharist, by what authority?”

According to your Word

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Protestants are the ones who object that Catholic doctrine is not based on Scripture!  As a Protestant, however, I found no Scriptural basis for me to be the sole and final interpreter of Sacred Scripture.  When I take on that role, I place myself outside the four corners of the Holy Bible. Continue reading “According to your Word”

Any church but Rome, right?

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Does is really matter which church? I believed the Bible and I really wanted to follow Jesus.  But what does that even mean? Continue reading “Any church but Rome, right?”