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”

By grace, through faith.  Or does Rome preach another gospel?

“Great hope has dawned; the Catholic Faith teaches not what we thought, and vainly accused it of[.]” Confessions of St. Augustine at Book VI, [XI.], 18.

praying in chapelIt is not true.  I was wrong.  The Catholic Faith does not teach, as the Apostle Paul warned the Galatians, another gospel. Continue reading “By grace, through faith.  Or does Rome preach another gospel?”

Somewhere between fighting it and the Faith: fairness, fondness and fear

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Protestants on the Roman Road

Over ninety years before I entered the Roman Catholic Church, The Apostle of Common Sense laid down a few mile markers.  G.K. Chesterton shows adult-converts what they can expect to see along the way.  Uncannily, he was spot-on. Continue reading “Somewhere between fighting it and the Faith: fairness, fondness and fear”

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”

The Bible alone, is it your pillar and foundation of truth?

Yes, this is a trick question.

I came into the world for this; to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to My voice.  (John 18:37*)

The intuitive answer is, “Of course, the Bible alone is my pillar and foundation of truth!”  How can it be otherwise?  The Bible itself, however, answers the question differently. Continue reading “The Bible alone, is it your pillar and foundation of truth?”