Both Truth and Unity


Not either/or

Protestants stand in a long line; but not the one imagined. Continue reading “Both Truth and Unity”

If Jesus died to unify, what’s behind the division?

Our Lord came to gather, so who’s scattering?

The high priest Caiaphas solved the problem of Jesus: “You do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish” (John 11:50). Continue reading “If Jesus died to unify, what’s behind the division?”

True bread from heaven, or a mere figure of speech?


Does the sheep pen gate of John chapter 10 refute the Catholic understanding of John chapter 6?  No.  Both the text and the context show that Jesus is the true bread from heaven (John 6:32). Continue reading “True bread from heaven, or a mere figure of speech?”

Regular fixed prayers: rote or renewing?


It’s hard to see from the porch.  Come inside.

The former Protestant in me, accustomed to extemporaneous prayers, offers an occasional objection; something about repeating the same old rote prayers day after day.

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Ignatian evidence demands a verdit, part 2


Yesterday, we looked at Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s seven letters, written on the road to martyrdom and dripping with Catholic doctrine.  And all by A.D. 110!  Judge rightly and don’t get . . .

Caught on the wrong side of history

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