Early Church Fathers and the Primacy of Rome  

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*

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John Henry Cardinal Newman

In the last post, we considered the witness of the Church Fathers and the peculiarly-Catholic doctrine of purgatory. Continue reading “Early Church Fathers and the Primacy of Rome  “

St. Augustine believed in 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.  Continue reading “St. Augustine believed in purgatory?”

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?”

Until we have real feet

The Eucharist leads a Protestant home to Rome.

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C.S. Lewis’ Miracles and The Great Divorce helped me see The Eucharist. Continue reading “Until we have real feet”

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?”