Ignatian evidence demands a verdit, part 2

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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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Ignatian evidence demands a verdict, part 1

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Ignatius of Antioch

More light from history on the Catholic faith

The Catholic Church claims an unbroken line back to the days of the New Testament;  bishops standing in apostolic succession to the apostles of Jesus Christ and carrying forward the faith once delivered.  The claim rests on good evidence.  One link consists of seven letters from Saint Ignatius of Antioch.  The link is so strong and the letters so Catholic-looking that they require a response from the thoughtful Protestant.  The Ignatian evidence demands a verdict.      Continue reading “Ignatian evidence demands a verdict, part 1”

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

 

JohnHenryCardinalNewmanLong 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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Christ in you, the hope of glory

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“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. Continue reading “Christ in you, the hope of glory”

The Saints’ only question: Where Mass is said?

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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,  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”