John Henry Cardinal Newman helped me see that was me. He helped me see through centuries-old, anti-Catholic error and prejudice. And so Cardinal Newman helped me enter the Catholic Church. Continue reading “Heresy’s a hard word to swallow”
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”
One cannot be too careful with their choice of books. Continue reading “Caveat lector”
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?”
I was prepared to confess having been unfair with the evidence. But that seems a varnish. Continue reading “Lord, have mercy on unjust judges. Like me.”
Does it really matter?
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?”
God’s logos enlightens Justin Martyr
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2; The Word, Greek: logos)*
Saint Justin Martyr, a mid-second-century Church Father, was martyred between 162 and 167 C.E. A Samaritan, Justin was born at Flavia Neapolis, near what was the ancient Canaanite, and then Israelite, city of Shechem. Continue reading “The True Light Enlightens Everyone”