Heresy’s a hard word to swallow

JohnHenryCardinalNewmanJohn 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”

After fighting the fullness of 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 “After fighting the fullness of Faith: fairness, fondness and fear”

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?”

Lord, have mercy on unjust judges. Like me.

 

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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.”

Any church but Rome, right?

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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?”

The True Light Enlightens Everyone

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”