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?”
Long 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.
Continue reading “There is a season, turn, turn, turn”
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?”
Authority and infallibility
A conundrum solved
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?”
“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.
It 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?”