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”

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”

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?”

Somewhere between fighting it and the 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 “Somewhere between fighting it and the 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?”