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
Continue reading “The Ascension of the Lord”
Beware of sudden and foreign novelties
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”
The Eucharist leads a Protestant home to Rome.
C.S. Lewis’ Miracles and The Great Divorce helped me see The Eucharist. Continue reading “Until we have real feet”
“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?”
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”