Early Church Fathers and the Primacy of Rome  

Better one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.  Better the threshold of the house of my God than a home in the tents of the wicked.  Psalms 84:11*

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John Henry Cardinal Newman

In the last post, we considered the witness of the Church Fathers and the peculiarly-Catholic doctrine of purgatory. Continue reading “Early Church Fathers and the Primacy of Rome  “

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?”

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”