St. Augustine believed in purgatory?

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

What is truth?  The infamous hand-washer never waited for the answer.  When I asked and waited, the answer became a matter of conscience.  Continue reading “St. Augustine believed in purgatory?”

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”

According to your Word

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I found no Scriptural basis for me to be the sole and final interpreter of Sacred Scripture.  When I take on that role, I place myself outside the four corners of the Holy Bible. Continue reading “According to your Word”

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?”