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*
John Henry Cardinal Newman
In the last post, we considered the witness of the Church Fathers and the peculiarly-Catholic doctrine of 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.
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Blessed John Henry Newman’s
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
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.
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John 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”
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.
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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 fallacy of
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.
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