Ignatian evidence demands a verdit, part 2

consecration

Yesterday, we looked at Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s seven letters, written on the road to martyrdom and dripping with Catholic doctrine.  And all by A.D. 110!  Judge rightly and don’t get . . .

Caught on the wrong side of history

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Ignatian evidence demands a verdict, part 1

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Ignatius of Antioch

More light from history on the Catholic faith

The Catholic Church claims an unbroken line back to the days of the New Testament;  bishops standing in apostolic succession to the apostles of Jesus Christ and carrying forward the faith once delivered.  The claim rests on good evidence.  One link consists of seven letters from Saint Ignatius of Antioch.  The link is so strong and the letters so Catholic-looking that they require a response from the thoughtful Protestant.  The Ignatian evidence demands a verdict.      Continue reading “Ignatian evidence demands a verdict, part 1”

Aim for heaven and get earth thrown in

I discovered something like this when I entered the Catholic Church. EF60DA8C-DC00-40ED-B0FB-0584C6670602

Today, the Church celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Writing this 2,316 miles from home, I participated in Mass  Continue reading “Aim for heaven and get earth thrown in”

The Ascension of the Lord

Authority and infallibility

 

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

A conundrum solved

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Straining gnats and swallowing camels

Beware of sudden and foreign novelties

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Saint John Paul II

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”

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  “