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The Church, Part III

I had a plan for something much less sloppy in covering teachings that must not be lost. Apparently God did not share the same plans. Maybe by looking at Jesus’ church circumspectly, from several possible angles, we can paint a … Continue reading

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Liturgy and “The Church”

I promise I will get back to teachings that must not be lost, but I’ve been on a trip. I need to get in a blog, and there’s nothing like a good Roman Catholic apologist to stir me up to … Continue reading

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The Magisterium and the Protestant Reformation, Part 3

More responses to the Catholic Encyclopedia’s article, Teaching Authority and Living Magisterium. Definition of "magisterium" from yesterday’s post: The magisterium is the self-assigned and self-acknowledged “teaching authority” of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s a reference to whatever authority gets to … Continue reading

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Was Cardinal John Henry Newman Correct?

From the blog: Early Church Fathers: Today, as Protestant theologians study the Fathers of the Early Church, they are awakening to the truth of Blessed John Henry Newman’s conclusion: "You cannot study the Fathers and remain a Protestant." Is this … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura, Tradition, and Bible Interpretation

The idea for this post, the framework for yesterday’s post, and a couple quotes today come from Contra Sola Scriptura by an Orthodox believer. Tradition and the Ancient Churches Most of us, when we hear a Roman Catholic use the … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in the Church

Five hundred years ago Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, and John Calvin led Europe in rejecting the Roman Catholic Church and its pope as the mouth of God. The problem is, the result has been that Protestants reject any church as being the mouth of God. Continue reading

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Too Lazy to Reason, Part II

So, if you get your tradition from a good source, a source that bears good fruit, then you’re okay. You don’t have to do all that research. You can let them do it for you, and you can trust them. Continue reading

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The Church Fathers and the Pope

I wasn’t going to blog today; I don’t have time. Nonetheless, I simply can’t let this pass. I couldn’t believe it when I read this: This is what stuck in Alex’s mind, and it led him to make a fateful … Continue reading

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