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One of the charges most commonly made against the Catholic Church in Protestant countries — and that not by ignorant persons only, but often by writers who have some reputation for candour and learning — is that she encourages amongst her adherents an idolatrous use and "worship" of holy images...
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I would like to explain as simply as I can the main arguments for the truth of the Catholic Church. You may not be a scholar and perhaps you do not understand some of the words usually found in books on religion. I will do my best to help you. Suppose we group everything round three big facts...
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We have all met the good and sincere religious enthusiast who is ready to inform everyone willing to listen that he is "only a sinner saved by grace." He is a believer in "justification by faith alone." Given the opportunity, he would probably go on to say that he believes in "full, free and...
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Here are the major mistakes that keep evangelical Protestants from honouring the Mother of Christ. Every Catholic should know what they are; every Protestant should learn why they are wrong. If you are a Catholic, and have had any contact or experience with evangelical Protestants, you have...
“Why are there still separations? Why are there still schisms?” — Pope Pius XII “Oh that this Holy Year could welcome also the great return to the one, true Church, awaited over the centuries of so many who, though believing in Jesus Christ, are for various reasons separated.” “With good...
Fundamentalists are sometimes horrified when the Virgin Mary is referred to as the Mother of God. However, their reaction often rests upon a misapprehension of not only what this particular title of Mary signifies but also who Jesus was, and what their own theological forebears, the Protestant...
There are few tenets of the Catholic Church so little understood, or so grossly misrepresented by her adversaries, as her doctrine regarding Justification or Sanctification. Many, outside the Church, make the mistake of supposing that the Catholic doctrine ascribes a justifying and saving...
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Introduction The Catholic belief that the Saints in heaven are aware of what is going on here on earth, that they are eager to assist us with their prayerful intercession, and that we can even ask them for their intercession is a big stumbling block to most Bible-believing Christians. They...
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Introduction After only a cursory reading of the Bible, it may appear that Mary, the mother of Our Lord, was nothing more than a humble virgin from Nazareth, who gave birth to Jesus and then faded into the background, practically disappearing from God’s plan of salvation. Why is it then that...
Preface to the First Edition This little book about the Bible grew out of lectures which the writer delivered on the subject to mixed audiences. The lectures were afterwards expanded, and appeared in a series of articles in the Catholic press 1908-9, and are now with slight alterations...
The Doctrine of the Catholic Church, regarding the veneration of relics, is thus defined by the Fathers of the Council of Trent. The Holy Synod decrees: In these relics we Catholics do not imagine any inherent power, any supernatural and divine efficacy. But when we behold the Almighty God...
From the beginning of the world there have been two elements — the good and the bad — combating each other. “There must be scandals,” says our Lord; St. Michael and Lucifer combat each other in heaven; Cain and Abel in the family of Adam; Isaac and Ismael in the family of Abraham; Jacob and Esau...
There is really but one serious heresy at the present day, Protestantism. Under this generic name we include all who, accepting revelation, protest against the authority of the Catholic Church and claim that Scripture is the only source of revealed truth. Protestantism, in fact, is not a...
My first introduction to the Catholic Church was being spat in the eye by a Roman Catholic boy at school. He was bigger than I; so I let it pass. But I remembered he was a Roman Catholic. My next was at a magic-lantern entertainment to which I was taken by my mother. In the course of it there...
The word of God, in the First Commandment, is: “I am the Lord thy God.” By this commandment all men are obliged to believe in God as the Infinite Being, Who is essentially good and just, the sovereign Author and Lord of all things, Who has an absolute authority over all, an authority which He...
This modest volume is issued to present to the public at large some of the most prominent and important features in the life and career of Martin Luther, the founder of Protestantism. We wish to declare in the beginning that this little work makes no pretention to either originality or...
Note Under this heading we treat of Grace and the Sacraments. Christ by His sufferings and death won for us the right to be made sons of God; we are made sons of God by Sanctifying Grace; we obtain Sanctifying Grace chiefly through the Sacraments. Summary The solemn teaching of the Church...
Note It must be carefully noted that in these Chapters (VIII, IX) we are speaking of the nature and characteristics of the Church which Christ founded. In Chapter X we show which one of the existing churches can lawfully claim to be identical with it. The characteristics of the Church founded...
The Scripture is a True Rule of Christian Faith I well know, thank God, that Tradition was before all Scripture, since a good part of Scripture itself is only Tradition reduced to writing, with an infallible assistance of the Holy Spirit. But, since the authority of Scripture is more easily...
First Reason from St. Edmund Campion’s Ten Reasons — Proposed to His Adversaries For Disputation in the Name of Faith and Presented to the Illustrious Members of Our Universities Of the many signs that tell of the adversaries’ mistrust of their own cause, none declares it so loudly as the...
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