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  1. Signposts To The Church

    Signposts To The Church

    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...
  2. The Characteristics of the True Church Founded by Christ

    The Characteristics of the True Church Founded by Christ

    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...
  3. The Church and Her Enemies

    The Church and Her Enemies

    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...
  4. Protestantism Does Not Possess the Notes of the True Church of Christ

    Protestantism Does Not Possess the Notes of the True Church of Christ

    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...
  5. Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church

    Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church

    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...
  6. Christian Unity In God’s Way

    Christian Unity In God’s Way

    “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...
  7. The Rule of Faith

    The Rule of Faith

    Has Jesus Christ left us a rule by which we may know the truths He has revealed? He has, and it is only by following this rule that we are preserved in that one true faith, of which the Scripture says, there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism,” (Ephesians 4:5), and “without which faith it is...
  8. Contemporary Questions About Membership in the Church

    Contemporary Questions About Membership in the Church

    To the man who reads twentieth-century theological literature at all perceptively, it becomes more and more apparent that the central area of interest to the writers of our time is and has been the science of ecclesiology. And, within the area of the tractatus de ecclesia, there is one essential...
  9. Msgr. Vaughan, Outside The Church No Salvation

    Msgr. Vaughan, Outside The Church No Salvation

    Monsignor Vaughan recently treated this subject before the Liverpool Branch of the English Truth Society. He sums up the teaching of the Church on the subject in the following four propositions: “Whether it be a man’s own personal fault or not, it was still true to say there was no greater...
  10. Msgr. Fenton: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

    Msgr. Fenton: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

    It is a dogma of divine faith that the Catholic Church is requisite for salvation. It is also perfectly certain that a man who dies as a non-member of the Church can attain to the beatific vision. Theologians have had to keep both these facts in mind in explaining the axiom extra Ecclesiam nulla...
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