Archive for February 2010

Episode 10 – Our One Year Anniversary

Feb 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Podcast

In this episode, Tom Riello and Tim Troutman reflect on the past liturgical year at Called to Communion.  Topics covered include where CTC has been, where we are now, and where we are headed. Download the mp3 by right clicking here.



Augustine on Adam’s Body and Christ’s Body – Is Reformed Theology Truly Augustinian?

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Here is a simple synopsis of God’s original plan for Adam by Saint Augustine. Notice how Augustine views humanity as “between the angelic and bestial,” since man consists of a immaterial, separable soul and a material body:



A Liturgical Year in Review

Feb 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

One liturgical year ago on this day, Ash Wednesday, we launched Called to Communion with the vision of engaging Reformed Christians on the fundamental issues that keep us divided. Our ultimate goal has ever been the restoration to full sacramental unity of all of God’s people. The division among Christ’s followers scandalizes a fallen world.



Australian Anglicans Seek Union With Rome

Feb 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Three months after Pope Benedict issued the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, which makes provision for Anglicans seeking corporate union with the Catholic Church, the members of an organization of Australian Anglo-Catholic group have voted to seek full communion with the Holy See. Read the full story here.



Fr. Murray Hopes for Full Communion With SSPX

Feb 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Fr. Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer and pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in New York City explained to CNA this week that the current discussions between the Holy See and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) “hold great promise for progress.” Read the full story here.



St. Thomas Aquinas on the Relation of Faith to the Church

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In the second part of the second part of his Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas explains the seven virtues: the three theological virtues (i.e. faith, hope, and love), and the four cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance). In his section on Faith, St. Thomas says something quite shocking to modern ears.



The Tradition and the Lexicon

Feb 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

About a year and half ago, I came across an internet discussion between a number of Protestants and Catholics talking about what still divided them. I had arrived late to the discussion, and so I read through all the comments with a somewhat different perspective than a participant in the thick of it. The question […]



Lawrence Feingold on the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the Ministerial Priesthood

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Dr. Lawrence Feingold Two weeks ago, Lawrence Feingold of the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Ave Maria University, presented a teaching on the Catholic doctrine of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the ministerial priesthood, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The audio of this teaching is available below, in two parts, each about […]



Congratulations to our essay contest winners

Feb 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In early January we announced an essay contest for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.



Augustine: “He Who Is Mature in Faith, No Longer Needs Scripture”

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

I was reading Saint Augustine’s De doctrina Christiana today and bumped into a zinger that caused even my own Catholic soul to squirm. In book one, we come to this chapter: Chapter 39.— He Who is Mature in Faith, Hope and Love, Needs Scripture No Longer.