Archive for April 2010

Episode 12 – Jeremy Tate’s Conversion

Apr 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcast

In this podcast episode, Tom Riello interviews Called to Communion regular, Jeremy Tate, on his recent conversion to the Catholic Church.  Jeremy is currently finishing his degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. Download the mp3 by right clicking here…



Infallibility and Epistemology

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Consider the following argument. Protestants have an inerrant source for the faith, the Scriptures. But it does not make one more confident of the true interpretation of the faith to add another layer of infallibility (the Church or magisterium) because the individual receiving instruction in the faith is fallible. Whatever is received, regardless of whether […]



The Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon

Apr 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Many Protestants are willing to affirm the first four ecumenical councils. Thankfully there is in this respect common ground between Catholics and such Protestants. But most Protestants either deny or are ambivalent about the ecumenical councils that took place after the Council of Chalcedon. And that leads to division between Protestants on the one hand, […]



Review: Fortescue, Adrian – The Early Papacy to the Synod of Chalcedon in 451

Apr 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post written by R.E. Aguirre, General Editor., Paradoseis Journal Book Review: Fortescue, Adrian – The Early Papacy to the Synod of Chalcedon in 451 San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008. Fourth Edition, ed., Alcuin Reid. Pp. 7 + 121. ISBN 9781586171766



Relics: A Reply to Trueman

Apr 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Carl Trueman is the Departmental Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Protestant seminary in Philadelphia. This past January he posted an article titled “Reflections on Rome Part 1: Connecting the Mind and the Tongue” in which he shares some reflections he had after a trip to Rome (Part 2 can be found […]



The Primacy of Peter According to the New Testament: and the Principle of Historical Fulfillment

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post written by R. E. Aguirre, General Editor of Paradoseis Journal. Introduction The aim of this short paper is to review the importance and ecclesiological role that Peter plays in the New Testament. Coupled with this insight are numerous interpretive difficulties. However, these interpretive problems find their origin not in […]



Getting Back to the Basics

Apr 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In response to a recent comment by a regular guest here at Called to Communion, I’d like to take a brief moment to re-visit the basic vision behind this site. I’ve remarked several times in combox discussion that certain interlocutors don’t seem to grasp what we’re trying to accomplish.  This recent comment confirms my suspicion.



Evangelical Reunion in the Catholic Church

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following essay is a guest contribution by Jeremy Tate. Jeremy is finishing a graduate degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. this Spring. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in America until he was received into full communion with the Catholic Church this past February.



Pope to Have Lunch With Orthodox Leader

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Unity in the News

The schedule for Benedict XVI’s June 4-6 trip to the island of Cyprus has been confirmed, including a lunch with Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostom II. Read the whole story here.



Appetites and Intellects

Apr 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The late Trappist Father Louis, born Thomas Merton, while living a lifestyle reserved and removed from the world, was a prolific writer.  His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, became a bestseller shortly after its publication in 1948, and is still widely in print today.  In it Merton describes his spiritual coming of age, his movement […]