Archive for September 2010

Mary in the Old Testament

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Over the past two weeks Dr. Lawrence Feingold of the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Ave Maria University, has presented two teachings on Mary in the Old Testament, as part of a longer teaching series on Mariology for the Association of Hebrew Catholics.

Scripture on the Theology of Relics and the Intercession of the Saints

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Marcus Grodi interviewed David Anders today on the Deep in Scripture radio program, focusing particularly on what we can learn from Scripture about the theology of relics and the intercession of the saints. David shows from the Old and New Testaments that the Catholic belief and practice concerning relics and the intercession of the saints […]

The Church Fathers-A New Resource, an Old Source

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

It is with pleasure that I announce to you a new website – Designed to be a user-friendly resource of quotes from the Church Fathers organized in topical fashion, this website can be used to phrase questions about what we believe, and what we don’t believe, by looking at our faith through ancient eyes.

The Keys of the Kingdom and the Visible Catholic Church

Sep 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The idea that the Church is a spiritual communion, identified and unified by sharing the same faith and sacraments, while excellent as an affirmation, is inadequate as a definition of the Church that Christ founded, since this idea fails to account for the governmental and hierarchical principle of the Church, as symbolized by the keys […]

Non Angli sed Angeli–A Chestertonian View of the Two Kingdoms, or, Christian Egalitarianism

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

The title of this post comes from the famous pun of Pope St. Gregory the Great, which he made upon meeting children from England in the slave market at Rome, as recorded by the Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of England (Book II, Chapter I): “not Angles, but Angels.” This encounter, according to Bede, prompted the Pope to […]

Blessed John Henry Newman on Conversion

Sep 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Yesterday, John Henry Newman was formally beatified by Pope Benedict XVI. Newman is considered by many to be the (de facto) patron saint of converts. In what follows, I will share some of Newman’s insights on conversion, particularly as concerns the intellectual reception and expression of Catholic doctrine on the part of the convert.

Called To Communion welcomes David Anders

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

We at Called To Communion are delighted to welcome David Anders, who is joining our team as a regular contributor.

St. Cyprian on the Unity of the Catholic Church

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

Today is the memorial of St. Cyprian, bishop of Carthage in North Africa, from about AD 249 until his martrydom on September 14, 258 under the Emperor Valerian.

St. John Chrysostom on the Priesthood

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

In the Latin Church, today is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom, bishop of Constantinople and one of the thirty-three Doctors of the Church. He was born in Antioch around A.D. 347, and died on September 14, 407, in exile during a forced march. Today, in honor of St. Chrysostom, I wish to consider six […]

Modern Scholarship, Rome and a Challenge

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

Within the Reformed blogosphere there has lately been put forth some pretty bold claims regarding the structure of the church in the first century, particularly the structure of the Roman Church. Basically the argument is that in the first century the church did not have a monarchical bishop and was instead ruled by a group […]