Archive for September 2012

Lawrence Feingold: Why Do We Need Sacraments?

Sep 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Last week the Association of Hebrew Catholics resumed its regular lecture series. The title of this Fall’s series of lecture is “Sacraments: From the Old Covenant to the New.” On September 19, Dr. Lawrence Feingold, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and author of The Natural Desire to […]

I Fought the Church, and the Church Won

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

This is a guest post by Jason Stellman. Jason was born and raised in Orange County, CA, and served as a missionary with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa in Uganda (’91-’92) and in Hungary (’94-’00). After becoming Reformed and being subsequently “dismissed” from ministry with Calvary, he went to Westminster Seminary California where he received […]

Sola Scriptura and the Gay “Marriage” Debate: How Protestant Theory Concedes Too Much

Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Protestant defenders of traditional marriage unwittingly concede too much in the gay “marriage” debate. They correctly argue for marriage as a divine institution, and for the absolute rights of the family as prior to and superior to any recognition by the state.  But the theory of rights and of law that undergirds their position in […]

Did the Council of Trent Contradict the Second Council of Orange?

Sep 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

John Hendryx is a PCA member who studied at Reformed Theological Seminary and owns and edits, a well known Reformed website and online Reformed library and bookstore. He has posted an article claiming that the sixth session of the Council of Trent (AD 1547) is at odds with the Second Council of Orange (AD […]

Anglican Cathedral in Orlando Becomes Catholic

Sep 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Unity in the News

On her blog “Seasons of Grace,” Kathy Schiffer reports: “It’s been five years in the making, and this morning the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Orlando, Florida will become Catholic….” For more information, please see the entire post.

No Mary, No Jesus: A Meditation on the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Sep 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On September 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of Mary. Here’s a snippet of the stichera of the feast, which are verses chanted during the Vespers service in the Eastern rites: Today the barren gates are opened And the Virgin, Gate of God, comes forth Today grace begins to bear fruit […]

Truth Speaks in Love

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Faith can wish to understand because it is moved by love for the One upon whom it has bestowed its consent. Love seeks understanding. It wishes to know ever better the one whom it loves. It “seeks his face,” as Augustine never tires of repeating. Love is the desire for intimate knowledge, so that the […]