Archive for November 2012

The “Catholics are Divided Too” Objection

Nov 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

When Protestants become Catholic, one reason they typically give for doing so is the prospect of attaining unity. They recognize both that the perpetual fragmentation between Protestant denominations cannot be the fulfillment of Christ’s prayer in John 17 that His followers be one, and that this fragmentation is perpetually insoluble by way of sola scriptura […]

A Particularly Clear Statement on Salvation: St. Fulgentius of Ruspe

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In today’s readings from the Divine Office, we find a particularly clear statement of the Catholic view of salvation. St. Fulgentius of Ruspe was a North African Bishop in the 5th and 6th centuries.  He was a champion of Chalcedonian Orthodoxy against the Vandal Arians, and was strongly supported by Pope Symmachus (498-514). In his Treatise on […]

Lawrence Feingold: The Grace and Power of the Sacraments

Nov 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On September 26 of this year, Dr. Lawrence Feingold, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and author of The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas and his Interpreters and the three volume series The Mystery of Israel and the Church gave the second lecture at […]

How the Church Won: An Interview with Jason Stellman

Nov 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Podcast

Jason Stellman In July of this year, Jason Stellman wrote a Called To Communion guest post titled “I Fought the Church and the Church Won,” in which he explained briefly why he was becoming Catholic. Last week I had an opportunity to talk with Jason about this paradigm change, and the four years of internal […]

“Do You Want to Go to Heaven?”

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

For many Evangelical Protestants, the most important point of Christian doctrine is expressed in the affirmation: “I know for sure that I will go to Heaven when I die.” This kind of certitude about one’s eternal destiny is perhaps the biggest “selling point” for a large segment of Evangelical Christianity, as testified by innumerable gospel […]