Archive for November 2013

Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: An Opportunity for Authentic Protestant-Catholic Dialogue

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On the close of the Year of Faith, Pope Francis has promulgated an Apostolic Exhortation titled Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). A pdf version of the document is available here. This is the first papal document largely written by Pope Francis himself. Though the document cannot adequately be reduced to one sentence, it […]

Lawrence Feingold: The Motives of Credibility For Faith

Nov 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On November 6, 2013, Dr. Lawrence Feingold, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint 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 a lecture titled “The Motives of […]

Sola Scriptura Redux: Matthew Barrett, Tradition, and Authority

Nov 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

I recently happened to read a post at the Gospel Coalition site titled “‘Sola Scriptura’ Radicalized and Abandoned” written by Matthew Barrett. Matthew received a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is presently an assistant professor of Christian studies at California Baptist University, (and apparently a Lakers fan). In his post […]

All Saints Day

Nov 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts, Catholic Life and Devotion

Today, November 1st, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of all Saints. The roots of this feast are found as far back as the time of the Emperor Constantine when the Catholic faith first became legal in the Roman Empire. The legalization of the faith ended the threat of Roman persecution and allowed for the […]