Archive for April 2014

Ancient Marian Devotion

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts, Catholic Life and Devotion

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Christians have been venerating the Blessed Virgin Mary for a long time. A really, really long time. Nevertheless I think one may be excused from wondering whether its antiquity doesn’t tell us something about its validity as a form of Christian piety. For now though I will simply appeal to […]

An interview with Dr. Thomas Madden on the Medieval Catholic Church

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Podcast

Protestant criticisms of the Catholic Church frequently target the medieval Catholic Church as a prime example of the Church’s problematic relationship with politics and the secular order. These critics often claim that the medieval Church was ruled by a greedy hierarchy bent on increasing its power in Europe and abroad, eager to silence or even […]

Beer and Barron

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts, Catholic Life and Devotion

Reformed Christians have a special relationship with beer. I discovered this my junior year in college after spending my first two years at LSU exploring nearly every other Christian faith tradition on campus.  The combination of rich fellowship, deep theological discussion, and high quality beer, while sitting outside on a Louisiana front porch on a humid […]

Catholic Life and Devotion

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts, Catholic Life and Devotion

On the Index page of Called to Communion, there is a section entitled “Catholic Life and Devotion.” This section features reflections on life in the Catholic Church based upon CTC contributors’ growing experiences as members of the Church in full communion. There are three reasons for calling attention to this section of our website: First, as […]