The most contentious issue in the Western theological tradition has been the relationship of law and grace. In the second century, Marcionites stressed grace so much that they completely rejected the Old Testament and what they took to be the God of “law.” In the third and fourth centuries, the Roman priest Novatian and the […]
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I grew up an evangelical Protestant and became Catholic only in 2003. In the Church of my youth, we had a troubling practice. We distinguished “real Christians” from Christians in name only. People who had gone to Church all of their life would come to our meetings and declare, “I’ve just now become a real […]
Here is a talk I gave last night (3/22/15) at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Montgomery, AL. The talk was titled “John Calvin and the Reformation: A Catholic Perspective.” Download the mp3 by right-clicking here. Or listen to it here by clicking on the play button below:
Called to Communion Radio is now available four days a week. CTC Radio can be heard Monday through Thursday at 2:00 PM Eastern, available through the following media: EWTN Youtube Channel Live with video Podcast EWTN.COM Sirius Sattelite Iheart Radio The EWTN app Short wave, and, of course, through the local catholic affiliate radio stations.
The Creed teaches us that there is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.” “One Lord,” says St. Paul, One Faith, One Baptism.” (Ephesians 4:5) In the 4th century, when the Donatists of North Africa claimed to be the one true church, St. Augustine invoked the unity and catholicity of the Church against them: “the verdict […]
A few weeks back I wrote an article titled: “Marriage, Divorce, & Communion: The Upcoming Synod on the Family.” In the article, I discussed the Catholic doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage and what it means for civilly divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Based on the teaching of Christ, the Church’s longstanding practice has been […]
If you ask most people why there was a Protestant Reformation they answer, “Because of corruption in the Church.” That’s the common view. They might blame the indulgence controversy or Papal involvement in politics. If they’re Protestants, they probably claim the Church was doctrinally corrupt. Even Catholics give this answer. (I know. I just polled […]
Listeners to CTC Radio often ask about the Catholic teaching on marriage, divorce, and communion in the Catholic Church. With them in mind, I have attached a brief article I wrote for One Voice, the newspaper for the diocese of Birmingham. To listen to CTC Radio, tune in to EWTN at 2:00 PM Eastern Tuesday […]
My television interview on Women of Grace is now available here. We discuss the new radio show, Called to Communion, as well as my path to the Catholic Church.