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 [...]
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Dr. Peter J. Leithart, fellow at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho, recently posted an article at his blog that has caught the attention of many who participate in the ongoing Protestant-Catholic dialog. Last year Leithart faced disciplinary charges before the PCA for his Federal Vision theology, though [...]
Next month Christians worldwide will observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from January 18 to 25. Since unity between Catholics and Reformed Christians is the particular focus of this site, we too will partake and encourage participation in this week of prayer that Christ’s John 17 prayer for our unity will be fulfilled [...]
In an article titled “Doug Wilson says faithful Catholics will go to hell,” David Meyer recently posted a video in which Doug Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho responded to the question, “Will faithful Roman Catholics be in Heaven?”
One of the great parts of working on Called to Communion is getting to know Protestants who are truly seeking to understand the Catholic faith. Sadly enough, there are many Catholics in greater need of a fundamental understanding of Catholicism than many of our Protestant readers. But fortunately for all concerned, Fr. Robert Barron, professor [...]
The Catholic Church has stood, since its inception, firmly against the use of any artificial methods of contraception. In fact, it is the only Christian institution that, as a whole, has held this teaching consistently for all of Christian history.
Carl Trueman is the Departmental Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Protestant seminary in Philadelphia. This past January he posted an article titled “Reflections on Rome Part 1: Connecting the Mind and the Tongue” in which he shares some reflections he had after a trip to Rome (Part 2 can be found [...]
Few figures loom as large in the history of Calvinism, and yet are at the same time so unknown by Calvinists, as St. Francis De Sales. St. Francis, born in 1567 to a wealthy family, led an interesting life, the details of which are too great to expound here, but I recommend the Catholic Encyclopedia [...]
Tim Troutman interviews Matt Yonke on his recent lead article entitled “Hermeneutics and the Authority of Scripture.” The audio is a bit choppy around the four minute mark but that clears up pretty soon. To download the mp3, right click here.
It is my pleasure to be able to write on a subject where we as Catholics share so much common ground with our Reformed brothers, and even with most Evangelicals. In fact, it is no small thing that we agree upon foundational truths contra mundum in a time when even many Christians deny them. This [...]