Posts Tagged ‘ The Papacy ’

Did the Pope Condone Condoms in Certain Cases?

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Several main-stream media outlets are running a story with headlines like “Pope says condoms acceptable ‘in certain cases’.”   One does not even need to read the quotation in context to know that this is false.  The reason one can know this is because the pope does not have the authority to do such a […]



Modern Scholarship, Rome and a Challenge

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Within the Reformed blogosphere there has lately been put forth some pretty bold claims regarding the structure of the church in the first century, particularly the structure of the Roman Church. Basically the argument is that in the first century the church did not have a monarchical bishop and was instead ruled by a group […]



The Two “Rocks” of Matthew 16:18 in the Syriac Peshitta

Aug 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In the thread entitled “How John Calvin Made me a Catholic,” Jason asserted that the “Greek grammar” of Matthew 16:18 does not allow for the interpretation that Peter is the rock upon which the Church was built. I challenged Jason to make his case from the Greek text, but he has yet to respond. Some […]



Christ Alone is the Head of the Church

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In the third part of the Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas asks the question whether it is proper to Christ to be the Head of the Church and answers in the affirmative. Protestants often claim that the Catholic Church has set the pope as the head of the Church instead of Christ. But St. Thomas […]



Book Review: Cyprian the Bishop by J. Patout Burns

May 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The period of persecution under Decius in the middle of the third century and the subsequent controversies in Italy and Northern Africa is one of the most confusing periods of ante-Nicene Church history. So much writing has survived that we are able to bring a lot of characters into play. To make things more confusing, […]



Review: Fortescue, Adrian – The Early Papacy to the Synod of Chalcedon in 451

Apr 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post written by R.E. Aguirre, General Editor., Paradoseis Journal Book Review: Fortescue, Adrian – The Early Papacy to the Synod of Chalcedon in 451 San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008. Fourth Edition, ed., Alcuin Reid. Pp. 7 + 121. ISBN 9781586171766



The Primacy of Peter According to the New Testament: and the Principle of Historical Fulfillment

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post written by R. E. Aguirre, General Editor of Paradoseis Journal. Introduction The aim of this short paper is to review the importance and ecclesiological role that Peter plays in the New Testament. Coupled with this insight are numerous interpretive difficulties. However, these interpretive problems find their origin not in […]



Episode 7 – A Dialogue on Conversion

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast

Tom Riello and Tim Troutman, former PCA members, talk about their respective conversions in this episode.  This is simply a recording of an unscripted conversation with no set topic except, generally speaking, their conversion experiences.   The topics discussed include the canon, Church authority, and the papacy. To download the mp3, right-click here.