With the Holy Father getting ready to meet Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey, there is much talk of Catholic-Orthodox unity (e.g., Meeting between Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew will not be a meeting of heads of two universal Churches – Moscow … Continue reading
An explanation of authentic doctrinal development. We hear a lot about doctrinal development. All too often, it is in the context of articulating some novelty that something is called a “development of doctrine.”
And immediately as he had made an end of speaking, the earth broke asunder under their feet:85 And they went down alive into hell . . . and they perished from among the people. — Num. 16:31,33 The book of … Continue reading
Most U.S. Catholics have probably heard of St. Edith Stein, though many may know nothing about her except that she was a convert and died in a Nazi concentration camp. Some number will be aware that after her conversion — … Continue reading
I have another unpopular complaint to make. The old-fashioned hatred of heresy is becoming scarce.
Editor’s Introduction: Mr. John Cotter is a loyal Catholic, an expert on religious “Syncretism,” and a keen observer of world events. Our Holy Father, more than once, has expressed his desire that the voice of concerned Catholic laymen be heard … Continue reading
From Brownson’s Quarterly Review for January, 1847 This is an American reprint of a recent work by one of the distinguished converts from Anglicanism, and is one of the most interesting and valuable popular works on the Anglican controversy with … Continue reading