Introduction “Let us clearly understand the meaning of these words — Catholic, Protestant, and Reformation. Catholic means universal, and the religion which takes this epithet was called universal because all Christian people of every nation acknowledged it to be the … Continue reading
Author Archives: Br. David Mary, M.I.C.M., Tert.
The English College at Douay
In the year of Our Lord 1558, the last Catholic queen of England, Mary Tudor, died. Her successor, Elizabeth I, upon taking the throne, implemented the well-organized and devised scheme of re-establishing English Protestantism. Through the infamous Act of Supremacy … Continue reading
Calling Good Evil – on A Moral Reckoning by Daniel Goldhagen
Jewish author Daniel Goldhagen’s recent book, A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust And Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (Alfred A. Knopf; 362 pages; $25.00), contains what may be considered the ultimate aim of all … Continue reading
In Defense of Original Sin
There is a very ambiguous statement in Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium , Chapter 2, paragraph 16. It reads as follows: . . . Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their … Continue reading
The German Positive School
The Catechism’s first question has to do with the reason for man’s existence on Earth. Q: For what end are we in this world? A: We are in this world that we may know God, love Him, and serve Him, … Continue reading
The Counter-Reformation in England
In the year of Our Lord 1558, the last Catholic queen of England, Mary Tudor, died. Her successor, Elizabeth I, upon taking the throne, implemented the well-organized and devised scheme of re-establishing English Protestantism.
Our Lady is the Mediatrix of All Graces
And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine. And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come.
Saint John Damascene and the Iconoclasts
St. John the Evangelist succinctly described the essence of the Incarnation when he wrote: “The Word was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us.” Fr. Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M., speaking about the Incarnational nature of Christianity, stated: I am going to tell … Continue reading
Schism in the East
If it please God that I should die for unity under the earthly headship of St. Peter’s successor, so be it. I am ready to die for truth. — St. Josaphat of Polotsk
Desire, Justification, and Salvation at the Council of Trent
Liberal theologians for a long time have been attempting to foist upon docile Catholics the idea that the theological expression baptism of desire is an unassailable doctrine approved by the highest Church authority and taught officially by the Solemn Magisterium. … Continue reading
The Absolute Necessity of the Sacrament of Baptism
After being confronted with the clear teaching of Trent on the necessity of faith for justification and the sacraments for salvation, the Liberal theologian will proceed to question the degree of necessity of the Sacrament of Baptism for Salvation. After … Continue reading