Throughout the Acts the name and deeds of St. Peter stand out, giving clear proof that from the very beginning he was regarded as the chief Apostle, the one appointed as the head of the Church. Not only is the … Continue reading
In reply to the question concerning the salvation of aborted infants by virtue of a vicarious “baptism of desire” on the part of their parents or by “baptism of blood” on either their part or “on the part of the … Continue reading
(From Brownson’s Quarterly Review for April, 1874) Editor’s Introduction: Orestes A. Brownson (1803-1876) will always be remembered as one of the most prolific American converts to the Catholic Church. Brownson had already achieved notoriety as an essayist and lecturer when … Continue reading
This article consists of a few loose ends: (1) a book review, (2) a letter to an editor, and (3) another book review. All are closely related in subject matter. 1. A Book Review The Incarnation and Hilton’s Spirituality, by … Continue reading
The mission of the Catholic Church is a clear and simple one: to exhaust Herself for the salvation of souls. “Go ye therefore into all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and of the … Continue reading
One of the common objections that we hear concerning the Dogma is this one: What about all those ignorant natives in the wilderness (or in a desert, or an island; or in Tibet, or China or Siberia. . .) who … Continue reading
In 1970 the late Pope Paul VI added to the interminable roster of saints an impressive group of thirty-seven men and three women known collectively as the Forty English Martyrs. So ordinary are most of their names — quite unlike … Continue reading
This article appeared in abridged form in a small Catholic archaeological journal Ancient Man, Information Exchange , Volume 7, 1989, Tekakwitha Institute, Woodbridge, Virginia. The salvation of the American Indians before Pentecost, the birthday of the Catholic Church, has never … Continue reading
This is a scriptural outline of those passages which most explicitly affirm the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His equality or consubstantiality with God the Father. The schematic was designed to aid students in a course in Christology, … Continue reading
(James Kent Stone is an English convert) (First Published in 1870) The Church at the Council of Constantinople declared concerning herself that she is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. These are not only her essential qualities, but her outward and … Continue reading
Imprimatur: Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York I. MY DEARLY BELOVED CHRISTIANS: From these words of our Divine Savior it has already been proved to you, that faith is necessary for salvation and without faith there is no salvation; without … Continue reading
Editors Introduction: Father Müller, a heroic, learned, and orthodox Redemptorist Priest, was the 19th century Father Feeney. His book The Catholic Dogma, from which we here extract the entire third chapter, is an excellent defense of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. … Continue reading
During the latter half of the 1980s, Holy Mother Church welcomed into her fond embrace several wandering sons who, hitherto, had been her self-styled enemies, determined to destroy her. News of these conversions brought great joy and encouragement to faithful … Continue reading
We live in an age that has largely lost its sense of sin. Conduct that would have invited public scorn and repudiation in holier and saner eras earns fame and fortune today.
There is a doctrine so diabolical, so sinister and wicked that it deserves, in this author’s opinion, a unique claim to the name “The Devil’s Doctrine.” This teaching is sheer poison to the soul which embraces it.