[The following is from Questions Asked by Protestants Briefly Answered by Father M. Philipps, Rector of St. Joseph’s Church, Buffalo, NY.; Cabinet of Catholic Information, 1903; Imprimatur: Archbishop Farley.] What difference is there between the Communion of Catholics and that … Continue reading
Category: Catechesis and Fundamentals
Christology for Joe
Christology is that branch of sacred theology that studies the Incarnation. All theology is the study of God, for that is what the word means; this branch specifically studies the Man-God. Keeping in mind the precedence of the intellect to … Continue reading
‘There is no salvation outside the world.’
How clever! Probably got a chuckle or two from the audience. The trouble is the speaker actually meant what he said. Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P., summarized his theological legacy in these words in December 2008 at a symposium held in his … Continue reading
Origin of the Angelus
In Catholic countries, before the year 1000, it was a pious custom for the layfolk to recite three Hail Marys to honor Our Lady in her singularly exalted role as the Mother of God. This was done towards evening, usually … Continue reading
To My Young Friend
LET’S HAVE A LITTLE TALK, my young friend, just you and I. It is private, yes.
Mortalium Animos: The Promotion of True Religious Unity
To Our Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and to all Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Pius XI, Pontifex Maximus. Venerable Brethren: Greetings and Apostolic Benediction: The will to strengthen and to diffuse for the common … Continue reading
Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky to the Youth
(Webmaster’s Note: We are indebted to the Ukrainian Catholic daily, The New Star, of Chicago, for the following inspirational excerpt.) Throughout his life Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky was a friend to Ukrainian youth.
Archbishop George Hay on Interfaith
The following extract from the Catechism on Catholic Doctrine, written by the renowned Scottish Bishop, George Hay (1729-1811), is presented for you as a testimony to the Faith of the centuries. A convert from Episcopalianism, Bishop Hay understood, far better … Continue reading
St. Francis of Assisi on the Priesthood
Listen, my brothers: If the Blessed Virgin is so honored, as it is right, since she carried Him in her most holy womb; if the blessed Baptist trembled and did not dare to touch the holy head of God; if … Continue reading
The Catechism of the Council of Trent
LOYAL ROMAN CATHOLICS are familiar with Pope Saint Pius V’s Bull Quo Primum, but many are not aware that this same great pope brought forth under the direction of The Council of Trent an authoritative Catechism that was to have … Continue reading
What a Saint Is
God wanted from all eternity to make us one with Himself. That is why He created us. He wanted not merely to be our Creator, but our Father, giving us the title and the right to say to Him, “Our … Continue reading
Questions and Answers on Salvation by Rev. Michael Muller, C.SS.R.
Father Muller was one of the most widely read theologians of the nineteenth century. This article was first published in 1875.
Is Bible Reading Safe?
We often hear the question asked, sometimes even by the well-instructed: “Is it safe to read the Bible?” The answer, of course, is: “Yes, certainly; the Church blesses and encourages the habitual reading of Holy Scripture by all the faithful.”
Making Good Use of Scripture
(This piece is an excerpt from a lecture Brother Francis gave in the 1970s.) The Bible is the book that makes saints.