Lately, there are some mainstream conservative thinkers who have gone on record critical of ecumenical endeavors. Lately, too, there is a mainstream and respected journalist who has done a major course correction vis-a-vis Fatima. The two issues are very much … 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
(July, 1846) Our readers do not need to be informed that the distinguished author of this work on the development of Christian doctrine, has, within the last year, been admitted to the communion of the holy Catholic Church; for who … Continue reading