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
From The Point for July, 1958 The Times of London is not normally given to eulogies of Catholic priests. But when Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox died last August, at the age of 69, The Times paid its respects in 1500 … Continue reading
One day Jesus was walking along the banks of the Sea of Galilee and He saw two fishermen, “James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called … Continue reading
[Originally published in the 1940s.] Slogans are what often pass as Protestant substitutes for dogma. Nor is the disease of sloganizing confined exclusively to Protestants. Many Catholics, foolishly supposing association with heresy to be harmless, have been infected by it … Continue reading
(written in 1955) Every Catholic knows (and practically all non-Catholics have heard about it) that one of the major proofs given for the truth of his religion is the fact that it does not change, that it has been the … Continue reading
Roma locuta est! “Rome has spoken!”
Written in preparation for a talk on sedevacantism, available from our bookstore on CD or MP3 I. Introduction II. Visibility and Indefectibility of the Church III. Valid Elections IV. Papal Sovereignty V. The Problem of An Heretical Pope VI. The … Continue reading
(later known as Sister Catherine, M.I.C.M.) Introduction by Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. Sister Catherine, M.I.C.M., foundress of Saint Benedict Center, wrote “The Failure of Interfaith” almost four decades ago, more than 15 years before the ecumenical onslaught that commenced after … Continue reading
Editors Note: This issue of our Crusader dates from January 1992. The Crusader is no longer published, having been replaced by the Mancipia .