Our beloved chaplain of fond memory, Father Michael Jarecki, used to insist on this all the time, even going so far as to refuse to celebrate birthdays. In his own humorous way, Father used to saw that our birthday should … Continue reading
One of the first things we learn about the one Catholic baptism from the catechism is that this sacrament “makes us children of God and heirs to the kingdom of heaven.” Therefore to say that non-Christians are children of God is wrong. … Continue reading
This is a very good article addressing the error of the popular and widespread euphemism that all men are children of God by creation. Rachel Lu, Crisis Magazine: This last Sunday, we were treated to the Gospel reading in which Christ … Continue reading
Thankfully, the Anglicans are keeping the actual formula for baptism intact and valid. The children are still baptized Catholic and remain so until they make a choice to reject Catholic truth. If they are taken by God before they attain … Continue reading
AsiaNews: His views go against those of priests and bishops in Muslim countries, who prefer to dissuade or even deny baptism to Muslims who want to convert out of fear for the consequences they and Christian communities might face. . … Continue reading
CatholicOnline: Lucy Hussey-Bergonzi was 13 years old when she collapsed with a brain hemorrhage in February of 2009. At the hospital, her parents called for a Catholic priest to baptize her before she died. As the holy water touched her … Continue reading
Perish the thought that a person predestined to eternal life could be allowed to end this life without the sacrament of the mediator. (Saint Augustine) This article will focus on the question of explicit baptism of desire — as it … Continue reading
This is a most astounding story of the heroic kind of fortitude God gives in time of danger to those ordinary Catholics who love the Faith. May 18, 1959. Search Time.com. “Looking down on the ocean from the Presidio, San … Continue reading
Whenever the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism are enumerated, one of the most common items on the list is “Faith and Good Works.” The role of good works in human salvation was one of the crucial issues of the Protestant … Continue reading
As a corollary to the necessity of Faith and Baptism for salvation, St. Thomas also taught that unbaptized babies went to the Limbo of the Children (Summa Theologica. III, Q. 52, a. 7). But later the rigorist Jansenists taught that … Continue reading
LET’S HAVE A LITTLE TALK, my young friend, just you and I. It is private, yes.
(240K PDF version of this same article. ) Introduction. Mr. Thomas Sparks, of Bedfordshire, England, has posted an “Open Letter” to me on his web site. The present offering is my reply.
Modern liberalism, which makes membership in the Catholic Church unnecessary for salvation, undermines something more than the dogma that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. In postulating the existence of an Invisible Church, or in suggesting that membership … Continue reading
Contents : 1. Baptism is Absolutely Necessary for Salvation. 2. Is Baptism by Itself Sufficient for Salvation? 3. Baptism of Blood and Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Contents : 1. Explicit Faith in the Catholic Church and in Her Teaching is Necessary for Salvation. 2. there Two Kinds of Membership in the Church? 3. Can a Person Who Remains Separated from the Church be Saved? 4. Are … Continue reading