Jul 19 – St Macrina the Younger (330-19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa, Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzus

Her father arranged for her to marry but her fiancé died before the wedding. After having been betrothed to her fiancé, Macrina did not believe it was appropriate to marry another man, but saw Christ as her eternal bridegroom.  Instead, she devoted herself to her religion, becoming a nun. When all her siblings had grown, … Continue reading Jul 19 – St Macrina the Younger (330-19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa, Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzus

Hopeful Universalism? – St Macrina the Younger (330 – 19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa & Basil the Great

-by Rt. Rev., Matthew Gunter, 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Episcopal Church in Northeast WI “Today is the feast day of Macrina (330-379), older sister and theological/spiritual mentor of Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa, two of the most formative theologians and leaders of the early Church. Both of … Continue reading Hopeful Universalism? – St Macrina the Younger (330 – 19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa & Basil the Great

The Creed: Credo in unum Deum & St Gregory of Nyssa, (335-395 AD), Father of the Church

“This Creed is the treasure of our soul.” –St. Ambrose Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, factorem cœli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Creator of heaven and earth, of all things seen and unseen. Et in unum Dominum, Jesum Christum, And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, Filium … Continue reading The Creed: Credo in unum Deum & St Gregory of Nyssa, (335-395 AD), Father of the Church

Theology & Marriage

Dr. David Anders, PhD “I hoped one of us would get hit by a bus. (I didn’t care which one.)…Murder, maybe. Divorce, never.” “Thomas à Kempis, the author of The Imitation of Christ, once wrote that it is pointless to debate brilliantly about the Trinity if, by being an arrogant ass, you are displeasing to … Continue reading Theology & Marriage

Arian Evangelical discovers the Catholic Church: Part 1 of 3

-Great Champions of the Catholic Faith, fierce combatants against the heresy of Arianism, the Cappodocian Fathers: St Basil and St Gregory of Nazianzus, along with Basil’s brother St Gregory of Nyssa and St John Chrysostom, fought against Arianism. For greater detail, please click on the image. -by Mike Knapp (Mike Knapp was born in Chicago … Continue reading Arian Evangelical discovers the Catholic Church: Part 1 of 3

Mar 18 – St Cyril of Jerusalem, (313-386 AD), Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, Patron of Faithfulness to the Church

“God is loving to man, and loving in no small measure. For say not, I have committed fornication and adultery: I have done dreadful things, and not once only, but often: will He forgive? Will He grant pardon? Hear what the Psalmist says: How great is the multitude of Your goodness, O Lord! (Ps 31:19) … Continue reading Mar 18 – St Cyril of Jerusalem, (313-386 AD), Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, Patron of Faithfulness to the Church

Moral Therapeutic Deism Heresy: the Kingdom of God is within you

-our blessed father Dominic, scourge & hammer of heretics. It is said there are no new heresies. I tend to agree. They are just recycled and repackaged. This one smells like Gnosticism, that old canard. “My Kingdom is not of this world.” -Jn 18:36 “…Heaven is not a place and cannot be found on a … Continue reading Moral Therapeutic Deism Heresy: the Kingdom of God is within you

Explicit & implicit faith: who can be saved?

-by Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, (1918 – 2008), held the Laurence J. McGinley Chair in Religion and Society at Fordham University. This essay is adapted from the Laurence J. McGinley Lecture delivered on November 7, 2007. “Nothing is more striking in the New Testament than the confidence with which it proclaims the saving power of belief … Continue reading Explicit & implicit faith: who can be saved?