Protestant & Catholic: different definitions of grace

-cf Dr. Bryan Cross, PhD, was raised in the Pentecostal tradition, then became Reformed shortly after completing his bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Michigan. He then received an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2003 he and his wife and two daughters became Anglican. On October 8, 2006, he … Continue reading Protestant & Catholic: different definitions of grace

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?

Vatican II DID NOT say “whatevs”…

-from http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column.php?n=2383 -by Bishop Robert Barron “Dr. Ralph Martin, Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, has written an important book titled “Will Many Be Saved?” The text received a good deal of attention at the recent synod on the New Evangelization, and its opening pages are filled with endorsements from some of … Continue reading Vatican II DID NOT say “whatevs”…

Jan 14 – St Macrina the Elder ( ~270~340 AD), Holy Motherhood, Patron of Widows

“If my children lose their faith, I have failed as a mother!” -Mary D. McCormick, oft repeated to her children. Is 49:15 On January 2, we celebrated the feast of St. Basil the Great, who was a grandchild of today’s saint, St. Macrina. Basil, who was born around 329, came from a family of saints. … Continue reading Jan 14 – St Macrina the Elder ( ~270~340 AD), Holy Motherhood, Patron of Widows

Decem Rationes – St Edmund Campion, SJ (1540-1581)

Edmund Campion, to the Learned Members of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Greeting. Last year, Gentlemen, when in accordance with my calling in life I returned under orders to this Island, I found on the shore of England not a little wilder waves than those I had recently left behind in the British Seas. … Continue reading Decem Rationes – St Edmund Campion, SJ (1540-1581)