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6 Early Christian Controversies That Protestantism Can't Explain SHAMELESS POPERY - March 23, 2015 ... doesn't tell us how he baptized, so it must have been by full immersion only. His favorite color must have been orange, too, since he doesn't say otherwise. Meanwhile, inconvenient details like Patrick's performing the Sacrament of Confirmation are passed over. This odd Baptist St. Patrick argument highlights a very real problem within Evangelical Protestantism: its radical disconnect from the early Christianity that it wants to emulate. In virtually every dispute in early Christianity, ...http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/2015/03/6-early-christian-controversies-that.html
How to Read the Bible ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - March 7, 2015 ... are taken from: Pope Benedict XVI, Questions and Answers . Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2008. The elaboration is mine. The Bible is not an ordinary book First of all it is important to realize that the Bible is not an ordinary book (or, to be more precise, collection of books). It cannot be read with the mindset of a historian or a literary critic. It cannot be correctly approached from a distant academic standpoint. ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2015/03/how-to-read-bible.html
Navarre Bible Commentary:Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord JOE CATHOLIC - January 4, 2015 ... scale. Herod the Great had a persecution complex; everywhere he saw rivals to his throne. He was notorious for his cruelty: he killed over half of his ten wives, some of his children and many people of standing. This information derives largely from the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who wrote towards the end of the first century, and it confirms the cruel picture drawn in the Gospels. "Wise men": these were learned men, probably from Persia, who devoted themselves to the ...http://www.thejoecatholic.org/2015/01/navarre-bible-commentary-solemnity-of.html
Parish Life in 2014...dismal at Best CONNECTICUT CATHOLIC CORNER - December 31, 2014 ... Holy Water/Oil, sacramentals, devotions, feast days and the order and reverence of the Mass. All the big and little things that set the Catholic faith apart from any other Christian faith. It was all the things that made the Catholic Church catholic that drew me in. I wanted it. I wanted to BE a part of the only Church Jesus Christ created on earth and I wanted all the things that made it Catholic. Even before I was officially Catholic I set about immersing myself in all ...http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2014/12/parish-life-in-2014dismal-at-best.html
Why "Mass of Catechumens" Makes Better Sense Than "Liturgy of the Word" NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - December 29, 2014 ... Bible, then this portion of public worship, in terms of the phenomenology of the Mass, risks becoming an equal to the Eucharist, if not its superior. The verbum Domini or Word of the Lord is the Logos, Jesus Christ Himself. Verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis. It also refers to the "word" (in the idiomatic sense of that which summarizes: "in a word…") of consecration, which is the mystery of faith, mysterium fidei. Christ, above all, is this mysterium fidei; ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/2f_qkC3rtXo/why-mass-of-catechumens-makes-better.html