A Social Religion by Frank Sheed

I have been finishing reading Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed.  It has been a long chore because he is taking my mind to heights I did not realize we would ascend when first we set out. The following is a section called "A Social Religion" which I found fascinating enough to post.  Why this … Continue reading A Social Religion by Frank Sheed

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Bishop Robert Barron discusses College Campus “Safe Spaces”

He contrasts it with the university style in the High Middle Ages with its quaestio disputata (disputed question). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4MwZtYGuNQ   "Can I suggest that Thomas Aquinas' method from the Middle Ages does represent a kind of 'safe space' for argument; but a safe space for serious adults and not for timorous children.  And might I … Continue reading Bishop Robert Barron discusses College Campus “Safe Spaces”

“The Survivor” by Phil Keaggy – a song for children in the womb

The March for Life in Washington D.C. is this Friday January 22, 2016.  For that I found it fitting to post this pro-life song "The Survivor" by Phil Keaggy. The lyrics revolve around the words of Psalm 31:13-14 and apply them to a child in the womb, wondering what is happening and professing trust in … Continue reading “The Survivor” by Phil Keaggy – a song for children in the womb

Catholicism and “slavery of the mind” from Catholics

These quotes remind of something an older Catholic told me. He had flitted around several denominations searching.  We were eating donuts after Mass and I was asking him about his conversion.  Among other things, he told me he was finally in the realm of absolutes and not opinion.  There was a definite Church with definite teaching. … Continue reading Catholicism and “slavery of the mind” from Catholics

Does Friendship with Christ equate to determining doctrine?

In discussions on the Biblical and historic case for Roman Catholicism, friends and family almost always rest their position on their personal relationship with Jesus. It is defended so enthusiastically that I seriously wonder whether the next generation will not profess sola scriptura but rather sola my personal relationship with Jesus because He will lead … Continue reading Does Friendship with Christ equate to determining doctrine?

Irenaeus of Lyons on self-made churches—non-denom and house?

“Wherefore it is incumbent to obey the presbyters who are in the Church,—those who, as I have shown, possess the succession from the apostles; those who, together with the succession of the episcopate, have received the certain gift of truth, according to the good pleasure of the Father. But [it is also incumbent] to hold … Continue reading Irenaeus of Lyons on self-made churches—non-denom and house?

John Henry Newman and Historical Christianity

I just started reading An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine by John Henry Newman. Below is an excerpt from the Introduction (emphasis mine). Initially, I wanted find this offensive except it seems to match what I’ve already found. I can’t find much of my Protestantism in the history of Christianity. Are there any … Continue reading John Henry Newman and Historical Christianity