Posts tagged "Apologetics"
In Defense of Holy Images: 8 Pearls of Wisdom from St. John Damascene

In Defense of Holy Images: 8 Pearls of Wisdom from St. John Damascene

Listers, in the Eastern churches, the First Sunday of the Great Fast celebrates the triumph of holy images. It commemorates the end of two separate periods of iconoclasm, which took place within the space a nearly hundred years. During the iconoclastic period of Byzantine history, images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, the Angels, and the...
6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

With the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand.
The 24 Theses of St. Thomas Aquinas with Citations and Commentary

The 24 Theses of St. Thomas Aquinas with Citations and Commentary

“He (Thomas Aquinas) enlightened the Church more than all the other Doctors together; a man can derive more profit from his books in one year than from a lifetime spent in pondering the philosophy of others." - Pope John XXII (Consistorial of 1318), quoted in Doctoris Angelici
Rome is the Apostolic Throne: 24 Quotes from Alexandria, Antioch, and Cyprus

Rome is the Apostolic Throne: 24 Quotes from Alexandria, Antioch, and Cyprus

"O Holy Head, Christ our God hath destined thy Apostolic See to be an immovable foundation and a pillar of the Faith. For thou art, as the Divine Word truly saith, Peter, and on thee as a foundation-stone have the pillars of the Church been fixed."
Constantinople: 25 Quotes from the Eastern Fathers on the Petrine Ministry

Constantinople: 25 Quotes from the Eastern Fathers on the Petrine Ministry

"Since to great Peter Christ our Lord gave the office of Chief Shepherd after entrusting him with the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, to Peter or his successor must of necessity every novelty in the Catholic Church be referred. [Therefore], save us, oh most divine Head of Heads, Chief Shepherd of the Church of...
The Early Church in Jerusalem Followed the Pope: 7 Quotes from History

The Early Church in Jerusalem Followed the Pope: 7 Quotes from History

"In the power of the same Holy Spirit, Peter, also the foremost of the Apostles and the key-bearer of the Kingdom of Heaven, healed Aeneas the paralytic in the name of Christ." Cyril, Catech. xviii. n. 27
15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI's Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 2012

15 Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI’s Outstanding Christmas Eve Homily 2012

"It is true that religion can become corrupted and hence opposed to its deepest essence, when people think they have to take God’s cause into their own hands, making God into their private property." - Pope Benedict XVI
Is It Not Unjust to Punish Us for the Sins of Adam and Eve? - 25 Questions on Our First Parents

Is It Not Unjust to Punish Us for the Sins of Adam and Eve? – 25 Questions on Our First Parents

"This sin is called original because it comes down to us from our first parents, and we are brought into the world with its guilt on our soul."
Could the Soul "Evolve" from Inferior Animals? - 16 Questions on Adam and Eve

Could the Soul “Evolve” from Inferior Animals? – 16 Questions on Adam and Eve

The Garden of Paradise was a large and beautiful place prepared for man's habitation upon earth. It was supplied with every species of plant and animal and with everything that could contribute to man's happiness.
11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

The importance of establishing St. Peter's ministry in Rome may be boiled down to authority and more specifically the historic existence and continuance of the Office of Vicar held by St. Peter.
The First 10 Popes of the Catholic Church

The First 10 Popes of the Catholic Church

Listers, we’ve catalogued the first ten Vicars of Christ for the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Save the information on our first pope – St. Peter – all the information presented is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia and links for further reading are provided.   1. Pope St. Peter (32-67) St. Peter held a...
EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

When we say the Sacrament which contains the Body and Blood, we mean the Sacrament which is the Body and Blood, for after the Consecration there is no other substance present in the Eucharist.
18 Questions on Angels Answered by the Church

18 Questions on Angels Answered by the Church

Angels could appear by taking bodies to render themselves visible for a time; just as the Holy Ghost took the form of a dove and the devil took the form of a serpent.
10 Basic Questions on Creation

10 Basic Questions on Creation

"The chief creatures of God are angels and men."