Monthly Archives: June 2010

More from St. Augustine on Apologetics

So, I started to read the rest of the City of God not covered in my son’s high school theology course.  I found this as I started to read Book 6 (this is from the preface). “To be sure, those … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura – James White

Below is a response article I wrote back in 1998 regarding sola scriptura and James White’s presentation of it.  I  don’t believe he ever responded to it, so I thought I’d bring it up again…Presented here is a rebuttal of … Continue reading

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ECFs On Praying to Saints

On Praying to, with and for the Saints  Hippolytus of Rome“[Appealing to the three companions of Daniel] Think of me, I beseech you, so that I may achieve with you the same fate of martyrdom.”  On Daniel, 11:30 (A.D. 204). … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tactics of Anti-Catholics

Top Ten List of Anti-Catholic Debate Tactics (Tactics most often used by “Evangelicals” and “Fundamentalists” in Catholic forums). 1. Change the subject.  Change the subject and change it often.  (Catholics have answers to every angle you can present, so the … Continue reading

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A Response to Engwer re: Lactantius

Jason Engwer wrote a piece recently on Triablogue which needs some addressing of the errors it conveys. He alleges that Lactantius opposes prayer to the dead, which in an out-of-context reading one might agree with him – but IN context, … Continue reading

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Commonly Asked Questions – Eucharist

I started to write this post on the Eucharist several weeks ago, but today being the Feast of Corpus Christi I figured this is a good day to complete and publish it! I began with a series of questions someone … Continue reading

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St. Augustine on the Myth that the Saints and Martyrs are Worshipped

“What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?”  [CCC 946]  “For all that, we Christians do not assign to the martyrs temples, priests, ceremonies and sacrifices.  They are not gods for us; their God is our … Continue reading

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