Is the Papacy a Constitutive Element of the Church?

January 14, 2013

2

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. This is the question that arises from the ecclesiastical affirmations of Vatican II’s Unitatis Redintegratio and the subsequent post-conciliar magisterial teachings. This is because, on the one hand, when referring to the Protestant ‘ecclesiastical communities,’ the CDF interprets Unitatis Redintegratio as saying that […]

The Catholic-Lutheran Joint Declaration is the beginning of healing

November 1, 2012

5

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. God’s Sovereign Reign: the Trinitarian Principle Christians worship the God who is One in Trinity. Our creeds are solemnly ratified ut unum Deum in Trinitate, et Trinitatem in unitate veneremur (“that one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity may be worshipped”).[1] This […]

The Awful Division of Christians pt. 2: Survey of Divisions

August 27, 2012

4

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. In our first article on this subject, we laid out a framework for assessing and judging Christian division. We said that on the one hand, truth should always be a dividing factor, separating truth from falsehood, and must lead to tragic but necessary […]

The Awful Division of Christians, pt. 1: Truth, Love, and Repentance

July 24, 2012

5

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. Love One of the last prayers that the Lord Jesus prayed to the Father for us was this: let them be one as you and I are one, so that the world may know that thou didst send me.[1] Likewise an early Christian […]

Understanding the Spirituality of Christian Epistemology

July 9, 2012

6

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. He does not deserve the name of philosopher, seeing that he publicly criticizes what he does not understand…his object being to win the favour and applause of the deluded masses. If he lashes out at us without studying Christ’s teachings he is most […]

Myopia: what the Ecumenical Struggle Seeks to Overcome

July 2, 2012

1

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. The word myopia comes from the Greek muein “to shut” and ops “eye.” It refers to a failure—deliberate or otherwise—of any person to see the true reality of any thing beyond its face value. This is precisely what the Ecumenical struggles seeks to […]

The Church is the Prodigal Family

June 18, 2012

0

As I am still not at liberty to post a new article, I offer these words. If you have not read this article on the Prodigal Family, I invite you to do so and share your thoughts on the matter. The Church is the Prodigal Family See full size image of this painting here. In […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 40 other followers