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Aquinas the Catholic

Sometimes, and for reasons that honestly escape me, certain Protestants will attempt to say that St. Thomas was “one of them:” Not that he was literally Protestant of course, for that would be anachronistic, but rather some folks claim that

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Theology, Blessed Virgin, Protestantism, Scripture, Sin

The Woman of Revelation 12

A contentious subject betwixt Protestants and Catholics focuses on the identity of the Woman of Revelation 12: 1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a

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Posted in Blessed Virgin, Ecclesiology, Faith Seeking Understanding, Scripture

More about Mary

Having scandalized certain readers at Called to Communion by the fact that Catholic appeals to Mary in prayer go back as far as AD250 or so at least, I thought I would give them a break and spread the Marian

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Posted in Apologetics, Blessed Virgin, Catechism, Sola Gratia, Uncategorized

Arguments from Fitness

In the combox for his post at Called to Communion on the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Bryan Cross writes in comment #38: But theologically, who could possibly imagine that the perfect Son of God, and therefore

Posted in Apologetics, Blessed Virgin, Called to Communion, Fides et Ratio

Perpetual virginity of Mary

St Augustine believed in the perpetual virginity of the Mother of God. Moreover, when that burial is made an object of belief, there enters also the recollection of the new tomb, which was meant to present a testimony to Him

Posted in Augustine, Blessed Virgin
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