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That’s what I keep saying

If the Church, the faithful guardian of truth, lose the truth, by whom shall the truth be found? —St. Francis de Sales Exactly. And this is why Protestantism destroys any hope whatsoever of ever discovering revealed truth: because the Protestant

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Posted in Apologetics, Ecclesiology, Epistemology, Fides et Ratio, Infallibility, Lumen Gentium, Protestantism

Short Argument for the Visible Church

There are billboards in my area which quote a Bible verse that I think is not likely to have the meaning its purchasers intend. It is 2 Chronicles 7:14: if my people who are called by my name humble themselves,

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Posted in Ecclesiology, Lumen Gentium

The Church is Steward of Revelation

When I was a Protestant I was regularly frustrated by the fact that publishing houses and other non-ecclesial bodies had effectively assumed stewardship of the Bible. Publishers own copyrights on various translations, and Bible societies do the same. I was

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Posted in Dei Verbum, Lumen Gentium, Magisterium, Revelation, Scripture, Vatican II

Apostolic Sucession – Addendum

In a previous post I offered a brief argument from Sacred Scripture in defense of apostolic succession. Here are some additional thoughts inspired by CCC §2: Christ sent forth the apostles he had chosen, commissioning them to proclaim the gospel:

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Apostolic Succession: Short Scriptural Argument

“Let someone else take over his office” (Acts 1:20). It says later in the chapter that St. Matthias (who was chosen to take Judas Iscariot’s office) was listed among the twelve apostles, and some suppose that merely to restore the

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