A Weekly Defense of the Faith: Holy Mary, Mother of God

Week 1: January 2, 2017 Opening Prayer O gracious Mother of the gracious God, O most pure and blessed Mary, the Mother of God, pour the mercy of thy Son and our God upon my impassionate soul, and with thine intercessions set me unto good deeds, that I may pass the rest of my life…

A Weekly Defense of the Faith: January Preview

The Catholic Church bases her teaching upon one source: The word of God. This divine revelation is transmitted in two ways: through Scripture and apostolic tradition.  Over the coming months, we are going to explore many of the core teachings of the Catholic faith. The very teachings that are handed down to us through Scripture and…

A Weekly Defense of the Faith

Learn how to defend the truths of our faith. Answer questions from family and friends using scripture and in the process grow in your own faith.

The Early Church believed in Once Saved, Always… oh, Wait, No They Didn’t!

The Calvinist doctrine of “once saved, always saved” or unconditional eternal security was not a doctrine that was taught by the ancient church, nor for that manner, by any well-known theologian before John Calvin. The doctrine of unconditional eternal security teaches that the elect (the only humans who God chooses to redeem) will be the…

Do the Councils of the Catholic Church Contradict Each Other?

I have had many discussions with non-Catholic Christians who say “How can we believe the Catholic Church when their councils have many times contradicted each other.”  They are paraphrasing Martin Luther’s famous statement at the Diet of Worms, when he said, “I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other.”…

Contentment in Christ, Brings Joy!

A Guide on How to Become Perfectly Happy! Man is always searching for that which promises happiness, but rarely finds it because he looks to the world for “things” to make him happy. So where can true happiness be found? Maybe this quote by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen can help us to understand. “Your unhappiness is not due to…

Baptism Now Saves You…So Says Scripture, So Says the Early Church!

Here is one of the most hotly debated doctrines in modern Christianity. Most, non-Catholic Christians deny that Baptism actually does anything, put is purely a public sign of their commitment to Christ. But, in the Early Church it was not so. The Early Church Fathers recognize that first one comes to Faith by a gift…