Month: July 2014

How to Stop a Protestant Dead in Their Tracks

How many books on apologetics are there? How many do you own? How many say the same thing? Sola Scriptura this, Sola Fide that, Mary this, Eucharist that. We can hammer our opponents with great arguments but that’s not all a Protestant is searching for. They have questions, but their answers aren’t all found in dogma and apologetics. There is one way to stop a Protestant dead in their tracks, but it takes some skill and development. If you really want to convert your friends and family, if you really want to being people “back to Rome,” you have to walk...

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The Narthex: Converting My Wife

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2934316/height/50/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”50″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]   In this episode of The Narthex, I discuss my wife’s conversion, and the two most important things I learned in the process. Check out the latest episode of The...

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The Pope is not a “Conservative”

The Pope is not a “Conservative.” Plain and simple. The thing this writer and similar thinkers don’t understand is that the Catholic Church does not have political positions per se, in which it aligns itself with the platform that most agrees with its current teaching or motives. That is not to say that the Church is not interested in politics. Take this from Vatican II’s Gaudium et Spes to put the matter in proper context: The Church and the political community in their own fields are autonomous and independent from each other. Yet both, under different titles, are devoted...

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