Today we hear of Liberal Catholics and Conservative Catholics. We hear of Anglican Catholics and Roman Catholics. We hear of Traditionalist Catholics and Conciliarist Catholics. We hear of Old Catholics and New Catholics. One can find all manner of churches today claiming to be the Catholic Church. Jesus Christ founded one Church, which we know as the Catholic Church. And so just where is this Church? We know that Jesus Christ founded His Church to last until the end of time somewhere on earth. True, it will have its ups and downs. Consider the Arian heresy, when the world groaned and found itself Arian rather than Catholic. And yet the Catholic Church survived and restored herself. The Church has suffered through two schisms. The Eastern Schism produced the Orthodox Church, which remains until this day. The Western Schisms saw a time of two men claiming to be Pope and then three. After forty years of confusion, the Council of Constance was able to obtain the resignation of two of the claimants and the deposition of the third. Then it produced a single Pope to restore order to the Church.And today with all kinds of people claiming to be Catholic, just who are and who are not the Catholics? In order to answer that question this work simply presents the teaching of the Catholic Church on her constitution from two separate sources. The first is taken from 'Exposition of Christian Doctrine' by a seminary professor. This was originally published in 1894 for the use of catechists. In the appropriate places quotes from more recent Encyclicals and the Code of Canon Law have been added.After this, the article on this article of the Creed has been taken from the Roman Catechism, also known as the Catechism of the Council of Trent. No conclusions have been drawn. This work is merely presented to enable people to find the Catholic Church.
Vatican II opened the doors of the Roman Catholic Church for official theological dialogue with separated brethren. The rise of the neo-Pentecostal movement and charismatic renewal caused the doors of the historical Pentecostals to open toward Christians in the mainline churches. This book discusses the historical precedents of the Vatican/Pentecostal Dialogue and reviews the ten-years Dialogue (1972-1982), with special attention given to the second five years. The implications of this Dialogue for ecumenism is also discussed. Volume Two contains all the documents from the second quinquennium, including the 16 theological papers and final report.
IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE BEING A CATHOLIC And The Difference Is Grace. In this writing there lies not only teaching for the Catholic in his Faith but of hopeful ecumenical discourse with others. This book does begin with the Roman Catholic Church's affirmation that salvation is for all, who are disposed to obey God and live virtuously and righteously (Pope Pius IX, 1863). Then Vatican II lauded the spiritual uprightness of other churches: Eastern and Western, Protestant and Anglican, the Jewish people, also, the Muslim, the Buddhist, and non-believer as well. Witness the growing responsiveness and respect between those of different religious beliefs, especially Catholic and other Christians who share Holy Scripture, belief in a (Triune God, Divinity of Christ, the Resurrection, etc.) though differing on interpretation of others (the Sacraments, Infallibility, Purgatory, etc.). Yet, if salvation is for all, virtuously disposed of any belief, does it matter which faith? Does it make a difference? Yes, and it lies in the invaluable divine gift of sanctifying grace, which from birth to death, comes primarily through reception of the seven sacraments of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church (Nicene Creed).
Anderson Alaska, a town of bear shifters that mated for life. In Book II meet Berend Nystrom and Katie MacKenzie, his mate. Follow them on their journey of love and happiness in the midst of hate and killings. Will their love be strong enough to bring them through what lies ahead for them.
The purpose of this book is to help Catholic in Recovery see how to Seven Sacraments provide additional spiritual help inhelping achieve freedom from their addiction.
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