Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Apologetics’

Published on Jun 7, 2012

Quoted from the original person who made the video and my sentiments as well:
“I feel this also fairly well describes, in large part, why I am also a Catholic. And it may describe why you are a Catholic (or will be someday).”

Here is the written article: http://www.chesterton.org/discover-ch…

Some of the more difficult words and obscure references used by Chesterton (tell me if there are others you don’t understand):

Supercilious: http://dictionary.reference.com/brows…
Cardinal Bellarmine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B…
Suarez (I am not for sure): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisc…
Casuists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casuists
Manicheans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manichaeism
Pragmatists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatism
Sophistry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophism
Monomania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomania

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Quoted from above video:

“This is an exclusive preview clip from Fr. Barron’s (WordOnFire.org) highly anticipated project, CATHOLICISM. Here Fr. Barron speaks to one of the most commonly misunderstood dimensions of the Catholic Church: Papal Infallibility. Please share this with others!” Blog post: http://www.fallibleblogma.com/index.php/fr-barron-on-p…-infallibility/

Quoted from second video above:

“Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics Tim Staples explains the Biblical basis for papal infallibility.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps. During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community.
During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!
He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years.
Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.”

Quoted from above video:

“Dr. Scott Hahn answers a caller who explains that papal infallibility is a roadblock to his conversion.
Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to his wife Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fifth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.
He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Some of his newest books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, Covenant and Communion, and Signs of Life.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy, and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.”

See:  http://catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php?id=47113

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A Message for the Divorced:

The above is a radio talk on marriage, divorce and annulment regarding the Catholic Church.  I hope for many of you who are Catholics this is important for you to understand and help you through some difficult moments and times in one’s life.

Its states that a Catholic marriage isn’t an institution but a sacrament.  This tells one that marriage is serious business.

If you haven’t married or are preparing to marry I would check this book out along with your marriage classes in Pre-Cana.

I also recommend before a Catholic marriage that one look up what the sacrament is all about on the Bishop’s USCCB website.  Go to search with key words regarding marriage and do your homework.  As I have said the Catholic way of life is a serious one at that and very difficult to follow but can be a rewarding cross to bear as we have been taught by Christ.  He never said the path would be easy and it never will be until we meet up with Him.

See:  http://shop.catholic.com/product.php?productid=16958&cat=7&page=1

See:  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholicism-offers-love-lessons-contraception-fails-to-teach/

See:  http://www.ehow.com/how_5857900_annulment-catholicism.html

See:  http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-annulment.html

Many have asked and I hope this is helpful to all.

Quote from Diocese of St. Cloud which has a good article on annulment and if you cant find it just do a search on annulment on their sight:

How much does the annulment procedure cost?


“An ordinary annulment is $500 with $100 being due at the time the case is submitted. The remainder can be paid in monthly payments. The Diocese of Saint Cloud heavily subsidizes the Tribunal. There are many expenses involved in the process and to help defray these expenses, you are asked to pay part of the actual costs involved. We will not impose any financial hardship on anyone. If you cannot pay the full amount, please let us know. No case will be turned down due to a person’s inability to pay the fee! Your case will be heard just like any other, and in the same amount of time. Money will never influence the work of justice.”

See Diocese of St. Cloud for information:  http://www.stcdio.org/

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