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Some Excellent Thoughts on Protestant Ecclesiology

This is some of the clearest, insightful thinking I have ever seen on Protestant ecclesiology and its challenges today. The Denominational Church Thoughts on Denominations, Church Union and Reunion 1 Thoughts on Denominations, Church Union and Reunion 2 Thoughts on … Continue reading

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The Pontificator Explains the Fundamental Flaw of Divine-Right Absolute Papalism

In this post, Father Al Kimel, a.k.a. “the Pontificator,” answers Kevin Johnson’s and Mark Horne’s critiques of the notion that catholic unity is only found in union with the papacy. Kimel writes: I am persuaded by the arguments of Newman … Continue reading

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Some All-Too-Human Faces of the Papacy

Gregory VII, the pope who carried the Church through the tumults of the Investiture Contest, was a complex figure, ill-understood in either his own day or ours. Elsewhere, I have cited some evaluations of his character, both pro and con. … Continue reading

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How I Learned Not to Be A Chronological Snob

Somewhere C.S. Lewis wrote about “chronological snobbery”, which he defined as “telling truth by the clock.” In other words, pretending that what is most in line with our own current conceptions is certainly true, while whatever is not in line … Continue reading

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Food for Thought from Crimson Catholic

An interesting post by Jonathan Prejean on the difference between Catholicism’s vision for unity and Protestantism’s. I don’t quibble with the description of Protestantism insofar as it indicts the Modern sectarian-egalitarian varieties. I do, however, think that the “Catholic” view … Continue reading

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