but seriously folks: Chesterton's always worth the time. I just have a long to-do list at the moment.
Common sense bump.
Hi, I’m new here and I’m just wondering where a Catholic gets their information on things like the immaculate conception, icons and relics, indulgences, veneration of Mary, her remaining a virgin, not and not sinning, succession of the popes from Peter, no assurance of salvation, etc. I realize that these might not all be dogmas but how many of these do you have to believe to truly be Catholic, after reading my Bible I don’t find these doctrines there...which version do you guys use? I’m not being sarcastic, just really curious. I’m a born again believer and have spoken to Catholics who say that the term born again is not relevant to their faith...that is interesting to me as Jesus says this to Nicodemus. The baby baptism thing is also a practice we don’t find in the Bible so where do these ideas come from if you believe Sola Scriptura? Or don’t you?