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  • A Refresher on “Apostolic Succession”

    02/28/2015 11:26:52 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 51 replies
    triablogue ^ | January 28, 2015 | John Bugay
    Thomas Hobbes said “The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof”. History has borne out this statement. The question of “authority” is at the heart of every discussion between Protestants and Roman Catholics since the time of the Reformation, and yet the Church of Rome (“Roman Catholicism”) bases all of its claims to authority upon “apostolic succession” … the notion that there was an unbroken succession of “successors” from the time of the Apostles till now. Bryan Cross has said “The Church always had the concept of apostolic succession.”,...
  • Apostolic Succession

    02/17/2015 8:43:39 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 56 replies
    Grace Sermons ^ | 2/17/2015 | Timothy G. Enloe
    Are There Still Apostles Today? by Nathan Busenitz Are there apostles in the church today?Just ask your average fan of TBN, many of whom consider popular televangelists like Benny Hinn, Rod Parsley, and Joel Osteen to be apostles. (Here’s one such example [see page 22].)Or, you could ask folks like Ron, Dennis, Gerald, Arsenio, Oscar, or Joanne. They not only believe in modern-day apostleship, they assert themselves to be apostles.A quick Google search reveals that self-proclaimed apostles abound online. Armed with a charismatic pneumatology and often an air of spiritual ambition, they put themselves on par with the earliest leaders of the church.So what are Bible-believing Christians to think about...
  • Against Rome's Apostolic Succession Argument by Bullinger (Part 1)

    02/16/2015 12:14:36 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 97 replies
    Beggars All ^ | Dec 29,2013 | - James Swan
    Sunday, December 29, 2013 Against Rome's Apostolic Succession Argument by Bullinger (Part 1) Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575) was a Swiss Reformer and author of a popular writing entitled The Decades. This particular writing was influential in England, highly esteemed and used as a textbook of sorts for training English clergy. Included in The Decades is a section entitled Of The Holy Catholic Church, and included therein is Bullinger's refutation of Rome's apostolic succession argument (that Rome is the true church because of an historical succession of church authority that began with Peter). Here is the first part of Bullinger's argument: Second,...
  • Did Christ go to hell after he died?

    02/10/2015 8:55:01 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 97 replies
    The Cripplegate, New Generation of Non-Conformists ^ | August 5, 2014 | Lyndon Unger, pastor/teacher currently between ministry work
    On my personal blog, and through e-mail, I sometimes get reader requests for posts.  People often have interesting questions about a wide variety of issues, and I do what I can to try to tackle reader questions when I can.  One of my relatives sent me a question a little over a year ago, and seeing that I had the same question boiling around in my mind many years ago (before I figured it out), I’m thought I’d tackle it and clear up what is a somewhat common question.The question has to do with whether or not Jesus went...
  • Did the Early Church Fathers Think That They Were Inspired Like the Apostles?

    05/17/2014 4:31:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 277 replies
    Canon Fodder ^ | November 26, 2012 | Michael J. Kruger
    A number of years ago, Albert Sundberg wrote a well-known article arguing that the early church fathers did not see inspiration as something that was uniquely true of canonical books.[1] Why? Because, according to Sundberg, the early Church Fathers saw their own writings as inspired. Ever since Sundberg, a number of scholars have repeated this claim, insisting that the early fathers saw nothing distinctive about the NT writings as compared to writings being produced in their own time period. However, upon closer examination, this claim proves to be highly problematic. Let us consider several factors. First, the early church fathers...
  • The Impact of a Debate And Stoning...Acts9 pt2

    And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.(Acts 9:1-2) Saul of Tarsus hated Jesus. The up and coming Rabbi hated the followers of Jesus also.He was appalled by the rapid growth of the sect of Jews known as the ‘Nazarenes’. The constant preaching of the Nazarenes enraged him. The unlearned and ignorant ‘Apostles’ of the sect insisted that...
  • Vatican plans first-ever display of relics of St. Peter

    11/08/2013 11:35:47 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 8, 2013 | Diogenes
    The Vatican is planning an unprecedented public display of the relics of St. Peter, as the Year of Faith comes to a close. The display was announced by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, in an article appearing in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. The archbishop did not supply any details of the plans. The tomb of St. Peter, located under the altar of the Vatican basilica, was unearthed during excavations in the mid-20the century. In 1968, after extensive research and testing, Pope Paul VI announced that relics of St. Peter had been...
  • Joel Osteen Rebukes Apostles Paul, Peter, and John

    08/28/2013 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Sopater · 150 replies
    United for Awakening ^ | 8/27/13 | Peter Michael Martinez
    According to Joel Osteen – Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, these first century apostles are wrong and outdated and he has come out boldly to infer indirectly that Apostles Paul, Peter, and John whom wrote much of the New Testament were wrong and need to be corrected and rebuked.When asked directly if people whom are openly practicing homosexuals are accepted into the Kingdom, Joel Osteen responded with “Absolutely, anybody is.”We all need to listen carefully to the words that this “man of God” speaks as he goes on interviews so we too can find the errors in the...
  • What Happened to the Apostles and where their remains are today

    04/26/2013 1:28:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Orbis ^ | April 26, 2013
  • Mary Untier of Knots - Pope Francis' Favorite Marian Image [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2013 5:27:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Canterbury Tales ^ | March 18, 2013 | Taylor Marshall
    Our Lady Untier of Knots,Marian Image Beloved by Pope Francis Our new Pope Francis has a very special devotion to Our Lady Untier of Knots. Many have never heard of this devotion, but it's a great one...going all the way back to the second century.  Before describing "Our Lady Untier of Knots," I'd like to share a recent experience from my own life as it relates to this special Marian devotion: Recently at Fisher More College, during the offertory of our High Mass for the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a student tapped me on the shoulder, "Dr. Marshall,...
  • Who Are the Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ

    04/07/2012 1:05:35 AM PDT · by U-238 · 30 replies
    Hub Pages ^ | Michael Jon
    Most amazing about the twelve disciples is that Jesus selected them at all. Who are the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ? They were just ordinary men with an extra ordinary calling. Among them were fishermen, a hated tax collector and an impulsive political zealot. Jesus Christ deliberately passed over those who were aristocratic and influential. He chose men from the lower class of society. God chooses the humble, the lowly, the meek and the weak so that there’ll never be any question about their source of power. As their lives changed, the world changed as a result. The twelve disciples...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JUDAS ISCARIOT, 03-21-12

    03/21/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 2+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-21-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):JUDAS ISCARIOT Son of Simon, the only Apostle who did not come from Galilee. His special interest was money, so he was in charge of the common fund of the Apostles (John 13:29). It was an unfortunate assignment, according to John. He referred to Judas as "a thief . . . who used to help himself to the contributions" (John 12:6). Moreover, Judas remonstrated sharply with Jesus for allowing Mary Magdalene to anoint his feet with a costly ointment, arguing that the money should have gone to the poor (John 12:1-8). His inordinate greed motivated him...
  • In the Footsteps of the Apostles

    03/10/2012 3:48:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    National Geographic Magazine ^ | Mar 2012 | Andrew Todhunter
    <p>They were unlikely leaders. As the Bible tells it, most knew more about mending nets than winning converts when Jesus said he would make them "fishers of men." Yet 2,000 years later, all over the world, the Apostles are still drawing people in.</p>
  • Christ's disciples' remains 'discovered'

    03/04/2012 5:06:29 AM PST · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2012 | Adrian Blomfield
    An amateur archaeologist and film maker claims to have identified what could be the remains of some of Christ's 12 disciples in a first century burial chamber buried beneath a block of flats in Jerusalem. A team led by Simcha Jacobovic, a Canadian documentary director, used a robot to photograph a number of limestone burial caskets, found below a block of flats, which may provide an unprecedented glimpse into Christianity's earliest days. But the potential significance of the discovery is almost certain to be overshadowed by controversy, with Mr Jacobovic using it as new evidence to bolster his widely disputed...
  • The Apostles and the Priesthood ~ Part 3 [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    01/14/2012 11:13:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    OpusAngelorum.org ^ | 2006-2009 | OpusAngelorum.org
    The Apostles and the Priesthood ~ Part 3 In the cold of winter and the darkness of night, the Incarnate Word descended from heaven and lay in a manger, so that we could see and hear and touch the love of the invisible God. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—the Life was made manifest, and we saw It, and testify to It, and proclaim to you the Eternal Life which was with the...
  • The Apostles and the Priesthood ~ Part 2 [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    01/03/2012 5:57:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    OpusAngelorum.org ^ | 2009 | OpusAngelorum.org
    The Apostles and the Priesthood ~ Part 2 In the last Circular Letter, we began our meditation on the priesthood, giving particular attention to the Apostles upon whom the Church is founded. These great men and their successors serve down through the centuries as our bridge to the living Jesus. Through the Sacraments which they administer to us, Jesus, God-among-us, is made present in His Person and action. It is Jesus working in and through the priest who forgives our sins and nourishes our souls with His Body and Blood. Through the priest, Jesus consoles us with His word...
  • What Jesus said about homosexuality -- Part 2

    12/01/2011 12:14:40 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-18-2011 | Dan Popp
    In my previous essay I tried to show how two of Jesus' teachings bear on the issue of whether He condones homosexual behavior. These were words directly from His mouth that deal with our question indirectly. In this article I plan to discuss an indirect way He addressed the direct issue, as well as a direct way He dealt with the matter directly. Yes, Jesus had a surprising amount to say about homosexuality. Jesus' commission: The Apostles speak for Him It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: to print the "Words of Christ in Red." But...
  • Map of Where the Apostles Died

    05/19/2011 11:20:30 PM PDT · by pka54 · 65 replies
    Geographic Travels ^ | 5-17-2011 | catholicgauze
    A simple map I made showing where the apostles died and how they died.
  • My Joshuas

    04/07/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My Joshua's are those I entrust Wholeheartedly with My kingdom for truly they are postured both in heart and in spirit for they know and love Me as Samuel did when he met Me as a child and so they walk in My Shalom and feed on My meat which is The Father's will eternally sustaining My children divinely For they are one with Me . Joshua 24:15 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods...
  • The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Thomas [Catholic Caucus]

    03/23/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 1+ views
    12ApostlesoftheCatholicChurch.com ^ | Not given | 12 Apostles of the Catholic Church
    The Church honors the Apostles on the following feast days:Sts Peter and Paul-June 29thSt John-December 27thSt James-July 25thSt Andrew-November 30thSt Thomas-July 3rdSt Matthew-September 21stSts Philip and James the Less-May 3rdSt Bartholomew-August 24thSts Simon and Jude-October 28thSt Matthias-May 14th (Judas' replacement and comments) The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love, and gave them eternal glory. Their message goes out through all the earth. Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the end of the world, their message. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. Alleluia,...
  • Come "NOW" My Children ! Before I remove My Spirit from the Earth !

    03/12/2011 10:48:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 24 replies
    COME NOW My Children ! Before I remove My Spirit from The Earth ! Do you see my children this is not a game you are playing for your eternity lies in my hands and I am chasing after you for My love is great but your decision must be true . Come "NOW" My children and find Me for I AM in your garden calling out to you even " NOW " and though you ignore Me and find yourself distracted through your fleshly desires I have not just come to call upon you but to shake everything that...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JOHN THE APOSTLE, 03-08-11

    03/08/2011 8:39:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicREference.net ^ | 03-08-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):JOHN THE APOSTLE A son of Zebedee and a brother of another Apostle, James. Both were fishermen and were among the first to be called to follow Jesus (Mark 1:19). Their mother may have been Salome, the sister of Jesus' mother -- which would make the brothers the cousins of Jesus (John 19:25). It seems safe to affirm that John was "the beloved disciple," though nowhere is he specifically named. He was the closest to Jesus at the Last Supper (John 13:23), and it was to John (the only Apostle present on Calvary) that Jesus entrusted...
  • Church History: The Didache [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    03/04/2011 8:32:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CatholicHerald.com ^ | 8/22/02 | Sal Ciresi
    Church History: The Didache By Sal Ciresi Herald Columnist (From the issue of 8/22/02) 8/22/02 Historical research has spurred the discovery of many documents that are related to Christianity. Several writings of this kind have given precious insights into the epochs before and after the founding of the Catholic Church. One particular writing, part of the Patristic corpus (i.e. writings of the Church Fathers), has shed valuable light on Catholicism: "The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles," better known as The Didache.A Greek copy of The Didache was first discovered in 1873; a text that was part of an 11th century...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-27-10, Feast, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

    12/26/2010 11:07:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies · 4+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-27-10 | New American Bible
    December 27, 2010Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 11 Jn 1:1-4Beloved:What was from the beginning,what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,what we looked uponand touched with our handsconcerns the Word of lifeB for the life was made visible;we have seen it and testify to itand proclaim to you the eternal lifethat was with the Father and was made visible to usB what we have seen and heardwe proclaim now to you,so that you too may have fellowship with us;for our fellowship is with the Fatherand with his Son, Jesus Christ.We are writing this...
  • GOD's Love and Authority in the Overcomer !

    12/19/2010 2:59:34 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Beneficiaries of your love are beginning to come back around , For I am giving you the words that astound , And although some are resistant as you see , Their rebellion as strange fire has come before me , So vanquish all your foes as Korah for to you my glory has come , They will see my glory surrounding you as priest of my kingdom, And as you raise my sceptor and staff of authority , I shall vanquish your foes as the parting of the Red sea , For as they advance towards you it is me...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: APOSTOLICITY, 12-02-10

    12/02/2010 8:39:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-02-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):APOSTOLICITY That quality of the Catholic Church by which she is derived from the Apostles. There is an apostolicity of origin, since the Church was first organized by the apostles chosen by Christ; of teaching because what the Church teaches now is essentially what was taught by the Apostles; and of succession in office, since there has been an unbroken historical transmission of episcopal powers, through ordination, from the Apostles to all the bishops in communion with the Bishop of Rome today. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, ©...
  • The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Thomas [Catholic Caucus]

    11/30/2010 8:53:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 1+ views
    12apostlesofthecatholicchurch.com/ ^ | not given | 12ApostlesoftheCatholicChurch.com
    The Church honors the Apostles on the following feast days:Sts Peter and Paul-June 29thSt John-December 27thSt James-July 25thSt Andrew-November 30thSt Thomas-July 3rdSt Matthew-September 21stSts Philip and James the Less-May 3rdSt Bartholomew-August 24thSts Simon and Jude-October 28thSt Matthias-May 14th (Judas' replacement and comments) The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love, and gave them eternal glory. Their message goes out through all the earth. Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the end of the world, their message. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. Alleluia,...
  • The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Simon [Catholic Caucus]

    11/23/2010 8:06:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    12ApostlesoftheCatholicChurch.com ^ | not given | 12ApostlesoftheCatholicChurch.com
    The Church honors the Apostles on the following feast days:Sts Peter and Paul-June 29thSt John-December 27thSt James-July 25thSt Andrew-November 30thSt Thomas-July 3rdSt Matthew-September 21stSts Philip and James the Less-May 3rdSt Bartholomew-August 24thSts Simon and Jude-October 28thSt Matthias-May 14th (Judas' replacement and comments) The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love, and gave them eternal glory. Their message goes out through all the earth. Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the end of the world, their message. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. Alleluia,...
  • The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Matthew [Catholic Caucus]

    11/20/2010 10:18:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    12ApostlesoftheCatholicChurch.com ^ | not given | 12ApostlesoftheCatholicChurch.com
    The Church honors the Apostles on the following feast days:Sts Peter and Paul-June 29thSt John-December 27thSt James-July 25thSt Andrew-November 30thSt Thomas-July 3rdSt Matthew-September 21stSts Philip and James the Less-May 3rdSt Bartholomew-August 24thSts Simon and Jude-October 28thSt Matthias-May 14th (Judas' replacement and comments) The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love, and gave them eternal glory. Their message goes out through all the earth. Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the end of the world, their message. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. Alleluia,...
  • The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Andrew [Catholic Caucus]

    10/17/2010 10:10:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    http://www.12apostlesofthecatholicchurch.com/ ^ | not given | 12 apostles of the Catholic Church.com
    The Church honors the Apostles on the following feast days:Sts Peter and Paul-June 29thSt John-December 27thSt James-July 25thSt Andrew-November 30thSt Thomas-July 3rdSt Matthew-September 21stSts Philip and James the Less-May 3rdSt Bartholomew-August 24thSts Simon and Jude-October 28thSt Matthias-May 14th (Judas' replacement and comments) The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love, and gave them eternal glory. Their message goes out through all the earth. Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the end of the world, their message. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. Alleluia,...
  • The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Peter [Catholic Caucus]

    10/15/2010 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    12apostlesofthecatholicchurch.com ^ | not given | 12apostlesofthecatholicchurch.com
        The Church honors the Apostles on the following feast days:Sts Peter and Paul-June 29thSt John-December 27thSt James-July 25thSt Andrew-November 30thSt Thomas-July 3rdSt Matthew-September 21stSts Philip and James the Less-May 3rdSt Bartholomew-August 24thSts Simon and Jude-October 28thSt Matthias-May 14th (Judas' replacement and comments) The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love, and gave them eternal glory. Their message goes out through all the earth. Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the end of the world, their message. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise...
  • 12 Apostles of Christ... Paul Ministry & Apostleship of Gentiles

    10/14/2010 12:38:53 AM PDT · by bibletruth · 14 replies
    2010 | bibletruth
    The Apostle Paul was NOT one of the 12 Apostles from the Gospels - Only men who actually walked and were under the direct ministry of Jesus Christ were qualified to be one of the 12 Apostles Acts 1:21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
  • ST. MATTHEW, APOSTLE and EVANGELIST

    09/20/2010 10:40:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 1+ views
    CIN.org ^ | not given | CIN.org
    ST. MATTHEW, APOSTLE and EVANGELIST   The Inspiration of St. Matthew, CaravaggioImage courtesy of ChristusRexFirst Century Few people love the tax-collector. Even in these days when the relation between taxer and taxed is, no doubt, scrupulously correct, his name strikes cold. Much more was this so in the Palestine of the first century, when it was in his interests to bully and harry and falsify. But even the mild and honest tax-collector was not acceptable to official Judaism: he did business with the gentile and handled his money; he was legally impure, socially outcast. A Jewish Rabbi would be...
  • A PENTECOST WORD ... I AM STRUMMING MY HEART FOR YOU " OBEDIENT ONE "

    04/20/2010 8:37:30 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Overtures of My love are coming your way , This day I have set it before you and in my will you obey , So prepare for your blessings are about to shower down , Much more in obedience shall be required of you but now you wear my crown , For my fullness you now walk in and I AM completed in you , My desires now are yours for you have broken through , So watch as I complete all your dreams and requests , For just as Joshua I have dressed you in my very best ,...
  • Glenn Jackson ministries " FIRE BY NIGHT "

    04/21/2010 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies · 191+ views
    FIRE BY NIGHT "Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart] ...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB APRIL 22ND IF WE ARE TRULY GOING TO BECOME THE "SPOTLESS AND UNBLEMISHED" BRIDE OF CHRISTTHEN WE MUST COME TO THAT PLACE OF "ABIDING" IN PERFECT OBEDIENCE [FAITH AND LOVE] JUST AS JESUS DID Words of prophecy: * Tell My...
  • The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles

    04/02/2010 5:53:13 AM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 13 replies · 182+ views
    www.lds.org ^ | 2000 | Multiple
    A little something for you all before the Easter weekend. I hope you all, including the LDS attack activists that live on this board, have a great weekend and remember the reason we observe the Easter holiday. -------------------- The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth. He was the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JAMES THE LESS, 04-01-10

    04/01/2010 9:56:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 72+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-01-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):JAMES THE LESS The son of Alphaeus and Mary (the woman who was present at Calvary). The "Less" means "younger." He was one of the Twelve Apostles (Acts 1:13). He was a brother of Joset and possibly Matthew (Mark 15:40). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Apostolic Authority and Succession (Scriptures Support Catholic Church)

    02/23/2010 7:22:52 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 346+ views
    Scripture Catholic ^ | n/a | John Salza
    I. Ordained Leaders Share in Jesus' Ministry and AuthorityMatt. 10:1,40 - Jesus declares to His apostles, "he who receives you, receives Me, and he who rejects you, rejects Me and the One who sent Me." Jesus freely gives His authority to the apostles in order for them to effectively convert the world.... Luke 9:1; 10:19 - Jesus gives the apostles authority over the natural and the supernatural (diseases, demons, serpents, and scorpions). Luke 10:16 - Jesus tells His apostles, "he who hears you, hears Me." When we hear the bishops' teaching on the faith, we hear Christ Himself.... II. Authority...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics:Christ gave the Twelve Apostles, power..ruling, teaching&sanctifying

    02/15/2010 5:39:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 235+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Christ committed His mission..to..twelve man...his Apostles...

    02/14/2010 7:05:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 284+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Christ called..inner core group...twelve men called the "apostles."

    02/13/2010 9:16:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 225+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Four Marks of the Church

    07/25/2009 5:14:43 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 5 replies · 738+ views
    EWTN ^ | 7/25/09 | Kenneth D. Whitehead
    We can show how the Church of the apostles resembles in all essentials the Church of today by showing how the early Church already bore the marks, or "notes," of the true Church of Christ which are still professed today in the Nicene Creed. The Nicene Creed declares the Church to be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. Thus, the Church of the apostles was definitely one: "There is one body and one spirit," Paul wrote, "just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father...
  • [Saint] James the Greater by Pope Benedict XVI

    07/24/2009 11:12:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 460+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 28 June 2006 | Pope Benedict XVI
    James the Greater Pope Benedict XVI The brother of the Apostle John, James is one of the three disciples that was privileged to be present at the most significant events in Jesus' ministryOn Wednesday, 21 June, at the General Audience held in St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father, continuing his portraits of the Apostles, reflected on St. James the Greater, whose famous Shrine at Santiago de Compostela is still honoured as a pilgrimage destination. St. James, the Pope said, was one of the three "privileged disciples" who Jesus allowed to witness important events in his life, including his Agony...
  • Benedict XVI and the Church’s Early Steps

    01/23/2009 11:46:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies · 308+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | January 23, 2009 | Matthew Warner
    Benedict XVI and the Church’s Early Steps January 23rd, 2009 by Matthew Warner Recently, I decided to read and review a series of books by Pope Benedict XVI that just seemed like they should all go together. I started with Jesus of Nazareth, followed by The Apostles, and now his book on The Fathers. Together they paint an amazing picture of the springing forth of Christianity in history.Jesus is of course the source and at the center of it all. In the Apostles we find the manifestation of the Church. And now in studying the Fathers (the early Church fathers, that is)...
  • Biships and deacons

    09/20/2008 9:13:40 AM PDT · by ravenwolf · 23 replies · 408+ views
    titus ch 1 and 1 timothy ch 3 | 9-20 -08 | ravenwolf
    Is there any place where any apostles were apointed except by the apostles themselves in acts 1- 22 ---------------------------------------------------- act 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. Act 1:23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. Act 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, Act 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry...
  • Judge rules in favor of breakaway groups (Anglican - N. Va.)

    08/21/2008 8:50:58 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 7 replies · 201+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2008 | Julia Duin
    A Fairfax County judge dealt the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia a third defeat in their efforts to retain millions of dollars of church property being held by 11 breakaway congregations. On Tuesday, Circuit Judge Randy I. Bellows ruled on whether the U.S. Constitution's contracts clause applies to the case and whether the breakaway churches had the right to invoke what's been termed the "division statute," an 1867 law that allows a majority of a breakaway church to retain the property. ... The diocese and the Episcopal Church had asserted in an Aug. 11 hearing that even if...
  • A Statement from the Virginia Annual Council of the United Methodist Church

    07/22/2008 5:35:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 207+ views
    A Statement from the Virginia Annual Council of the United Methodist Church July 11, 2008 On June 27, 2008, the Circuit Court of Fairfax County declared constitutional—as applied to the case before it—a Virginia statute which gives ownership of church property to breakaway congregations of a church denomination, which for years had held the property in trust for the purpose of worship within the denomination, according to denominational doctrine. The statute, known as the “Division Statute,” was enacted by the Virginia legislature only a few years after the end of the Civil War, and was used then as a vehicle...
  • Beginning Catholic: The Catholic Church's Origin [Ecumenical]

    06/21/2008 10:02:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 2,641+ views
    BeginningCatholic.com ^ | not available | Beginning Catholic.com
     The Catholic Church's Origin The question of the Catholic Church's origin is not just academic. Understanding the historical origin of the Catholic Church is not just an interesting question about history. It's an essential issue for your faith! After all... ...if it was the will of Christ to found a Church to teach, sanctify, and govern in his name, doesn't that demand something from each of us? Gospel evidence: Jesus founds a Church Pope Benedict XVI (when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger) teaches us that Jesus's creation of the Twelve was first clear sign of the Catholic Church's origin. St....
  • St. Thomas in India

    07/18/2007 6:47:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 1,498+ views
    When 16th century European priests arrived in southern India to introduce Christianity, they were told that a more famed Christian missionary had been there first. In the districts of Travancore and Cochin, there was already a community of Indian Christians with a tradition of loose communion with the Roman Catholic Church. The man who first converted them, the Indians said, was none other than St. Thomas the Apostle (the "Doubting Thomas"), who reputedly arrived in India aboard a Roman trading vessel in 52 A.D. Whether St. Thomas actually preached under the palm trees of Travancore and Cochin is a point...
  • Forthcoming... "THE APOSTLES" ... by Pope Benedict XVI

    06/06/2007 7:33:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Open Book ^ | June 5, 2007 | Amy Wellborn
    Pope Benedict's Wednesday General Audience talks on the Apostles have been collected into a single volume and will be published by Our Sunday Visitor in a couple of months. The pub date at Amazon is 8/17. The manuscript is going to the printer on Monday, though, so it might be sooner. Who knows. The edition is hardcover and should be very nice. Look for it!