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  • Catholic Word of the Day: FATHERS OF THE DESERT, 03-30-15

    03/30/2015 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-30-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:FATHERS OF THE DESERT The hermits and monks of the early Church who developed religious life from its Gospel origins and laid the groundwork for all future institutes of Christian perfection. Since most of them lived in the deserts of Egypt, from the third through the fourth centuries, they are called Desert Fathers. The standard collection of the lives of these Fathers is in ten volumes and contains the biographies of Sts. Paul, Anthony, and Hilarion, and of the women religious Sts. Eugenie, Euphrasia, Euphrosyne, Mary the Egyptian, and many others. All items in this dictionary...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: FATHERS OF THE CHURCH, 12-13-14

    12/13/2014 7:55:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-13-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:FATHERS OF THE CHURCH Saintly writers of the early centuries whom the Church recognizes as her special witnesses of the faith. Antiquity, orthodoxy, sanctity, and approval by the Church are their four main prerogatives. They are commonly divided into the Greek and Latin Fathers. It is now generally held that the last of the Western Fathers (Latin) closed with St. Isidore of Seville (560-636), and the last of the Eastern Fathers (Greek) was St. John Damascene (675-749). LATIN FATHERS OF THE CHURCH St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (340-97) Arnobius, apologist (d 327) St. Augustine, Bishop of...
  • Chart of Early Church Fathers

    05/31/2014 11:05:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    ReligionFacts.com ^ | N/A | ReligionFacts.com
    Chart of Early Church Fathers This chart provides basic facts on the early church fathers, including the Apostolic Fathers, the Apologists, the Cappadocian Fathers, and other important early Greek and Latin fathers. Click links in the chart for biographies and other information, and see the left column for print resources on the church fathers. Image Name(s) Birth Death Role(s) Works Overview St. Athanasius c. 296Alexandria, Egypt May 2/3, 373Alexandria Bishop of Alexandria On the Incarnation; Life of St. Anthony Opponent of Arianism, defender of Nicene Christology; supporter of monasticism. St. Augustine of Hippo; Aurelius Augustine; "The Doctor of Grace"...
  • THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS ON SEXUAL SIN...

    04/07/2013 5:48:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4/7/13 | St Michael's Angels
    1. The Didache “You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill one that has been born” (Didache 2:2 [A.D. 70]).1... 2. Justin Martyr “[W]e have been taught that to expose newly-born children is the part of wicked men; and this we have been taught lest we should do anyone harm and lest we should sin against God, first, because we see that almost all...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LIMBO, 03-05-012

    03/05/2012 8:34:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-05-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): LIMBO The abode of souls excluded from the full blessedness of the beatific vision, but not suffering any other punishment. They enjoy the happiness that would have been human destiny if humans had not been elevated to the supernatural order. Catholic theology distinguishes two kinds of limbo. The limbo of the Fathers (limbus patrum) was the place where the saints of the Old Testament remained until Christ's coming and redemption of the world. The limbo of infants (limbus infantium) is the permanent state of those who die in original sin but are innocent of any...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: The Four Gospels [Ecumenical]

    06/17/2011 9:43:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | translated 1994 | Irenaeus
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures   The Four Gospelsby Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 2nd century               There are four gospels and only four, neither more nor less: four like the points of the compass, four like the chief directions of the wind. The Church, spread all over the world, has in the gospels four pillars and four winds blowing wherever people live. These four gospels are in actual fact one single Gospel,  a fourfold Gospel inspired by the one Spirit, a Gospel which has four aspects representing the work of the Son of God. These aspects are like the...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: Prayer is Answering the Word of God [Ecumenical]

    10/29/2011 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | 1994 | A Patristic Breviary
    The early church Fathers on the Scriptures Prayer is Answering the Word of God Isidore said:   `Anyone who wants to be always united to God must pray often and read the Bible often. For in prayer it is we who are speaking to God, but in the readings it is God speaking to us.   `All spiritual progress is based on reading and meditation. What we do not know, we learn in the reading; what we have learned, we preserve by meditation.   `Reading the Bible provides us with a two-fold advantage. It instructs our minds, and introduces us to the love...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: The Two Meanings of the Bible [Ecumenical]

    06/27/2011 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | Origen, c. 185-254 website 1994 | Origen, c. 185-254 website 1994
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures The Two Meanings of the Bibleby Origen, c. 185-254 The reason why the divine power has give us the Scriptures is not solely to present facts according t the literal interpretation of the narrative.  If one looks to the letter of the text, some of the facts have not actually happened and would be irrational and illogical. Granted , the facts that have happened in the literal sense are much more numerous than the facts that have been added and have only a spiritual meaning. All the same, in the face of certain...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: These Words are the Word of God [Ecumenical]

    06/30/2011 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | Origen, c. 185-254 websote 1994 | Origen, c. 185-254 websote 1994
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures These Words are the Word of Godby Origen, c. 185-254 The Scriptures that prophesy about Christ, the words that announce his coming and his teaching are inspired by God.  They were proclaimed with power and authority and it is for this reason they have conquered so many people's hearts. However, only with the coming of Christ have the divine character of the prophetic writings and the spiritual meaning of the books of the Mosaic Law become apparent.  Before Christ it was not possible t produce decisive arguments for the inspiration of the Old...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: Guide to the Discovery of Scripture [Ecumenical]

    06/26/2011 5:16:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Rc.net quoting Origen ^ | 1994-webiste, Origen, c. 185-254 | RC.net-website, Origen, article
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures Guide to the Discovery of Scriptureby Origen, c. 185-254 By what principle ought one to read and interpret the Scriptures?  It is a fact that a number of errors have had their origin in an inability to understand a sacred text in the right way. For example, many Jews have not believed in our Savior, because they have been attached to the literal meaning of the prophecies made about him and have not sen them physically fulfilled.  They have not seen the prisoners set free, (Isa. 61:1) nor the city of God built...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: The Scriptures are one book in Christ [Ecumenical]

    06/16/2011 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | 2007 | RCnet
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures   The Scriptures are one book in Christ   "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."   - John 1:1   "Irenaeus writes from the 2nd century: "If one carefully reads the Scriptures, he will find there the word on the subject of Christ and the prefiguration of the new calling. He is indeed the hidden treasure in the field — the field in fact is the world — but in truth, the hidden treasure in the Scriptures is Christ. Because he is designed by...
  • The Early Church Fathers on Scripture: The Nourishing Bread of Scripture [Ecumenical]

    06/15/2011 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    RC.net ^ | 1985 | RC.net and Servais Pinckaers
    Reading Scripture with the Early Church Fathers   The Nourishing Bread of Scriptureby Servais Pinckaers Patristic ExegesisIt will be helpful to consider the manner in which the Fathers read the Scriptures, drawing from it their moral doctrine. They did not have at their disposal the resources of modern historical exegesis, but they did possess a method of interpretation that enabled them to discover the rich spiritual substance their works contain and that still nourishes us today. Patristic exegesis might be described as a “real” reading of Scripture, as contrasted with a literary or positivist approach. The main object of the...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: Reading Scripture with the Early Church...[Ecumenical]

    06/14/2011 5:26:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 92 replies
    RC.net ^ | RC.net and the Early Church Fathers
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures   Introduction: Reading Scripture with the Early Church Fathers  What can the early church fathers teach us about Scripture?Why read the early church fathers and what can they teach us about the scriptures? It is easy to underestimate the contributions of the past and to exaggerate the wisdom of the present. Can we trust the Christian teachers of  the early church period? Did they read the scriptures well? Did their own cultural and religious blind spots prevent them from understanding the heart of the gospel? Today there is renewed interest in the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PATRISTICS, 05-13-11

    05/13/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-13-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PATRISTICS Originally the same as patrology, and still includes the latter. It is the study of the Fathers of the Church, their lives, writings, doctrine, and theology. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Abortion and the Early Church [Fathers] (Catholic & Orthodox Caucus)

    09/27/2010 2:40:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 1+ views
    InCommunion.org ^ | 1982 | Michael J. Gorman
    Abortion and the Early Church by Michael J. GormanContemporary Christians neglect the teachings of the Church Fathers on key moral and theological issues to their own peril. The earliest specific written references to abortion in Christian literature are those in the Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas. The Didache combines a code of Christian morality with a manual of church life and order, while the Epistle of Barnabas is a more theological tract on Christian life and thought. While both of these probably date from the early second century, they most likely drew on Christian sources which had their origins...
  • Why do Catholics always talk about the Early Church Fathers (Apostolic Fathers)?[Ecumenical]

    08/11/2010 12:04:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    CatholicBridge.com ^ | not given | David MacDonald
    Why do Catholics always talk about the Early Church Fathers (Apostolic Fathers)? Let us take the analogy of a courtroom. When looking for witnesses, we want people who were closest to the action. They have a better perspective than those who are far removed. Catholics feel the Early Church fathers were good witnesses to the Christian faith. They understood Scripture the way Jesus and the disciples taught it. Some of the criticisms of the Early Church Fathers is that they were only human and the Bible is divine so it is a better source. The Catholic Church agrees with this....
  • Church History, Justin Martyr, Preeminent Apologist

    05/31/2010 8:48:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 189+ views
    CIN.org ^ | 1945 | Joseph A. Dunney
    Church History Justin Martyr, by Joseph A. Dunney [1945] Nearly a hundred years had passed since the birth of Christ, yet many heathen dwelt in the Holy Land. The district of Samaria, for example, remained much the same as the prophet Isaias described it � "the fading flower, the crown of the pride of the drunkards of Ephraim." One thinks of Sicar, the town near Jacob's well, where Jesus had said to the Samaritan woman, "If thou didst know the gift of God, and Who He is that sayeth to thee, "Give Me to drink," thou perhaps would have...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Apostolic Fathers of the Church

    03/20/2010 8:33:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 214+ 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...
  • The Early Christians Believed in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    06/13/2009 5:00:57 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 168 replies · 3,501+ views
    Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association ^ | 6/12/2009 | Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association
    Many Catholics and non-Catholics alike think that the Roman Catholic Church invented the doctrine of transubstantiation. Transubstantiation means that the bread and wine presented on the altar at the Mass become the the Body and Blood of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit at the consecration. The consecration is the time when the priest calls upon the Holy Spirit to change the bread and wine into Christ's Body and Blood. However, the Body and Blood retain the appearance of bread and wine. The Roman Catholic Church, that is, the Latin Rite Catholic Church, and other Catholic Churches...
  • 'Satanic' Art In Catholic Church Exposed

    03/25/2006 11:29:40 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 237 replies · 4,457+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 25, 2006 | Staff
    Could the Roman Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis be tied to embedded Satanic and occult imagery in its artwork - some of it hundred's of years old? That is the seemingly incredible thesis of a new documentary, "Rape of the Soul," made not by anti-Catholic bigots, but by devout followers of the Church. Rape of the Soul is in theatrical release in major cities, including New York and Los Angeles. The documentary explores the prevalent use of satanic, sexual, and occult and anti-Catholic images in historical and contemporary religious artwork. The film also discusses the acceptance of the artwork at...