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  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Extreme Unction

    03/09/2011 1:14:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Extreme Unction 823. When a Roman Catholic dies, the priest anoints his sense-faculties with blessed oil to keep away the evil spirits, some say. Whoever asserts that to be the purpose is wrong. 824. Or perhaps it is to purify those organs from all evil. You are nearer the mark now, but not quite right yet. The last anointing is to purify the soul of those sins it has committed through the misuse of the various bodily senses. 825. Would you explain something about the Sacrament of Extreme Unction? Extreme Unction is that last of the Sacraments for the individual,...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Catholic Attitude to War

    12/04/2009 9:22:46 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 473+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Catholic attitude to war 1557. You speak of a Christian solution of social troubles, but did not the Great War show the utter failure of Christianity altogether? No. Christianity did not fail. The nations failed to observe Christian principles, a totally different thing. When I say the nations, I mean those in political control of their destinies, and the general outlook of the peoples concerned. Many individuals who fought were excellent Christians, believing the cause of their own country to be just and defending the right as they conceived it with the highest motives. And this on both sides....
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Douglas Credit

    12/03/2009 8:42:20 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Douglas Credit 1550. Have you ever heard of the Douglas Social Credit scheme? Yes. It advocates the issue of free credit to consumers to enable them to purchase the goods they themselves make, but which in the present system so many of them cannot possibly buy. It is claimed that the scheme does not involve inflation because the amount of credit to be released is to be calculated only after the goods equivalent to it are actually in existence. The money-supply is to be strictly proportionate to the goods-supply. 1551. Does not this scheme conform with the principles given in...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Catholics and the Labor Party

    12/02/2009 8:48:32 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholics and the Labor Party 1543. You have shown clearly that a Catholic cannot support communism, and have said that no Catholic can be a socialist. Can a Catholic, then, in conscience support the "Socialization Objective" of the Labor Party in Australia? That Objective is briefly, the socialisation of industry, production, distribution, and exchange, by the constitutional use of Federal, State, and Municipal administrative machinery. Labor men are anything but agreed upon what that objective involves. They differ as to its interpretation and application. But taking it on its face value, I do not think any Catholic can in conscience...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Communism

    12/01/2009 8:57:54 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Communism 1533. The Catholic Church forbids a Catholic to be a communist! That is true. Communism is opposed to the law of God, is anti-Christian, and violates the fundamental rights of man. Apart from this, it will never remedy existing evils, and can only lead to the greater distress of those whom it pretends it will benefit. 1534. Your Church's solution of this terrible mess is faith! It is not. Her solution is common-sense, strict justice all round, and Christian charity based upon faith. 1535. It matters little to me whether the Christian religion be right or wrong. I stand...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Socialism

    11/30/2009 8:47:13 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Socialism 1522. Would you tell us the view your Church takes of socialism? Socialism is a very broad term which men interpret in many different ways. Communistic socialism is, of course, condemned by the Catholic Church. Mitigated forms of socialism, which aim at social reform, but which ignore religion and rely upon purely materialistic methods, are also condemned. In these and similar senses of the word no Catholic can be a socialist. The Catholic program is social reform which demands true consideration of the workers by employers according to the demands of both justice and Christian charity, at the same...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Church and the Worker

    11/29/2009 8:54:56 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Church and the Worker 1493. Has not the state always had the support of the Church in repressing workers? Certainly not in the case of the Catholic Church. She has always condemned injustice, insisting that men should be brothers in Christ. 1494. Can you give me one case where the Church has actively assisted the lower orders against the oppression of higher powers? Certainly. In Catholic times, when the Church had power, the people of England owed Magna Charta, or the great Charter of their liberties against the royal tyranny, to Stephen Langton, the Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, and...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Church and Capitalism

    11/28/2009 10:10:24 PM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 519+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Church and Capitalism 1480. Why does the Catholic Church defend the capitalist and attack the worker? She does not do these things. The Catholic Church defends law and order, and human rights. She is ever ready to denounce injustice, whether of the government, or of any private individual. If a wealthy Catholic did not pay just wages, and were seriously defrauding his employees, the Catholic Church would be the first to condemn such conduct, and warn him that, if he continued in such conduct, he would risk eternal damnation. On the other hand, if an employee accepted good wages,...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Social Problem

    11/27/2009 9:55:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Social Problem 1474. What is the use of educating children at all, when the Church does nothing to remedy the evil conditions of the society in which they must live? No one can honestly accuse the Catholic Church of not endeavoring to do her part in this matter. 1475. Are not Catholics taught that the economic distress of the world is caused by supernatural influences, and that they must simply endure it? No. Catholics have been urged over and over again by their Church to do their utmost towards the rehabilitation of the world. They do believe in God...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Church and Education

    11/26/2009 8:50:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Church and Education 1459. Do Catholics regard state schools as monuments of blind bigotry, that they won't use them? They are not monuments of blind bigotry. I believe that the state school system was evolved by men who honestly but mistakenly believed it to be the best system for our country. But they appealed to blind bigotry in order to secure their purpose. Sir Henry Parkes said publicly in support of the necessary legislation, "I hold in my hand a bill which will spell death to the calling of the Roman Catholic clergy." It did not. And in order...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Catholic and Protestant Countries

    11/25/2009 9:01:48 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 518+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholic and Protestant countries 1448. If Catholicism is true, why are the most backward countries Catholic, and the most enlightened and progressive countries Protestant? Let me lay this ghost once and for all. The assertion implicit in such a question ignores the facts of history. A few centuries ago Spain was the dominant nation, and it rose to power as a Catholic nation. On your principles, pagan Romans could have argued that their paganism was true, pointing with scorn to Druid-ridden England, and its lack of culture. Italy, under Mussolini, is today leaping to the front and disturbing politicians of...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Poverty of Catholics

    11/24/2009 9:06:29 PM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 261+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Poverty of Catholics 1441. The Catholic Church is a blight on social welfare, asking the public to support too many religious institutions. The irreligious man perhaps thinks that there are too many. But the religious man will say that there are not really enough. God is not likely to complain that works of mercy are being multiplied in His name. And what public is called upon to support these Catholic institutions? Let those complain who do so. Catholic institutions are supported in the main by Catholics and by such generous non-Catholics who admire their charitable work. And the man who...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Worship of Relics

    11/23/2009 8:58:08 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Worship of Relics 1438. Why do Catholics worship relics of Saints? They do not worship relics as they worship God, by adoration. If you mean worship in the sense of honor or veneration, then Catholics certainly venerate the relics of Saints. The law, "Honor thy father and thy mother" extends to their persons, body and soul; to their reputations, and to all connected with them. We reverence their remains even after death. And if we are not to venerate the remains and relics of the Saints who have been so entirely consecrated to God, are we to desecrate them?...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Angelus/Devotion to the Saints

    11/22/2009 8:58:25 PM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 311+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Angelus 1428. Why do Catholic Churches ring bells at daybreak, noon, and sun set. The ringing of these bells is to remind Catholics to say the Angelus, a short devotion in honor of the incarnation of Christ. Three rings are given three times separately, and then nine rings, according to an ancient custom. The devotion is called the Angelus because the first words of the prayers to be said begin as follows, "The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary." The Angelus, therefore, reminds us of the message of the Angel Gabriel who brought the good news of the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Rosary

    11/21/2009 10:05:52 PM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Rosary 1417. Attending a Catholic Church one evening I was disgusted by the rigmarole called the Rosary. What is that Rosary? The Rosary is a special form of devotion to Mary. One takes a set of beads, divided into five sections, each section consisting of one large bead and ten small ones. Holding the large bead, one says the Our Father, and on each of the small ones, the Hail Mary. Between each section or decade the Gloria is said. While saying the prayers, one meditates or thinks of the joys, or sorrows, or glories of Christ's life and...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Devotion to Mary

    11/20/2009 9:29:10 PM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 627+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Devotion to Mary 1411. It is unscriptural to attribute power to Mary. That is a very unscriptural statement. At His mother's request Jesus changed water into wine at Cana, though He had said, "My time is not yet come." St. James tells us that "the prayer of a just man availeth much." Jas 5:16. How much more the prayer of Mary! 1412. Does the Bible sanction such prayers to Mary? Yes. All through the Bible you will find God conferring favors through the prayers of others. In the Old Testament we read of the prayers of Abraham, Moses, and of...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The use of Latin

    11/19/2009 8:45:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The use of Latin 1392. Why, in all ceremonies and sermons, do Priests speak in Latin? In the Epistle to the Hebrews, Heb 5:1, you will find these words, "Every Priest is ordained for men in the things that pertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and Sacrifices for sins." A Priest has two chief duties: to offer sacrifice to God, and to sanctify men by his teaching and instruction. Now, when a Priest is speaking, not to men, but to God in the name of men, he speaks in the language of the Church — in Latin...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Spiritual Healing

    11/18/2009 9:00:40 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 379+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Spiritual Healing 1377. Why don't you include public healing services in your Catholic ceremonial? Because such services are not in the spirit of Christianity, nor included in the commission given to the Church by Christ. 1378. If you are a Christian Priest, who told you to drop healing? No one ever told me to take it up. 1379. Christ gave us the religion we need, and we need a religion of healing. We do not. We need the religion of Christ. The poor, whether by lack of health or wealth, have always existed, and always will exist, according to Christ....
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Liturgical Ceremonial

    11/17/2009 9:02:45 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 333+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Liturgical Ceremonial 1356. I am interested in Catholic worship. Christ was poor and humble. Yet Catholic ceremonial is full of pomp and display. Does your religion teach humility? Yes. We are taught to be humble. And Christian humility orders a man to be unassuming and gentle. But it does not forbid a man to worship God as befits God. In fact, the more humble a man is, the more he magnifies and glorifies God, and depreciates self. The Catholic Church says, "God certainly deserves the best we can give Him. Whatever else we may do, let us not be mean...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Images

    11/16/2009 9:04:12 PM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 369+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Images 1343. Why are Catholic Churches decorated with images and statues in direct violation of the second commandment? The second commandment is, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." Protestants, of course, call that the third commandment. But they are wrong in doing so, having taken that part of the first commandment which refers to images as the second of God's commandments. But do those words forbid the making of images? They do not. God was forbidding idolatry, not the making of images. He said, "Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Genuflection/Sign of the Cross

    11/15/2009 8:48:37 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 435+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Genuflection 1341. Why do Catholics genuflect before entering the seats? They do so to Christ personally present in the Holy Eucharist. When Christ allowed St. Thomas the Apostle to touch the wounds in His hands and feet, St. Thomas said, "My Lord and my God." The same Christ left Himself present in the Eucharist when He said, "This is My Body," and when Catholics come into His presence they offer Him the tribute of their deep reverence and worship by genuflection. You, too, would kneel before Christ, if you believed as Catholics do. Sign of the Cross 1342. I was...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Holy Water

    11/14/2009 10:07:14 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Holy Water 1335. On entering a Catholic Church I noticed people taking holy water Why is this? Holy water is placed at the doors of Catholic Churches to remind us of the waters of Baptism which once flowed over our foreheads, to signify that we are not worthy to enter into the Presence of Christ without purification, and to forgive us those venial sins for which we are sorry, as well as remitting the temporal punishment due to our sins according to the measure of our regret and contrition. I do not know how you feel, but I know that...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Birth Control

    11/13/2009 9:28:08 PM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 565+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Birth control 1303. Why is the Catholic Church opposed to birth-control? She is not opposed to the controlling of the number of children by lawful means, such as by self-control and by mutual consent to abstain from the use of marital privileges. But she is opposed to birth-control as commonly understood to mean the prevention of conception, after indulgence in actions calculated to result in the generation of children. The use of such privileges and the deliberate frustration of their normal effects is a very grave sin against the law of God. And for this reason the Catholic Church cannot...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Mixed Marriages

    11/12/2009 8:56:21 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Mixed Marriages 1266. I am interested in your moral theology concerning those who contract marriage. Why does the Catholic Church forbid mixed marriages? For many reasons. Marriage is a Sacrament, and those who desire to receive that Sacrament should be duly and validly baptized Christians. The Church, however, has no certainty that any non-Catholic has ever been validly baptized at all. Again, it is a sacrilege to receive a Sacrament while one is in a state of grave sin. The Catholic party prepares by a good confession, while the non-Catholic more often than not gives no thought whatever to the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Convent life

    11/11/2009 9:07:56 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Convent life 1216. Where is there a warrant for the convent system outside your Catholic traditions? There is more than sufficient warrant for convent life in Sacred Scripture. But even were the only warrant to be found in Catholic traditions, that surely would be quite a natural place to seek a warrant for a Catholic custom. Where else would you want me to find a warrant for it? In Totemism? 1217. Perhaps I should call them Nunneries rather than Convents. If the word Nunnery sounds more suspicious and suggestive of evil to you than Convent, then I think you should....
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Celibacy

    11/10/2009 9:08:44 PM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies · 651+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Celibacy 1193. Who made the law of celibacy? The Catholic Church, with God's approval and authority, following the example of Christ and the Apostles. 1194. Did not Pope Gregory VII originate it in the 11th century? No. He merely enforced the already existing law more rigidly in his efforts to correct abuses. Over 300 years before Gregory VII was Pope, the Greeks met the Latin Bishops at the Council of Trullo, and admitted, "We know that the law of the Roman Church is to demand that married men, from the moment of their ordination, must separate from their wives forever."...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Fasting

    11/09/2009 9:03:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 65 replies · 875+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Fasting 1184. You claim to legislate in purely spiritual things, yet order fast and abstinence on certain days. There is nothing spiritual in forbidding people to eat meat. I have never said that the Church legislates only in spiritual matters. Men are not purely spiritual beings, and in our composite nature, spiritual legislation must in some way affect our material being. The laws of the Church cover material things in so far as they affect our spiritual welfare. There is nothing spiritual about meat in itself. But spiritual virtue is exercised when we abstain from meat from a motive of...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Sunday Observance

    11/08/2009 9:03:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 356+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Sunday Observance 1155. How do Catholics observe the Lord's Day? They should sanctify Sunday by assisting at Mass, by prayer, and by abstaining from unnecessary servile works. 1156. I think Catholic ideas most peculiar in this matter. That is merely because Catholic ideas do not happen to fit in with your own religious upbringing. Things we don't agree with usually seem peculiar to us. But the whole point is, are your ideas right, or are our ideas right? You have no proof whatever that your notions are right, or that Catholic ideas are wrong. 1157. Did not God command us...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Prohibition of Drink

    11/07/2009 10:00:31 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 385+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Prohibition of drink 1146. What does the Catholic Church do to wipe out the drink evil which causes so much misery in so many homes? We Protestants fight for prohibition. The Catholic Church drills into every one of her children that drunkenness is an unjustifiable sin. But we refuse to admit that prohibition should be enforced upon all. The particular abuses do not justify so sweeping a thing as abolition of drink altogether. You don't throttle a man because one tooth is aching. The Church loes her duty in this matter in a sane way. Meantime, drunkenness is not the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Gambling

    11/06/2009 9:43:28 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 287+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Gambling 1137. Why does not your Church condemn gambling and lotteries as sinful and immoral? Because they are not sinful and immoral in themselves. They can be made the occasion of sin, as when a passion for gambling leads a man to spend money which is not his own, or which is necessary for the upkeep of wife or children, or to pay his lawful debts. But if one can honestly afford it, he is free to invest in lotteries, or to indulge in the amusement of a wager, unless he is violating a law of the state. 1138. Does...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Cremation

    11/05/2009 9:08:09 PM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies · 698+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Cremation 1134. Why does the Catholic Church forbid cremation? It was a pagan practice which Christians avoided from the very beginning. In the third century we find Christian writers, such as Minucius Felix, warning Christians against imitating the practice, and bidding them retain the custom of earth burial. In comparatively recent times Atheists and irreligious materialists have reintroduced it in order to destroy Christian belief and to impress in an imaginative way the doctrine that all is over at death. This, in itself, would be enough to justify the Church in her refusal to accept a practice credited with such...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Freemasonry

    11/04/2009 9:01:34 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 750+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Freemasonry 1104. Does not the Church absolutely forbid Catholics to become Freemasons? Yes. 1105. You have never been a Mason. How can you know anything about it? I seem to know so much about Masonry that I have been challenged over and over again with the charge that I am an ex-Mason of the Royal Arch Degree. However I have never been a Mason. But just as I can speak about New York even though I have never visited that city, so I have authentic information about the origin and aims of Masonry. 1106. Your Church takes the stand of...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Protestant services

    11/03/2009 8:12:02 PM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 1,148+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Protestant services 1089. Is it a sin for a Catholic to attend weddings in Protestant churches? The law of the Catholic Church forbids participation in a religious service that is not Catholic because it is an implied repudiation of the faith which a Catholic professes to be the only true faith. It is good for non-Catholics to realize this so that, knowing that Catholics must refuse, they will not ask them to assist at the religious ceremony itself and then be offended as if refusal were due to lack of friendship. 1090. May a Catholic act as best man or...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Jesuits/Catholic Intolerance

    11/02/2009 8:56:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Jesuits 1080. Were not the Jesuits the very embodiment of the intolerant moral theology of the Catholic Church? The Jesuits are members of a Religious Order whose members pledge themselves to love Jesus Christ as much as possible, to labor solely in His interests and in order to win as many souls as possible to His service. 1081. Did not Clement XIV suppress the Jesuits because he was so shocked by their crimes, and die shortly afterwards from poison? No. The Jesuits were very active in stemming the tide of the Reformation, and many of the Protestant princes and rulers...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Inquisition

    11/01/2009 9:08:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 672+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Inquisition 1068. What about the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition? You have probably read many imaginary descriptions of that tribunal which pretend to be history. However let us be quiet about torture inflicted by Catholics four hundred years ago. Seventy years ago a young servant girl was transported for life to Tasmania for scorching linen while ironing, and that from England three centuries after the Reformation! We are rather in a glass house. In 1848 things occurred in Norfolk Island in the name of gentle English Protestant enlightenment which would make your hair stand on end. Here are...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Persecution

    11/01/2009 2:47:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 373+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Persecution 1062. Does the dictatorship of the Pope refer to spiritual things only? We cannot use the word dictatorship of the Pope in the ordinary sense of the word. The Pope has supreme authority according to the laws dictated by Christ in the constitution He gave to the Church. The authority of the Pope extends to both spiritual matters and to temporal matters in so far as they have connection with spiritual things. The Catholic Church is not a society of angelic beings, but of human beings who are composed of a spiritual soul and a material body. As...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Index of Prohibited Books

    10/25/2009 4:59:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 584+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Index of Prohibited Books 1050. Why is there an index prohibiting books by the leading writers of the day? The Catholic Church exists to sanctify men. She must give them all that is necessary for their salvation, and safeguard them from all that could hinder it. Any Church which has no prohibition of dangerous books would not be doing its duty. Meantime if a leading writer publishes stuff which can lead souls to hell, then the Catholic Church forbids her children to be led by him. What sort of Church would she be if she remained indifferent while the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Ecclesiastical censures/Liberty

    10/18/2009 4:46:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Ecclesiastical censures 1037. But your Church scatters curses, interdicts, and excommunications! Where is "Love your enemies" in this? The Church condemns evil doctrine, and says that her condemnation falls upon such as knowingly and deliberately identify themselves with the condemned doctrine. The gentle Christ said, "If a man will not hear the Church, let him be as the heathen." St. Paul says, "If any man preach any other doctrine, let him be accursed." Gal 1:8. St. Paul meant that in the Catholic sense I have explained. Love your enemies, by all means. But if you do, you will hate the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Charity

    10/11/2009 3:53:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 287+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Charity 1028. You speak of charity, yet are not Catholic children taught to hate Protestants? No. They are forbidden to do so, and are taught to pray for them. 1029. Do Catholics take an oath never to buy from a Protestant what they can purchase from a fellow Catholic? No. If a Catholic takes an oath injurious to an enemy because he is an enemy he commits a serious sin. Catholics are quite free to deal with whom they please in business. The ordinary Catechism puts the question, "Are we obliged to love our enemies?" and gives the reply, "We...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Veracity/Mental Restriction

    10/04/2009 3:39:53 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 480+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Veracity 1024. Does not the Catholic Church permit the use of lies in the defence of her worn-out dogmas? Her dogmas are anything but worn-out. However to your main point I must reply by giving you the moral teaching of the Church concerning lies. The Church absolutely prohibits the use of any dishonest means, and declares that a deliberate lie is a sin under all circumstances. No good end in view can justify a lie. 1025. May a Catholic make a false oath to non-Catholics on behalf of his religion? He may not make a false oath to anyone on...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The general Judgment/The End of the World

    09/27/2009 4:29:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 512+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The general Judgment 1017. How could all be assembled at once on this small earth? With the data at present at my disposal I cannot say. But I can conceive of any possibility except that the general resurrection will not occur. Remember that we are warned that the heavens and the earth as we know them will be changed, a new order of things coming into existence. Remember, too, that we are dealing with an omnipotent God, who created the universe from nothing and who can certainly do with it what He wills. Were the earth not large enough to...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The resurrection of the body

    09/20/2009 12:47:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 481+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The resurrection of the body 1012. You have spoken repeatedly of the day of resurrection and of judgment. Are all to rise from the dead, or only some? All are to rise from the dead. "The hour cometh wherein all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God. And they that have done good things shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment." Jn 5:28-29. Thus, too, St. Paul tells us, "Behold I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again."...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Heaven

    09/06/2009 1:04:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 608+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Heaven 1002. After due purification in purgatory, you maintain that souls will be admitted to heaven. What is this heaven? Heaven is the destiny in which a human soul will, if saved, be happy in the clear and immediate sight of God for all eternity. Before the resurrection of the body the soul alone enjoys this vision of God; after the resurrection, the body will be reunited with the soul and will share in its glory and joy. 1003. May not heaven and hell be our present thought-forms which will give way to other thought-forms when we leave the body...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Indulgences

    09/05/2009 2:01:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 529+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Indulgences 994. I have heard Catholics speak of indulgences for the souls in purgatory? What are indulgences? Do not mix up the ecclesiastical term indulgence with the modern idea of self-indulgence. An indulgence is not a permission to indulge in sin, but is a remission of punishment due to sin. Now in the early Christian Church certain sins were punished by long public penance, sometimes for days, at other times for years. But the Church was often indulgent, and loosed or freed Christians from all or part of their public penance, if they showed other good dispositions, or performed certain...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Prayer for the Dead

    09/04/2009 12:40:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 628+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Prayer for the Dead 970. How do you know that you can help the souls in purgatory by your prayers? God would not have inspired the Jews to pray for the departed if such prayers were of no avail. Christians have always prayed for the dead, a practice fully warranted by the doctrine of the Communion of Saints. And if we can pray for our dear ones who are in trouble in this life, our prayers can certainly follow them in their future difficulties. All prayer is addressed to the same God who is as present to the souls of...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Purgatory

    09/03/2009 2:52:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 608+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Purgatory 951. I am interested in your dogma concerning purgatory. Must I be a Catholic before I can understand that invention of your Church? No. You must be a non-Catholic to suspect that the Church did invent it. The idea that there is no purgatory is the invention of Protestants. The reformers corrupted the true doctrine, and many good Protestants, realizing this, are returning to the Catholic religion of their forefathers even as I myself have done. Meantime, if I could discover, or you could show me, when and where the Church invented this doctrine, I promise to spend the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - The Millenium

    09/01/2009 7:45:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Radio Replies First Volume The Millenium 917. I believe that all men will get a second chance. Christ said, "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." At some future time on earth there will be a kingdom in which God's will must prevail. The kingdom of Christ is already in this world, though not of it. That kingdom is twofold, perfect in heaven, imperfect on earth. We pray that God's kingdom of grace may be extended in the souls of men, and that they may so fulfill the will of God that they...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Judgment

    08/31/2009 7:47:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Judgment 912. These seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church are to assist us in the sanctification of our souls, and to prepare us for a happy eternity. But will you maintain that your Catholic dogmas concerning the future state in no way violate reason? I am quite prepared to maintain that. 913. No one on earth knows anything about the life beyond. You are very dogmatic. However, I prefer to accept the authority of the God who made me and who must certainly know what is awaiting me. It is your word against the Word of God. I prefer the...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Extreme Unction

    08/30/2009 4:19:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 471+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Extreme Unction 906. What is the Sacrament of Extreme Unction? It is a Sacrament instituted by Christ in which a Priest anoints with blessed oil those who are sick and in grave danger of death. This Sacrament gives grace which is of great spiritual assistance to the dying, and even at times affords relief from the physical illness. 907. When did Christ institute such a Sacrament? That is not known. But the fact that He did so is evident from the words of St. James. "Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church,...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Divorce

    08/29/2009 2:05:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 580+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Divorce 892. Christ allowed divorce for one reason. He said, "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, maketh her to commit adultery." Mt 5:32. Christ allowed permanent separation if adultery be committed, but He does not allow divorce and remarriage in the sense you intend. When He said, "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery, etc.," the sense He intended was this, "Whosoever shall put away his wife (I am not speaking of mere separation without remarriage, for that is lawful in the case of fornication), but whosoever...