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  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Holy Communion

    01/23/2011 2:12:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Holy Communion 784. What did our Lord mean when He said, "He that eateth Me, the same also shall live by Me." Jn 6:58. Is not our eternal life due to the death of Christ on the Cross? It is true that our Lord merited eternal life for us by His death on the Cross. But the fruit and grace of that sacrifice are applied to our souls by the Sacraments. Now the central Sacrament of all is the Holy Eucharist. We receive the principle of supernatural life by Baptism, but the Eucharist is ordained for the preservation of that...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Sacrifice of the Mass

    12/28/2010 10:04:17 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Sacrifice of the Mass 781. What is the Mass? The Mass is the sacrifice of the Christian dispensation in which the very body and blood of Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine are offered to God by a lawfully ordained priest. This sacrifice of the Mass is offered to render honor and glory to God, to thank Him for His benefits, to make reparation for the sins of mankind, and to beg of God the graces and blessings we need. It represents and continues in our midst the one great sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross,...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Holy Eucharist

    12/28/2010 1:13:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Holy Eucharist 761. What is the Host? Where, when, and by whom was it originated? The word Host comes from the Latin word Hostia, meaning a victim. Now the victim in the sacrifice of Calvary was Jesus Christ, and He is forever the propitiation offering Himself to His father for our sins. And because He, our victim and offering to God, is in the Holy Eucharist, the consecrated wafer is often called simply the Host. The Host, then, is the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist in which Jesus Christ is really and substantially present under the appearances of bread. The...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Confession

    12/12/2010 4:45:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Confession 736. On what Scriptural authority does the Catholic Church base its practice of Confession? On the promise of Christ, as recorded in matthew 16, that He would give the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and the power of binding and loosing to His Apostles and the Church. And again, on the fulfillment of that promise, with specific reference to absolution from sin, as recorded in Jn 20:23. There we are told that, having breathed upon the Apostles, Christ said to them: "Receive the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins you retain, they...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Sacraments [Baptism]

    12/05/2010 3:27:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Sacraments 715. Do you think that a sacramental system is truly useful? Since Christ chose to establish a sacramental system, it matters little what I think. However, apart from our Lord's obvious will, I do see that a sacramental system is the best possible. The Sacraments are so in keeping with human nature, they so fit in with life, and are so adapted to our tendencies and limitations. Again they offer us a certainty of supernatural grace which others never have, and which gives us such tranquillity of conscience and peace of soul. Socially, also, they express the bond...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Grace and Salvation

    10/30/2010 5:04:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Grace and Salvation 697. Does Catholic dogma admit our Protestant doctrine that since Christ has paid the price of man's salvation, man is no longer in danger of losing his soul? No. And you will find no support for your belief in the Bible. Christ Himself warns us to watch and pray lest we enter into temptation. That is meaningless, if temptation in no way endangers the soul. He said, "Blessed is that man who, when his lord cometh, is found watching." Lk 12:37. That implies that it is possible not to be in a fit state when called to...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Mary

    10/25/2010 8:23:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Mary 668. Why do Catholics believe that Mary prays for them and helps them? Because they believe that she is their spiritual Mother, and that she has not lost her interest in those for whom her Son died, merely because she is in heaven. It is the Christian law, according to St. James, that we should pray for one another. The Saints in heaven pray for us who are on earth and still endeavoring to work out our salvation. And Mary is the greatest of the Saints. It is but an application in practice of our belief in the Communion...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Christ

    10/23/2010 11:04:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Christ 622. Is it Catholic dogma that, in order to accomplish mankind's redemption, God became man for thirty-three years? It is Catholic dogma that God the Son, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, became man in order to redeem us; and from the moment of His Incarnation, He retains both His Divinity and His assumed humanity for all eternity. His death meant the separation temporarily of His human soul from His earthly body, but not the separation of either His soul or His body from its union with His Divinity. In the resurrection, His human soul and body were...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Sin

    10/14/2010 10:19:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Sin 596. In the Apostles' Creed Christians profess belief "in the forgiveness of sins." Sin is undoubtedly a fact in this world; and if the true religion be for men, it cannot overlook that fact. Religion cannot abandon the sinner to himself. It is there to do something for him, and chiefly to destroy sin. The word "sin" is from the Latin word "sons" meaning "guilty"; and he who is guilty of moral evil is a sinner. Such moral evil is an offense against God. 597. No man can hurt God; and I am sure that people who do wrong...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Reincarnation

    10/09/2010 8:55:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Reincarnation 592. Does your Church allow belief in reincarnation? Catholic dogmatic teaching absolutely excludes belief in the doctrine of reincarnation, or the transmigration of souls, with their consequent reappearance in this world in other bodies. 593. Is it not possible that Mussolini is Nero? Not in the least. 594. Could not Henry VIII. have been Judas Iscariot? No. Henry VIII was Henry VIII, and no one else. And Judas was Judas. Under no circumstances could the one become the other. Nor could I imagine either wishing to be the other, even were it possible. 595. May not another Christ appear...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Man

    10/04/2010 11:02:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Man 567. If Adam was the first human being, how long ago was he created? I do not know. There is no indication whatever in the Bible as to when the first man was created. Nor is it a religious question. It is for science to seek for such evidence as it can discover from geological research. On such indications as science has so far been able to offer, it is probable enough that the first man was created perhaps 35,000 years ago. It would certainly be rash to go beyond 50,000. 568. You have granted that the world may...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Devils

    10/03/2010 4:29:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Devils 555. Are we to suppose an eternal devil as well as an eternal God? Or did God create the devil? We cannot suppose an eternal uncreated devil. Yet God did not create the devil as a devil. In other words, God did not create any evil spiritual being as evil. He created all things other than Himself, including angels. The angels as created by God were beings of a spiritual nature, endowed with intelligence and free will; and as the terminus of God's creative action they were entirely good. But some angels misused their freedom of will, and rendered...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Angels

    09/26/2010 1:43:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Angels 547. I believe in God, but I do not believe in the Catholic doctrine that besides this material universe He created angels. If you believe in God who is an invisible and purely spiritual Being, it is difficult to see why you should refuse to believe in angels. If one invisible and purely spiritual being can exist, why not others? There is nothing against the possibility of their existence, did God choose to create them. And God has told us that He did create angelic beings. 548. One can go only by his senses. That is not true. You...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Creation and Evolution

    08/29/2010 1:26:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Creation and Evolution 534. Turning to visible things around us, I cannot see what is wrong with eternal evolution. If you intend, by eternal evolution, to dispense with God, you would find it a bigger problem to see what is right in it. In dealing with the origin of the universe you will find yourself in deep waters whichever way you turn. We know, however, by revelation that all things less than God were created from nothing by God, and that therefore they are not eternal. 535. Creation in time is a great mystery to me, and I cannot see...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Holy Trinity

    08/27/2010 9:45:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Holy Trinity 519. Let us turn to your abstract and intangible dogmas; and firstly the doctrine of the Trinity. Though no human mind can fully comprehend the doctrine of the Trinity, yet the concept is not unintelligible. It certainly conveys a definite meaning to Christians. In revealing Himself to us God had to employ terms on our own level which could not but be inadequate to express His infinite perfection. But the terms used are not nevertheless without meaning. We know what a nature is, and we know what a person is. It may be, and in fact must...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Claims of Science

    08/22/2010 4:58:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Claims of Science 514. Science leaves no room for an other-worldly religion. You exemplify my contention that those who suppose a conflict between science and the Catholic religion understand neither science nor Catholicism. 515. Before a thing can exist it must have a definite beginning and an end. Time and space are the only exceptions. That statement you must try to prove. You do not attempt to do so. I maintain, of course, that it is wrong. God, the Creator of all things, is eternal. He exists, yet He had not to begin to exist, and can never cease...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The "Dark Ages"

    08/14/2010 4:22:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The "Dark Ages" 512. You know quite well that in the dark ages immediately preceding the Reformation theology tried to sanctify superstition. Catholic theology has always classed superstition as sinful, and has labored to stamp it out. That ignorant people are apt to mingle superstition with religion is quite true. But superstition is not necessarily associated with religion. It is a strange tendency in human beings, due to the limitations of the human mind, which is apt to break out at any time. The man who advertises lucky charms today is as sure of a harvest as ever. As regards...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Faith and Reason

    08/12/2010 4:42:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Faith and Reason 495. Did not a Catholic scientist say, "I keep my faith in one pocket, and my science in another"? If a Catholic scientist used those words with the idea that Catholic doctrine conflicts with science or reason, then either he knew very little of science, or very little of his religion. Instead of adopting the precaution of separate pockets, he should have adopted the precaution of studying a little more deeply either his science or his faith, when he would have found that there is no conflict between science rightly understood and his religion rightly understood. 496....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Divine Gift of Faith

    08/09/2010 5:09:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Divine Gift of Faith 491. I have often longed for the faith possessed by Catholics. If you have any faith in Christ at all, you can easily have the faith possessed by Catholics. For it is only a question of finding out what Christ taught, and then letting your faith in Christ extend to that also. For example, if you believe in Christ, and find that the Catholic Church is the one He founded, your faith in Him includes faith in the Catholic Church. But I think your trouble is that you misunderstand faith, expecting far more than is...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Value of a Creed

    08/08/2010 1:32:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Value of a Creed 489. Christianity demands that we get our hearts right, and our motives clean. That cannot be accepted as a complete summary of the teachings of Christ. If there is one thing certain it is that Christ wanted us to get our heads right as well as our hearts. He is not only the way to be followed; He is the truth to be believed. As a matter of fact, one cannot get one's heart right and one's motives clean until he knows what it means to have a right heart and clean motives. Yet the moment...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Revolt Against Dogma

    08/07/2010 2:16:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Revolt Against Dogma 484. Do you not think that the dogmatic demands of the Roman Catholic Church constitute the difficulty for most people? If so, it is because they have not the right idea of faith, nor the will to submit to the teaching authority of Christ. When Christ, the very Son of God, reveals the truth, that truth must not be accommodated to our mental variations; our own mental outlook must be adjusted to that truth. We cannot take what suits us, and reject what does not. Thus St. Paul wrote, "The knowledge of God brings into captivity every...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Teaching Authority of the Catholic Church

    08/01/2010 12:55:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 63 replies · 9+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Teaching Authority of the Catholic Church 477. Rome's claim to interpretative authority, based on an obviously doctored text of the Bible can only appeal to those who have not heard the voice of the true Shepherd. It used to be the Protestant tradition that the Catholic religion is opposed to the Bible. Now when a man has that fixed idea firmly embedded in his mind, he gets a shock when he hears the Bible quoted in favor of Catholicism. The stronger the texts are, the greater his shock. But some people never dream that they may have been laboring...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Need of Tradition

    07/31/2010 2:18:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Need of Tradition 471. I accept the 6th of the Anglican Articles of Religion, as do all good Protestants. That Article says: "Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary, so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man." But that Article is itself quite unscriptural! The last verse of St. John's Gospel tells us that not all concerning our Lord's work is contained in Scripture. St. Paul tells us that much of Christian teaching is contained in oral traditions. Scripture tells us also that the Church must teach all nations...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Principle of Private Interpretation

    07/25/2010 12:43:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Principle of Private Interpretation 466. Have not Catholics to read even their own Douay Version subject to the direction of their Church? They read the Bible with the conviction that any sense which would be opposed to the express teaching of the Catholic Church would undoubtedly be an erroneous interpretation. And they know that their Church alone is the only ultimate and infallible interpreter of its pages. Individual readers are ever liable to be mistaken; but the Catholic Church cannot fall into error in any express definitions concerning the contents of Sacred Scripture. Our conviction is that God confided the...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Catholic Douay Version

    07/24/2010 7:16:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholic Douay Version 464. How did the Catholic Douay Version come about? It is simply the English translation of the Latin Vulgate translation from the Hebrew and Greek made by St. Jerome in the fourth century. This English translation was made in France between the years 1582 and 1610 by five Oxford scholars who were in charge of the English Ecclesiastical College for the training of Catholic priests at Douay and Rheims. Their names were Allen, Bristoe, Martin, Worthington, and Reynolds. 465. Do Catholics regard the Douay Version as a true translation of the original manuscripts? Not in every respect....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Protestant Bibles

    07/23/2010 5:49:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Protestant Bibles 457. Is there any difference between a Roman Catholic Bible, and a Protestant Bible? Yes. The Protestant Bible omits several Books of the Old Testament which are contained in the Catholic Bible. It omits the Books of Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, the two Books of Machabees, and various sections of other Books. Moreover, in those sections of the Bible which the Protestant Version has retained, there are many mistranslations. 458. Has the Protestant Bible undergone any alterations since the Reformation period? Yes. As soon as Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church in 1534 and established the...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Is Bible Reading Forbidden to Catholics?

    07/20/2010 2:21:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Is Bible Reading Forbidden to Catholics? 454. Despite the tributes you pay to the Bible, Rome is hostile to it, and does not want her people to read it. That is not true. In fact the Catholic Church grants special spiritual favors to those who will read Holy Scripture daily. 455. Pope Pius VII. in 1816 denounced Bible Societies as a crafty device by which the very foundations of religion are undermined. He condemned the circulation of inaccurate translations by Protestant Societies; and the Protestant principle that all should read Scripture for themselves, interpreting it according to their own private...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Catholic Attitude Towards the Bible

    07/18/2010 1:27:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholic Attitude Towards the Bible 452. Are not all the Christian Churches based on the Bible? The Protestant Churches originally insisted that the Bible was the Word of God; but they were based on the various senses their founders read into the Bible and declared to be the meaning intended by God. But the Catholic Church, although she insists that the Bible is indeed the Word of God, does not base her position upon the Bible. She is not so foolish as to say, "Believe the Bible to be inspired because I tell you it is; and believe in me...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Obligation to be a Catholic

    07/11/2010 3:13:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Obligation to be a Catholic 444. Is it necessary for salvation to become a member of the Catholic Church? Since God sent His only-begotten Son into this world, and that Son established the Catholic Church, sending it to teach all nations, it is certainly necessary to be taught by that Church if one desires to save his soul. Christ said, "If a man will not hear the Church, let him be as the heathen." Mt 18:17. 445. Do you assert that all people not members of the Roman Church are heathens? I would not make such an assertion without due...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Indefectibility of the Church

    07/03/2010 9:42:42 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Indefectibility of the Church 435. You claim, then that your Church is indestructible? Yes. She can never fail in existence, in doctrine, in continuity of worship, in her unity or in any other of her properties. She is indefectible and unconquerable. 436. Do you imagine that your Church is unassailable? She is not unassailable, for men do assail her. But no enemies will ever succeed in exterminating her. As the political cartoonist made the devil say to Bismarck, "Well, old man, if you do succeed in smashing the Catholic Church, you'll accomplish what I have failed to do despite my...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Apostolicity of the Church

    07/03/2010 3:23:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Apostolicity of the Church 428. You maintain that the true Church must be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic; and that your Church alone complies with these requirements. Correct. The Roman Church is not only One, Holy, and Catholic. She is also Apostolic. 429. How do we know that even the Apostles were Catholics, and that their teaching was Catholic? We know that the Apostles were Catholics because Christ not only taught them His doctrine, but told them to go and to teach all nations. The word Catholic means "all." The very commission Christ gave them was a Catholic commission. Again,...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Catholicity of the Church

    06/26/2010 8:59:41 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholicity of the Church 415. You claim that your Church is not only one united Church, and holy, but also that it is Catholic. That is true. 416. Your Church has not been known as Catholic since its foundation; and it has never been universal as the word implies. The word "Catholic" is derived from the Greek, and it means whole, complete, and universal. The word was first applied to the Church to which we Catholics belong by St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, who died in the year 107 A.D. He used the word to describe the universality of the...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Holiness of the Church

    06/18/2010 9:21:05 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 89+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Holiness of the Church 388. I agree that the Roman Catholic Church is remarkable for its unity. But should not the true Church of Christ also be holy? It should be, and is. Catholics, therefore, are justified in their great act of faith, "I believe in the Holy Catholic Church." 389. Your Church makes a claim that no other Church dare make. That is true; and I am grateful for the admission. No other Church is really conscious of possessing any of the four great marks of the true Church of Christ, or of being one, holy, catholic, and apostolic....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Unity of the Church

    06/13/2010 2:11:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies · 217+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Unity of the Church 386. You think unity in the faith is necessary, and that infallibility is the only way to secure such unity? Undoubtedly. Truth is one, and consistent. Contradictory beliefs cannot be equally true. Moreover, Christ, who declared Himself to be the Truth, insisted on unity of doctrine. He gave definite teachings to His Apostles, and ordered them to preach those definite teachings. He declared that there must be one fold and one shepherd. And He prayed for unity, that all His followers might be one as He and His Father were one. 387. One Church for people...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Infallibility

    06/05/2010 3:27:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 156+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Infallibility 361. What assurance did Christ give that His Church would be preserved from error? When He said, "I will build my Church," He also said that "the gates of hell would never prevail against it." Mt 16:18. But the forces of evil and of error would have prevailed against the Church had she not been rendered infallible. Again, He commanded men to hear the Church under pain of damnation. He sent the Church to teach in His name, and said, "He who hears you hears me." Lk 10:16. And again, "He who believes and is baptized shall be saved;...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Temporal Power

    05/29/2010 2:37:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 103+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Temporal Power 352. The Monarch Pope is head, not simply of a religious organization, but also of a political State with temporal interests of its own. So far as Catholics throughout the world are concerned, the Pope is the head of a purely religious society known as the Catholic Church. By his control of Vatican City he is politically independent of Italy. But no Catholic in the world, who does not reside in Vatican City, owes political allegiance to the Pope as a temporal ruler. 353. Christ said that Satan was the prince of this world. Did he give the...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - St. Peter in Rome

    05/27/2010 9:44:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    St. Peter in Rome 348. Is there any indication in Scripture that St. Peter was ever in Rome? Yes. St. Peter ends his first Epistle with the words, "The Church which is in Babylon salutes you, and so doth my son Mark." Pagan Rome was called Babylon by the early Christians; and St. Peter was writing from that city. Also, St. Paul wrote his Epistle to the Romans in the year 58 A. D. In it he says that he does not want to preach the Gospel where Christ is already known, because he would not build on "another man's...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - St. Peter's Supremacy

    05/25/2010 9:11:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 150+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    St. Peter's Supremacy 329. Could you imagine our Lord building His Church on a mere man, no matter how good he was? There is no room for imagining what Christ would do, or would not do, when we know what He did do. 330. Is it not more consistent with God's plan that His Church should be built on the rock of Peter's confession, and not on Peter? That profession of faith by Peter was but a preliminary condition which occasioned the promise of Christ to Peter himself. The attributing to the confession of what should be attributed to Peter...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Petrine Text

    05/25/2010 8:47:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 152+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Petrine Text 316. Where in the Bible does it say that Peter was the Vicar of God? The three classical passages in which St. Peter's supremacy over the Church is clearly shown are as follows: In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Mt 16:18-19, we find Christ saying to Peter, "I say to thee that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, it shall be bound...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Pope

    05/23/2010 10:51:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 253+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Pope 297. As a Protestant I question your statements that it is necessary to have a Pope. You are not alone in doing so. In fact, if you did not do so, you would not still profess to be a Protestant. 298. Why do we need one? Because we need the Church Christ thought fit to establish, with just the very constitution He gave it. And since He arranged that we should have a Pope, we need a Pope. 299. Is not Jesus Christ enough? One does not accept Jesus Christ who refuses to accept the provision made by...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Roman Hierarchy

    05/22/2010 10:39:01 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Roman Hierarchy 289. Is not the constitution of your Church monarchial, instead of democratic? The constitution of the Catholic Church is undoubtedly monarchial. And you are wrong in supposing that it ought to be democratic. The Pope rules the whole Church, and each Bishop is a supreme spiritual ruler in his own diocese. Of course even a democracy must have its officials. But the Catholic Church differs very greatly from any merely human society. It is a society which includes God, who really governs the Church through the Pope and the Bishops. For Christ, God the Son made man,...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Catholic Claim

    05/21/2010 9:54:32 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 153+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Catholic Claim 287. Where in the Bible can be found an unequivocal statement by Christ that He was establishing a Church corresponding in any particular to the Catholic Church of today? He predicted the advent of His Church, saying, "I must preach the kingdom of God, for therefore am I sent." Lk 4:43. He called twelve Apostles, distinct from the rulers of the Synagogue, and appointed them as teachers and rulers in His Church. "Teach men to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you," He said, "and behold I am with you all days even to the end...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Origin of the Church

    05/13/2010 9:26:17 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 177+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Origin of the Church 283. When did the Church begin? When Jesus called the Apostles to follow Him. They were taught by Him, given various necessary powers to act in His name, and finally sent to all the world on Pentecost Sunday, after having received a special communication of the Holy Spirit. 284. Modernists say that it cannot be proved that Christ ever referred to His Church as such, though He did have an idea of calling into being a community of faith. Modernists dare not admit that Christ actually founded a visible and definite Church. If they did they...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Meaning of the Word "Church"

    05/13/2010 4:10:19 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 146+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Meaning of the Word "Church" 280. When you speak of the Catholic Church, in what sense do you use the word "Church"? I intend that organized religious society of all Catholics throughout the world under the Pope as their one visible head on earth. 281. Is not the sense of the word simply "Congregation"? Originally in Greek the word "ecclesia" meant an assembly of people brought together by a public crier. In Biblical Greek it has many meanings, one of them being that which I usually intend. Thus, in the Old Testament, the Greek word "ecclesia" is used, not to...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Catholic Estimate

    05/10/2010 9:01:30 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 88+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Catholic Estimate 266. Does exclusive Catholicism make full allowance for our Lord's reference to "other sheep"? Yes. But you must keep in mind the full text. Christ did not merely say that He had other sheep. He said, "Other sheep I have that are not of this fold." And He added, "Them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd." Jn 10:16. That one fold under one shepherd is the Catholic Church only. 267. Would God give a grace converting a person to a sect which held but...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Idealization of Protestantism

    05/08/2010 9:30:27 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 374 replies · 2,359+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Idealization of Protestantism 246. Protestants claim to belong to the Apostolic Church. The claim cannot be sustained. That Church alone can be truly Apostolic which reaches back to the Apostles by the historical, spiritual, and social bond of uninterrupted succession. Jesus chose and commissioned the Apostles, and they formed the authoritative body in the Church. And in the same Church today there must still be an authoritative body derived from them. This derivation must be historically and socially evident in a visible Church. The whole chain depends on the first link, for that links the Church to Christ. 247....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Reformers Mistaken

    05/07/2010 8:53:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 216+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Reformers Mistaken 242. Despite the evils amongst her members, you still insist that the Catholic Church is the true Church? Yes. Any moral evils which have ever crept in amongst the members of the Catholic Church are a proof, not that the Catholic Church is wrong, but only that her members are human beings ever liable to temptation, and to a lack of generosity in corresponding with the dictates of conscience and the inspirations of divine grace. 243. Since Christ commanded men to carry on His work, were not men free to form new Churches if necessary? The mere fact...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Catholic Reaction

    05/06/2010 8:46:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 141+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholic Reaction 238. In view of all this, was not a Reformation necessary? Undoubtedly. But there was no need for what is popularly called "The Reformation." Any abuses amongst the members of the Church will always cry out urgently for reform. But Protestantism was not a movement of real reform. It made prevalent abuses an excuse to abandon the Church altogether, instead of remaining with it, and trying to effect the conversion of its lax members to better ways. Moreover, Protestantism retained many of the very abuses, and merely sought to justify them by denying that they were wrong. That...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Causes of the Reformation

    05/05/2010 8:42:54 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies · 307+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Causes of the Reformation 221. The power of Romanism was shattered by Martin Luther, of immortal memory. Martin Luther is undoubtedly an outstanding figure in history. But the immortal memory of Luther will become less and less pleasant as the facts concerning him become known. Those who idealize Luther can do so only by ignoring an immense amount of inconvenient information. He was a priest of the Catholic Church, but one who was not faithful to his obligations even as a Christian. On his own admissions he was a victim of both immorality and drunkenness; and he was the most...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Meaning of "Protestant"

    05/04/2010 8:58:31 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Radio Replies Second VolumeMeaning of "Protestant" 214. What is your attitude towards the Protestant Church? As with Greek Orthodoxy, so with Protestantism — there is no such thing in reality as the Protestant Church. Protestantism is a generic name covering many different sects which agree in protesting against the claims of the Catholic Church. 215. That Protestant means one who protests against Rome is a popularly accepted idea, but it is erroneous. The Rev. Dr. Goudge, a Protestant, and Regius professor of Divinity at Oxford, writes, "The number of meanings given to the word Protestant is astonishing, as the great...