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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...