The Catechism and Holy Scripture

The Catechism and Holy Scripture

Author: J. B. Bagshawe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 197595663X

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Page: 246

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One common pretense levelled by Protestants against Catholics is the latter's disengagement with the written Word of God and incorporation of extra-biblical elements into their religion. The Church, through her Magisterium, theologians, and Saints, has never ceased to zealously face these false accusations. However, commitment to the written Word of God is incumbent also upon laity and for reasons besides polemics alone. Adapted from the catechism issued by the English Bishops at the end of the 19th century, The Catechism and Holy Scripture illustrates the perennial doctrines of the Church through the Scriptures and is composed with the intention of effecting devotional piety. While the "plenitude of the power committed" to the Catholic Church antedates her establishment of the Biblical canon, Catholics cannot neglect the Scriptures without threatening true adherence and reverence to Divine Revelation. "Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ" writes St. Jerome. Presenting Catholic teaching in a question-answer format alongside a host of scriptural passages related to each, Rev. J.B. Bagshawe's volume is ideal for helping the young learn and love the Catholic Faith.

Blood of the Lamb Catholic Bible Study

Blood of the Lamb Catholic Bible Study

Author: Beth Leonard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491872246

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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If blood were money, then Jesus left this world penniless. For our sake and the will of his Father, Jesus completely emptied himself for the amassed debt of mankind. From the droplets of circumcision to the outpouring of blood and water upon the cross, Jesus gave all he had to give so we might share in his resurrection. Holy Scripture waits for our stillness before it speaks to us, for its great value and mysterious contents are hidden from the one who passes by quickly. For the one who sits with patience, it speaks volumes, revealing worth and fortune we did not know were possible. The Blood of the Lamb Catholic Bible Study creates an atmosphere for learning, reflecting and sharing. By blending Holy Scripture, Catechism and Liturgy with anecdotal stories, it strikes a refined balance to studying the Bible. Intentionally decide to snuggle closer to God, stretch yourself to use the gifts given to you and open your heart a bit wider. You will be amazed at the graces He wants to pour out to you, through the Blood of the Lamb. Scripture is best when it is memorable, useful, and fruitful.

A Doctrinal Catechism

A Doctrinal Catechism

Author: Stephen Keenan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1973921987

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Page: 284

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RISE AND PROGRESS OF PROTESTANTISM 16 Chap. I. Nature and author of Protestantism 16 Chap. II. Causes of Luther's new Creed 17 Chap. III. Luther required to retract by Cardinal Cajetan 19 Chap. IV. Luther judged by the Universities of Paris 20 Chap. V. Luther cited by the secular power 22 Chap. VI. Luther's mode of supplying his Church with priests 24 LUTHER'S REFORMATION NOT THE WORK OF GOD 26 Chap. I. God not the author of the change of religion 26 Chap. II. Luther's language to the Emperor and the Pope 27 Chap. III. Luther's doctrine not of God 28 Chap. IV. Luther's schism not brought about by God 30 Chap. V. Means used by Luther not from God 31 Chap. VI. What then are Luther's followers obliged to? 33 THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 34 Chap. I. To be saved we must be members of the true Church-the true Church is that which was established eighteen hundred years ago, and has existed unceasingly since that time 34 Chap. II. In what Church do we find these two marks of truth? 36 Chap. III. Can Protestants tell where and what was the true Church before Luther's time? 38 Chap. IV. What of the Hussites and Vaudois? 39 Chap. V. Chief marks of the true Church-its Unity 41 Chap. VI. Holiness 44 Chap. VII. Catholicity 47 Chap VIII. Apostolicity 52 RULE OF FAITH 56 Chap. I. Divine faith-its qualities and necessity 56 Chap. II. Faith of Protestants, not firm, but full of doubt 58 Chap. III. They are not certain that their Bible is free of error 60 Chap. IV. They are not certain as to the sense of the Bible 62 Chap. V. Qualities of the Catholic rule of faith 64 Chap. VI. Tradition as connected with the rule of faith 66 PROTESTANTS DO NOT ADHERE TO THE BIBLE ALONE 67 Chap. I. They do not adhere to it in the matter of God's commandments 67 Chap. II. Neither do they on the subject of faith 69 Chap. III. Nor do they on assurance 70 Chap. IV. They abide not by it as regards the Church 72 Chap. V. Nor on the subject of Scripture 73 Chap. VI. Additional proofs that they are not guided by Scripture alone 76 OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE SAINTS 77 Chap. I. Second Person of the Blessed Trinity 77 Chap. II. What we owe to Jesus Christ 78 Chap. III. Catholics glorify Christ more than Protestants do 80 Chap. IV. Catholics do not abandon Christ by asking the prayers of the saints 81 Chap. V. The invocation of saints is Scriptural 82 Chap. VI. The antiquity of this practice 83 COMMUNION UNDER ONE KIND 84 Chap. I. Reception of both kinds not necessary 84 Chap. II. Salvation promised to the reception of one kind 85 Chap. III. The early and pure Church often administered under one kind only 86 Chap. IV. Text, Matth xvi.-"Drink ye all of this," answered 87 Chap. V. Additional reply to an obstinate Protestant 89 SACRIFICE OF THE MASS 90 Chap. I. Essentials of the Mass instituted by Christ 90 Chap. II. Sacrifices of the Old Law 94 Chap. III. Mass a true propitiatory sacrifice 96 PURGATORY 97 Chap. I. General proofs of the existence of a middle state 97 Chap. II. Proofs from the New Testament 99 Chap. III. Proofs from Tradition 101 JUSTIFICATION 103 Chap. I. What is it?-How is the sinner justified? 103 Chap. II. What part has faith in justification? 104 Chap. III. Can one in mortal sin merit heaven? 106 Chap. IV. What gives their value to good works? 107 Chap. V. Can man satisfy for his own sins? 109 INDULGENCES 111 What is an Indulgence?-the arguments for Indulgences from Scripture, Fathers, and Councils 111 And More! Imprimatur.

The Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Author: Ignatius Press

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000043757099

Category: Religion

Page: 975

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This Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Book of References contains all the passages of Sacred Scripture referred to in the Catechism arranged according to the paragraphs in which the references are made. But that is only a beginning. The Catechism also refers to conciliar texts, papal documents, writings of the Fathers and of the Saints. There are more than 3,600 of these references extending from the earliest credal formulations of the ancient Church to the documents of Vatican II and beyond to the magisterial teaching of Pope John Paul II. The Book of References includes all the texts referred to arranged, along with the Scripture passages, according to the paragraphs of the Catechism in which they are referred. (From Ignatius Press website: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/CCCC-P/the-companion-to-the-catechism-of-the-catholic-church.aspx - accessed 11/03/2011).

The Splendour of Doctrine

The Splendour of Doctrine

Author: Aidan Nichols

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610978439

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The new "Catechism of the Catholic Church," the first since the Council of Trent four centuries ago, will play a major part in shaping the consciousness of Roman Catholic Christians of the foreseeable future. Not only will it remain the foundational text for teaching Catholic doctrine for years to come, but it successfully consolidates the achievements of the Second Vatican Council, and presents the definitive modern synthesis of the Church's ever-living Tradition.Aidan Nichol's study introduces the reader to the doctrinal teaching of this massive text of almost three thousand clauses. Commenting on the vital first part of the Catechism section by section, he succeeds in highlighting its principal themes while drawing attention to the significance of the way they have been handled.More sympathetic to the intentions of the Catechism's authors than some other recent commentators, Nichols is sensitive to the nuances of this magisterial text, and its immense theological import.