Tag: ecumenism

Mother Mary

"When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be. " – The Beatles, Let it Be Some recent exchanges with Protestant have revolved …

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A Turning Round

Here are some good conversion stories I’ve found. From Lutheran to Catholic Coming Home [A former Methodist minister] Better Late Than Never [A 93-year-old Methodist] On a related note: Why Tom Casey Loves the Catholic Church

What Does Lent Mean to You?

[A previous post didn’t get the attention I’d hoped for, so I’m republishing it. – Funky] "The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term …

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Did Mary Have to be Sinless to Carry the Messiah?

Thanks to some free advertising from RasorsKiss, Ed "What the" Heckman, of The Greatest Pursuits, found my response to Rand’s screed and tossed in his two cents. It’s an intelligent, thought-provoking response. Here’s a sample: Is it unreasonable to think that if God/Jesus was in intimate contact with ‘sinners’ before the formal end of that …

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Protestant Defends Purgatory

Those following the discussion about purgatory, might find this Musings of a Pertinacious Papist post interesting. "Jerry L. Walls is not a Catholic. He is professor of philosophy and religion at Asbury Theological Seminary, a conservative evangelical Methodist seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He teaches an annual C.S. Lewis seminar, which is one of the school's …

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