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Proof of God's existence
God's nature
Supreme control over all things and the problem of suffering and evil


Destiny of man
Immortality of man's soul
Pre-existence denied
The human free will
Determinism absurd


Necessity of religion
Salvation of the soul
Voice of science
Religious racketeers
Divine revelation
Revealed mysteries
Existence of miracles

The Religion of the Bible

Gospels historical
Missing Books of the Bible
The Bible inspired
Biblical account of creation
New Testament problems
Supposed contradictions in Sacred Scripture

The Christian Faith

Source of Christian teaching
Jewish rejection of Christ
Christianity a new religion
Rational foundation for belief
Causes of unbelief

A Definite Christian Faith

Divisions amongst Christians
Schisms unjustified
Facing the problem
The wrong approach
Is one religion as good as another?
Obligation of inquiry
Charity and tolerance

The Protestant Reformation

Meaning of "Protestant"
Causes of the Reformation
Catholic reaction
Reformers mistaken
The idealization of Protestantism
The Catholic estimate

The Truth of Catholicism

Meaning of the word "Church"
Origin of the Church
The Catholic claim
The Roman hierarchy
The Pope
The Petrine text
St. Peter's supremacy
St. Peter in Rome
Temporal power
Unity of the Church
Holiness of the Church
Catholicity of the Church
Apostolicity of the Church
Indefectibility of the Church
Obligation to be a Catholic

The Church and the Bible

Catholic attitude towards the Bible
Is Bible reading forbidden to Catholics?
Protestant Bibles
The Catholic Douay Version
Principle of private interpretation
Need of Tradition
The teaching authority of the Catholic Church

The Dogmas of the Church

Revolt against dogma
Value of a Creed
The divine gift of Faith
Faith and reason
The "Dark Ages"
The claims of science
The Holy Trinity
Creation and evolution
Grace and salvation
The Sacraments
Holy Eucharist
The Sacrifice of the Mass
Holy Communion
The Catholic Priesthood
Marriage and divorce
Extreme Unction
The resurrection of the body
The end of the world

The Church and Her Moral Teachings

The Inquisition
Other superstitions
Attendance at Mass
Sex education
Attitude to "Free Love"

The Church in Her Worship

Magnificent edifices
Lavish ritual
Women in Church
Catholics and "Mother's Day"
Liturgical Days
Burial rites
Candles and votive lamps
The rosary
Lourdes water
The Scapular

The Church and Social Welfare

Social influence of the Church
The education question
The Church and world distress
Catholic attitude towards Capitalism
The remedy for social ills
Communism condemned
The Fascist State
Morality of war
May individuals become soldiers?
The Church and peace
Capital punishment
Catholic Action

Comparative Study of Non-Catholic Denominations

Defections from the Catholic Church
Coptic Church
Greek Orthodox Church
Anglican Episcopal Church
The "Free" or "Nonconformist" Churches
Church of Christ
Seventh Day Adventists
Plymouth Brethren
Catholic Apostolic Church or Irvingites
Salvation Army
Christian Science
British Israelism
Liberal Catholics
Witnesses of Jehovah
Buchmanism or the "Oxford Group Movement"
From Protestantism to Catholicism

To and From Rome

Conversion of Cardinal Newman
Why Gladstone refrained
The peculiar case of Lord Halifax
Gibbon the historian
Secession of Father Chiniquy
Father Tyrrell, the modernist
Bishop Garrett's departure
Judgment on lapsed Catholics
Protestant apathy towards conversion of Catholics
Principles for converts to Catholicism
God's will that all should become Catholics

Bishop Garrett's departure

1407. Why did Bishop Julio Garrett, of Cochabamba,Bolivia, leave the Catholic Church, if it is so true?

Bishop Julio Garrett did not voluntarily leave the CatholicChurch. Because he was not true to his charge, he was deposed andexcommunicated by the Pope in December, 1929.

1408. He joined the Anglican Church, and gave as hisreasons for leaving Rome the avarice and immorality of LatinAmerica, and his inability to accept the infallibility of thePope.

Naturally Bishop Julio Garrett had to give reasons for hischange of allegiance, and he was not likely to give the realreasons. His first excuse will not impress thinking people. If sinis prevalent in a given locality, a good bishop whose mission it isto labor for the conversion of sinners knows that that place isjust where he is needed. And as a good shepherd he does not deserthis post merely because there are more sinners than he thought whobadly need converting to Christ. But, as a matter of fact, JulioGarrett was not a good bishop. If avarice and immorality were tooprevalent, the example he gave, far from checking it, would onlytend to increase it. He was reported to Rome for his scandalousconduct, cited before an ecclesiastical court, found guilty, andexpelled from the Catholic Church.The second reason, that he could no longer accept theinfallibility of the Pope, is not surprising. The only thing to benoted is that he gave no hint that he could not accept theinfallibility of the Pope until after the Pope refused to accepthim any longer as a bishop in the Catholic Church.

1409. It is not often that a Catholic Bishop losesfaith in the Catholic Church.

Correct. But, if Bishop Garrett has lost his faith in theChurch, he lost much else before he came to such a stage.Refutations of this kind are not very pleasant. But if a man isheld up as a living argument by Protestant papers that Rome iswrong, it is necessary to examine the value of that livingargument. Listen to the calm, measured, and dignified language ofthis cable from Rome concerning Bishop Julio Garrett. "Thereason, and the sole reason, for the deposing by the Holy See ofJulio Garrett as Bishop of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in December, 1929,was the proving by judicial and exact procedure of offenses bothagainst the commandments of God and the laws of the Church. Tosafeguard charity, the decree of deposition, with its reasons, wasnot made public at the time; but the bishopric was merely declaredvacant. However, since Protestant periodicals have publishedstatements that Julio Garrett came to Rome, and became convincedthat the Catholic Church was in error, whereupon he went over tothe American Episcopal Church, the Holy See has caused the decreeof his deposition to be published in Bolivia and to the world.Henceforth only ignorance or bad faith can repeat the assertionthat Julio Garrett left the Catholic Church of his own accord, orthat he was a faithful bishop in that Church."



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