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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

Protestant apathy towards conversion of Catholics

1414. Are people heroes only if they turn fromProtestantism to Roman Catholicism?

Not necessarily. The taking of such a step does not alwaysrequire heroic courage. At times it does. There are many people whowould become Catholics tomorrow only for the fact that they havenot the heroism to face the consequences of taking such a step.However, heroism is not manifested only in the religious field. Itis quite often manifested in other fields also.

1415. Why are not the Protestant clergy as anxiousto convert Catholics as you are to convert Protestants?

At the time of the Protestant Reformation, of course, the earlyreformers were anxious to convert as many Catholics as possible totheir new Churches. And the Catholic Church was denounced as thework of Satan, whilst the Pope was branded as the Beast. This ideaof the Catholic Church still persists amongst some of the smallerand narrower Protestant sects. A Seventh Day Adventist booklet inmy possession declares the "great Roman System" to beAntichrist, and appeals most fervently to Catholics to leave it.This booklet tells Catholics that God is crying out to them,"Come out of her, my people." Judge Rutherford's"Witnesses of Jehovah" adopt the same attitude. But theseare relics or revivals of an ancient superstition. The Protestanttradition is dying fast, and more and more Protestant clergymen aredeprecating efforts to convert Catholics to Protestantism. Whereonce they declared that they had left the Catholic Church, they nowwish to say that they never really left it at all, and that theystill belong to it. And that makes it rather absurd to try toconvert Catholics from a Church to what these clergymen claim to bereally the same Church.

1416. How many Protestant clergymen would agree withyou in this?

Thousands. For example, Dr. Percy Dearmer, an Anglican, wants tohold that all professing Christians are really one. In his book,"Our National Church," p. 160, he writes, "We arenot divided; all one body we. We have to say this, and to mean it.And the acid test is that there should be no proselytism." Inother words, this Anglican Canon says that it is" definitelywrong to try to convert a Catholic to any other form ofChristianity. Dr. R. G. Macintyre, a Presbyterian, in his book,"The Substance of the Christian Faith," pp. 81-83, says,"We have laid far too much stress on the form, theorganization of the Church. . . . Each of us may find that aparticular form suits us. Well and good. But ... we are sharers inone common life, and union with Christ implies union with oneanother. There is no narrowness comparable with that whichunchurches any section of Christians because they follow not withus." On such principles, Dr. Macintyre is quite content thatCatholics should remain Catholics. And he is not moved by anydesire to convert them.



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