Choose a topic from Vol 4:

Religion - Yes or No

Necessity of Religion
Reality of Religious Experience
Religion and life
Religious statistics
Nature of religion
Necessity of worship
Neglect of religion
Religion and history
Conversion of mankind

The Christian Church

Nature of the Church
Necessity of the Church
Visible organisation
Hierarchical constitution
Papal supremacy
Perpetuity of the Church

"This Shall Be the Sign"

Notes of identification
Unity of the Church
Holiness of the Church
Catholicity of the Church
Apostolic succession
"Roman" but not "Roman Catholic"

Dogmatic Authority of the Church

Authority in religion
Catholic Church infallible
The Pope infallible
Papal definitions
Dogmatic spirit of the Catholic Church
"Religion of the spirit"
Individual freedom
Re-stating Christianity
Athanasian Creed
Meaning of faith
Faith and reason
Faith and science
Religion and education
Religion and morals
Catholic countries backward
Universities and religion
Natural Moral Law
Christian principles of morality
Catholicism versus the world

The Power-Complex Illusion

Legislative power of the Catholic Church
Coercive power of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church and political ambitions
Divided allegiance of Catholics
Rome and totalitarianism
Aim of the Catholic Church in America
Catholic Action
Political freedom of Catholics
Catholic infiltration of civic life
Catholicism anti-democatic
Rival totalitarianisms, Rome and Moscow
Catholic attitude to Protestants
Spanish Inquisition
Church and State
Federal Union or "One World State"

Life-Or-Death Social Problems

Social reform necessary
Trade unions
Protestant Churches and Communism
Social apathy of Churches
Catholic social teaching
Family life
Primary purpose of marriage
Religion and marriage
Form of marriage
Mixed marriages
Birth control
"Catholic birth control"
Divorce and re-marriage
Catholics and civil divorce
Nullity decrees
Therapeutic abortion
Euthansia or mercy-killing

Those Exclusive Claims

Divided Christendom
Do divisions matter?
The "Only True Church" claims
Cause of sectarian bigotry
Reunion Movement
Catholic non-cooperation

Religious Liberty

Religious freedom
Catholic intolerance
Protestants and the principles of religious liberty
Rome and the "Four Freedoms"
Heresy and heretics
Religious rights of Protestants
Religious persecution
"Rome's historical record"
Protestant missionaries in Spain
In Italy
In South America
Conditions in Colombia

Are Only Catholics Saved

"Outside the Catholic Church no salvation"
Beliefs of Catholics
Salvation of Pagans
Salvation of Protestants
Why become a Catholic?
Duty of inquiry
Salvation of apostate Catholics
Test at the Last Judgment
Obstacles to conversion
Truth of Catholicism

Notes of identification

146. The shepherds on the hills outside Bethlehem were given a sign by which they could recognize their Saviour. Surely there should be a sign to enable us to recognize the true Church!

The New Testament leaves us in no doubt as to the outstanding characteristics which the true Church must possess. Christ founded but one Church. Its members were to form the "New Israel," or to be God's "Holy People" in this world. These members were to be called, not from one nation only, but from all nations. And those charged with the official duty of preaching the Gospel were the Apostles and their successors till the end of time. This means that the true Church must be one united body, holy, catholic and apostolic.

147. Yet a host of different Churches give different and opposite versions of what we must believe and do.

That impression arises from your confusing the Catholic and the non- Catholic Churches as if they were all equally accredited representatives of the Christian religion. That the Catholic Church denies. And if you consider the Catholic Church in herself you will find quite absent as far as she is concerned the diversity and contradictions of which you complain. Go to any Catholic Priest in Sydney, New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Capetown, Tokyo, Madrid, or in any section of Europe, Asia, Africa, America, or Oceania, and every one of those Priests will tell you exactly the same thing where it is a question of essential doctrinal or moral teaching. That other Churches differ from her and differ amongst themselves is not surprising, for truth preserves unity whilst error inevitably leads to diversity.



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