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

Conversion of mankind

52. Do you think it possible to bring whole nations back to religion.

Not suddenly, and as nations. Nations can repent and return to God only through their individual members. But the sight of national and international needs should make thinking men realize their own need. Thev should reflect that if nations cannot get on without God neitner can individuals. The obligation to return to God and to the true religion must fall primarily upon each individual; for only as their individual members return to God can the nations do so.

53. How can one make men believe in God and enter into experienced relationships with Him?

You cannot; and I cannot. For religion means a revolutionary change in a man's personal life. No man can make that change for another man. We can only explain the reasons for belief in God, what faith is, and what religion requires. We can also, of course, pray for others. But if any man, seeing the necessity, wants to make religion a reality in his own life, he alone, with God's help, can do so.

54. What "religious prescription" can you offer to mankind?

Christianity in all its fullness. Men should take up the Christian religion in earnest, believing all that it teaches and fulfilling all the duties it prescribes. Its basic teaching is man's need of redemption, and it offers the redemption he needs. In the beginning God created man and offered him a destiny of perfect eternal union with Himself in Heaven. But God created man free, and this eternal destiny had to be freely chosen. Because man was free, it was possible not to choose it; and as a matter of fact man refused to choose it. Hb preferred to be independent of God and to behave as if he were self-sufficient. That meant sin, a serious rebellion against God's will. The result has been a series of disasters for man right through history, to teach man that he cannot find happiness apart from God. But from the moment of the very first sin God promised a Redeemer who would restore the possibility of man's eternal destiny; and in due time He sent His own Son into this world under the name of Jesus Christ for that purpose. Jesus died on Calvary, expiating our sins. Then He rose from the dead, offering to all who unite themselves with Him in faith, love and obedience the power to rise to a new life in this world,' and to attain to eternal happiness in the next. Those united to Him, He unites amongst themselves in the Church He established; and that Church is the Catholic Church, with which this book is mainly concerned. Those who.desire the Christian religion in its fulness, therefore, should study the teachings of the Catholic Church, embrace the Catholic Faith, and do their utmost to live up to all its obligations, loyally, fervently and perseveringly until the time of their probation in this world is completed.



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