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

Salvation of Pagans

1611. In insisting on the necessity of being a Catholic, have you thought of the millions of pagan souls who have never heard of your true Church?

I have. But we can leave those to God. You are not in the same position as they are. You have heard of the Catholic Church, or you would not have written to me concerning it; and the vital question for you, as a non-Catholic, is what you are going to do about it. With the knowledge you have, you are not in the same position as those who do not know as much as you do; and their responsibility before God is not the measure of yours.

1612. Is it conceivable that all these millions who have never heard of your true Church are doomed to hell, as it were, before they were born?

No. If ever you become a Catholic you will find that you are not expected to think in such a way at all. In fact, you will find that you are forbidden to do so. For the Catholic Church absolutely condemns the Calvinist doctrine that people are doomed to hell before they are born. No one can go to hell except by his own deliberate choice. If a man is born in a pagan country and has never heard of Christ or of the Catholic Church, the Catholic religion teaches that nevertheless, owing to the redemptive work of Christ, God will give him sufficient interior grace to enable him to attain salvation. How that works out in practice, of course, must be left to God. But one who does realize the truth of the Catholic Church could not possibly make such a provision for pagans an excuse for not joining the Catholic Church.



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