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706. Did not St. Peter champion salvation by works of the Jewish Law, whilst St. Paul demanded salvation by faith?
Both St. Peter and St. Paul insisted upon salvation both by faith and good works. Did St. Peter insist on salvation by works only, when he wrote, "There is an inheritance reserved in heaven for you who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation"? I. Peter…
477. Rome's claim to interpretative authority, based on an obviously doctored text of the Bible can only appeal to those who have not heard the voice of the true Shepherd.
It used to be the Protestant Tradition that the Catholic religion is opposed to the Bible. Now when a man has that fixed idea firmly embedded in his mind, he gets a shock when he hears the Bible quoted in favor of Catholicism. The stronger the texts are, the greater…
472. Do you place more reliance on Catholic dogma and Tradition than on the Bible?
As remote sources of Christian doctrine Catholics accept equally the Bible and authentic Christian Tradition. These constitute the written and unwritten Word of God. The immediate guide of Catholics is the official teaching of the Catholic Church. That Church expresses from time to time in a dogma the exact sense…
473. Tradition is no more reliable as evidence than mere gossip or rumor.
You are using the word Tradition in a sense other than that intended by the Church in this matter. We intend, as a source of Christian truth, that divine Tradition which is the collection of doctrines taught by Christ and the Apostles, but which were not written in the New…
476. The misdirection seems eloquent of the inaccuracy of Apostolic Tradition as against the handing down of the written word.
The Calendar, whether accurate or inaccurate, in no way comes under the definition of Apostolic Tradition as one of the sources of revelation. No argument based on the Calendar has any bearing, therefore, on the subject of Tradition.…
430. I have been told that no Church came into existence until the fourth century!
That was not a correct statement. Christ personally established the Christian Church. He said clearly, "I will build my Church." He did not say, "I will see that my Church is established in the fourth century." In the first century St. Paul wrote to the Philippians blaming himself for having…
528. If you discount grammar in the interests of a particular exegesis words lose the power to prove anything.
Our exegesis involves no violation of grammar. And all danger of distortion is removed by the use of the usual safeguards of exegesis; namely, the analogy of faith, the interpretations of the Fathers, and the constant Tradition of the Catholic Church. No argument based on grammatical form arises where the…
628. Isn't it just the advance of years that makes for a man's greatness such as Jesus Christ?
No. Far more often the advance of years makes for a man's complete disappearance from history and the memory of man. A man has to be of striking personality and accomplishments before his contemporaries or posterity will magnify him and enshrine him in the gallery of fame. Where religion is…
348. Is there any indication in Scripture that St.Peter was ever in Rome?
Yes. St. Peter ends his first Epistle with the words, "TheChurch which is in Babylon salutes you, and so doth my sonMark." Pagan Rome was called Babylon by the early Christians;and St. Peter was writing from that city. Also, St. Paul wrote hisEpistle to the Romans in the year 58…
227. History is history, and the record of truth.
You leave out the fact that historians do not always tell the truth. I admit that the writing of history is a very difficult thing. For, firstly, a man must get the facts, testing his sources rigidly at every stage. Secondly, since no one book can give all the facts,…
103. St. Jude quotes the Book of Enoch as inspired.
St. Jude does not quote the Book of Enoch as inspired. The quotation from St. Jude is as follows: "Now of these Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying: Behold the Lord cometh with thousands of His saints to execute judgment." Jude, I, 14. The Book of Enoch was…
247. The Reformation was to restore the Apostolic Church.
So it is said. But Protestants do not claim an Apostolic character for their Churches in the right sense of the word. As a rule, they seek to attach themselves to Christ directly, without any intermediary society possessing historical continuity. They rather claim to have a religion "like" that of…
265. How can you escape the evident success of Protestantism?
I deny that its success is evident, at least from the genuinely Christian point of view. Genuine Christianity leads to supernatural rather than to merely natural ideals. Christ said that His kingdom was not of this world, and definitely bade us "love not the world." A spiritual and unworldly outlook…

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"The hardest thing to find in the world today is an argument. Because so few are thinking, naturally there are found but few to argue. Prejudice there is in abundance and sentiment too, for these things are born of enthusiasms without the pain of labour. Thinking, on the contrary, is a difficult task; it is the hardest work a man can do - that is perhaps why so few indulge in it."
- Mgsr Fulton Sheen in Preface to Vol 3 (1942)