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152. Did not the Great Western Schism disprove the unity of the Catholic Church?
No. What is known as the "Great Western Schism" lasted from 1378 till 1417. It was not strictly a schism at all. During that period besides the lawful Pope, there were two others who unlawfully proclaimed themselves Popes, each having a following convinced that his claims were riVht By 1417…
155. The Great Western Schism must have permanently injured the Church.
It did not. It was but a transitory historical episode; and as I have said was not really a schism at all. The confusion was ended by the Council of Constance in 1417 when the lawful Pope Gregory XII resigned, the two Pretenders were declared not lawful Popes at all,…
133. Why must the Pope always be an Italian?
There is no law in the Catholic Church to that effect. Before the Greek schism in the 11th century and the Protestant reformation in the 16th century there were many non-Italian Popes. Since the break-up of the unity of Christendom the Popes have all been Italians by force of various…
156. An Anglican Bishop tells me that the Christian Church is rent by schism and is divided even now.
That is impossible. There can be no real schism in the Church. There can only be schism from the Church. Christ, who warned us that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand, took good care that His Church would ever retain its essential unity. Take an analogy from the relationships…
433. In my opinion the Catholic Church, with her infallible dogmas is the greatest deterrent civilization has had to contend with.
That judgment is not in accordance with historical facts. It was the Catholic Church which lifted the Western world from pagan barbarism to Christian civilization. She is the mother of architecture, music, painting and sculpture; of ethics, philosophy and education. Her monks founded schools throughout Europe, preserving the literature of…
515. You attribute that to our system of secular education.
Secular education has undoubtedly been a major factor in producing religionless Australians. Let me quote for you two very prominent men, one in England and the other in America, both of them non-Catholics. In a broadcast address from the B.B.C., shortly before his death, Archbishop Temple of Canterbury said: "Modern…
700. Surely this political power, productive of conflict as it was, involved the Catholic Church as an institution.
It did. The Catholic Church has never repudiated responsibility for j her influence, even political, in the formation and preservation of Chris--j | tendom. But her political administration was not productive of conflict. L If conflicts developed, they were due to resistances, now here, now there, ft on the part…
777. Why, although the Pope did not protest against the bombing of towns and cities in any other countries, did he protest against the bombing of Rome? Was Rome any different from other cities?
As supreme head of the Catholic Church the Pope had to be above all sectional interests. There were Catholics in all the belligerent countries in World War II. Nor could the Pope allow himself to be dragged into the condemnation of particular outrages which interested politicians wanted condemned to suit…
1340. There seems to have been divisions and schisms from the very beginning, and many of the causes of the present Protestant divisions and sects were present at the time of St. Paul.
The cause of present divisions was, of course, present in earlier divisions, the mistaken thinking and the pride and self-sufficiency of men. But whilst the cause has been the same, the excuses alleged by those who p.n different ages have separated themselves from the Catholic Church have tiot been the…

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