Understanding the Authority of the Catholic Church
Brother Lawrence returns with Fr. Mark-Mary after telling his story, and this time they talk about understanding the authority of the pope in the Church. Coming from an evangelical background actually helped Brother Lawrence understand how leaders can be broken. Nonetheless, when you find out about the sins of someone you look up to, that doesn’t invalidate the good you’ve experienced through them. God can use imperfect people to accomplish his work. In fact, there is no other way to do so because we are all imperfect.
Pope Benedict XVI, in his book Call to Communion, said “The pope has always been both petros and skandalon.” The pope has always been the foundation stone of the Church (...
The Gift of the Magisterium
This week's 3MT covers why we need an authority outside of Scripture.
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Bishop Barron on Protestantism and Authority
Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Bishop Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfire.org/
Ask Fr. Barron: What to say to Catholics who struggle with Church teaching?
Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Authority of the Catholic Church
Dr. Peter Kreeft at the Catholic Diocese of Arlington Men's Conference 2013 speaking on the authority of the Church.
Dr. Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College. He is the author of numerous books as well as a popular writer of Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics. He also formulated, together with Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, "Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God." His intellectual reputation stems from his strengths in debating and summarizing the philosophical arguments of the major Western philosophers. He has debated several academics in issues related to God's existence. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, i...
Why Catholics Use Scripture and Tradition
Catholics use Scripture and Tradition because Scripture tells us to use both. St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians:
“So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter” (2 Thessalonians 2:15).
If God wanted us to use Scripture alone, wouldn’t he tell us as much in the Bible? True, St. Paul emphasizes the value of Scripture:
“All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
However, St. Paul is just as emphatic about the value of the Church:
“If I am d...
Scripture and Tradition with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
Join Fr. Mitch in his LIVE Bible Study on the Eucharist! Today, Fr. Mitch will continue his discussion of Christ's crucifixion, scapegoats in the Old Testament and the Jewish feast of Yom Kippur.
The Problem of Authority (Why Be Catholic?)
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam! Thanks for watching! If you'd like to discuss anything I brought up in the video, leave a comment below!
This series (Why Be Catholic?) will alternate with the other series I have planned, which is a secret for now... Anyways, here are some sources if you want to read more!
This source has a good number of excerpts from the Early Church Fathers about the Church's Apostolic Succession.
This is a complete list of the lineage of Popes from Pope Peter to Pope Francis, along with links to more extensive biograph...
Tradition, Doctrine, Authority
How many teachings do you have to agree with to be Catholic? Why do Catholics place an emphasis on Tradition? Where does the authority the Catholic Church claims to have come from?
The Catholic Church has many traditions, doctrines, and claims to have a unique authority. What does this all mean? Nick sat down with Fr. Elias Carr, Can. Reg., from Glen Cove NY, to find out.
1:08 - The Foundations of the Catholic view of Tradition
3:57 - Is Tradition infallible?
8:13 - A Catholic Response to Sola Scriptura
12:13 - Can you have Tradition without Scripture?
13:15 - What is a doctrine?
15:44 - Is doctrine a part of the big T or little t?
17:28 - Dogma vs. Doctrine
18:49 - T...
Lesson 19 - Authority and Infallibility
Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen - "A Catholic Catechism"
This is one of the priceless 50 lessons recorded in 1965 by Archbishop Fulton J Sheen about the teachings of the Catholic Church.