Good Non-Catholic Christians – Is There Salvation Outside the Church?

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The sudden death of Tony Palmer–the friend of Pope Francis–has raised the question whether he could be saved even though he never converted to the Catholic faith. Some Catholics would shake their head sadly and quote the famous phrase, Extra Ecclesiam nulls salus- Outside the Church, No Salvation. Does this mean that everyone who is not a [Read More...]

A Flyte of Fancy

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Here is my article for The Catholic Thing for this month. It is a few thoughts on the symbolism in Evelyn Waugh’s masterpiece, Brideshead Re-Visited…and here is a piece on Brideshead for The Imaginative Conservative. A friend once observed that Brideshead could stand for the Catholic Church – the  “bride” of Christ who is the “head” of [Read More...]

Pope Francis “Doesn’t Want to Convert Evangelicals”?

Pope Francis Meets with Kenneth Copeland and other Evangelical Leaders

After meeting with a group of Pentecostal Evangelicals Pope Francis reportedly wants to preach in a Protestant church in Rome. This article reports on the meeting held in Rome with Pope Francis and TV Evangelist Kenneth Copeland and other Evangelical leaders including theologian Brian Stiller and Anglican bishop Tony Palmer. The Pope wants to go [Read More...]

Ear of the Heart

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Okay, so I’ve got this book review pile which is like one of those friendship cakes that keep on growing no matter how much you eat, and one of the books sat there most of the summer was The Ear of the Heart by Mother Dolores Hart. I glanced at the hype about the book and [Read More...]

Fathers Know Best

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One of the recurrent themes in the conversion stories of former Protestant ministers is their discovery of the Apostolic Fathers. Ever since Bl. John Henry Newman found his way Home to Rome by reading the early church writings, waves of converts have also read the theologians and historians in the generations just after the apostles [Read More...]

Woman and Serpent Take 2

Immaculate Conception by Murillo

  Here is a chapter from my book Mary-A Catholic Evangelical Debate–with a former Bob Jones University classmate– David Gustafson [Read more...]


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