Will Many Be Saved?

…or how the sweet, but noxious atmosphere of universalism has undermined the Catholic Church’s mission to the world. Ralph Martin is the Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. He is also President of Renewal Ministries and a consulter to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. [Read More…]

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Mrs Brady on the Assumption of the BVM

Mrs Brady, Catholic Old Lady is one of our guest bloggers… Why look who it is! Sylvia! Come in dear! Come in! I am so glad to see you, and little Charlie too! I was just taking a few minutes to sit here on the porch. Well, I say a few minutes, but I’ve been [Read More…]

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Call Me an Evangelical Charismatic Liberal Conservative Progressive Traditionalist…

…or call me Catholic. One of my life slogans is the dictum by F.D.Maurce that “A man is most often right in what he affirms and wrong in what he denies.” I realize that my own prejudices and background incline me towards what seems to be a more conservative viewpoint, but I reject the title [Read More…]

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Joachim and Anna – Redemption’s Turning Point

In my own journey from Protestant fundamentalism to the Catholic Church the dogma of the Immaculate Conception was a stumbling block. I understood the doctrine–that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived in the natural way, but by direct action of God was preserved from the stain of original sin. I also understood the reasoning for [Read More…]

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Division, Diversity and Dissent

The Bishop was present in the parish over the weekend to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation, and after sharing dinner with him and the Holy Deacon I was pondering the immensity of his task. The Catholic Church is so amazingly diverse, and the bishop is the focus of unity for the diocese. How does he [Read More…]

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The Blazing Trinity

I saw three rings entwined–one composed of smooth gold as clear as crystal and hard as diamonds. The second a circlet of thorns. The third was a ring of fire. But in saying they were three rings entwined, I saw that they were also three rings interfused. The smooth gold as clear as crystal was [Read More…]

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