Fr. William G. Most (1914-1997) will not end up numbered among first-rank apologists, but his book Catholic Apologetics Today (now out of print) came to my attention just when I could profit from it. It appeared as I was putting together the newspaper columns that, when collected and revised, became my first book. Every Fundamentalist … Continue reading Can Works Aid In Our Salvation?
If the Council of Trent didn’t add the deuterocanon to the Bible, as its deliberations show, why do Protestant bibles exclude these books? Before 1599, nearly all Protestant bibles included the deuterocanonical books; between the years 1526 to 1631, Protestant bibles with the deuterocanon were the rule and not the exception. It was not until the … Continue reading Why Protestant Bibles Are Smaller
Myth: Luther and other Reformers were the first to translate Scripture into vernacular languages, which the Church had previously forbidden A main tenet of the false narrative about the origins of Protestantism is that the Catholic Church prevented people from reading the Bible. Enter John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, and others to translate Scripture … Continue reading Did The Catholic Church Prevent People From Reading The Bible?
Myth: The Reformers were holy men who struggled heroically to free the true Christian faith from the superstitions of Rome Martin Luther (1480-1546) and John Calvin (1509-1564) are generally regarded as holy and upright men appalled at the impiety, superstition, and corruption in the Catholic Church, and dedicated to returning the Christian faith to its … Continue reading Were John Calvin & Martin Luther Holy And Pious Men?
Myth: The Christian Faith is just repackaging of pagan myths. Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was an author and expert on the subject of mythology. His interest in myths began when, as a boy, he saw his first Native American totem pole. A practicing Catholic until his thirties, Campbell was fascinated by the seeming similarities among the … Continue reading Why The Pagan Influence Theories Are A Bunch Of “Horus Manure”