I am of Paul, I am of Apollos

In the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, we see Paul...
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Criteria for Applying the Vincentian Canon

In the mid 17th century English Protestant divine William Chilli...
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Why Do We Bless Our Meals?

In most devout Catholic families, the prayer of blessing before ...
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Council of Ancyra and Celibacy

From the very earliest days of Christianity it was assumed that ...
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St. Augustine and Sola Scriptura

Anyone who has read the scholarly works by Protestant apologists...
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Torture: Historical and Ethical Perspectives

At the time of this writing (December, 2014), United States citi...
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The History of Beards in Western Christendom

What does the hair on a man's face mean? Since we are made in Go...
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Papal Primacy in the First Councils

It is standard fare in the apologetical work of Protestants and ...
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Papal Infallibility and the Case of Pope Vigilius

The Fifth Ecumenical Council of the Church (Constantinople II) m...
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The Truth About Priestly Celibacy in the Early Church

The discipline of priestly celibacy is a Catholic practice that ...
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The Obedience of Athanasius

This essay is written in response to the many times St. Athanasi...
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The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher

Aristides was a Christian apologist who lived during the early t...
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Saved Through Childbearing

In the second chapter of St. Paul's first epistle to Timothy, Pa...
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Catholic Elements in the Shepherd of Hermas

The Shepherd of Hermas, also called the P...
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"Sign of Discord": Two Bishops in the Seat of Peter

Papal resignations, though rare, are by no means unprecedented i...
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