Reposting the Series ~ The Lamb of God Theme: Second Model

  Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Two: Noah’s Altar, Ark and Rainbow – Genesis 5:28-7:28 – Prehistory The rainbow is a sign of the eternal covenant God made with mankind: that He would never again destroy the world’s creatures by flood as He did in the days of Noah. A Sketch of Noah’s Life: God looked down from the heavenly heights and saw how evil the people had become. Continue Reading →

The Voice of Peter

Most Rev. Fulton Sheen This article was specially written by Most Rev. Fulton Sheen, Bishop of Rochester for the English edition of L’Osservatore Romano. Christ and Peter Psychology reveals that the human body, when it reaches a certain growth, begins to be conscious of itself. A moment comes when the child no longer says: “Baby wants”… but “I want”. The Church as the Body of Christ revealed its heavenly consciousness when Christ complained to Paul Continue Reading →

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Another Relevant Essay

  Scandals by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Every now and then people come across a counterfeit bill, but I never knew anyone who, because of it, argued that the United States currency was worthless. Astronomers have seen spots on the sun, but I have yet to hear of one who denied that the sun is the light of the world. But I know many who pick out the failings and sins of a few Catholics Continue Reading →

Catholicism: the Reason for My Hope Part III

The Structure of the Church and the Continuity of Her Teachings The structure of the Church that Christ founded has a structure that Christ imposed on Her. Just before He gave Peter the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven that bind and loose on heaven and earth, Christ asked the disciples who the people said He was. The reply was this. And they said: “Some [say] John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or Continue Reading →

Where Does a Church Get its Authority?

This might be presented as the argument of authority. There are two recognized types of authority: One IMMEDIATE and the other MEDIATE. They could be characterized in the following way:  Immediate Authority is unquestioned and undisputed authority that rests upon their inherent right which is a product of who the person is. They do not require any authority from another. Their authority is not different from their person: it is who they are in and Continue Reading →