Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 31: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT.


Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 31: THE FIRST COMMANDMENT Author: Rev. Fr. Javier Lopez The ten commandments of the Decalogue The first commandment Faith and hope in God Love for others out of love for God Love of self out of love for God Basic bibliography   1.      The ten commandments of the Decalogue Our…

ARE YOU SAVED? HOW A CATHOLIC MUST RESPOND.


ARE YOU SAVED? HOW A CATHOLIC MUST RESPOND.   “ARE YOU SAVED?” This is a typical question a fundamentalist or Born-again Christian poses to Catholics. As we all know they (the Born-again and some fundamentalist/evangelical protestants, and other sects) believe that their salvation comes from -the Lutheran tenet which posits that- the mere acceptance of…

21 REASONS WHY THE “SCRIPTURES ALONE (SOLA SCRIPTURA)” IS UNBIBLICAL, MAN-MADE, ERRONEOUS AND MUST BE REJECTED.


21 REASONS WHY THE “SCRIPTURES ALONE (SOLA SCRIPTURA)” IS UNBIBLICAL, MAN-MADE, ERRONEOUS AND MUST BE REJECTED. Dear fellow Catholics and other Christian brethren: below you have  a very interesting article written by Joel Peters who scholarly refutes the Protestant “SOLA SCRIPTURA” position, that is, “Scripture alone,” which alleges that the Bible – as interpreted by…

Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 20: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (2)


Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 20: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (2)   1. The sacrificial character of the Holy Mass 1.1. In what sense is the Holy Mass a sacrifice? The Holy Mass is a sacrifice in the proper sense, although “new” with respect to the sacrifices found in natural religions and in the ritual sacrifices of the…

Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 19: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (1)


Summary of Catholic Teaching Topic 19: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (1)   Sacramental nature of the Holy Eucharist. 1.1. What is the Eucharist? The Eucharist is the sacrament that makes present in the liturgical celebration of the Church the Person of Jesus Christ, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, and his redeeming sacrifice, in the fullness of…

Summaries of Catholic Teaching. Topic 25: MARRIAGE


Summaries of Catholic Teaching Topic 25: MARRIAGE Rev. Prof. Rafael Diaz, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (Roma) “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education…

Summaries of Catholic Teaching. Topic 6: CREATION.


Summaries of Catholic Teaching. Topic 6: CREATION Author: Santiago Sanz Profesor of Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome) INTRODUCTION The importance of the truth about creation comes from its being the “foundation of God’s saving plans . . . the beginning of the history of salvation, which culminates in Christ” ( Compendium, 51). Both the…