Despite the radicalism of early Protestantism toward many ancient Catholic “distinctives,” such as the Communion of the Saints, Penance, Purgatory, Infused Justification, the Papacy, the priesthood, sacramental marriage, etc., it may surprise many to discover that Martin Luther was rather conservative in some of his doctrinal views, such as on baptismal regeneration, the Eucharist, and particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Many Protestant Christians believe that Catholic devotion to Mary eclipses Jesus, or involves improper worship of a human creature. In this short article, Dr. Miravalle, whose wife Beth is a convert to the Catholic Church, explains a proper view of Catholic devotion to Mary.
Marcus Grodi joins Doug Keck on his EWTN show Bookmark to discuss Thoughts for the Journey Home, a collection of essays drawn from Marcus’ published columns in The Coming Home
There is an old story, which I’m sure most of you have already heard and of which I’m a bit stale on the details, but it is the best story
The disputes between Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as amidst the various Protestant traditions themselves, should, if nothing else, cause one to wonder what the earliest Christian communities thought on
Too often non-Catholics have never heard or read what the Catholic Church truly teaches on issues like Salvation or Justification. They have only too often accepted uncritically what Her antagonists