This is a Catholic reading list for discovering the truths of the Catholic faith
Fullness of the Truth
What is my favorite thing about the Catholic Church?
there are so many graces waiting for everyone in the Catholic Church. God loves us more than we can possibly imagine and we see this through the gifts He continually gives us in the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church seems to me to be the bride of Christ we see described in scriptures, where all members of her one mystical body of Christ eagerly await the coming of their bridegroom, Jesus.
The Catholic church is the fullness of the truth of reality.
My big takeaway for sola scriptura is that it must lead to theological individualism/liberalism. Each individual person becomes the ultimate arbiter of what scriptures mean. I don't believe Jesus left us with an invisible church with the intent that we would all interpret scriptures for ourselves leading to endless division.
Father Garrigou-Lagrange explains what the principle of this interior life is, bringing us full circle in our discussion of justification. This isn't some highfalutin discussion of obscure theological ideas; rather this principle not only explains why the original Reformer's view of justification was incorrect, it also explains what is one of the most important aspects of the Christian life.
Obedience to the law after justification is necessary for salvation. It is only accomplished through the grace of God.
These are the 4 key components in the dispute over justification between Catholics and Lutherans.
In the Catholic view of justification, all is grace.
God used the natural law to lead me to the Catholic Church.
Jesus Christ came to earth to establish an eternal kingdom, nothing less; when he comes into our lives, we can also expect him to shake things up - one way or another. That's the way the Lord works.
--Fr. John Bartunek