Three stages of conversion

This is an exerpt from a great book by Dale Ahlquist, All Roads: Roamin' Catholic Apologetics: Chesterton describes the three stages a convert goes through. The first is deciding to be fair to the Catholic Church. But there is no being fair to it. You are either for it or against it. When you stop being against…

Church Fathers on the Church and Apostolic Succession

The apostles received the Gospel for us from the Lord Jesus Christ; and Jesus Christ was sent from God. Christ, therefore, is from God, and the apostles are from Christ. Both of these orderly arrangements, then, are by God’s will. Receiving their instructions and being full of confidence on account of the resurrection of our…

The Art of Accompaniment

Remarks from Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto at 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Delivered Saturday, October 10, 2015 Instrumentum Laboris Part III: Section 110; The Art of Accompaniment  We are called to accompany people with a compassion that challenges, and that leads to conversion, and to a heart on fire for…