Five Reference Books Every Catholic Should Own

Introduction The Church has created a massive library of texts over her 2,000 year lifespan, and it can be overwhelming to even contemplate attaining (much less reading) them all. The good news is that among the millions of volumes of writing the Church has produced, many of them are summaries or collections of previous writings. While…

Biblical Perspicuity and the Book of Jude

The idea that the Bible possesses inherent interpretative clarity (“perspicuity“) persists among Evangelicals and other “Bible Only ” Christians. Indeed, it must – for if the Bible is not sufficiently clear for the average person, then the specter of authoritative interpreters is raised which opens the door to the need for an infallible Magesterium. That…

The Incarnation of the Son of God

Introduction To “incarnate” means to “take on flesh”. In the case of Jesus Christ, it refers to the dogma that the Son of God – the second person of the Holy Trinity – assumed a human nature at his conception in the Blessed Virgin Mary. The incarnation is one of the central mysteries of the…