Early Evidence for the Eucharist

Did the early Church believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist? What early evidence supports this? Also, if transubstantiation is based on Aristotelian categories that weren’t brought into Christianity until the 12th century, how can the doctrine be biblical or historical? Hear it all HERE! Advertisements

Can Man Become God?

Introduction One thing that saints like Athanasius, Augustine, and Aquinas all have in common is that they asserted that man can become God. Wait, what??? This teaching is also reflected in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “The Son of God became man so that we might become God.” (CCC 460) Hold on – What?!?!?!…

Cordial Catholic Podcast

One of my favorite Catholic bloggers, The Cordial Catholic, is now doing a podcast! I was invited to be on his 4th show where we discussed religious paradigm shifts, proof-texting from the Church Fathers, and Flat Earth Theory. What’s not to love?

Indulgences Explained

Introduction Indulgences do not take up a lot of space in Catholic theology. (The Catechism, for example, devotes only 8 of its 2,865 sections to discussing them – a total of about one standard, typed page). However, due to their abuses in the 16th Century (which were acknowledged and dealt with in the same century),…