HOW DID THE CELEBRATION OF MARY’S BIRTH BEGIN?

Although the celebration of the Nativity of the Mother of God is not explicitly recorded in the Holy Bible, history shows it otherwise. In fact, early Christian documents can be cited for such ancient tradition. St. Romanus the Melodist (490-556 AD), a deacon of Berytus, composed a hymn in 6th century to commemorate the solemn…

The Birth of Mary, the Mother of God

September 8th — the Nativity of Our Most Holy Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Holy Catholic Church as a day of universal joy. Within the context of the Old and the New Testaments, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary was born on this radiant day, having been chosen before the ages by Divine Providence to…

CHURCH FATHERS ON THEIR RELIABILITY

When anti-Catholics are presented with the writings of the early Church Fathers in defense of Catholic teachings, they refused to acknowledge them and even rejected their reliability. But who are these Church Fathers? Are their writings really trustworthy? The Church Fathers are respected Christian teachers of the early-century Christianity and are recognized as witnesses of…

CORRECTING THE MISINTERPRETATION ON 2 TIMOTHY 3:16 AND 1 CORINTHIANS 4:6

To accuse the Catholic Church of teaching that are not found in the Holy Bible, anti-Catholic preachers quote 2 Timothy 3:16 that says “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness …” and 1 Corinthians 4:6 that says “Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to…

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND HER HISTORICAL LINK TO CHRIST

When discussing about the history of the Catholic Church, Protestants may be reluctant and skeptic in accepting the details be presented to them if these are coming from Catholic sources. However, can they still refuse the fact if they are cited from non-Catholic and/or public sources? “ROMAN CATHOLICISM. The largest of the Christian denominations is…

IS PRAYING SAME AS WORSHIPPING?

It is not surprising anymore that non-Catholics would accuse any Catholics of idolatry when they see the latter praying to saints before their sacred images as the former equate praying to worshipping. But, is praying worshipping? By etymological definition, Prayer came from the Latin “precari” that means “to ask earnestly, beg, entreat.” Hence, Prayer is…

Is the Sacrament of Confirmation biblical?

Another doctrine of the Catholic Church that is being categorically denied and continuously attacked by the anti-Catholics is the Sacrament of Confirmation. They assert that it does not appear anywhere in the Holy Bible. Although it might appear true that the practice is not similarly termed as such in the Sacred Scriptures but its manner…

SVMMA APOLOGIA ON MOBILE APP

In order for us to continuously defend the Holy Catholic Church in any way, we created this simple mobile app that can be downloaded on your mobile phone so that we can reach you whereever you may be. This mobile app is linked to the website and facebook page. It also contains the complete Holy…

THE EARLY CHRISTIANS ON CONFIRMATION

Accusing the Holy Catholic Church of practicing religious acts that are not of apostolic origin, the sacrament of confirmation is found not exempted from that Protestant belittlement. However, what could the early Christians say about the sacrament of confirmation anyway? Theophilus of Antioch “Are you unwilling to be anointed with the oil of God? It…

MARTIN LUTHER ON PAPACY

Below are the testimonies of Martin Luther on the pastoral authority of the Pope in the Universal Church: “We concede — as we must — that so much of what they say is true: that the papacy has God’s word and the office of the apostles, and that we have received Holy Scriptures, Baptism, the…

34 Common Errors About the Spanish Inquisition | NCR

  The anti-Spanish Black Legend was one of the most successful propaganda campaigns in world history. There are very few tales as tall as the tales told of the Black Legend of the Spanish Inquisition and Catholic Spain. Among the many, many lies of the Black Legend of the Inquisition are:   1. The major…