What Protestantism and the New Atheism Have in Common

If someone asked you, “What does the New Atheism have in common with Protestantism?” you might say, “Nothing!” It would seem that devout Bible believing Christians such as Protestants would be as far away from atheists as possible. Yet there is more to this comparison than meets the eye. Protestants may not be similar to modern atheists in the content …

Are Catholics Wrong About John 6? (Part II)

HERE’S HOW TO RESPOND to two arguments that Protestants commonly turn to in order to disprove the Catholic understanding of John 6. They are: (1) the argument from “The flesh is of no avail” and “My words are spirit and life” and (2) the “door” and the “vine” argument. In my previous article of this two-part series, I showed how two …

CA Live: Were the Apostles Bible-Only Christians?

What Bible passages do Protestants use to support Sola Scriptura? Where in the Bible is Sacred Tradition held on a par with Sacred Scripture? How do I respond to someone that thinks all they need is the Holy Spirit to interpret the Bible? Listen to this edition of Catholic Answers Live to hear my answers. http://karlobroussard.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ca160923a.mp3 Audio Download

John’s First Letter to the Protestants?

St. John’s letters are numbered among the New Testament epistles commonly referred to as the Catholic epistles. But it would seem that his first letter, in particular, is far from Catholic. For example, he seems to teach the Protestant doctrine of the inner testimony of the Spirit and deny the need for a magisterium (a living, teaching authority): “You have …

Does Being Catholic Matter?

Catholics claim Christ constituted his church as a visible society with a hierarchical structure. And as Dominus Iesusteaches, this society “subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him” (16). Catholics also claim membership in this visible and hierarchical society is necessary. And yet Jesus’ teaching in Luke 9:49-50 seems to …