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The Last Supper - And The Two Types of Bread

The Last Supper

And The Two Types of Bread

Most Christians are familiar with the dispute over whether Jesus was talking metaphorically or literally during the Bread of Life Discourse. 2,572 more words

Sola Symbolica

Popular Piety

For those who find the news a gloomy place, especially the religious news, there is something to cheer with the number of Corpus Christi processions in it. 712 more words

Faith

The 5 Solas of the Reformation

The history of the Solas has changed since the Reformation as outlined here.

It’s not the intention of this author to debate the Solas.  I believe in 2 or 3 of them. 787 more words

Sola Symbolica

Consulting the faithful

I hope that new readers and visitors will pardon a little piece of internal house-keeping, and, if they feel so inclined, let me have their view too. 859 more words

Christianity

Hidden Catholicism: Why Catholics Shouldn't Hate or Fear Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables has once again gained status as a pop culture icon. It was bad enough when it was just a Broadway musical. I hadn’t seen it at all in high school, and yet I was very familiar with many of the songs. 4,508 more words

Fiction

Faith of our fathers

Everyone whose ancestors lived in these islands before 1538 is descended from Catholic stock. Quite when my forefathers gave up their Catholic faith is unknown, but as they came from a part of the border with Wales where Catholicism proved hard to extirpate, I would like to think it took some time; but however long or short the time, they did what most English and Welsh people did in the end – they went with what the State wanted – even if, as early as the late seventeenth century they were no longer conforming with Anglican practice. 930 more words

Faith

What Does It Mean to Be Anti-Catholic?

If you’ve spent any amount of time in the Catholic blogosphere, you know that the term “anti-Catholic” is bandied around like it’s going out of style. 1,460 more words