Articles tagged: Scripture

Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

History Theology

SPL Staff • June 6th, 2012

Listers, our Lord Jesus Christ is not returning to our world for a harem of "churches." There is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and it was founded by Christ and charged by him to St. Peter and the Apostles. However, there are now and always have been those groups that attempt to rend... Read More →

6 Biblical Reasons Mary Is the "New Eve"


SPL Staff • May 31st, 2012

**Listers, Mother Mary is the New Eve. **Through St. Paul, Holy Scripture tells us that Christ is the New Adam, and where all died in Adam, all may be made alive in Christ. The comparison between Adam and Christ revealed a parallel in salvation history between the story of humanity's first... Read More →

3 Basic Biblical Questions About the Sacrament of Confirmation


SPL Staff • April 19th, 2012

  Sacrament of Confirmation   1. What is the biblical basis of Confirmation? All Seven Sacrament of the Catholic Church can be seen in Holy Scripture, but often times the biblical origin of the the Sacrament of Confirmation is missed. The scriptural event from which Confirmation is drawn is... Read More →

The Poor and Our Salvation: 5 Thoughts


SPL Staff • April 17th, 2012

Fellow Listers, let us consider the connection between serving the poor and our own salvation. 1. A Matter of Heaven & Hell? "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." Archbishop Chaput, Philadelphia 2. What Does the Old Testament... Read More →

4 Reasons God Gave Us Scripture by Aquinas


SPL Staff • February 29th, 2012

Listers, St. Thomas Aquinas asks the question Whether there was any need for a Divine Law? in his Summa Theologica I-II.91.4. The article is part of the Angelic Doctor's treatment of law and more specifically the four laws that govern existence: Eternal, Divine, Natural and Human. In essence, the... Read More →

The Elephant and the Lamb: 7 Catholic Quotes on Scripture


SPL Staff • February 28th, 2012

Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome   If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. St. Augustine   The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind's eye. In it we... Read More →

Think Like a Catholic: 7 Questions on the Four Laws

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 27th, 2012

Listers, if we are to be Catholic we must think like Catholics. Too often Catholics - both sides of the American political aisle - try to be Catholic according to the precepts and philosophies of modernity and its intellectual trends. We push our Catholicism into the contraints of something alien... Read More →

I STAND WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 10 Graphics In Defense of the Church

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • February 10th, 2012

Listers, the HHS mandate has jolted the soporific Catholic Church in America into action. We are at war. We are in a multi-front conflict that cannot be reduced to violations of religious liberty. The Church is calling the faithful to stand against the scourge of abortion, the unnatural and... Read More →

Tactics: 6 Thoughts on Whether It Is Lawful to Lay Ambushes in War

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 9th, 2012

Listers, in his third article discussing war, St. Thomas Aquinas raises a question of "just tactics" or rather whether or not ambushes and other "deceptive" maneuvers are permissible in a just war. The Angelic Doctor speaks of war under the heading of those things which are contrary to peace, and... Read More →

Clerics and War: 6 Thoughts On Whether It Is Lawful for a Priest to Fight


SPL Staff • February 7th, 2012

Listers, in the Angelic Doctor's Summa Theologica, he addresses the question of whether or not it is lawful for a priest or bishop to wage war. St. Thomas Aquinas takes up his question on war under vices contrary to peace which is a species of the mother of all virtues, charity. The question on... Read More →

13 GK Chesterton Quotes

Literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 15th, 2011

Listers, SPL presents a small snapshot of the extraordinary intellect and wit of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. His works brim with antidotes, parables, paradoxes, and witticisms. Even over the most mundane of subjects, he is a joy to read. On Fairy Tales: "Fairy tales are more than true; not... Read More →

15 Questions: Official US Catholic Guide to Voting

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 6th, 2011

Listers, the USCCB has released Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholics Bishops of the United States.1 Before we begin, there are a few points of note. The first being the principle questions have either been reworded or added in order... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teachings: 19 More Scriptures


SPL Staff • November 3rd, 2011

Listers, we continue our look at Catholic Social Teaching in Scripture a s_ laid out_** b****y Catholic Charities.** The Six Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Dignity of the Human Person 2. Community and the Common Good 3. Rights and Responsibilities 4. Option for the Poor 5. Dignity of... Read More →

10 Biblical Reasons Christ Founded the Papacy


SPL Staff • August 11th, 2011

1. What type of kingdom did Christ intend to bring? Jesus Christ is a descendent of King David and is referred to as "Son of David" in Scripture.1 Christ's relation to King David is paramount in understanding the fulfillment of his covenant with God. King David was promised a descendent who... Read More →

13 Biblical Reasons St. Peter Was the "Prince of the Apostles"


SPL Staff • March 9th, 2011

Listers, "Prince of the Apostles" means that St. Peter held a certain primacy over the other eleven. Understanding St. Peter's unique position among the twelve and the unique ministries he exercised lays an excellent groundwork for a discussion of Christ's founding of the Papacy. While resources... Read More →
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