Four Marks of The Church; Holy

By Charles Johnston:

This post is the second, in a series of four posts, about the Four Marks of The Church. (For all four posts in this series go to this Link)

I’m going to start with the paragraph from the catechism detailing the Four Marks of The Church: Continue reading “Four Marks of The Church; Holy”


Repentance Precedes Forgiveness 

By Charles Johnston:

“This kingdom and this salvation, which are the key words of Jesus Christ’s evangelization, are available to every human being as grace and mercy, and yet at the same time each individual must gain them by force – they belong to the violent, says the Lord, through toil and suffering, through a life lived according to the Gospel, through abnegation and the cross, through the spirit of the beatitudes. But above all each individual gains them through a total interior renewal which the Gospel calls metanoia; it is a radical conversion, a profound change of mind and heart.” – Pope Paul VI Evangelii Nuntiandi, 10 (Evangelization in the Modern World)

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The Communion Of Saints

By Charles Johnston:

We talk a lot, in the Church, about the Communion of Saints. But there are lots of misconceptions about this doctrine, by Protestants and Catholics alike, I’d like to try to clear some up.

What is it?
The Church teaches that the Body of Christ is one, but even as we are one, we exist in three separate states; the Church Militant (here on earth), the Church Suffering or the Church Penitent (those being purified in purgatory), and the Church Triumphant (those in heaven). Continue reading “The Communion Of Saints”