Did the early Church fathers always agree with each other? Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
The Russian Church And The Papacy "Vladimir Soloviev's true legacy consists of three simple propositions.
Jesus Christ instituted the universal jurisdiction and infallible teaching authority of the Papacy as a perpetual gift to His Church
Apart from the Papacy, the Eastern churches will always remain what they are now: ethnic, national churches, totally independent and disunited
Only in union with Rome can the separated Eastern churches become truly Catholic
Seldom, if ever, has this Catholic doctrine of the Church been stated more eloquently, more persuasively in an apologetic context than by Vladimir Soloviev. It is for this very reason that Catholic Answers felt it necessary to bring The Russian Church and the Papacy back into print, and recover this valuable resource for generations to come."
"Where the bishop is, there is the community, even as where Christ is, there is the Catholic Church."
~ Ignatius of Antioch (Smyrn., viii, 2) circa A.D. 110, laid down this principle on true union with the Church, versus schism; all the more impressive because his casual use of the word "Catholic" demonstrates the widespread acceptance of the term at a very early date.