Catholic Answers Staff Apologist Jim Blackburn explains what the Catholic Church teaches about our individual suffering and how it relates to the good of the Church as a whole.
Jim Blackburn is a cradle Catholic who was born and raised in Illinois. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Jim ran his own brokerage firm for twelve years. During that time, he studied Catholicism and other faiths, eventually becoming an apologist for Catholic Answers. In...
Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger Did the Catholic Church add books to the Bible in reaction to Protestantism or did Protestants remove seven books from the Old Testament? Much rides on the answer to this question, but there hasn't been a book, written by Catholics, dedicated to this topic since 1897! Now, in the book Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger, you can learn the whole story behind the lost books of the Protestant Old Testament.
"Between heresy and schism there is this difference, that heresy perverts dogma, while schism, by rebellion against the bishop, separates from the Church. Nevertheless there is no schism which does not trump up a heresy to justify its departure from the Church."
~ St. Jerome, (In Ep. ad Tit., iii, 10), remarking on how practically and historically, heresy and schism nearly always go hand in hand.