Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains what the Catholic Church teaches about purgatory.
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...
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.
"Those who belong to God and Jesus Christ ally themselves with the bishop."
~ Ignatius, Saint, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, and disciple of John; writing to the Philadelphians (Philad, iii, 2) circa A.D. 100, insisting on the necessity of unity with the bishop (from the article "Schism").