Which Church Father was elected bishop before he was even baptized?
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains the circumstances that lead to a Father of the Church being elected a bishop before he was baptized.
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...
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada - Book The new major motion picture, For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada tells the epic tale of Mexico’s heroic struggle for religious freedom in a little-known conflict called the Cristero War – but many questions still remain. Now you’ll go much deeper into the exciting history behind the movie with this fact-filled companion book – and gain important insight into the on-going fight for religious freedom today. This is the Official Companion Book to the epic film. Lavishly illustrated with photos from the film and with historical photos.
"Without Thy presence, nought, O Lord, is sweet, No pleasure to our lips can aught supply. Whether 'tis wine we drink or food we eat, Till Grace divine and Faith shall sanctify."
~ Prudentius, a 5th century Christian poet, from his Ante cibum, describing the Christian practice of "saying grace" before meals.