Which Church Father's brother was forcibly ordained to the priesthood?
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin describes the turbulent times of the early Christian Church.
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...
Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women will reinforce Catholics understanding of the part played by women in the early Church. Drawing upon a wide spectrum of sources, it illustrates the many kinds of women that left their mark on sacred history by responding to God s call. Whether they were martyrs, abbesses, mothers, desert solitaries, or managers of large family businesses, these women s stories will encourage you and deepen your faith.
"If the pope is rejected, it follows that not one bishop, but the whole episcopate threatens to fall."
~ Avitus, Bishop of Vienne; writing about A.D. 520.