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...
The Mass Of The Early Christians Using the words of the early Christians themselves -- from many documents and inscriptions -- Aquilina traces the Mass's history from Jesus' lifetime through the 4th century. The Mass stood at the center of the Church's life, evident in the Scriptures as well as the earliest Christian sermons, letters, artwork, tombstones and architecture. Even the pagans bore witness to the Mass in the records of their persecutions.
"God pardon you and make a Paul of your Saul. I heartily forgive you."
~ Swithin Wells; Venerable, English Martyr; his last words pardoning his persecutor, Topcliffe, just before he was hanged at Gray's Inn Lane, London, opposite his own home.