Mormonism Refutes Christianity?
Patrick Madrid's exchange with Robert Starling, LDS apologist, was especially interesting to me. I had been thinking about the words of Gamaliel which Mr. Starling quotes and how they can be used very appropriately to refute the Mormon claim of there having been a great and complete apostasy in the early days of the Church. If there had been such an occurrence, then what was begun by our Lord was quickly overthrown and therefore was not a work of God.
Baptist Gets Real Ordination
Sorry for the small donation, guys--maybe I can give more later. I think your work is fantastic. As a former Fundamentalist Baptist turned Catholic (and now a priest no less!), it's not hard to see why. Keep up the good work.
Rev. George Seiter
Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
On His Way Home
I am re-examining my long-held beliefs as a Protestant. Catholicism and Fundamentalism is a help in understanding passages of Scripture that my Protestant belief system led me to overlook.
This book is also helping me to understand (for the first time!) what Catholicism is all about. I really enjoy learning more about the historic Christian Church, as well as about how it has grown through the centuries.
Fort Worth, Texas
In Isolation with This Rock
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Richard L. Allen
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Thanks for the Memories!
Words cannot express my thanks for your superior seminar in Orlando. We never dreamed it possible for you to come here. We have thoroughly enjoyed Catholic Answers and This Rock. You presented fine examples of men loyal to Christ, his Church, and his teachings.
Now I Understand
I just wanted to drop you this short note in appreciation for the materials you generously sent me on Mormonism. It was a great help! Your work is truly an answer to prayers.
A friend gave me a copy of the book Catholicism and Fundamentalism and some tapes. I was a Catholic and am now attending a Bible church. But now I am really confused. Maybe you can send me some more information on the Catholic Church.
Santa Maria, California
Presbyterianism to Sisterhood
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your work and how much it's already done for me, an ex-Evangelical Presbyterian.
Sr. Tecla Rogers
Recent Convert Evangelizes
I have recently converted to Catholicism and find it the only way to be and live and the true Church of Jesus Christ. I also have trouble with Fundamentalists and them coming to me condemning and persecuting this beautiful Church we have.
Please send me a catalogue so I can promote interfaith understanding to my anti-Catholic peers. At a church I visited I got some Catholic Answers tracts and really find them inspirational and helpful in telling Fundamentalists the truths about the Catholic Church.
Peachtree City, Georgia
Prayer Request for Ex-RCs
Thank you for being there. I live next door to some good people who belong to the Assemblies of God Church. The husband and wife were once Catholic. The husband says that if it isn't in the Bible he doesn't believe it. Over a year ago he began to try to evangelize me out of the Catholic Church. I read Catholicism and Fundamentalism, given to me by one of the priests at my parish. Since then I have read a bit more.
Last Sunday I had lunch with my neighbors when my husband was away on business travel. I gave them Alan Schreck's book Catholic and Christian and also Catholicism and Fundamentalism, as well as tracts on Peter and Tradition. Please pray for us.
Suffering by Comparison?
As a Catholic for 35 years, I find myself unsure about some issues. I recently read an article in the Catholic Standard and Times about "Catholic Answers for Doorstep Questions" with the subtitle "Warns of Evangelizers."
Well, I have become very good friends with some people who are Fundamentalists, and my husband and I have attended non-denominational Bible studies with some of these people.
Yes, they do believe in evangelizing, yet in a common-sense type of way. To all questions of their belief they have a biblical answer. These people are fine, good people.
A few years ago, at the Catholic Bible study I did attend the priest never answered the questions we had and seemed only interested in his followers (those in the group with no questions, who blindly accepted anything he said).
Name Withheld by Request
Reeling Him into the Church
I have never received a package in the mail before, and what a treasure there was inside! Words are never able to sufficiently express gratitude, but know that I am sincerely grateful. I promise you that I will put all my effort into using what you have given for God's honor and glory.
Your zeal for spreading the truth reminds me so much of that of the saints. How I love that part in the Acts of the Apostles where, immediately after they received the Holy Spirit, they proclaimed the truth so zealously that the people thought they "had too much wine"! I have prayed and will continue to pray for you and the success of Catholic Answers.
Nashville was blessed to have you here. I have a success story for you. One of our sisters has a brother in law who is a non-Catholic. In order to "keep his wife quiet," he went to your presentation.
Because he went he was on the mailing list for a subsequent conference. His wife told me yesterday that he went to that conference by himself without having to be asked. If you knew Mike, you would agree that this was a miracle.
Thank you again for my treasure in the mail and for all you are doing for God's glory. Seeing people like you is a source of consolation. Keep running the race--fight the good fight with all your might!
Sr. Bernadette, O.P.
Editor’s reply: Thank you, Sister, for your kind remarks and for your prayers. We ask all our readers to keep the work of Catholic Answers in their daily petitions. Without that help, we can do nothing.