"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).
"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church".-St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.
“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15
"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811
Monday, December 24, 2012
WISHING YOU ALL A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!
CATHOLIC DEFENDER wishes all readers a very HAPPY and BLESSED CHRISTMAS.
May the LORD who is born today bless you with every spiritual blessings in heaven. You, your friends, and your loved ones. May you live with joy, peace and abundance according to his will.