Another Side of Catholicism: Insights from a Former Catholic Nun

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iUniverse, 2004 - Religion - 147 pages
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""Another Side of Catholicism" is a well-documented, historical summary of significant "behind-the-scenes" facts that urge the reader to evaluate and further explore. Both Catholics and non-Catholics will be encouraged to examine previously held presuppositions, and to consider the serious issues that are presented, according to God's standards."
--Mary C. Hertel, A former Roman Catholic Nun

"Many Catholic teachings remain out of view for the average church-goer and mass-attendee. "Another Side of Catholicism" uncovers and documents a great deal of this information, and presents it in easy-to-understand language."
--Jeff Lawlor, an Evangelical who married a Catholic

"I challenge you to read this book, investigate its conclusions, and decide for yourself the ultimate truth of what you read. I encourage you to delve into each topic for yourself and make a decision based on knowledge, not ignorance. As a former Catholic, as well as a former member of a religious order, I have a great love for all those sincere and gentle people who, with great faithfulness, have been ardent lovers of the Catholic Church. I am so sorry to have to say that no institution or tradition can replace the truth of the words of our Risen Savior. Each of us has the responsibility to seek His truth, lest we drift away because of our own carelessness."
--Margaret K. Ward, A former Roman Catholic Nun

  

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Contents

An Invitation Chapter 1 The Truth
1
Was the Early Church Roman Catholic?
3
Was Peter a Pope?
13
The Popes
20
Forged Documents and Papal Power
27
Undermining the Bible
31
The Council of Trent
40
Hunting Heretics
43
The Numbers Game
60
Doctrine Chapter 12 What Is Our Source of Authority?
62
Faith Versus Works
77
The Good Thief
80
Devotion to Mary
82
The Presence of God
95
Practical Problems
98
Eternal Life
113

Credentials Chapter 9 False Credentials
50
According to Tradition
58

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