Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Why I love EWTN
A reader asks:
"[I]n my Catholic Study Bible (New American Bible), which I was required to buy for a class, it says, in regard to Matthew 16:21-23, "Neither this nor the two later passion predictions can be taken as sayings that, as they stand, go back to Jesus himself. However, it is probable that he forsaw that his mission would entail suffering and perhaps death, but was confident that he would ultimately be vindicated by God." Father, is this really what the Catholic Church teaches? This Bible has an Imprimatur's approval and, on the back, a reccomendation by a Cardinal (Joseph Bernardin), . . ."
The good father answers:
That statement is heretical, at face value, and contrary to the explicit statement of even the most recent Council, Vatican II, which affirms the historicity of the Gospels.
I am so pleased that you have become Catholic and regret deeply that you and lifelong Catholics are subject to such lies.
Hang in there, Matt, and stay with solid sources,
# posted by Jamie : 10:22 AM