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The first one is from a sermon called The Father's Appeal, preached in Westminster Chapel: “Though Jesus Christ is very hard to satisfy, He is very easy to please. Think of that and it will help you a little. He is very easy to please, but very hard to satisfy. If you will but let Him in, and you have not much to put on the table. You cannot share much of ...


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Book IV of Mere Christianity was first published in 1944, a few years before George MacDonald: An Anthology was first published in 1947, containing 365 short quotes with a 17-page preface by C.S. Lewis. The latter is still currently in print published by Harper Collins in 2001 in paperback and electronic versions. Using the book for clues I was able to ...


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Simon Greenleaf, one of the principal founders of the Harvard School of Law and author of the 3 volume "A Treatise On The Law of Evidence", which is still considered a classic of American jurisprudence, also wrote a book entitled "An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice....


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Yes, St Francis did struggle with a temper problem for many years but overcame it. The source of this biographical information is presented in Introduction to Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (Author), Allan Ross (Editor, Translator): St Francis by the very constitution of his body was of a lively character and inclined to anger. But having proposed to ...


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Clement of Rome and Polycarp are the earliest church fathers and are known as the Apostolic Fathers. After them came Irenaeus, Ignatius and Justin Martyr, the Ante-Nicene Fathers (pre 325 A.D.) Clement’s first letter to the Corinthians (circa 96 A.D.) makes reference to several canonical books including Genesis, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, 1 Corinthians ...


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Not aware of the idea that John wrote his gospel because the other three needed added details, but there is the thought that John wrote for more "light" on certain general matters. These are from Irenaeus, a disciple of Polycarp, a disciple of John. In a still clearer light has John, in the Apocalypse, indicated to the Lord’s disciples what shall ...


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How to pray and meditate while saying the rosary? It is such an easy question to answer, but to really find a Catholic source that actually answers it seems next to impossible. There are lots of books out there about the rosary. But most deal with the glories of the Most Holy Rosary, it’s history, it’s promises accorded to those who pray it daily, etc. As ...


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The Handbook of Prayers contains a number of meditations written by St. Jose Maria Escriva which put you and him in the place where Jesus and Mary are in that particular mystery. It is a lot like the Stations of the Cross in that regard, where in the short meditation, to be read before each decade, St. Jose Maria explains the feelings and thoughts a person ...


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Novena of Abandonment is definitely from the mystic written works of Father Dolindo Ruotolo. Unfortunately, his works are no yet completely known in the English world to know which works we need to deal with. Father Dolindo Ruotolo These instructions comes to us through contemporary scholar-mystic, Father Don Dolindo Ruotolo, a Neapolitan priest (1882-1970),...


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The "student of John" you have in mind is most likely Papias. Eusebius quotes (probably at second hand) the statements of Papias about the composition of the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, and there are grounds to think that his analogous statements about Luke and John have been handed down elsewhere without attribution. Now, Eusebius, Hist. Eccl. 3....


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Where is the reference to John's student writing that John wrote his gospel because the synoptic gospels needed more detail? I truly do not believe that there exists such a direct reference to such a statement by either St. Ignatius of Antioch or St. Polycarp of Smyrna, disciples of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. It remains obvious that St. John wrote ...


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You may be thinking of Paul in his letter to the Romans: Rom 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Rom 2:9-10: 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor ...


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Œuvres (vol. 1): Controverses, p. CXL, cites it as: Sanders Nicolas, professeur de théologie à Louvain[professor of theology at Leuven] (1527-1583).     De visibili monarchi Ecclesiae libri octo[On the Visible Monarchy in Eight Books], Lovanii, 1571 There doesn't appear to be an English translation.


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Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, dogmatic constitution Dei Filius on faith & reason, canons on God the Creator of all things: Canon 5. If any one confess not that the world, and all things which are contained in it, both spiritual and material, have been, in their whole substance, produced by God out of nothing; or shall say that God created, not by ...


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Question Pertaining to St. John Vianney and the Miraculous Medal I have a great devotion to St. John Vianney and have read the works on the Curé D'Ars by Mgr. Francis Trochu, the procurator of his cause in French. If you can locate one of the first published works that were written by him for the beatification and/or canonization of Jean-Marie Baptiste ...


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A couple of stories about shooting arrows from the desert fathers, perhaps one of these jogs your memory: Abba Anthony, desert father (source): A hunter in the desert saw Abba Anthony enjoying himself with the brethren and he was shocked. Wanting to show him that it was necessary sometimes to meet the needs of the brethren, the old man said to him, 'Put an ...


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I found out that it is not an exact quote, but like a summary of an article published in: "St. Augustine: Sermons for Christmas and Epiphany" Publisher: Longmans, Green And Co., 1952, P. 35 Article: The good that comes of heretics. The good that came through the traitor Judas.


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Below are some bible commentaries from the early fathers that might be helpful: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: - Galatians 3:13 Every one who shall have hung on a tree.". I suppose, you endeavour to introduce a diversity of opinion, simply ...


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