A Doctrinal Catechism by Rev Stephen Keenan

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A Doctrinal Catechism
Authored by Rev Stephen Keenan. 206 pages. Paperback.

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A Doctrinal Catechism
Authored by Rev Stephen Keenan

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206 pages
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CONTENTS

RISE AND PROGRESS OF PROTESTANTISM 13

Chap. I. Nature and author of Protestantism 13
Chap. II. Causes of Luther’s new Creed 14
Chap. III. Luther required to retract by Cardinal Cajetan 15
Chap. IV. Luther judged by the Universities of Paris 16
Chap. V. Luther cited by the secular power 17
Chap. VI. Luther’s mode of supplying his Church with priests 18

LUTHER’S REFORMATION NOT THE WORK OF GOD 20

Chap. I. God not the author of the change of religion 20
Chap. II. Luther’s language to the Emperor and the Pope 21
Chap. III. Luther’s doctrine not of God 22
Chap. IV. Luther’s schism not brought about by God 23
Chap. V. Means used by Luther not from God 24
Chap. VI. What then are Luther’s followers obliged to? 25

THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 26

Chap. I. To be saved we must be members of the true Church—the true Church is that which was established eighteen hundred years ago, and has existed unceasingly since that time 26
Chap. II. In what Church do we find these two marks of truth? 27
Chap. III. Can Protestants tell where and what was the true Church before Luther’s time? 29
Chap. IV. What of the Hussites and Vaudois? 30
Chap. V. Chief marks of the true Church—its Unity 31
Chap. VI. Holiness 33
Chap. VII. Catholicity 35
Chap VIII. Apostolicity 39

RULE OF FAITH 42

Chap. I. Divine faith—its qualities and necessity 42
Chap. II. Faith of Protestants, not firm, but full of doubt 43
Chap. III. They are not certain that their Bible is free of error 44
Chap. IV. They are not certain as to the sense of the Bible 46
Chap. V. Qualities of the Catholic rule of faith 48
Chap. VI. Tradition as connected with the rule of faith 49

PROTESTANTS DO NOT ADHERE TO THE BIBLE ALONE 50

Chap. I. They do not adhere to it in the matter of God’s commandments 50
Chap. II. Neither do they on the subject of faith 51
Chap. III. Nor do they on assurance 52
Chap. IV. They abide not by it as regards the Church 53
Chap. V. Nor on the subject of Scripture 54
Chap. VI. Additional proofs that they are not guided by Scripture alone 56

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE SAINTS 57

Chap. I. Second Person of the Blessed Trinity 57
Chap. II. What we owe to Jesus Christ 57
Chap. III. Catholics glorify Christ more than Protestants do 59
Chap. IV. Catholics do not abandon Christ by asking the prayers of the saints 59
Chap. V. The invocation of saints is Scriptural 60
Chap. VI. The antiquity of this practice 61

COMMUNION UNDER ONE KIND 62

Chap. I. Reception of both kinds not necessary 62
Chap. II. Salvation promised to the reception of one kind 62
Chap. III. The early and pure Church often administered under one kind only 63
Chap. IV. Text, Matth xvi.—”Drink ye all of this,” answered 64
Chap. V. Additional reply to an obstinate Protestant 65

SACRIFICE OF THE MASS 66

Chap. I. Essentials of the Mass instituted by Christ 66
Chap. II. Sacrifices of the Old Law 69
Chap. III. Mass a true propitiatory sacrifice 70

PURGATORY 71

Chap. I. General proofs of the existence of a middle state 71
Chap. II. Proofs from the New Testament 72
Chap. III. Proofs from Tradition 74

JUSTIFICATION 75

Chap. I. What is it?—How is the sinner justified? 75
Chap. II. What part has faith in justification? 76
Chap. III. Can one in mortal sin merit heaven? 77
Chap. IV. What gives their value to good works? 78
Chap. V. Can man satisfy for his own sins? 79

INDULGENCES 81

What is an Indulgence?—the arguments for Indulgences from Scripture, Fathers, and Councils 81

AND MORE! 206 Pages with Imprimatur. Catholic Catechism.

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