Saint Anselm once asked the question, Cur Deus Homo? Why the God-man? The Franciscan thesis on this matter, systematically articulated by Bl. John Duns Scotus, is that the Incarnate Christ, the God-man would have taken place in salvific history with or without sin the sin of Adam. That is, the Incarnation is not contingent upon … Continue reading The Franciscan Thesis & St. Francis de Sales
“Eunomius would not yield to plurality, dignity, antiquity, as S. Basil testifies. He said that faith alone was sufficient for salvation and justified. As to the first point, see Beza in his treatise on the marks of the Church; as to the second, does it not agree with that celebrated sentence of Luther’s, whom Beza … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part II
“I am now concerned to show how your ministers have degraded the holiness and majesty of the spouse of Jesus Christ. They cry out loud and clear that she has remained eight hundred years adulterous and antichristians, from S. Gregory to Wycliffe – whom Beza considers the first restorer of Christianity. Calvin indeed would shield … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part I
Below are two homilies introducing the theology and apologetics of Saint Francis de Sales; a Saint who is truly for the common man and woman. Saint Francis is adamant in his emphasis that holiness is not only for those who are clergy and living a consecrated religious life. Holiness is also for mothers and fathers, … Continue reading A Saint For the Common Man & Woman
Today is the feast day of my Patron Saint, Saint Francis de Sales. His story is truly incredible, and his book, The Catholic Controversy, is a beautiful defense of the Catholic faith. One thing that immediately grabbed my attention when I read the book is that the arguments made between Catholics and Protestants have not really … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales, Pray For Us!