Protestant/Other Christians

James White’s Continued Obsession & Nasty-grams

April 10, 2009

A bit of background: Catholic convert Patty Bonds — a good friend of mine and the older sister of James White — has told her story of years of sexual abuse at the hands of their father — a Baptist pastor. She has told her story on her website Abba’s Little Girl and on EWTN’s [...]

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The Beauty of NOT having a Magisterium…

April 8, 2009

… is that you don’t have to have any solid positions, morals, or theology. You can waffle and change your mind. God has no opinion (obviously, or so think many) so you don’t have to worry about what He might think. Rick Warren is such a pastor and has now disavowed his opposition to the [...]

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What is a Reformed Baptist — and Who Cares?

April 3, 2009

Patty Bonds, older sister of anti-Catholic, “Reformed Baptist” James White, comments on her brother’s religion which also used to be her’s. You can read it here. You can read her article “Triple Dipper” here. Nicely done Patty! Patty’s blog would be worth keeping an eye on. She is a devout and passionate Catholic who has [...]

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From Revert Frank Beckwith

March 20, 2009

Because I am fasting from blogging and blog reading for Lent, I can’t comment on this. But, I figure this will light a fire under you: The cartoon is particularly insulting. (Can one imagine a similar cartoon with a rabbi saying, “Talk about bringing home the bacon”?) I did leave a long message on [...]

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Once Saved, Always Saved?

March 2, 2009

A friend of mine, Randy Carson, wrote this insightful article: Ironically, while one group of Protestants is touting “once saved always saved” another group is stating that you can never really be sure who has REAL faith until the end because it might turn out that one is “overcome” by the world at the last [...]

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Patty Bonds, her Parents, and her brother James White

February 18, 2009

Patty Bonds, a very dear friend of mine whom my wife and I have visited many times in Phoenix — and interviewed by Janet and I for our upcoming Defenders of the Faith TV series. For more info and pictures on the venture, click here for an earlier blog. On her blog Abbas Little Girl [...]

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Two Interesting News Items

November 24, 2008

St. Louis bishop: ‘Privilege to die’ to end abortion If anyone doubted that St. Louis was left in good hands after the promotion of Archbishop Burke to Rome, have not fear. In an interview published Friday, Bishop Robert Hermann, administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, said that it would be a ‘privilege to [...]

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Pope Says Luther was Right — with a Caveat

November 20, 2008

Pope Benedict has been using his Wednesday audiences to give briliant talks on St. Paul. This week his topic was “On St. Paul and Justification.” In the talk he comments on Luther and says he was correct in his idea of faith alone if it is understood properly. He gives a balanced and precise explanation. [...]

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Married Baptist Preacher Becoming Catholic Priest

August 26, 2008

Frankly I am very happy to see this story and hope it spreads. Converts make enthusiastic faithful Catholics and Protestant clergy who convert will make excellent priests. My friend Alex Jones converted after being a Pentecostal preacher for decades. He is now a deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit and I would love to see [...]

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Stumbling over Scripture; Trapped by Traditions of Men

July 30, 2008

From the Celledoor Bible, Catholic Miscellany Blogspot: These clips are taken from various debates that Protestant Reformed Baptist Elder Dr. James White has done with Catholic apologists: Art Sippo, Justification, 1991; Patrick Madrid, Sola Scriptura, 1993; Tim Staples, Sola Scriptura, 1996; Gerry Matatics, Sola Scriptura III, 1997; Robert Sungenis, Papal Infalibility, 2000. There is also [...]

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Hoping to Heal a Breach in the Church

June 26, 2008

Vatican proposal to SSPX (updated)  Rome, Jun. 24, 2008 ( – The Italian daily Il Giornale reports that Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) has approved an offer to the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) that could heal the breach between the Holy See and the traditionalist group. The Vatican’s offer requires a response [...]

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Video Responses to an Anti-Catholic

April 22, 2008

Ben Douglas has uploaded a few video critiques of an anti-Catholic which many of you may find interesting. Ben has promised future editions on Charity with Opponents and St. Ignatius of Antioch. Stay tuned! Predestination Part 1 and Part II.  Ben posted the text of the his comments here. Check out his excellent website Pugio Fidei here.

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Statistics on Catholics & Protestants

April 14, 2008

From Christianity Today Magazine, April 2008.

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My Wife Janet was Baptized by Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel

April 13, 2008

Calvary Chapel, I have heard, boasts that over 70% of their members are ex-Catholics. My wife Janet was baptized by the founder Pastor Chuck Smith in Pirate's Cove in the Pacific Ocean. Janet is the first Catholic in her family in over 400 years. Here is an interesting article about Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel. [...]

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Why Steve Ray and Two Other Baptists Joined the Catholic Church

April 3, 2008

Steve Ray joined Marcus Grodi and two other Baptists for a one-hour interview on The Journey Home to describe the Baptist tradition and why they left to become Catholics. To hear the interview on The Journey Home, click here. LINK IS FIXED. SORRY!

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Evangelicals Return to Catholic Traditions

March 15, 2008

Fundamentlists and Evangelicals are rightfully feeling adrift. Protestantism is blowing itself apart (even though many of the little factions think THEY are in the right). Splitting, fragmenting, and drifting. Many feel like lost souls looking for a real home. They have been shopping for a church like they've been searching for a restaurant — one that satisfies [...]

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