Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Credo: Part 2

The Greek word symbolon meant half of a broken object, for example, a seal presented as a token of recognition. the broken parts were placed together to verify the bearer’s identity. the symbol of faith, then, is a sign of … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 1 – Chapter 14

That the Son of God is not a created being is proved by the following arguments: (1) That He commanded not that the Gospel should be preached to Himself; (2) that a created being is given over unto vanity; (3) … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 1 – Chapter 13

Discussion of the Divine Generation is continued. St. Ambrose illustrates its method by the same example as that employed by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews. The duty of believing what is revealed is shown by the example … Continue reading

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The Credo: Part 1

Whoever says “I believe” says “I pledge myself to what we believe.” Communion in faith needs a common language of faith, normative for all and uniting all in the same confession of faith. From the beginning, the apostolic Church expressed … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 1 – Chapter 12

Further objections to the Godhead of the Son are met by the same answer— to wit, that they may equally be urged against the Father also. The Father, then, being in no way confined by time, place, or anything else … Continue reading

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Only One Faith

Through the centuries, in so many languages, cultures, peoples and nations, the Church has constantly confessed this one faith, received from the one Lord, transmitted by one Baptism, and grounded in the conviction that all people have only one God … Continue reading

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The Language of Faith

We do not believe in formulae, but in those realities they express, which faith allows us to touch. “The believer’s act [of faith] does not terminate in the propositions, but in the realities [which they express].” All the same, we do … Continue reading

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