Misunderstanding Catholicism—A Primer for Catholics and Other Christians

 I pray not only for them, but also for those who believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. (Jn 17:20-21)
It is long past time for federal and state governments to remove the words, ‘Catholic’ and ‘Protestant’ from all forms. Wouldn’t Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and ‘Other’ be better? All of us are focused on the divine, but the word, ‘Protestant’ suggests a different target—The Catholic Church.
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Eusebius, the anti-Arian Model Bishop

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This morning I invite you to reflect on St Eusebius of Vercelli, the first Bishop of Northern Italy of whom we have reliable information. Born in Sardinia at the beginning of the fourth century, he moved to Rome with his family at a tender age. Later, he was instituted lector:  he thus came to belong to the clergy of the city at a time when the Church was seriously troubled by the Arian heresy. The high esteem that developed around Eusebius explains his election in 345 A.D. to the Episcopal See of Vercelli. The

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Eusebius and Eymard

The Church commemorates two saints today: The fourth-century bishop Eusebius of Vercelli (+371), known historically as one of the great foes of the insidious heresy of Arianism, that Christ was not truly God, suffering painful exiles – at one point, being dragged through the streets – for his resistance to the Emperor’s own support for the heresy. After all, if Christ be not the Almighty –the Lord – then Caesar has no earthly rivals, and becomes the mediator between God and men. Arianism would have meant not just the death of the Church, but of society, ensuring an unending tyrannical

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