Pope Benedict XVI & Patriarch Bartholomew Feast of St. Andrew November 30, 2006
"The current Successor [to John Paul II] assumes as his primary commitment that of working tirelessly towards the reconstitution of the full and visible unity of all Christ's followers." - Pope Benedict XVI (April 20, 2005)
"The true union between Christians is that which Jesus Christ, the Author of the Church, instituted and desired, and which consists in a unity of faith and unity of government." - Pope Leo XIII (Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, 1894)
"[T]he union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it." - Pope Pius XI (Mortalium animos, 1928)
I was raised Pentecostal, then became Reformed (Presbyterian) just after finishing my bachelor's degree. I received an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary (PCA), and a PhD in philosophy from Saint Louis University. In 2003 I became Anglican. On October 8, 2006, my wife and two daughters and I were received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Email me at crossbr 'at' gmail 'dot' com.
"Let unity, the greatest good of all goods, be your preoccupation." - St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to St. Polycarp)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Hadley Arkes becomes Catholic
Hadley Arkes and Michael Novak
In October of 2008 I sat in a large room in Boston College and listened to probably the wittiest-yet-substantive lecture I have ever heard. The lecturer was Hadley Arkes, the Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College, prolific author and frequent contributor to First Things. This past Saturday in Washington D.C., Hadley, who is Jewish, was received into the Catholic Church. Read more here and here.