Friday, February 23, 2007

Authority Of The Catholic Church

"By what right and on what basis dare we accept the authority of the New Testament and yet call into question, in some other realm, the Catholic patristic tradition which determined that authority?....Protestantism has yet to find an adequate response to Augustine's 'Ego vero Evangelio non crederem, nisi me catholicae Ecclesiae commoveret auctoritas.'" (I would not believe the Gospel, if there were not the authority of the Catholic Church moving me to it.)

-Patrick Henry Reardon (who happens to be an Episcopalian).

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