Archbishop Ryan considers the most common charges levied against Catholicism, showing that not only are those scorned doctrines not Catholic, they re condemned by the Church! Here are just a few of the common misconceptions that are corrected in this book:
- That the Church claims to endow its priests with the power of forgiveness a power reserved to God alone
- That Catholics believe inanimate objects (such as relics and holy water) can perform miracles
- That Catholics pray as well to statues, images, and relics, offering them worship that belongs to God alone
- And many more surprising charges!
This book is no catechism nor is it meant to be; reading it won t make a person Catholic. But it will expel from the minds of fair-minded souls scores of popular misconceptions about the Church ones that have for too long served as impediments to persons genuinely yearning for full communion with Christ.