Protestantism/ the Reformation

And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you. Yea, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are more necessary. And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, have more abundant comeliness. But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour, That there might be no schism in the body; but the members might be mutually careful one for another. And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with it; or if one member glory, all the members rejoice with it. 

~1 Corinthians 12:21-26

From the beginning, this one Church has been marked by a great diversity which comes from both the variety of God's gifts and the diversity of those who receive them. Within the unity of the People of God, a multiplicity of peoples and cultures is gathered together. Among the Church's members, there are different gifts, offices, conditions, and ways of life. "Holding a rightful place in the communion of the Church there are also particular Churches that retain their own traditions." The great richness of such diversity is not opposed to the Church's unity. Yet sin and the burden of its consequences constantly threaten the gift of unity. And so the Apostle has to exhort Christians to "maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 814

Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, "have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders." It is for this reason that, for the Catholic Church, Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible. However these ecclesial communities, "when they commemorate the Lord's death and resurrection in the Holy Supper . . . profess that it signifies life in communion with Christ and await his coming in glory."

~CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PARAGRAPH 1400

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A compilation of questions and answers related to the Protestantism and the Reformation. Just type "protestant" into the search bar and browse through the wealth of information available to truthseekers.

Catholic Answers Live: Common PROTESTANT Questions 

We have chosen to highlight some common questions and misconceptions that many non-Catholics have about the Church. Search through the link above for Catholic answers to any other questions you may have.

The Anglican/Episcopal Church

BENEDICT XVI - APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS

PROVIDING FOR PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING INTO FULL COMMUNION WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

The primary mission of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is evangelization.  

The Ordinariate exists for those who are and who will be coming into full communion with the Catholic Church. Through the reverence and beauty of our worship, study of sacred Scripture and charity for those in need, we desire to share the joy of being Roman Catholic! 

With respect and gratitude for the Anglican heritage that nourished us, we seek to build bridges with all our brothers and sisters who are drawn to the Church, so that we might build up the one Body of Christ.
Parishes and communities in the Ordinariates are fully Roman Catholic, but retain elements of Anglican traditions in their liturgy, hospitality and ministries.

Redeeming Reformation Day

**Andy's Resource-of-the-Month: Summer 2018**
A 2-part Article by Sonja Corbitt, Ascension Blogs: This article covers the history of the Davidic Kingdom and its split in two: the Northern kingdom of Israel, and the Southern kingdom of Judah. Sonja reflects on the striking resemblance this separation has in relationship to that of the Catholic Church during the Reformation period.

the fathers know best: scripture and tradition in the early church

YouTube Video: Catholic Apologist, Patrick Madrid, of "Deep in History" examines the Church Fathers in relation to Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture

the forerunners of the reformation

YouTube Video posted by "The Coming Home Network International:' Scott Hahn examines the Protestant Reformation and how it came into existence.

The Regrettable Reformation

**Andy's Resource-of-the-Month: May 2017**
The Catholic Treasure Chest is a website orientated toward Catholic doctrine. All are welcome to come in and browse.This particular article provides a good look at what the Reformation was, and is currently about.

What Was the Reformation, and Why Did it Happen?

A six-part article by Ken Hensley and published by The Coming Home Network International.