General Evidences of Catholicity: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures, Lately Delivered in the Cathedral of St. Louis

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B. J. Webb & Brother, 1847 - Catholic Church - 396 pages
 

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This is such a well written and eloquent book that it should not be lacking on any apologists shelf! Bishop Spalding brings biblical evidence, Tradition, and common sense into a unified work that would make the most stubborn protest-ant question the reasoning behind his anti-Catholic beliefs. I think this is a must read! 

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Page 357 - Is any man sick among you ? Let him bring in the priests of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith shall save the sick man ; and the Lord shall raise him up : and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him...
Page 30 - And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
Page 110 - But I have greater witness than that of John : for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me that the Father hath sent me.
Page 221 - The republic of Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains.
Page 309 - He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep.
Page 303 - Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee : That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Page 148 - And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising.
Page 220 - ... is left Standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre. The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs.
Page 303 - And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.
Page 148 - For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, My name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to My name a clean oblation : for My name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of Hosts

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