Author: Henry Karlson

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Religious Liberty, Neglected by Christendom, Restored in Vatican II

In the first few centuries of Christian history, Christians found themselves persecuted simply because they were Christian. While there are debates about the number of Christians that were actually tortured or killed, the fact remains that early Christians were tortured and killed, and Christian apologists wrote to authorities — from local governors to the emperor himself — decrying the lack of religious liberty that permitted this sad state of affairs. Christians argued that no one...

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The Lord placed him at the head of all Churches

I was chrismated in 1995, becoming Byzantine Catholic. As a part of my journey towards the Catholic faith, I had to learn about and accept papal authority. It was a part of my profession of faith. As a Byzantine, it also meant I had to learn about the relationship of papal authority to the Eastern Churches, and what it means to be in full communion with Rome. There is a delicate balance. On one hand,...