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The Faith of Our Fathers
Explains the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith and why we hold them. Delves into the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about our Religion, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, Communion under one kind, invocation of the Saints, etc. First published in 1876, when there was much ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published June 1st 1980 by TAN Books & Publishers
(first published December 1876)
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Before I read this book, I had heard it referenced a number of times while watching different shows on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). For many, the book was instrumental in explaining core doctrines of the Catholic faith in plain language, and subsequently brought about their conversion to “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” Some of the book’s references are dated — it was originally published in 1876 — but its explanations of the Catholic faith are insightful. Al ...more
Interesting book explaining some issues about the Catholic faith. The book was written around the late 1800's so some references are dated. It would be interesting to know the author's take on what the Catholic faith has become because of Vatican II.
An American prelate, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 until his death. In 1886 he became the second man from the United States to be made a cardinal.More about James Gibbons...