Becoming Catholic: Making It Hard

Ferrara, Jennifer Mehl
January 1999
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan1999, Issue 89, p9
Opinion. Comments on the teachings and doctrine of the Catholic Church. Description of various churches; Reverence for Roman Catholic tradition; Importance of being a member of a community that traces its history back to the apostles and their living testimony of the Risen Christ; Difficulty of being a Catholic.


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