Religions of the World

Roman Catholicism

Aug 8, 2011
17 min read
I really enjoyed this article on Catholicism from a April 1971 Ensign. I found it to be very objective and enlightening and was pleased to find such an article in one of our church magazines. I think it did justice to the faith in a manner that would be pleasing for any Catholic to read (if you disagree, feel free to shoot me an email) I post it because of it’s educational value and also because I wish that such an objective and unbiased tone could be used when talking about eachother’s faiths all around.

Roman Catholocism

by Dr. A. Burt Horsley, a professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University

The Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church served not only as a form of self-inquisition; it also resulted in a dialogue with the non-Catholic world. The attention of men of all faiths everywhere was focused upon a tradition and an institution that numbers as adherents more than one sixth of the world’s population.

It is not possible in this article to deal with Catholicism in all its many facets, but some of its historical, theological, and cultural perspectives can be examined profitably. As with most institutions, it has had periods of infamy and greatness as it has playedRead Full Post