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The Faith of Catholics (3 vols.)

by Berington, Joseph, Kirk, John

Fr. Pustet & Co. 1885

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The Faith of Catholics (3 vols.)
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Overview

The Faith of Catholics is a carefully assembled justification of Catholic beliefs and practices. Joseph Berington and John Kirk use the pillars of the Church to break down the walls between the Reformed Church and the Old Church. This text brings together the teachings of the first five centuries of Catholicism, interwoven with Scripture to represent the historical consistency of the Church. Packed with cited references to some of the earliest Catholic writings, these texts provide an excellent examination of the foundations of the Catholic Church.

With the Logos edition, Scripture references appear in your favorite translations with mouseover. If your library contains works that include writings by the Church Fathers, citations and references within The Faith of Catholics can instantly link you to the texts Berington and Kirk spent years studying. Read The Faith of Catholics on your laptop or mobile device to bring this powerful resource with you wherever you go.

Key Features

  • Digs through five centuries of writings to assemble powerful evidence of the consistency of the Church
  • Provides Scripture supporting Catholic beliefs and practices
  • Defends changes made to the Catholic Creed throughout history
  • Contains detailed citations

Individual Titles

The Faith of Catholics, vol. 1

  • Authors: Joseph Berington and John Kirk
  • Editor: James Waterworth
  • Publisher: Frederick Pustet Company
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 508

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents

  • The Rule of Faith
  • Justification through Christ, and the Merit of Good Works
  • Faith in Christ: Its Object and Character
  • Divine Revelation
  • The Roman Catholic Church
  • The Scriptures
  • The Church is the Expounder of the Scriptures
  • Apostolical Traditions
  • The Office of Councils
  • Extent of the Inerrancy of the Church

The Faith of Catholics, vol. 2

  • Authors: Joseph Berington and John Kirk
  • Editor: James Waterworth
  • Publisher: Frederick Pustet Company
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 503

Contents

  • Primacy of St. Peter and His Successors
  • The Sacraments
  • The Eucharist
  • Communion in One Kind
  • Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Appendix to the Eucharist and Sacrifice of the Mass

The Faith of Catholics, vol. 3

  • Authors: Joseph Berington and John Kirk
  • Editor: James Waterworth
  • Publisher: Frederick Pustet Company
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 491

Contents

  • Penance, or Repentance
  • Institution of the Sacrament of Penance
  • The Parts of the Sacrament of Penance
  • Indulgences
  • Purgatory
  • Prayers for the Dead
  • The Sacrament of Extreme Unction
  • The Sacrament of Holy Order
  • Celibacy of the Clergy
  • The Religious or Monastic State
  • The Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Relics, Pictures, and Images
  • The Invocation of Angels and Saints
  • Precepts of the Church
  • The Fast of Lent
  • Ember Days, and the Vigils of Feasts
  • Abstinence on Certain Days
  • Ceremonies
  • The Use of the Latin Tongue in the Service of the Church
  • Appendix
  • Index to the Writers and Works Quoted

Product Details

  • Title: The Faith of Catholics
  • Authors: Joseph Berington and John Kirk
  • Editor: James Waterworth
  • Publisher: Frederick Pustet Company
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,502

About the Authors

Joseph Berington (1743–1827) is noted as an upstanding priest who cared tremendously for the poor. He served for a time as the chair of philosophy at the English College at Douai. As a writer, Berington was surprisingly liberal, and as a person, he was respected by both Catholics and Protestants. A slab stands in memory of him in the Protestant church at Buckland.

John Kirk (1760–1851) was an avid writer and respected priest, said to have been “methodical, dignified [and] devout.” He contributed to a number of works, including the continuation of Church History of England, Biographies of English Catholics in the Eighteenth Century and an edition of the 1680 Roman Catholic Principles. Kirk was also president of Sedgley Park School, a Roman Catholic Academy.