The Faith of Our Fathers

James GIBBONS (1834 - 1921)

The Faith of Our Fathers: A Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ is a book published in 1876 by archbishop James Gibbons, which became a best-selling conversion manual in the United States, and by 1980 was in its 111th printing.

(From the preface) “The object of this little volume is to present in a plain and practical form an exposition and vindication of the principal tenets of the Catholic Church. It was thought sufficient to devote but a brief space to such Catholic doctrines and practices as are happily admitted by Protestants, while those that are controverted by them are more elaborately elucidated...

...As his chief aim has been to bring home the truths of the Catholic faith to our separated brethren, who generally accept the Scripture as the only source of authority in religious matters, he has endeavored to fortify his statements by abundant reference to the sacred text. He has thought proper, however, to add frequent quotations from the early Fathers, whose testimony, at least as witnesses of the faith of their times, must be accepted even by those who call in question their personal authority.” (Summary from Wikipedia with quotes from the preface of this volume.)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Psychology

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface and Introduction AVG
00:14:40
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 - The Blessed Trinity, The Incarnation, Etc. Ann Boulais
00:07:12
Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 - The Unity of the Church Ann Boulais
00:20:44
Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 - The Holiness of the Church Ann Boulais
00:23:09
Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 - Catholicity AVG
00:16:14
Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 - Apostolicity AVG
00:25:14
Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 - Perpetuity of the Church Phil Chenevert
00:24:27
Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 - Infallible Authority of the Church AVG
00:21:06
Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 -The Church and the Bible AVG
00:32:29
Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 - The Primacy of Peter dave7
00:22:54
Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 - The Supremacy of the Popes dave7
00:22:07
Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 - Infallibility of the Popes dave7
00:26:48
Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 - Temporal Power of the Popes dave7
00:26:23
Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 - The Invocation of Saints Phil Chenevert
00:20:46
Play 14 14 - Chapter 14, Part 1: The Blessed Virgin Mary - Is It Lawful to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as a Saint Phil Chenevert
00:47:50
Play 15 15 - Chapter 14, Part 2: The Blessed Virgin Mary - Is it Lawful to Invoke Her? Is it Lawful to Imitate Her as a Model Phil Chenevert
00:16:09
Play 16 16 - Chapter 15 - Sacred Images Phil Chenevert
00:24:29
Play 17 17 - Chapter 16 - Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead Phil Chenevert
00:28:26
Play 18 18 - Chapter 17 - Civil and Religious Liberty dave7
00:41:39
Play 19 19 - Chapter 18 - Charges of Religious Persecution dave7
00:30:40
Play 20 20 - Chapter 19 - Grace-The Sacraments-Original Sin-Baptism-Its Neccesity-Its Effects-Manner of Baptizing Beth Thomas
00:20:18
Play 21 21 - Chapter 20 - The Sacrament of Confirmation Viglione
00:11:14
Play 22 22 - Chapter 21 - The Holy Eucharist Veronica Jenkins
00:23:17
Play 23 23 - Chapter 22 - Communion Under One Kind wminbru
00:13:15
Play 24 24 - Chapter 23 - The Sacrifice of the Mass Phil Chenevert
00:24:21
Play 25 25 - Chapter 24 - The Use of Religious Ceremonies Dictated by Right Reason Phil Chenevert
00:12:08
Play 26 26 - Chapter 25 - Ceremonials of the Mass Phil Chenevert
00:19:19
Play 27 27 - Chapter 26, Part 1 - The Sacrament of Penance: The Divine Institution Of The Sacrament Of Penance dave7
00:57:51
Play 28 28 - Chapter 26, Part 2 - The Sacrament of Penance: On The Relative Morality Of Catholic And Protestant Countries dave7
00:10:48
Play 29 29 - Chapter 27 - Indulgences Bill Mosley
00:17:13
Play 30 30 - Chapter 28 - Extreme Unction Warren Jones
00:05:56
Play 31 31 - Chapter 29 - The Priesthood dave7
00:23:22
Play 32 32 - Chapter 30 - Celibacy of the Clergy jedopi
00:16:13
Play 33 33 - Chapter 31 - Matrimony jedopi
00:20:03