By Patrick Madrid
Straightforward answers to all the arguments against Tradition
In his popular bestseller Where is That in the Bible? (over 110,000 copies sold), Patrick Madrid showed the Scriptural basis for often-questioned Catholic doctrines. Now, in Why Is That in Tradition? he tackles the other half of the divine revelation: the evidence from history.
When someone accuses the Catholic Church of adding man-made doctrinal aberrations that go against Scripture, this is the book to reach for. Why Is That In Tradition? explains the crucial biblical difference between Tradition with a capital T and the many “small-t” traditions and customs that are of human origin.
When non-Catholics dispute the Church’s teachings, they sometimes misunderstand or even distort the facts. This book clears away the distortions and explains what the Church has always taught about dozens of hot topics, including salvation, Mary and the saints, confession to a priest, infant baptism, the Eucharist, purgatory, praying for the dead, the Mass as a sacrifice, the papacy, and customs such as calling priests “father,” making the sign of the cross, statues and icons, and holy water.
Patrick Madrid tackles each subject with clear, compelling explanations and offers abundant evidence in support of these Catholic teachings drawn from the writings of the early Christians. In fact, those doctrines that outsiders most often dispute are the very doctrines that, properly understood, bring people home to the Catholic Church. Share this book with a non-Catholic friend. You may be surprised by the results. (Don’t forget to order the companion books in this 3-book series: Where Is That In the Bible? and Answer Me This!)
Paperback, 224 pages