Saturday, August 30, 2008

Harvey Springer and Catholicism

While Candy told us she read through the first seven chapter's in Chiniquy's book because she just couldn't put it down, it seems to have taken her a while to finish it. However, it is now marked off, and she has moved on to her next selection, an 18 page booket titled Why I Am Not A Catholic.

The author of this booklet is Harvey Springer, known as the "cowboy evangelist" from Colorado. You can see a picture of him here. He was a Baptist minister who helped to form the American Council of Christian Churches in 1941. He died in 1966.

When Kennedy was running for president, Springer said "I would oppose any Roman Catholic for President--the name doesn't make a difference. Let the Romanists move out of America . . . Did you see the coronation of Big John (Pope John XXIII)? Let's hope we never see the coronation of Little John. How many Catholics came over on the Mayflower? Not one . . . the Constitition is a Protestant Constitution."

As an alternative, I would suggest Why I Am a Catholic, by G. K. Chesterton.

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