My work on the Doctrines of Trent

I’m about three-fourths of the way through my new translation of the doctrines of the Council of Trent. When completed, I plan to add some commentary throughout the text. The completed book should be a good resource for Catholics who are seeking to know Christ better by knowing what the Church teaches (a rarity today).

Sample text of the translation:

A description is introduced of the justification of the impious,
and its mode under the law of grace

By these words, a description of the justification of the impious is introduced, as being a translation from the state, in which a person is born a child of the first Adam, to the state of grace and of the adoption of the children of God, through the second Adam, Jesus Christ, our Savior. And certainly [this] translation, after the promulgation of the Gospel, is not able to occur without the washing of regeneration or its desire, just as it is written: “unless one has been reborn by water and the Holy Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.” [John 3:5]

Notice in the text above that not only baptized Christians (those who receive “the washing of regeneration”), but also those who receive a baptism of desire, are children of God by spiritual adoption. This infallible teaching is sometimes denied today by certain Catholic commentators who teach without first having learned.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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2 Responses to My work on the Doctrines of Trent

  1. John Gallagher says:

    Mr. Conte,

    As long as you are doing this, will you also consider writing a follow-up on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification?


    • Ron Conte says:

      The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, between representatives of the Catholic Church and the Lutheran denomination, is not a magisterial document. I have no interest in writing about it.

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