I am curious if anyone (Catholic or Protestant) can tell me what weight is given to the writtings of our Church Fathers by members of protestant churches?..as i read some of their writtings, they put to rest so many questions, disputes or misunderstandings of the Catholic faith. How do protestants view them and their writtings?
Also, I am unaware of any resources/books/documents… that would give clear teachings of any of the Protestant churches, as does the CCC…is there a catechism-type reference for people to study or refer to regarding Protestantism?..I thought maybe Luther had a catechism. Is that true? If so, is it regarded only by Lutherans, or by members of other denominations as well?
i am always so baffeled by the MANY misconceptions regarding Catholic teachings (by both “catholics” and non catholics)…when we have an actual reference book, which is available for ANYONE to read, that clearly states our teachings…I just find is so crazy that people, especially “leaders” of different faiths, would preach their views of the teachings of the Church, will pass their opinions off as facts, when, with minimal effort or research, they can find the true teachings of our faith.
And i do realize that not all protestants purposely pass on misleading information about the Church, but some do.
I am just wanting to understand all of this better.