The Epistle of St. Paul to Titus 1:10-14

For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers, and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision: who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. One of them a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slothful bellies. This testimony is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, who turn themselves away from the truth.



James Cardinal Gibbons
Archbishop of Baltimore
September 1, 1899

“The DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE is a scrupulously faithful translation into
English of the Latin Vulgate Bible which St. Jerome (342-420) translated
into Latin from the original languages.”

(from the New Catholic Edition of the HOLY BIBLE, Catholic Book Publishing Company, New York, 1957)

St. Titus was born of Greek parents. He accompanied Sts. Paul and Barnabas to the Council of Jerusalem (Gal. 2,1.3). He was uncircumcised, and although at the Council Judaizers insisted that he submit to this rite, St. Paul refused to permit it. Titus is addressed in this Epistle as “beloved son”, probably because he was converted to the faith by the Apostle.