(RNS) The reform-minded pontiff is using an old-fashioned practice with a shady past to promote his focus on mercy. Not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.
Articles tagged “Martin Luther”
PARIS (RNS) The new guidelines suggest ecumenical services have two presiders, one Catholic and one Lutheran, and several prayer readers of both faiths.
ROME (RNS) The German priest and theologian was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation; he was excommunicated in 1521.
(RNS) A reworked version of purgatory is something that has intrigued some Protestants, and it seems to have won over more than a few.
(RNS) The company chose to use the Apostles’ Creed — a statement of Christian belief dating back to the 4th century — as the determining factor in whether a person is eligible to join Thrivent.
ROME (RNS) Pope Francis said it doesn’t matter who’s to blame for divisions among Christians: “Who is at fault? All of us are. We are all sinners. There is only one who is right, and that is our Lord.”
(RNS) There is a lopsided divide in America about what it means to be a religious person, with a majority believing that it’s about acting morally but a strong minority equating it with faith.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Catholics and Lutherans are re-examining the Protestant Reformation, saying Martin Luther “had no intention of establishing a new church, but was part of a broad and many-faceted desire for reform” within the church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Lutheran leaders have warned the Vatican that the creation of a structure to welcome conservative Lutherans into the Catholic Church would harm dialogue and damage ecumenical relations.