Is the Common Cup Still Relevant Today?
The Roman formula is for the faithful to receive the bread and for the priest to drink the wine.
The toxic brew of multiple issues inevitably boiled over. The papacy was corrupt. Scholarship was declining. Mysticism reared its many heads. New worlds were being discovered.
The Many Faces of Martin Luther
Herman Selderhuis’s biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer.
He refers to supporters of the papacy as “Italian Scholars have long pondered why Prince Frederick supported him against the papacy and amid ominous threats to his Saxony throne.
Digging Down Deep into Protestant-Catholic Differences
Two books—one Catholic, one Protestant—show how the conversation should be engaged.
Following from these important chapters are 16 more that probe the most significant topics, including church authority, revelation, sacraments, priesthood, papacy, popular Catholic
The Reformation, Viewed from the East
An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther’s famous doctrine of ‘sola fide.’
During the Leipzig Disputation in 1519, Luther defended himself against papal theologian Johann Eck's accusation that Luther's views of the papacy had become schismatic or even
A Roman Catholic Appreciation of Justification by Faith
Both traditions can appreciate Luther’s famous dictum as a recovery, not a discovery.
these words spoken in this context before such an audience, recently there is a history of ecumenical advances between the Catholics and Protestants pre-dating the papacy of Francis.
Weekend Edition—April 15, 2016
North Korea, a Footnote, the Developing World, and more!
Which means that, even for those of us who reject the office of the papacy and are at odds with Catholic teaching on a number of essential points of doctrine (most importantly, the
Corpse Trials and Other Perils of Church Politics
I guess that's one way to handle a church staff change . . .
We've all been there before: You've just ascended to the papacy, one of the most powerful positions in the world, but the people still retain reverence for your predecessor.
‘The Young Pope’ Takes an Anxious Look at the Danger of Doubt
HBO's unsettling Vatican satire asks what happens when spiritual leaders shirk their own faith.
Created by Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope stars the striking, smooth-haired Jude Law as 47-year-old Lenny Belardo, the first American elected to the papacy.
Division Is Not Always a Scandal
What to think of the 45,000 denominations that rose from the Reformation.
and church families. At the Leipzig Disputation in 1519, Luther elevated the authority of Scripture above the papacy and church councils. A year later
What the Benedict Papacy Meant for Women
Communication is key to the pope's legacy
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Morning Roundup 07/17/13
Pope Francis; Church Staff Members; Islam 101; Calvinists & Charismatics
Catholics worldwide. And it showed how quickly he is learning to shine the megawatt spotlight of his popular papacy on issues dear to his heart. There
Pope Pious: What Evangelicals Like About Francis
Disagreement over religious authority and salvation fades as piety trumps doctrine.
Chris Castaldo| September 23, 2015. Image: Ismael Francisco / AP Images. The office of the papacy is an enigma to most evangelical Protestants. The
Evangelicals Help Greet Pope Francis at the White House
Pontiff tells crowd of 11,000 on White House lawn that God ‘has not forsaken us.’
He said he will be listening to the American people as a brother who offers encouragement and addressed familiar themes in his papacy—inequality, religious freedom, tolerance and
The Glowing Pope
Why even ‘nones’ like my brother are taking notice.
Less than two years into the papacy, the former archbishop of Argentina has wooed the press and many skeptics, even as he has raised the ire of fellow Catholics and other Christian
Blogging Truth to Power
Why we listen to watchdogs and whistleblowers (from two of us who have been there)
He seemed to hold “bitterness and suspicion toward” his church and leaders—especially priests he thought were scoundrels. And he didn't have too much love for the papacy either.
What To Give Up for Lent? Twitter Reveals Top 100 Ideas of 2015
(UPDATED) Here's what 409,000 people pledged to fast from for the next 40 days.
(The hip-hop artist came in at No. 51.) In 2013, after Pope Benedict announced he leaving the papacy, some wrote he was abstaining from “being pope.” (This phrase ranked No. 1.).