‘What we have in common is far more than that which still divides us’

The Reformation anniversary gives us a renewed impetus to work for reconciliation, said a statement released jointly Tuesday by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation. “We recognize that while the past cannot be changed,

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After 500 years, Reformation-era divisions have lost much of their potency

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, new Pew Research Center surveys show that in both Western Europe and the United States, the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished to a

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2017-09-03T11:58:52-08:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , |11 Comments

LA Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron discusses Martin Luther, “the undisputed father of the Reformation”

With great profit and pleasure I’m currently reading Alec Ryrie’s new book Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World. Among the many texts appearing in this year of the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, Ryrie’s stands out for its

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2017-07-07T22:20:51-08:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |18 Comments

Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther

If you happen to receive a piece of mail from the Vatican this year, don’t be surprised to see the face of Martin Luther. The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed Tuesday to LifeSiteNews

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2017-01-18T18:46:05-08:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |26 Comments