SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Protestantism
January 23, 2021
For several decades, we have seen the barriers coming down and increasing cooperation and friendship between Catholics and Protestants. This did not begin with scholarly theological discussions and formal retractions of some of the anathemas used against each other in the past. It began in a more practical way. It began in the trenches of the pro-life movement where Catholics and Protestants found themselves together because of shared devotion to the sanctity of human life. It strengthened in the struggle to protect marriage and now in the struggle to defend religious liberty.
January 23, 2021
It’s the ecumenical dog that doesn’t bark. We need him to bark, but he rarely does, and then he's quickly shushed. It’s the matter of conversion. When we pray for Christian unity, as we do this week, we pray not only for kindness and fellow-feeling and some very foggy idea of joining together in the future, after a gradual convergence somewhere in the middle. We pray for our separated brethren to give in.
February 23, 2018
Canon law does not envisage the ongoing reception of Communion by someone who remains Protestant
September 04, 2017
Forty-five per cent of British Catholics said that Catholicism was 'more different than similar' to Protestantism
August 01, 2017
The practice of praying for the dead is rooted in Scripture
June 05, 2017
Peter Kreeft writes that Catholics can discover a 'personal relationship with Jesus Christ' from engaging in dialogue with Protestants
June 02, 2017
Cardinal Koch said that if bishops had been open to Martin Luther's call for reform the Reformation would have been averted
March 14, 2017
How my boyhood anti-Catholicism came to an unlikely end
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