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May 04, 2018
On Catholics’ “Indissolubility” of Marriage from a New Lutheran Blog
I have blogged about my former student John Ehrett, who wrote that perceptive review of...
April 02, 2018
The Pope, Hell, & the Papacy
An Italian journalist has quoted Pope Francis as saying "there is no hell," a statement...
March 01, 2018
The Pope’s Efforts to Reverse Birth Control Ban
It appears that Pope Francis is trying to reverse the Catholic Church's unpopular and widely-ignored...
February 06, 2018
Pope Sells Out Persecuted Catholics to Communists?
In effect, the Pope is unifying the Catholic church in China by granting authority to...
December 13, 2017
On the Pope’s Desire to Change the Wording of the Lord’s Prayer
Should we start with the teaching we want to convey and then devise a translation...
November 01, 2017
The Gospel as Heresy
We posted about the “Filial Correction” in which a number of conservative Catholics accused Pope...
September 26, 2017
Conservatives formally accuse Pope of heresy–including Lutheranism!
Sixty-two conservative Catholic theologians, priests, and academics have served Pope Francis with a formal document...
September 05, 2017
The infallibility of Pope Francis
Now that the Roman Catholic Church has a relatively liberal pontiff, we are seeing some...
August 07, 2017
Vatican Condemns U.S. Catholic Conservatives
An official Vatican publication has condemned Catholic conservatives in America for participating with evangelicals in...
February 27, 2017
The Pope on salvation by works
Catholics, Protestants often say, believe in salvation by good works. This engenders the reply from...
November 02, 2016
Why the Pope likes Luther
At the joint Catholic/Lutheran service in Sweden, commemorating Reformation Day, Pope Francis was said to...
October 31, 2016
Pope praises Luther
Pope Francis is set to celebrate Reformation Day in a joint service with Swedish Lutherans....
September 16, 2016
Pope plans to canonize priest killed by terrorists
Pope Francis says that he wants to make Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed...
September 09, 2016
Commemorating or undoing the Reformation?
On Reformation Day, October 31, the Pope will commemorate the Reformation in a common service...
August 05, 2016
Pope connects gender ideology to economic exploitation
Pope Francis connected the new gender ideology, according to which children can choose their own...
June 16, 2016
Pope gives Mary Magdalene same status as Apostles in church year
Pope Francis has elevated Mary Magdalene's saint's day to a "major feast," putting her on...
April 12, 2016
The separation of doctrine from practice
After much study and debate among the bishops, Pope Francis has issued a letter on...
February 19, 2016
Pope condones contraception to avoid Zika?
Pope Francis told reporters that women threatened with the Zika virus, which causes birth defects,...
February 19, 2016
Pope and Trump get into a fight
Pope Francis tore into Donald Trump, saying that anyone who is all about building walls...
January 29, 2016
Pope to have joint service with Lutherans on Reformation Day
Pope Francis will join with the Lutheran World Federation in a joint worship service in...
January 04, 2016
The new colonialism
The left continues to condemn colonialism. Western nations taking over "third world" countries was indeed...
December 17, 2015
More on the Pope’s openness to communion with Lutherans
As we blogged about, Pope Francis recently visited a Lutheran church in Rome, where, in...
December 14, 2015
Pope says to preach Gospel, then Law
The Pope began his Jubilee Year of Mercy by ceremonially opening the Holy Door at...
December 08, 2015
Sexual ethics are part of social justice
Many people, including the Pope, are saying that the church should devote more attention to...
November 18, 2015
Pope Francis on intercommunion with Lutherans
Pope Francis met with a congregation of Lutherans in Rome, giving them a chalice and...
October 26, 2015
Catholic synod on family makes few changes
A synod of bishops has been meeting at the Vatican discussing "the family" and possible...
October 01, 2015
Kim Davis meets the Pope
Pope Francis met when he was here with Kim Davis, the county clerk who went...
September 26, 2015
The “right of the environment”
We are mostly familiar with the concept of human rights. In his address to the...
September 25, 2015
The Pope’s sermon to America
Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, taking the opportunity to preach against tenets...
September 22, 2015
The Pope gets here today
Today at 4:00 p.m. ET, Pope Francis will arrive in Washington, D.C. The next day...
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