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August 07, 2018
Changing Church Teaching on Capital Punishment
Pope Francis has changed the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on capital punishment. The...
July 03, 2018
Many Christians are attracted by Roman Catholicism, with its universal scope, its living authority, its...
June 28, 2018
The Created Order
The doctrine of creation means more than opposing evolution. It teaches that there is a...
June 26, 2018
An Example of a Christian Nation
Poland officially crowned Jesus Christ as its king. It also remains resolutely pro-life. Christian morality...
May 29, 2018
Is Pope Francis Like Luther?
A number of observers are comparing Pope Francis to Martin Luther. Both are reformers 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...
January 31, 2018
Catholic Exorcism Resources Are Now Available in English
The Roman Catholic Church has developed a specialty in the exorcism of demons. Though this...
December 14, 2017
Mary, the Mother of God
Roman Catholics venerate Mary, the mother of Jesus, with many titles: Queen of Heaven (the notion that...
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...
October 16, 2017
How Luther Challenges Protestants
Martin Luther challenged and continues to challenge Roman Catholic theology in some profound ways. But...
September 14, 2017
Tetzel on 7 Years in Purgatory for Every Sin
I came across a sermon from Johann Tetzel, the indulgence peddler who provoked Luther's 95...
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 04, 2016
A group of mostly young Catholics is emphasizing both leftwing economics AND conservative theology and morals. (See our...
September 09, 2016
Commemorating or undoing the Reformation?
On Reformation Day, October 31, the Pope will commemorate the Reformation in a common service...
September 06, 2016
St. Teresa of Calcutta, saint of darkness
Mother Teresa was canonized on Sunday, officially declared to be a saint. It isn't necessary...
August 30, 2016
The six signs of demonic possession?
Beliefnet has an interview with Father Gary Thomas, a Vatican-certified exorcist that is very interesting,...
August 19, 2016
Why won’t bishops discipline Joe Biden?
Vice President Joe Biden performed a gay wedding earlier this month, getting special certification from the...
August 16, 2016
ELCA makes new accord with Catholics
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (the theologically liberal Lutheran denomination) has arrived at a...
August 09, 2016
“There’s no such thing as an ex-Catholic”
J. D. Flynn explains that a person who has been baptized into the Roman Catholic...
July 26, 2016
Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence describes himself as an "evangelical Catholic." By which he...
April 12, 2016
The separation of doctrine from practice
After much study and debate among the bishops, Pope Francis has issued a letter on...
March 18, 2016
Why are Catholics going for Trump?
Evangelicals, despite what has been said, are not particularly going for Trump. But Catholics are....
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 20, 2016
A common liturgy for Catholics & Lutherans on Reformation Day
Catholics and LWF Lutherans have released a common liturgy to be used for joint services,...
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...
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