Martin Luther and the “Epistle of Straw”

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well, ” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone might say, “You have faith and I have works.” Demonstrate your faith to me without works, … [Read more...]

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The Amazing Catholic Art at Anti-Catholic Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Protestant university in Greenville, South Carolina, is downright unfriendly toward Catholics. Can I prove that? Well, shortly after the death of Pope Paul VI in 1978, Bob Jones, Jr., son of the founder and chancellor of the university, published an article in the school's magazine, Faith for the Family, which begins: "Pope Paul VI, archpriest of Satan, a deceiver and an anti-Christ, has, like Judas, gone to his own place." Catholic Answers tells the … [Read more...]

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The Catholic Luther? Wait… What?

I was web surfing recently when I ran across a discussion of the "Catholic Luther."  I remember reading that Martin Luther had a deep devotion to Mary as the Mother of God, and that he had a statue of Mary near his burial site in the Castle Church in Wittenberg.  But wasn't he really an opponent of Catholicism?My friend Dave Armstrong has written a book on the topic, and today I've invited Dave to share his insights into Luther's Catholic beliefs, drawn from the reformer's own wr … [Read more...]

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