Is Communion with Lutherans on the Way?

The ecumenical teams for Lutherans and Catholics have been hard at it and produced a new document on Church, Eucharist and Ministry called Declaration on the Way. It’s all full of enthusiastic and optimistic language about how Lutherans and Catholics are all starting to agree after 500 years. I hate to be a party pooper, [Read More…]

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Abortion and Obi Wan Kenobi

In 1914 Agnes Cuff, a flighty and unstable young woman with few prospects and little money found herself pregnant. The father didn’t want to be involved. She was alone, shamed, poor and pregnant. Today she would be encouraged to get herself to an abortion clinic and end the unwanted pregnancy. Instead a little boy was born. English [Read More…]

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Good Non-Catholic Christians – Is There Salvation Outside the Church?

The sudden death of Tony Palmer–the friend of Pope Francis–has raised the question whether he could be saved even though he never converted to the Catholic faith. Some Catholics would shake their head sadly and quote the famous phrase, Extra Ecclesiam nulls salus- Outside the Church, No Salvation. Does this mean that everyone who is not a [Read More…]

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Pope Francis “Doesn’t Want to Convert Evangelicals”?

After meeting with a group of Pentecostal Evangelicals Pope Francis reportedly wants to preach in a Protestant church in Rome. This article reports on the meeting held in Rome with Pope Francis and TV Evangelist Kenneth Copeland and other Evangelical leaders including theologian Brian Stiller and Anglican bishop Tony Palmer. The Pope wants to go [Read More…]

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Vain Repetition Repetition?

How a former Evangelical came to love the Rosary. Here’s my latest article for Integrated Catholic Life. Please read and share! Read: Do Catholics Pray to Mary?; Do Catholics Honor Mary Too Much?; Do Catholics Worship Mary? [Read more…]

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Lions, Little Children and Tiber Swims

Did you know that Ignatius of Antioch was not only appointed to the see of Antioch by Peter himself, but tradition has it that he was one of the children that the Lord took up in his arms and blessed? Ignatius of Antioch was martyred in the Roman Coliseum  by being devoured by beasts. On [Read More…]

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