Ratzinger was concerned that Luther’s interpretation of the Christian ministry as mainly characterized by preaching, prayer, and pastoral care ware becoming widespread in Catholic circles.
Instead of relying on an alleged common ground, let the Bible define your language and lead your conversation.
In a nutshell, according to the cardinal, all human beings will be saved by Christ, with or without faith in Christ.
The first results of the “synodal process” in European dioceses are attacks on the Tridentine paradigm.
In recent years, we have witnessed a growing fascination with Thomas Aquinas and Thomism by evangelical theologians.
The history of the Roman Catholic conclaves indicates that electoral majorities do not predictably follow in the way they were formed, but can be constructed in an unexpected way.
Rome fears that the pendulum of Catholicity breaks the framework of Romanism.
A historical sketch of the Nature-Grace interdependence (III)
The kind of “evangelization” the Pope is advocating for in Praedicate Evangelium is something utterly distant from the biblical meaning of the word.
A historical sketch of the Nature-Grace interdependance (II)
A historical sketch of the Nature-Grace interdependence (I).
Francis is a “liquid” pope who is liquifying an institution that has made its rocky and immutable structure a distinctive trait of its identity.
The act of consecration by Pope Francis will include this prayer: "O Mother, hear our prayer. Star of the Sea, do not let us be shipwrecked in the tempest of war. Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace to the world".
Eucharist has been elevated to a primary identity-marker: practiced, taught, protected, abused, and used for various purposes, including extra-religious ones.
As a Jesuit, Pope Francis tends to use an equivocal style, a dubitative and incomplete form of argumentation, an “open” logic, a colloquial if not casual tone, and a pastoral trait which often lacks clarity and coherence.
The evangelical faith, while feeling totally part of the history of the faithful church, is ultimately submitted to Scripture alone.
Has the former Anglican Bishop Nazir-Ali fallen prey to a shortsighted, selective and, in the end, idealized view of Rome – a sort of wishful thinking in times of personal crisis?
Evangelical remarks on Catholic S.J. David Meconi’s latest book.
On Andrea Riccardi’s insights on the crisis of present-day Roman Catholicism.
Whoever is elected, the next pope will unlikely be an “evangelical” if the word “evangelical” retains its doctrinal and historical meaning.
The controversialist, the dialogue partner and the diplomat.
Even if the call to listen to the Word of God is present in these speeches, it seems to lead to an increased catholicity rather than an appeal to recover the biblical gospel.
Although no longer monumental and certainly not monolithic, Thomism is still “substantial” for Roman Catholicism, representing its main theological backbone.
Dante between the Bible and Medieval Roman Catholicism.
The pope's speech in his recent trip to Iraq undermines the Christian “scandal”, according to which Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father.
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