Once you pray with someone in public, you are conveying that all the participants share the same Christian faith and are “brothers and sisters” in Christ.
Francis thinks of his pontificate as a “pastoral” attempt at building bridges instead of creating walls with the whole world, leaving doctrinal issues aside.
There is a risk the whole conversation may become a sterile exercise when two or more experts talk to one another, losing the gospel focus healthy theology must always have.
Benedict XVI died at the end of 2022, but on July 1st, his shadow receded further from the Vatican.
“Rapito” was presented at the 2023 Cannes Festival. It tells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish boy from Bologna, who was kidnapped from his family in 1858 and taken to a Catholic boarding school by order of the Inquisition court.
Reading him critically and generously in light of the Scripture Alone principle, seems to be the best evangelical approach to Thomas Aquinas.
J. Gresham Machen wrote his book Christianity and Liberalism exactly a century ago.
For the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, the motivations that gave rise to the Protestant Reformation were met and are no longer tenable outside of the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
In a nutshell, according to the cardinal, all human beings will be saved by Christ, with or without faith in Christ.
The agreement on the appointment of bishops will be extended two years. “The price to be paid is immense because the Catholic Church renounces to its independence”.
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.
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.