Blocher dissects the internal structure of Catholic ecclesiology and tries to grasp the connections that legitimize Rome’s high view of itself and its inflated prerogatives.
Bauman’s attraction to Pope Francis shows how disillusioned post-Marxist intellectuals find in Pope Francis a figure who instills hope in the general dullness.
In its 20 years of existence, a news website about current affairs and the church in Spain has managed to bring together more than 500 authors from all kinds of evangelical denominations and backgrounds.
According to Francis, theology must be “fundamentally contextual” and no longer start from “first principles.” It must translate into a “culture of dialogue” with all and no longer think of itself as only lecturing to the world, religions, and others.
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.
The Breccia di Roma has paid €12,000 in legal fees to defend their right to a have a recognised worship place. “As a minority, you have to work two to three times harder to access what other groups have more easily”.
“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.
The sixth edition of the Rome Scholars and Leaders Network was held in Rome.
The politician and media tycoon was the post-modern embodiment of what Augustine meant when talking about the danger of ‘amor sui’ as opposed to ‘amor Dei’.
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.
A decade later, Francis still faces unresolved challenges. “As a good Jesuit, he resisted making decisions so far”, says evangelical theologian in Rome, Leonardo De Chirico.
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.
Despite his being “conservative” and “traditional,” his was a well-rounded Roman Catholic orthodoxy that had no place for the “five solas” of evangelical faith.
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.
As the September general election approaches, the President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance warns that “some evangelicals are easily ‘pulled by the jacket’ in politics”.
A historical sketch of the Nature-Grace interdependence (III)