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  • How a restless reforming pope can help heal Reformation rift

    How a restless reforming pope can help heal Reformation rift

    • Oct 30, 2016

    Martin Luther’s protest at corruption of the sacraments and the reactions that followed have left a centuries-old wound both Catholics and Lutherans are determined to heal. Here’s what Francis, who travels today to Sweden to commemorate the start of the Reformation, brings to that effort.

  • Ecumenical papal trip also will show pain of division, Lutheran says

    • Oct 27, 2016

    Pope Francis’s decision to stay on in Sweden an extra day following next Monday’s Reformation commemoration in order to say Mass with the local Church will be a spur to overcome remaining divisions, according to the general-secretary of the World Lutheran Federation.

  • The Vatican must speak on conscientious objection

    The Vatican must speak on conscientious objection

    • Oct 2, 2015

    For as long as anyone can remember, the Vatican has had a special genius for snatching public relations defeat from the jaws of victory. Even by that standard, the fracas surrounding Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis last week, which broke out immediately after his massively successful US trip, sets