• Was Martin Luther the original Christian tweeter?

    Was Martin Luther the original Christian tweeter?

    • Oct 9, 2016

    An exhibit on Martin Luther at New York’s Morgan Library includes one of just six surviving copies of Luther’s famous 95 theses, which was arguably the Twitter of its day, since it was standard practice in university towns to post a notice of a debate and the points that you wanted to argue.

  • Pundit charges crisis in German church is ‘manufactured’

    Pundit charges crisis in German church is ‘manufactured’

    • Aug 23, 2016

    While there were almost 20,000 Catholic priests in Germany in 1990, today their number has dropped to 14,000, and all signals suggest the decline will continue — with some saying the drop indicates the need for reform, and others suggesting it’s been artificially induced in order to change the Church.

  • Clarity, not just charity, key on Martin Luther

    Clarity, not just charity, key on Martin Luther

    • Jun 29, 2016

    When Pope Francis speaks off the cuff, the results are always good-natured and good-humored, but sometimes also confusing. His recent comments about Martin Luther are a good example, because the level of agreement he seemed to suggest between Catholics and Protestants just doesn’t exist.