Gerhard O. Forde (1927-2005) and Carl J. Peter (1932-1991) developed a remarkable friendship over their nearly twenty years together on the U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. They genuinely enjoyed each other’s company and made progress by clarifying where they agreed and where they came up against fundamental differences. Read more here.
Wonder if any ELCAers have buyer’s remorse, having bought into Called to Common Mission in 1999. This agreement with the Episcopal Church required the ELCA to change its constitution and gradually adopt an Episcopal structure. After all, sacramental bishops, priests, and deacons require miters, pectoral crosses, stoles, ceremonies, rules, and regulations that show their special powers and distinguish their ranks. Worry about marriage and the family? Why bother? And yet, who will pay for all the clergy?
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Professor Maas at Hillsdale College offers a carefully reasoned analysis and concludes that the Roman Catholic doctrine that insists on the authority of the papacy is why Romans Catholic laity will not depart despite a series of unseemly scandals. Is There Any Church Abuse Too Far For The Catholic Faithful? The editors at The Federalist […]