500 Years Later, Assessing the Impact of Martin Luther’s Famous Break With the Catholic Church

Five hundred years after Saxon priest Martin Luther declared 95 Theses or complaints against the Catholic Church, resulting in his excommunication, the media is full of assessments of what this means for us today. Professor Andrew Pettegree, an expert on the Reformation from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, told Time magazine;  "There’s been a fair... Continue Reading →


Pope Francis Urges European Integration

For his work on behalf of European unification, Pope Francis has received the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the German city where Charlemagne died and is buried. Charlemagne was king of the Franks who became Holy Roman Emperor in the ninth century. The Pope urged Europeans to recognize that “the identity of Europe is, and always has... Continue Reading →

Worst and Best Popes

Catholicism's great strength is that it can trace its history back to the Apostle Peter. But any institution that has been around for 2000 years has had some dark days. The church, under the leadership of Pope Francis, is undergoing a period of renewal. But it's important to be aware of the church's best and... Continue Reading →

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