It builds goodwill and is important for the 500 anniversary of the 95 Theses to be observed by Lutherans and Roman Catholics in 2017.
Australian. Lutheran pastor. Liturgist. Historian. Ecumenist. Advocate.
The Lutheran Church has, in a new context, declared that the Pope is not the Anti-Christ.
The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification between representatives of the Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church, in…Read More
†Bishop Michael Putney: “I believe it is no longer necessary for Catholics and Lutherans to presume that their views of Martin Luther and the causes of the Reformation need be opposed. The climate of dialogue, and the integrity of historians, has ensured that Catholic views of Luther have changed…Read More
Chapter VI Five Ecumenical Imperatives:
The second imperative: Lutherans and Catholics must let themselves continuously be transformed by the encounter with the other and by the mutual witness of faith.
From Conflict to Communion.
Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in…Read More
Chapter VI Five Ecumenical Imperatives
238. Catholics and Lutherans realize that they and the communities in which they live out their faith belong to the one body of Christ. The awareness is dawning on Lutherans and Catholics that the struggle of the sixteenth century is over. The reasons for…Read More
From now Emeritus Lutheran Bishop Eero Huovinen, in 2005, at the Italian National Eucharistic Congress in Bari