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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'Grace Alone' 500 Years Later - A Catholic perspective


'Grace Alone' 500 Years Later
A Catholic perspective.
Bishop Robert Barron
I have long been sympathetic with Father Yves Congar's famous remark that if figures on both sides of the Reformation divide had been a bit more open-minded and open-hearted, there might be a Lutheran order in the Catholic Church today, just as there are Dominicans, Franciscans, Benedictines, and, indeed, Augustinians, the religious family to which Martin Luther himself initially belonged. Implicit in Congar's observation is the conviction that there was something altogether right and important in some of the Reformer's moves and that the church catholic would have benefitted from incorporating them into its own life. Implicit too is Congar's sense that, sadly, things got out of hand... continue reading >>


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