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Archive for October, 2016

Did Luther Really Nail 95 Theses to the Chapel Door on October 31st?

Doubts first arose in 1961 as to whether the Catholic monk Luther really nailed a manifesto to the chapel door of a Castle in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.

John Limb to Step Down as OCP Publisher

Limb will be available to OCP in an “emeritus role” for five years.

Viewpoint: Rediscovering the Authentic Catholic Vision of Purgatory

The pain of purgatory, then, is not the pain of divine punishment and wrath, but the pain of growth and transformation, the pain of breaking out of the old self into the new.

Text: Joint Declaration for the 500th anniversary of Reformation

Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Yunan, president of the Lutheran World Federation, signed the Joint Declaration at the Lutheran Cathedral of Lund, Sweden today.

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Ten

As was widely reported, today in Lund Sweden, Pope Francis and Bishop Mounib Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) signed a Joint Statement on the occasion of the beginning of the year marking 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation. This signing was preceded by an ecumenical service presided over by […]

Live Broadcast: Pope in Sweden

Here’s the video of the service that took place today in the Lutheran Cathedral in Lund.

Conference in Rome – 50 Years after Musicam Sacram

The Conference seeks to stimulate a deep reflection in musical, liturgical, theological and phenomenological terms, leaving aside sterile polemics.

Pray for the Monks of Norcia

Let us pray for the monastic community, and all the people of Norcia and in Italy who are suffering from this tragic disaster.

Milestones in Papal Ecumenism: Part Nine

The significance of a joint service, with both the Pope and the president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Nikolas Schneider, jointly presiding and both giving the final blessing, in Erfurt should not be under estimated.

Press Roundup: Reactions to Yesterday’s Liturgy Appointments by the Pope

Commentators have not been shy in naming the significance of the shift.