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Martin Luther on the Church Fathers on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

“Of all the fathers, as many as you can name, not one has ever spoken about the sacrament as these fanatics do. None of them uses such an expression as, ‘It is simply bread and wine,’ or ‘Christ’s body and blood are not present.’ Yet this subject is so frequently discussed by them, it is impossible that they should not at some time have let slip such an expression as, ‘It is simply bread,’ or ‘Not that the body of Christ is physically present,’ or the like, since they are greatly concerned not to mislead the people; actually, they simply proceed to speak as if no one doubted that Christ’s body and blood are present. Certainly among so many fathers and so many writings a negative argument should have turned up at least once, as happens in other articles; but actually they all stand uniformly and consistently on the affirmative side.”

-Martin Luther

Two ELCA Lutherans Join the Church!

Being ex-ELCA myself, it pleases me greatly to hear of other converts. " In August, The Layman Online published a story about a warning by Carl E. Braaten, one of the nation’s leading Lutheran theologians, to the president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America." "In the article, ‘Leading Lutheran scholar: ELCA’s liberal drift causing […]

Catholic and Lutherans in Communion?!

The pastor of my sister’s ELCA church said in a sermon that very recently an agreement was reached between the RCC and ELCA allowing members of each to share each other’s communion. I haven’t heard of any such thing. Have any of you? Have I missed the biggest ecumenical news story of the year somehow? […]

The Posting Heard Round the World

Five hundred years before a post on a blog could have national and global impact, Martin Luther made a primitive posting on a door. The Church has been reeling from this event’s consequences ever since. Recently, someone suggested to me that Luther was only asked by the pope to recant 48 of his 95 theses. […]

A Turning Round

Here are some good conversion stories I’ve found. From Lutheran to Catholic Coming Home [A former Methodist minister] Better Late Than Never [A 93-year-old Methodist] On a related note: Why Tom Casey Loves the Catholic Church