Trouble in Poland

Polish radio preacher Father Tadeusz Rydzyk is fuming against Jews again. Someone referred to him as the “Charles Coughlin of Poland.” Problem is, he’s a strong backer of the Kaczynski twins, who have been caught in the middle of the controversy. President Lech Kaczynski is calling on the Redemptorist order to reign him in. The…

Indulgences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia archdiocese celebrates its bicentennial by offering indulgences. Lutheran theologians are upset, and see this as incompatible with the 1999 Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. John Reumann, a professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, said last week that Catholics’ continued use of indulgences had “negative consequences” for the Joint Declaration on…

Camp Meeting 2.0–On Scripture

Chuck Scriven talks about Scripture at Spectrum blog, and I think this the least satisfactory contribution to the series to date. The contributors were asked to apply the teaching–Scriven instead chooses to argue with it.

Vatican: Catholicism “is” the Church

It was released without the sensationalism accompanying the motu proprio on the Latin mass, but is just as significant in that it, like the other document, asserts the continuity of Catholic teaching before and after Vatican 2. From the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Responses to Some questions Regarding Certain Aspects of…