The Calvin Quincentenary

Tomorrow is the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. Geneva is hosting a quincentenary conference which has completed it’s fourth day. Some samples (the blogger was clearly typing fast): ‚ÄúPiety in godliness is the result of attendance at public worship, preaching and the sacraments. It is meaningless to speak of righteousness without religion…

The Vatican, the SSPX, and the Press

The AP says, “Pope orders reform after Holocaust denial flap.” Reuters says, “Pope shakes up office blamed for Holocaust denier.” Even John Allen’s headline says, “Pope removes officials seen as responsible for Holocaust-denying bishop row.” But the discussion at Commonweal suggests that this interpretation is wrong. David Gibson notes, “This was all in the works…