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Conference on Luther and Catholic tradition sponsored by Vatican committee, USCCB

May 09, 2017

The Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences and the US bishops’ Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs are among the sponsors of “Luther and the Shaping of the Catholic Tradition,” an upcoming three-day conference at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will be among the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant scholars speaking at the conference.


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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - May. 10, 2017 5:12 PM ET USA

    Perhaps the lesson the current Vatican hierarchy should take from the bloody protestant insurrection is that Satan triumphs when the leadership fails to sustain the Truth of Christ through sound teaching and faithful guidance. Nothing about what the protestants did to the Body of Christ merits the justification of this pathetic attempt at "ecumenism" when it ignores the fundamental disunity caused by those who say that protestants can claim to be followers of Christ.

  • Posted by: Jim.K - May. 09, 2017 9:47 PM ET USA

    Amen on Chick-fil-A comment!

  • Posted by: Jim.K - May. 09, 2017 9:46 PM ET USA

    Perhaps we should also sponsor conferences on Lenin and Marx's influences and "contributions!" How long, Oh Lord, How long?

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - May. 09, 2017 5:43 PM ET USA

    More white washing of Luther in the name of ecumenism.

  • Posted by: feedback - May. 09, 2017 9:25 AM ET USA

    Seeing on the map Chick-fil-A located next to the Catholic University of America gives me more hope than this sort of "conference."