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PopeWatch: Saint Luther

 

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

In a press conference aboard the papal plane this morning, Pope Francis confirmed reports that he would be investigating the life and works of 16th century “reformer” Martin Luther, stating that it was better late than never in “the Church’s eternal quest for ecumenism.”

On October 15, Pope Francis welcomed a number of Lutherans from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Germany to his residence in the Vatican, and called Martin Luther a brave Christian who was trying his best to reform a financially corrupt Church, which automatically makes the person a saint in the Church’s eyes.

Francis also said that the pivotal character in the Protestant Reformation was in heaven, noting that “all Christians that fight against greed are saints.”

“From here on, paintings and statues of Martin Luther are welcome in all churches around the world, because he is blessed,” Francis told those gathered. “Christians who suffer ridicule today because they, in essence, overturn the tables of the money changers extend a reflection of Martin Luther’s courage and bravery.”

Francis went on to state that it was his hope that by this time next year, all members of the Catholic Church would be reciting the entire Ninety-five Thesis just after the Nicene Creed during Mass, and that the next Jubilee would commence by his walking through the “Holy Door” of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg where the Ninety-five Thesis was first posted.

 

Go here to read the comments.  PopeWatch contacted the Vatican for comment but was told that the Pope was too busy watching Lutheran Satire videos to come to the phone.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

6 Comments

  1. My understanding of one of the miracles attributed to this advanced announcement is the Archbishop of Chicago, Blaise Cupich, was praying to Luther for the Chicago Cubbies to win the 2016 World Series.

  2. 😋 Goat libation and Luther….now that is a, cough cough, winning combination.

    I’ll have to take your word on the beer change-up. I haven’t been to the windy city in years.

  3. “rather colorful, and uncomplimentary, terms.”

    Understood!
    Falstaff – Blatz -these are some “beers” that would remove the color off the upholstery if one would partake in the practice.

    Have a great weekend Don.

  4. “My understanding of one of the miracles attributed to this advanced announcement is the Archbishop of Chicago, Blaise Cupich, was praying to Luther for the Chicago Cubbies to win the 2016 World Series.“

    I seriously doubt Cdl. Cupich has the spiritual juice to pray for a miracle of that magnitude.

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