Monthly Archives: June 2018

Shining Light on Luther by Standing in his shadow

June 25, 2018, Feast Day of Philip Melanchthon, 1497-1560 Martin Luther’s friend and supporter, Melanchthon honed and refined Lutheranism as we know it today. With Luther he joined in the denunciation of indulgences, excessive saint worship, the sacrament of penance, … Continue reading

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John and John

I knew I understood Blackie Ryan, a fictional priest who appears in 17 novels by Father Andrew Greeley, because he esteemed three great Johns in his youth: John Unitas, John Kennedy, and John XXIII. I was never much into Unitas, … Continue reading

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