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All articles & reviews tagged with roman-catholic

News

November 2021
News > International

France: Roman Catholic Church covered up decades of child abuse

A long-awaited report of inquiry into abuse by the Catholic church in France has found a ‘cruel indifference’ towards victims. As reported in The Times, Jean-Marc Sauvé, who led the inquiry, said the Catholic church had showed a ‘profound and even cruel indifference towards the victims’. The 18-month inquiry was launched after it became…

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Review

August 2021
Reviews > Book

The Necessity of Reforming the Church with A Reply to Cardinal Sadoleto

This well-produced volume from the publishing arm of Ligonier Ministries contains new English translations of two works of John Calvin. The first, from 1544, is Calvin’s explanation to Emperor Charles V and the Roman Catholic political leaders of Germany of the Protestant reasoning for reforming the church. Calvin examined four areas: worship, salvation, the…

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News

September 2020
News > Mission

EMF webinar: reaching Roman Catholics

Europe is the most secular continent on earth, but many continue to hold strong allegiance to the Roman Catholic Church, especially in Southern Europe. In Italy, for example, polls suggest that approximately 80% of the population has affiliations with Roman Catholicism. José Moreno Berrocal has been a missionary and pastor with European Missionary Fellowship…

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Article

December 2018
Articles > Evangelistic

From traditional to real

Born in Poland, I followed the traditions of the Roman Catholic religion for the first 18 years of my life: christened as a baby, having religious lessons, and attending Sunday ‘mass’ with my parents, as all the other children in my village did. I was taught to believe in God’s existence, the concept of…

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Historical

November 2017
Articles > Historical

John Rogers, Reformation martyr

Over 460 years ago, on 4 February 1555, John Rogers was tied to a post in Smithfield, London, firewood was heaped around him, and he was burned to death — because he was an evangelical Christian. In the next three and a half years, nearly 300 more martyrs died in the same way. Our…

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News

October 2017
News > Society

Society – Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Roman Catholic Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has died at the age of 85. According to the BBC, he served as a priest for more than six decades, having begun in Hampshire in the 1950s. It is reported that he was a personal friend of Pope Francis. He eventually went on to lead the Roman Catholic…

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Article

October 2017
Articles > Cults and other religions

Roman Catholicism: then and now

The Council of Trent (1545-63) defined Rome’s response to the challenge of the Reformation. Three great problems stand out in the teachings of Trent: the doctrines of revelation and justification, and the church’s worship. Trent’s position on each of these demonstrates why the Reformation was necessary at the time. But it is often said…

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