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All articles & reviews tagged with roman-catholic-church


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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November 2018
News > Ethics

Churches – German RC child abuse

More than 3,700 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014, with one in six cases involving rape. Researchers from three German universities found that 1,670 clerics were involved. The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologised ‘for all the failure and pain’ following publication of the report…

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September 2000
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Eastern Europe > Slovakia

“Come to Presov”

A letter arrived from eastern Slovakia inviting me to go to the town of Presov to preach the gospel. Whilst an avid student of atlases, I had never heard of Presov, nor was I familiar with that part of the world! I felt drawn to accept the invitation, and Willis Metcalfe offered to come…

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April 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Faith and reason

'Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth' (John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, p.1). 'For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of…

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June 1998
Articles > Historical

John Calvin and the ‘Delusive Pretentions’ of Rome

John Calvin (1509-1564) -or, to give him his French name, Jean Calvin - was the most self-effacing of the Reformers. Yet it was this constitutionally shy man who the Lord saw fit to use to rebut the 'delusive pretensions' of the Roman Church and establish the Reformed faith on a firm foundation in western…

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September 1997
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Image and reality

Roman Catholicism has recently achieved a markedly enhanced public image. There have been greatly publicized converts — the Duchess of Kent, former Conservative government ministers such as Ann Widdecombe, Alan Clark and John Gummer. On moral issues, especially abortion, the clear-cut statements of Cardinal Hume and the Archbishop of Glasgow have captured the interest…

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