It marked the third consecutive year that the pope has slammed the highest levels of the Catholic Church’s administration in his annual holiday greeting at the Vatican.
CHR Comment: The pope’s comments perhaps illustrate his rising frustration as he attempts reforms. Conservative Catholics are not accepting Francis’s modernism; liberal Catholics are waiting for more substantial changes and not receiving them.
Source: Pope: Resistance to Vatican reform inspired by devil
Québec, a flourishing Catholic region for centuries, is now Catholicism’s empty quarter in the Western Hemisphere. There is no more religiously arid place between the North Pole and Tierra del Fuego; there may be no more religiously arid place on the planet. And it all happened in the blink of an eye.
CHR Comment: Weigel attributes the rapid decline of Catholicism in Quebec to a delayed interaction with modernism and churchmen’s involvement in political intrigue. When they finally lost control, they rapidly lost their congregation. This begs the questions: how should a church address the challenges raised by modernism and how may they act as citizens and as Christians in addressing the issues of governance?
Source: Catholicism’s Empty Quarter | George Weigel | First Things
BERLIN — Barbara Rudolph, head of the Ecumenical Department of the Protestant Church in Germany’s Rheinland region, recalls speaking . . .
CHR Comment: The teachings of Jesus Christ are clearly taking a back seat to inter-faith relations. This is the tragedy of modernism, which has abandoned the faith.
Source: Why German Protestants Will Stop Trying To Convert Muslims
Jim Fletcher reviews Inside the Nye-Ham Debate, which took place at the Creation Museum. The debate is the latest installment in the century old dialogue between evangelicals and modernists.
Pitting evolution against creationism.