When Protestants describe the Roman Catholic Church as ‘Trinitarian’ and ‘creedal’, it can obscure the differences between Catholics and Protestants, confuse Christians, and inhibit evangelism of Catholics.
This is different to the question “Can Catholics be Christian?”, to which the answer would be a hearty yes! This question looks at the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church and compares them to those of Protestants and asks if we are talking about the same thing.
We have many reasons to celebrate the wisdom and the sacrifices of the Reformers and those who followed. But what is the best way to celebrate? To give gifts of course!
On the 25th October the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome concluded what was popularly known as the Synod on the Family. The two big issues were, crudely, “Can divorced couples be allowed to receive Holy Communion?”, and “How should the Catholic Church deal with homosexual couples?” The second issue was not really addressed.
If one person asks a question aloud, then usually there are a lot more people wondering the same but without a chance to ask! Hear are my answers to some great questions a student at a theological college asked me about talking with Catholics about Jesus.