Reformation actually a 'Deformation'
Re. Maris Sanner's Jan. 20 letter, “Study the Bible,” criticizing the Dec. 30 letter, “Christmas not that unique,” from Bruce Braden: She expresses a well-intentioned, but sadly lacking, exegesis on faith and works through carefully chosen Bible quotes.
But seemingly out of nowhere, a blatant anti-Catholic bias arose from her statement: “Martin Luther started the Reformation by breaking from the Roman Catholic Church's bondage by reading God's word in Romans 1:17 — The just shall live by faith.”
The so-called Reformation is actually a “Deformation.” It's led to more than 36,000 reforms and counting.
As G.K. Chesterton, a convert, once said, “The reformer is always right about what is wrong. However, he's often wrong about what is right.”
May I, in a sincere Christian spirit of love, invite and challenge both Mr. Braden and Ms. Sanner — and anyone else who seeks the fullness of truth — to read the catechism of the Catholic Church. Find out what the church instituted by Jesus Christ himself really teaches and has always taught.
Come, journey to the “Land of More.” Explore the “Pearl of Great Price.” Attend a Mass. See and hear “living“ Scripture.
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