On this day 502 years ago, an obscure German monk named Martin Luther nailed a list of 95 grievances with the Roman Catholic Church to the castle church door in Wittenberg. These ‘Ninety-Five Theses’ outlined doctrines and practices of the Church that Luther perceived to be unscriptural and corrupt. The most infamous of these was the selling of indulgences, where people could allegedly purchase shorter … Continue reading Reformation Day: Three ways the Protestant Reformation shaped the modern world
The Semester 2, Week 4 edition of USYD student newspaper, Honi Soit contains a regrettable and ill-informed display of anti-Christian journalism at USYD. The article, “The morality revolution: why there needs to be more accountability in religion”, takes aim at the Sydney University Evangelical Union (SUEU), a Protestant Christian group and the largest faith-based group on campus.
A closer examination into Catholic Church practice and doctrine will show that there are already powerful incentives, surrounding the withholding of grace and forgiveness, acting on the reporting culture – something which makes me feel more at ease expressing my position above. Continue reading Forgive Me Father, For I Have [CENSORED]
Analysis of the proposal to change confession suggests that not only will it not help convict child sex offenders but instead will only serve to further undermine the religious rights of Christians in Australia. Continue reading Good intentions do not produce good outcomes – Why Catholic Priests should not have to break the Seal of the Confessional.