The Real Luther

Sorry about the lack of blogging lately. I’ve been run off my feet.

I received this advance copy of a flyer of a book to be published by Concordia Publishing House. The author is a Catholic, Dr Franz Posset. It should be interesting.

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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8 Responses to The Real Luther

  1. Catherine says:

    been missing your blog entries. Too bad you didn’t make it to Margaret Somerville’s talk on euthanasia it was excellent and worth a blog entry

    • Schütz says:

      I was at the four day live in conference of the Jewish Muslim Christian Association of Australia, an organisation of which I am the secretary. I would have liked to have been at the talk. Was it well attended? Is it to be placed on the internet somewhere?

      • Catherine says:

        Hi David
        She spoke to a packed house. I do not know whether it has been placed on the internet but it was written up for the Melbourne Archdiocese website

  2. matthias says:

    I am currently reading through TABLE TALK by HERR DOKTOR MARTIN LUTHER,as well as the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Compendium,in preparation for entry into the Church.
    I read somewhere that if Cardinal Pole-the actual one- was elected pope,that due to his reformist nature and views,then Luther would have had a ready ear to hear his complaint

    • Schütz says:

      Mmm. I’ve read that too. Hard to tell, given that he ended up, after all, Queen Mary’s Archbishop of Canterbury. Although he was certainly very different to Paul Caraffa (Paul IV). Together with Cardinal Contarini, they were all members of the “spirituali” movement.

  3. Robert says:

    Well, at the sole time that Cardinal Pole appears to have been considered papabile – namely, after the death of Pope Paul III in 1549 – Luther was already dead. The old Catholic Encyclopedia states that the Cardinal had prospects at one point of getting elected with a two-thirds majority, but in fact nothing came of it, the majority crumbled away, and he didn’t even exert himself to gain the papal throne:

  4. Matthias says:

    Probably modest ,giveb that he did not want to be ArchBishop of Canterbury for randy old henry

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