“After Five Centuries of Division, Catholics and Lutherans Consider Their Common Heritage”Aug 23rd, 2013 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Unity in the News
A new joint document has been released in advance of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.
by CHARLOTTE HAYS 08/21/2013
WASHINGTON — Although Martin Luther likely simply sent his Ninety-Five Theses — his harsh critique of contemporary Catholicism — to the local archbishop instead of dramatically nailing them to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, the event is commonly regarded as marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
A new document, “From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017,” has been released to pave the way for joint observances of Luther’s action by both Lutherans and Catholics, a development that certainly could not have been foreseen in previous centuries.