The words are not mine, but the Pope’s. In his bull condemning the errors of Martin Luther, Exurge Domine, Pope Leo X described his subject as “one whose faith is notoriously suspect and in fact a true heretic.” Yet Catholics are not ashamed to speak well of this heresiarch who wrought such havoc in Christendom. Those interested in Catholic-Lutheran exchanges can read a little back-and-forth between a Protestant pastor and me that appears at the bottom of my article, The Epistle of Straw. The pastor sought to defend Luther from the things I had said against him.
Rorate Caeli published a serialized piece on Luther that readers may find worthwhile:
- The accomplishments of Martin Luther, prince of the heresiarchs – Part One: Why Luther is the heresiarch par excellence
- Part Two: Luther’s theology was “Solus Lutherus”
And there are other offerings on our web site, too, including these:
- The Devastation of Catholic Europe: Some Causes and Consequences of the Protestant Revolt
- Faith and Good Works
- The Bible Only?