In addition to this, the Church restricted modernist thoughts due to the belief that new theologies would threaten the power and authority of the Church, but ... ... middle of paper ... ...e and secure atmosphere for all Christian adherents. Furthermore, the renewal and rejuvenation of the Catholic Church makes Pope John a major reformer of the 20th century and a significantly large influencer during his time. He made universal and worldwide impacts to religious adherents by reforming and revitalizing the Christian traditions through achieving ressourcement, aggiornamento. In addition, his passion for unity amongst Christian faiths and interfaith dialogue, world peace and economic justice also furthered his impact not only within the Catholic Church but also in other Christian denominations. Moreover, in the short time of Pope John’s authority and power within the Catholic Church, the contributions and achievements he made had a substantially large impact to the Christian traditions as he brought the Catholic Church into the modern era,
Martin Luther was a man who was alive between the late 1400’s and the mid 1500’s. He was a man who was very concerned for the welfare and progression of the Catholic Church in Europe at the time. He thought that the way things were run were not according to the Bible, and so he decided to make his opinion public. Because of this, he got a lot of bad backlash from the leaders of the Catholic Church and people in authority. Looking at the situation today, it can be firmly said and justified that Martin Luther was a hero for his work in bettering the Catholic Church.
In first chapter we learn of Bishop George from Chicago. Bishop George calls for an end to the divide between conservative and liberal Catholics, and asks that his congregation be “simply Catholic”. Bishop George, along with Bishop Dolan and many other faithful bishops in the United States, is standing up to the political corruption that has infected many church members and they are seeking those of the new generation who are unwavering in their faith as recommended by fo... ... middle of paper ... ... other reoccurring moral issues. A lack in leadership of some of the bishops of the past and today has trickled down into the education of children and young adults. When there is no clearly defined position on important matters of the Church, the boundaries become blurred, and there is great confusion.
Even though many English... ... middle of paper ... ... urges and argues for the need for re-evolution of Laud career and achievements. According to Kevin Sharpe, “Laud is too often depicted from the standpoint and propaganda of enemies. His own letters and speeches, even more his sermons and treatises, remain inexplicably neglected” (1983). He goes on by arguing that at his trial he denied that he was an Arminian, one can argue that Laud was a pro-Arminian. Sharpe argues that Laud truly believed in the Church of England, and he was seeking peace and unity in the church.
Not only did the interest between Freemasonry and Christianity create questions, but my emerging uncertainty from the beginning towards Pope Clement XII’s decision created several questions. Was he a good Pope in general? Professor Burshe tells us that “His experience in the Papal government made him shrewder than his predecessor, but his age and health greatly handicapped him.” Seventy-nine at his election, Clement soon went completely blind. Did his handicaps and age affect his position as Pope? My questions were not answer about his judgements politically, but his judgements toward religion were evident as “he did much to beautify Rome”
He... ... middle of paper ... ...aul II had a different way of leading he was strong and spoke his mind on issues involving the world and church. Pope John XXIII did not get to see his impact on the church. He started to get the ball rolling by calling for Vatican II. Unlike Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II had a direct impact on the church by going out into the world and seeing the impact he had on it. Both ways of their very different styles of leadership worked because they both followed Lowney’s Four Pillars: Understanding one’s strengths, weaknesses, values and world view, Confidently innovating and adapting to embrace a changing world, Engaging others in a positive, loving attitude, and Energizing oneself and others with heroic ambition.
It is arguable that the papal reforms began when Pope Leo IX was appointed as the pope in 1049 who introduced the concept of papal authority. Leo upon his appointment demanded from the bishops to confirm that they were innocent of committing simony. He condemned both simony and clerical marriages. Leo’s reign faced many set backs but is particularly important in the history of the church because his legislation formed the basis for the later reforms. He brought in like-minded clerics who were committed to reforms important to note is Humbert a... ... middle of paper ... ...include i.
Martin Luther claims, “The bible is the sole authority for Christians. All of this infuriated the Catholic Church and made them excommunicate Luther from the Church. They claimed, “He committed heresy against the Church which could be punished by death.” Although Luther was under the impression he was in the right that does not mean this did not cause a lot of conflicts not only between himself and the Roman Catholic Church, but also for the Western European Culture in general.
This article is one of the few analytical views of a series of controversial interviews by Pope Francis after his election as the first Non-European pope in 1300 years, and is a public entreaty to rekindle the spiritual dimension of the Church. The Church at present is resigned to worldly temptations, lust for power and the Church’s real mission of serving the poor and needy through a path of Catholic austerity is clearly diluted over time. St. Francis’s papacy has been about advocating for the needs for a poor Church that is dedicated to the poor and is a symbol of peace, austerity and poverty. “Journalists have described Francis "the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man” (Pope Francis: 'I would love a church that is poor, Mar. 16, 2013, Joshua J. McElwee).
Martin Luther and the Break With Rome Martin Luther began as a simple Augustinian Friar in the Roman Catholic Church, the reigning power of Western Europe for hundreds of years, and he soon became the leader of the most important stand against the Catholic Church. I call Luther’s actions a stand rather than a revolt because he did not willingly mean to disrespect the entire church or even start a new denomination of Christianity, he was only trying to bring truth to it. Luther published writings such as The Ninety-five Theses, Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation and A Treatise on Christian Liberty, all which produced outrage in the Church for the fact that it blatantly accused the clerics, and especially the pope, of many wrong doings in their practice. Luther belonged to a church in Wittenburg, Germany and here he was a scholar as well as a priest. He, like many others, came to notice the corruption in the Church.