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  • Study: Pope improves pastors' views of Catholic Church

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Friday, September 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Pope Francis is boosting the reputation of the Catholic Church among Protestant pastors in America, a new study shows.

    Nearly 4 in 10 say the pope, known for his humility and concern for the poor, has had a positive impact on their opinions of the Catholic Church, LifeWay Research finds. Almost two-thirds view Pope Francis as a genuine Christian and "brother in Christ." Read More

  • Baptists 'not threatened' by pope's U.S. visit

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 21, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- As Pope Francis visits the U.S., Southern Baptist leaders say they stand with his statements of biblical morality but urge Catholics to reject the Vatican's official teaching on salvation in favor of a personal relationship with Christ by faith alone.

    Russell Moore, president of Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, hopes Francis will speak to key moral concerns being debated in the public square during his Sept. 22-27 U.S. visit. Read More

  • Vatican report on homosexuals 'stunning change'

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, October 13, 2014 (4 years ago)

    "The church is not itself, though, to be made up of unrepentant people."

    -- Russell D. Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A Vatican report issued Monday (Oct. 13) demonstrates what observers described as a dramatic shift -- even an "earthquake" -- regarding homosexuals, asking if the Roman Catholic Church can value "their sexual orientation, without compromising" its teachings. Read More