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Hodge on Newman and the Papacy

In an entertaining passage of the third volume of his┬áSystematic Theology, Charles Hodge argues that John Henry Newman proves by his own principles that the papacy is the (really, an) Antichrist according to the Scriptural descriptions of that figure. Hodge says of the popes: They assume the honour which belongs to God not merely by […]

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What to Make of the Pope?

Ross Douthat argues that while the Pope’s recent statement on gays doesn’t signal a massive change in doctrine, it does signal a change in tone and strategy, in a significant way. Rod Dreher adds that this likely means that Francis will be emphasizing the more liberal spirit of modern Catholicism. Is this finally the Vatican […]