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Pastor's Corner: Celebrate, mourn, repeat

This week, Protestants (and even some Catholics I know) celebrate the Reformation, that period of time 500 years ago when an outspoken German monk named Martin Luther wrestled with the church and - kind of - won. In Luther's day, some of the clergy acted like crooked businessmen, selling salvation and stealing from the alms box. They got away with it because some pastors and priests claimed a special relationship with God. They asserted that their vocation was superior to everyone else's. All that was left for most of the laity to do was go to church like you'd go to the theater, watching s...


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