Religion: Where Rome Is Right

John R. Scotford is a Congregationalist and a former editor of the Congregational Advance. As a Protestant, he has been thinking hard about the growth of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S., and the challenge of this growth to Protestant complacency. In an article in the Christian Century entitled "Where Rome Is Right," Scotford tells fellow Protestants how to meet the challenge.

"Habitually," writes Scotford, "we measure ourselves against the weaknesses of the Roman Catholic Church. We recall the sort of papacy Luther challenged 450 years ago, and celebrate the way in which the Reformation purified religion. This makes us feel...

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