Rorate Caeli

Roman Forum Publishes Collection of Essays on Luther and Prepares for 2017 Symposium

Angelico Press has published the proceedings of The Roman Forum's 2016 symposium in Gardone: Luther and His Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism and Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society. The volume includes essays by John Rao, the Rev. John Hunwicke, and Christopher A. Ferrara, among others. The essays examine Luther's role in the dissolution of Christendom, and the effects of his teachings on later developments. The authors show how deeply the modern world has been marked by Luther's innovations. Traditionalists interested in a restoration of Christendom would do well to read Luther and His Progeny for insights on how Medieval Christendom declined and fell, since the success of a restoration will in part depend on understanding that fall.

This book demonstrates the importance of the Roman Forum's yearly gathering of traditionalist Catholics committed to the restoration of Christendom on the shores of Lake Garda. The 2017 symposium will address the topic “Setting Right a World Turned Upside Down: Transformation in Christ Versus a Sickness Unto Death.” We urge our readers to attend. Those unable to attend might consider supporting this important work by prayers and financial contributions. In a recent fund raising e-mail the organizer, Dr. John Rao, wrote as follows:

There is no point mincing words regarding the rather desperate state of our finances. We are still very much in need of $22,50of the $50,000in tax-deductible donations required to pay for our Twenty-Fifth Annual Summer Symposium in Gardone from July 3rd through July 14th, 2017, the publication of its lectures next year, and our New York City Church History program, 2017-2018, dealing with the years 1799-1848.            Please do consider giving a tax-deductible donation to support the attendance of a speaker, a member of the clergy, a seminarian, or a student and make this twenty-fifth anniversary session---and the second book that will come from it---possible. Send all donations, made out to the “Roman Forum”, either through PayPal (on our website) or directly to me at the address indicated above. And please think of participating in our programs personally!