Skip to main content

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Succumbs to Heresy Comments

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America abandons orthodox Christian faith and practice by a 'majority vote.' Continue Reading

21 - 30 of 56 Comments

  1. Martha
    5 years ago

    To all writing to REV Susan Russell: Please note the correction....she never signed her named Sr. (nun). A reverend is a PASTOR. She may be the Reverend Susan Russell of the Episcopal church in Pasadena, who is President of the Gay Lesbian in the Clergy association.

    The nuns I know personally are humble, loving women who joyfully and faithfully serve the Lord in full communion with the Church. Please don't associate Rev. Russell's comment with the beautiful service of our Sisters.

  2. Jean
    5 years ago

    Sue Benson
    God Bless and with love and humility.

    Im sorry but we dont have provisions for women priests.
    The Lord never made provisions.

    The Church has spoken with love that it doesnt have this authority.

    Why do you and others persist in this kind of persecution and disobedience to Christ.

    This has nothing to do with feminism or women's rights.

    As I have said before when the Lord comes a second time Im sure He will let many of you ask Him until then this church has to obey His teaching.

    It always has and I hope always will do so.

    Contrary to public opinion the Church doesnt want to be your bedrooms.

    Have you even read up on what she teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church?

    A very good read. Its never been easy to follow her. He, the Lord never said it would be.

    The road is not an easy one to follow.

    Im sorry ladies but the Lord made provisions that you can be anything you want but He never said anything about the priesthood.

    Please pray for our brothers and sisters persecuted around the world.

    Pray to our Blessed Mother to intervene to our Lord.

  3. Mike
    5 years ago

    Rev. Susan Russell,
    Wow. A nun? I do not know which congregation you belong to - if at all. But you might want to think of the "so many" young vocations in your congregation. If yes, be proud of how God has used to to bring in more laborers. If not, maybe you should do a little more examination of conscience before continuing with your cheap shots at the Magisterium.

    I think some, maybe many nuns in this country have contributed hugely in relativising the Catholic faith here in the USA. Our greatest problem is not from outside. It is from "WITHIN" in the ilks of nuns whose passion is in "anti-Catholicism" and priests better described as Protesting Catholics"

    Sad as it is though, the ECLA has done well be at least defining themselves clearly enough for all to see. False prophesy did not end with the Old Testament, neither did Satan retire after Christ's resurrection. Be on your guard!

  4. Eamon Hatley-Smith
    5 years ago

    Thank God we are a Church of 'baptized people united in faith under the Pope'.

  5. Sara
    5 years ago

    I have to agree with Lisa Marie. They already are in heresy, and talking about how homosexuality is against "ancient Christian teachings" such as the Diadache really doesn't matter to the Lutherans or any other Protestant, since their history starts with the Reformation. We're simply seeing the inevitable fruit of their schism and heresy.
    What we need to do is pray, not that the ECLA revises their ruling or has some sort of revival, but that the Lutherans (particularly the ones who are still trying to hold to some sembelance of morality) come to the One True Faith, outside of which no one can be saved.

  6. Steve
    5 years ago

    There was a time I actually considered converting to Lutheranism because I thought they adhered more closely to Scriptural teaching--shame on me!

  7. Tony
    5 years ago

    I agree with Lisa Marie. Lutherans are already heretics. This is just another eventual heresy within a bigger heresy called the Lutheran Church.

  8. Alex
    5 years ago

    I agree with Lisa Marie. Why is this a headline on a Catholic News site? Lutherans have always been in heresy as have all other non-Catholic faiths. Let's get back to what matters most. Like why many "faithful" clergy still refuse to allow the Traditional Latin Mass in their parishes and dioceses. Now THAT'S a crisis worth reporting...

  9. John
    5 years ago

    Some of these so called churches, are rebuilding a church of their own, promoting a Happy Go Lucky Religion.!!

  10. Lisa Marie
    5 years ago

    I am confused. The "Lutheran church" is already in heresy. Luther rejected the Church and the modern Lutherans even reject what Luther held. Also, why is this is a front page story on a Catholic website.

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Saint of the Day

March 26 Saint of the Day

St. Margaret Clitherow
March 26: St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, ... Read More