The Mike 'n' Chris Show delves into the latest scandal out of Rome -- Lutherans receiving Holy Communion in St. Peter's, coupled with a Vatican announcement that Pope Francis himself will travel to Sweden in October to commemorate the Protestant Revolt. The Holy Father has already apologized for 16th Century Catholic "intransigence" where Luther was concerned and now he intends to lead a Catholic-Lutheran joint prayer service of thanksgiving for the "many graces" that came to us through the anathematized Protestant Revolt and the excommunicated Martin Luther. Plus, a direct question for Jimmy Akin. Also, Matt and Ferrara reach out in true ecumenism to their Protestant friends.
In October both the ELCA Conference of Bishops—an advisory body of the church—and the Committee on Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received and unanimously affirmed the 32 Agreements. ELCA bishops requested that the ELCA Church Council accept them and forward the entire document to the 2016 ELCA Church wide Assembly, the denomination's highest legislative body.
On Saturday, July 19th, three ELCA California bishops, Bishop Murray Finck, Bishop Guy Erwin, and Bishop Mark Holmerud will march in the San Diego Pride Parade along with their spouses, marking the first time all three California bishops will march together in a Pride parade.