Lutherinism


#1

Hello, my friend is Lutheren. Do you have any suggestions as to what I might be able to say to her in regards to her becoming interested in the Catholic Faith? Thank you so much…


#2

Invite her to Mass. But don’t do so if you are unwilling to then attend a Lutheran service in return.


#3

If you visit each other’s churches, you may be struck by the similarities, assuming that the liturgies are well-celebrated.

You might try to locate a copy of Catholic Matters, by Richard Neuhaus. Neuhaus is a former Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor who converted, and is now a Catholic priest. There is a chapter in the book where he gives his conversion story, and he is very gracious and appreciative about his Lutheran upbringing. In fact, I sent a copy of the book to my parents as the first gentle “hint” that I was thinking about converting. That chapter, in particular, might stimulate some hopefully respectful discussions about Lutherans and Catholics.


#4

Thank you so much. Will do!


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