A Catholic Looks at the Protestant Reformation

Monday November 6 from 7:00-9:00 pm for an interesting discussion on this important subject. Presenter: Dr. Raleigh (Sandy) Seay 2017 represents the 500th anniversary of what many observers call the Protestant Reformation or, as we know it most of the me, just the Reformation. Or maybe Reformations, plural, because we can identify at least 5 streams diverging from this movement. For the first 1500 years from the me of Christ, there was only one Church in the west – the Catholic Church, the one Jesus founded, as recorded by St. Mathew in the chapter 16 of his gospel. On October 31, 1517, a day that Protestants commemorate as Reformation Day, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses Against the Selling of Indulgences” on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Calvin, Zwingli, Knox, Henry, Elizabeth and others soon followed and today there are more than 40,000 different Protestant denominations.

  • What caused this movement?
  • Who were the major players?
  • What were the great issues that propelled it and what is
  • the status of the Reformation today?
  • How did the Catholic Church react to the Reformation? And what is our answer to and attitude toward the Protestants

Sandy Seay is President of Seay Management Consultants, Inc., a full service Human Resources Management firm, located in Orlando, Florida. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech, a Master's Degree from Rollins College and a Ph.D. in the Humanities from Warnborough College.