"Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must sometimes commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the Devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings…" –Luther

I thought Billy Graham was the Billy Graham of the UK.

I also see some of the arguments as hand-waving at best, keeping up urban legends at worst. Not only is it questioned what Luther thought of Copernicus, the Catholic response to Galileo has been reduced to “science smart, church dumb” to score points. Bad Catholic, the Pope’s clone of FP, gives a nice takedown of the popular myths:

The Church did not say that Galileo was teaching heresy. They rightly pointed out that if the earth did orbit the sun then there would be a shift in the position of a star observed from the earth on one side of the sun, and then six months later from the other side. Galileo was not able with the best of his telescopes to discern this “stellar parallax.” (This was a valid scientific objection, and it was not answered until 1838, when Friedrich Bessel succeeded in determining the parallax of star 61 Cygni.)

And speaking of Catholic writings, John, have you seen much about the new Father Brown series being produced by the BBC? Father Brown is being played by Mark Williams, aka Arthur Weasley.