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  • The Franciscan most likely to influence Francis

    10/06/2013 3:37:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | October 5, 2013 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Sean O'Malley is not only the lone American on the Council of Cardinals, but he’s also the lone Franciscan Pope Francis made a historic visit to Assisi on Oct. 4, in part to meet the Franciscans responsible for keeping alive the spiritual legacy of his namesake. Yet it may actually have been a Franciscan the pontiff brought with him who has the greatest imprint on his papacy.  The pope was flanked throughout the day by eight prelates who make up his “Council of Cardinals,” recently formalized by a chirograph as the pope’s most important sounding board, who had just wrapped up...
  • Pope Francis answers questions of young people in Assisi

    10/04/2013 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | October 4, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of his one day visit to Assisi on Friday, Pope Francis met with over 20.000 enthusiastic young people gathered in front of the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, answering four questions about faith, family, vocations and their fears for the future. Responding to the first question from a young couple with their new baby, the Pope said it takes courage to form a family, to build solid and lasting relationships in our ephemeral and superficial environment. But the Holy Spirit, he said, has inspired many new initiatives within the Church for young...
  • Pope Francis: visit to Seraphicum Institute of Assisi

    10/04/2013 4:00:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | October 4, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) It was a moving scene this morning in the chapel of the Serafico Institute of Assisi, when Pope Francis warmly greeted a room full of children and young people with disabilities and their caregivers. The Pope approached each of the residents and held their hands, caressed their faces, signed the Cross on their foreheads and often kissed them on the cheek. One of the residents also kissed the Pope’s pectoral cross. After words of welcome from the mayor of Assisi, Claudio Ricci, and the president of the Serafico Institute, Francesca Di Maolo, the Pope addressed the people...
  • (Pope Francis) PASTORAL VISIT TO ASSISI - October 4 - Live Coverage on EWTN

    10/03/2013 3:08:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    EWTN ^ | October 3, 2013 | Joan Lewis
    ASSISI AWAITS…I spent the weekend in Assisi, a town I love more and more with each visit. One of the reasons I was there was to see how the hometown of St. Francis had been preparing for the visit of Pope Francis on Friday, October 4.The trip will be significant, even historic, for several reasons but one is outstanding: Pope Francis has never been to Assisi in his entire life! This may explain what he wants to visit every important site that he can in this beautiful and ancient Umbrian town. We’ll re-visit his itinerary in coming days and you...
  • San Francisco church plans pet columbarium to hold ashes of 1,000 animals

    07/26/2013 9:31:43 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Global Post ^ | July 26, 2013 19:12 | Kristin Deasy
    PETALUMA, Calif. — Do all animals go to heaven? The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi wants them well-positioned for the possibility by creating San Francisco's first pet columbarium, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Church leaders are currently raising funds for the 850-square-foot pet memorial space, the city's first "final resting place for the furry and feathered," as the Chronicle cutely put it. The new columbarium, which organizers hope will be up and running by spring, will be able to hold the ashes of up to 1,000 animals, according to the Associated Press. Cremation costs have not yet...
  • A Pope Named “Francis”? Well, it’s About Time (Francis of Assisi is an example for all Christians)

    03/21/2013 8:58:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/21/2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    One thing amazed me about the new pope being appointed last week. For the first time in Church history---after about 800 years---a pope chose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. I hadn’t realized this was the first time ever. Well, it’s about time. Francis of Assisi, for whom one of our great cities is named (San Francisco) was a delightful Christian example for Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians alike. If more of us who profess to follow Christ were more like him, we would have a much stronger witness before the watching world. Francis Bernardone (1182-1226)...
  • THE FRIAR'S VOICE FROM ASSISI

    02/14/2013 3:48:40 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Radio National ^ | December 16, 2012
    Image: Franciscan friar, Alessandro BrustenghiFra Alessandro Brustenghi is Franciscan friar from Assisi in Italy, the birthplace of St Francis. He's the very first friar ever to land a major record deal. Fra Alessandro is not a conservatorium-trained singer and only pursued singing seriously after entering the Order of Friars Minor at the age of 19. Following a series of auditions, aged 34 he now has a debut album of spiritual songs and hymns called Voice From Assisi, produced by Mike Hedges, best-known for his work with U2 and The Cure. From the Porziuncola, the small church where St Francis...
  • Egypt's Defense Minister: Egypt could Collapse

    01/29/2013 4:29:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13 | Anni Lubin & Gil Ronin
    Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi warned Tuesday that Egypt could be facing collapse. Al-Sisi explained that military units have been stationed in cities next to the Suez Canal, where riots have broken out, in order to protect the canal. "The continuing conflict between political forces and their differences concerning the management of the country could lead to a collapse of the state and threaten future generations," Al-Sisi said in a speech to army cadets that was also quoted on the Egyptian military spokesman's Facebook page. Sisi said the country's economic, political and social challenges signify "a real threat...
  • History: What Did Francis of Assisi Mean When He Said, “If Necessary Use Words”?

    01/28/2013 2:13:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Timothy Paul Jones
    You’ve probably heard the quotation at least a few times, most likely in a sermon encouraging people to live their faith in the world. “‘Preach the gospel at all times,’ Francis of Assisi said. ‘If necessary, use words.’” It’s a heartwarming sentiment with two flaws. First off, St. Francis never said it; second, even if St. Francis spoke these words, they aren’t true. Mark Galli puts the historical myth to rest in an article that reads, in part, First, no biography written within the first 200 years of his death contains the saying. It’s not likely that a pithy quote...
  • Chesterton and Saint Francis

    10/04/2011 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    IgnatiusInsight.com ^ | 2011 | Joseph Pearce
    Chesterton and Saint Francis | By Joseph Pearce This essay appears in Joseph Pearce's new book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics. Chesterton enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Saint Francis of Assisi. As a small boy, long before he had an inkling of the nature of Catholicism, Chesterton was read a story by his parents about a man who gave up all his possessions, even the clothes he was wearing on his back, to follow Christ in holy poverty. From the moment the wide-eyed Gilbert first heard the story of Saint Francis, he knew he had found a friend. As such,...
  • Pope's Homily at Vigil in Preparation for Assisi

    10/30/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT · by ELS · 13 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 26, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    Pope's Homily at Vigil in Preparation for Assisi "It Is Not the Sword of the Conqueror That Builds Peace, But the Sword of the Sufferer" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 26, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave today at a liturgy in preparation for Thursday's day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace in Assisi. The liturgy replaced the customary general audience held on Wednesdays. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today our customary meeting for the General Audience takes on a special character, for it is the vigil of the Day of Reflection, Dialogue...
  • Franciscans ready to celebrate 800th anniversary of order's founding

    04/08/2009 1:05:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 734+ views
    CNS ^ | April 7, 2009 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Some 1,800 Franciscan friars from all over the world were expected to converge on the Umbrian hill town of Assisi, Italy, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of papal approval of the Franciscan rule. For the first time, representatives from the four main Franciscan branches were to meet in Assisi -- the birthplace of their founder, St. Francis -- to take part in an International Chapter of Mats April 15-18. A Chapter of Mats gets its name from the time in 1221 St. Francis called more than 3,000 friars to the Portiuncula chapel in Assisi for a...
  • 'Stone-for-stone' Porziuncola reproduction erected in San Francisco

    09/23/2008 12:49:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 272+ views
    CNS ^ | September 22, 2008 | Dan Morris-Young
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A rock-for-rock, stone-for-stone, fresco-for-fresco replica of St. Francis of Assisi's tiny Porziuncola church near Assisi, Italy, now graces a building adjoining the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco. A Sept. 27 dedication of the structure will cap a nearly 15-month construction effort that has pulled together the efforts of a team of international artists, stone masons, metalsmiths, muralists, tile experts and others -- including students earning their master's degree of fine arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for...
  • In Italy, a Church Turned Into a Vacation Home

    07/25/2007 6:12:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 237+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 25, 2007 | EMILY BACKUS
    Salvatore and Rosemary Mulia describe buying and renovating their Umbrian vacation home as a lark, as the most impulsive project they ever undertook, and as a labor of love.The Westport, Conn., couple transformed an idiosyncratic ruin of a church into a highly personalized, luxurious vacation home — remarkably without a hitch, at modest expense and without speaking the language. They encountered no bureaucratic or legal entanglements, no logistical issues, and no aesthetic compromises. The work began in November 1999 and was completed within a year, with the Mulias making only a handful of visits. “I have to say we didn’t...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-06, Memorial, St. Francis of Assisi, deacon

    10/04/2006 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 906+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 10-04-06 | New American Bible
    October 4, 2006 Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious Psalm: Wednesday 41 Reading 1Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the sun, and it rises not;he seals...
  • St. Clare's Advice Defended Assisi Against An Attack By the Mohammedans (My Title)

    08/13/2006 10:36:01 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 17 replies · 834+ views
    (Taken from the old Breviary) While the Mohammedans were besieging Assisi and trying to seize the monastery of St Clare, she desired, though sick, to be carried to the gate of the city, together with a vessel in which the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist was contained, and there she prayed: "Do not hand over to the beasts, O Lord, the souls confessing you, and guard your maid-servants, whom thou hast redeemed by thy Precious Blood!" At whose prayer, a great voice was heard: "I will always protect you!" Indeed part of the Musselmen betook themselves to flight while...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-11-06, Memorial, St. Clare of Assisi

    08/11/2006 9:55:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies · 277+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-11-06 | New American Bible
    August 11, 2006 Memorial of Saint Clare of Assisi, virgin Psalm: Friday 33 Reading 1Na 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7 See, upon the mountains there advancesthe bearer of good news, announcing peace!Celebrate your feasts, O Judah,fulfill your vows!For nevermore shall you be invadedby the scoundrel; he is completely destroyed.The LORD will restore the vine of Jacob,the pride of Israel,Though ravagers have ravaged them and ruined the tendrils. Woe to the bloody city, all lies,full of plunder, whose looting never stops!The crack of the whip, the rumbling sounds of wheels;horses a-gallop, chariots bounding, Cavalry charging, the flame of the sword, the flash...
  • Portiuncula Indulgence can be obtained this Sunday

    08/05/2006 2:58:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 1,276+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 4, 2006
    Assisi, Aug. 04, 2006 (CNA) - This Sunday Catholics can obtain the Portiuncula Indulgence by visiting any Franciscan parish or chapel around the world. In the summer of 1216 while praying in the Portiuncula chapel outside of Assisi, St. Francis was inspired to travel to Rome and ask the Pope for an unheard-of privilege: the granting of a plenary indulgence. Pope Honorius III granted the indulgence as a sign of the greatness of God’s love for humanity.  August 2nd was established as the date to receive the “Great Pardon of Assisi.”  Eventually, the Church modified the conditions and said the...
  • Pope Imposes Tighter Controls on Events of Franciscian Monks

    12/04/2005 7:58:28 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 15 replies · 440+ views
    boston.com ^ | 12/4/05 | Daniel Williams
    ...In ''all initiatives with pastoral aspects," the Franciscans ''will have to request and obtain the consent" of Assisi's bishop, who will in turn ''hear the opinion" of the Umbria regional bishops conference and the Italian conference, Benedict's decree declared. The future papal delegate will ''perpetuate, with his moral authority, the close bonds of communion" between the Vatican and the sacred places in memory of Saint Francis.... Benedict's decree is a benchmark in the evolution of his seven-month-old papacy, many church observers say. So far, his reign has been an exercise in the tightening of practice to match church doctrine as...
  • Cimabue's Assisi Fresco Reconstructed

    11/26/2005 4:39:53 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 585+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 11-23-2005 | Edek Osser/Emma Beatty
    Cimabue’s Assisi fresco reconstructed The painting was believed irreparable after the 1997 Umbrian earthquake. A remarkable new computer programme has helped conservators piece it back together Posted 23 November 2005 By Edek Osser and Emma Beatty The restored St Francis Basilica ASSISI. A fresco by Cimabue, believed destroyed in the 1997 earthquake, has been partially reconstructed from thousands of fragments. It is to be reinstalled in the Basilica of St Francis next March. The restoration is the last in an extraordinary eight-year conservation project co-ordinated by the regional government of Umbria and the State-run Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-11-05, Memorial, St. Clare, virgin

    08/11/2005 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 262+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-11-05 | New American Bible
    August 11, 2005Memorial of Saint Clare, virgin Psalm: Thursday 35 Reading IJos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17 The LORD said to Joshua,"Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses.Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenantto come to a halt in the Jordanwhen you reach the edge of the waters." So Joshua said to the children of Israel,"Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God.This is how you will know that there is a living God in your midst,who...
  • Technology rescues Italy's art (DaVinci's Last Supper crumbling)

    01/08/2005 7:56:41 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,675+ views
    BBC ^ | January 7, 2005 | David Reid
    Museums may not be the first places to spring to mind when it comes to the uptake of cutting-edge technology. But David Reid finds hi-tech is playing an important role in bringing history to life in Italy. The problem with Italy's antiquities and culture is that there is simply too much. How do you conserve ancient and priceless artefacts at the same time as letting people come and see them? Technology can help solve both problems. One of the most pivotal images of the Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper, is now so fragile that only a few people can...
  • Assisi and the Neo-Catholic Defense

    12/27/2004 4:49:51 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 59 replies · 628+ views
    Lumen Genteleman ^ | 2003 | Jacob Michael
    To read this encyclical [Mortalium Animos] is to read a point-by-point condemnation of Assisi, and one gets the eerie feeling that Pope Pius XI was prophesying and simultaneously condemning with remarkable accuracy... One supreme pontiff engaged in an act that was explicitly and in all points condemned by a previous supreme pontiff...Pope Pius XI condemned Assisi before it even happened - and why did he condemn it? Because Assisi is one of those events that is "founded... on that false opinion," namely, the false opinion that all religions are "more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-04, Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious

    10/04/2004 10:17:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 465+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 10-04-04 | New American Bible
    October 4, 2004 Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious Psalm: Monday 43 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IGal 1:6-12 Brothers and sisters: I am amazed that you are so quickly forsaking the one who called you by the grace of Christ for a different gospel (not that there is another). But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-11-04, Memorial, St. Clare of Assisi

    08/11/2004 6:57:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 471+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-11-04 | New American Bible
    August 11, 2004 Memorial of Saint Clare, virgin Psalm: Wednesday 35 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IEz 9:1-7; 10:18-22 The LORD cried loud for me to hear: Come, you scourges of the city! With that I saw six men coming from the direction of the upper gate which faces the north, each with a destroying weapon in his hand. In their midst was a man dressed in linen, with a writer's case at his waist. They entered and stood beside the bronze altar. Then he called to the man dressed in linen with the writer's case at his...
  • A Tango of Contradictory Statements around the Banjo Shrine

    01/12/2004 9:34:34 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 85+ views
    Tradition in Action ^ | January 2004 | Marian T. Horvat
    HOT TOPICS: Consequences of Vatican II A Tango of Contradictory Statements around the Banjo Shrine Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D. Fatima authorities are dancing around many questions about the Fatima interfaith congress and shrine. Almost all of us know about the strange banjo-shaped Fatima Interfaith Shrine through a much publicized article by the Portugal News (1). Before that, an earlier article (2) in the same Portuguese weekly had already announced in detail the pan-religious conference that would be held in Fatima. At it the various confessions and sects were asked to "share" their traditions of "sanctuary," the congress theme. (3)...
  • The One World Religion

    11/16/2003 7:25:13 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 6 replies · 128+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 11, 2003 | Cornelia Ferreira
    +JMJ+ November 11, 2003 Dear Michael [Matt], Many thanks to you and to Chris Ferrara for the report ¡°Fatima Message and Shrine to be Desecrated¡± on The Remnant website. In your article you quote from a Fatima News article that cited ¡°an 800 page Italian study of the One World Religion movement, entitled La Faccia Occulta della Storia.¡± However, the information cited from this Faccia Occulta document contains a glaring piece of disinformation that should be corrected before it spreads further. Fatima News reported that the ¡°Assisi¡±-type meeting at Fatima in October was held ¡°under the auspices of the World...
  • The "Spirit of Assisi" vs. Saint Francis of Assisi

    11/07/2003 7:19:45 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 6 replies · 104+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | April 2002 | John Vennari
    The "Spirit of Assisi" vs. Saint Francis of Assisi John Vennari Published in Catholic Family News, April 2002 It is becoming increasingly obvious that within the Church since the Council we are now in the age of slogans: empty, meaningless slogans that really do not have much substance and that do not convey the true picture of what is actually being promoted. We are all familiar with the slogans: the promise of a “new springtime,” a “civilization of love,” a “new Pentecost,” and now, a novel orientation named “the spirit of Assisi” (1). (1) This short article is an excerpt...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-03, Memorial, St. Francis of Assisi

    10/04/2003 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 179+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 10-04-03 | New American Bible
    October 4, 2003Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious Psalm: Saturday 42 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IBar 4:5-12, 27-29 Fear not, my people!Remember, Israel,You were sold to the nationsnot for your destruction;It was because you angered Godthat you were handed over to your foes.For you provoked your Makerwith sacrifices to demons, to no-gods;You forsook the Eternal God who nourished you,and you grieved Jerusalem who fostered you.She indeed saw coming upon youthe anger of God; and she said: "Hear, you neighbors of Zion!God has brought great mourning upon me,For I have seen the captivitythat the Eternal God has broughtupon...
  • The Assisi Cabal

    09/05/2003 8:38:51 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 396+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | 9/5/03 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Saint Francis of Assisi became known in the 13th Century for preaching the values of brotherly love and peace. When Christians throughout the world hear of Assisi, they think of this gentle saint. But his native village is currently the staging ground for something far more pernicious this year than urging to be faithful to a Christian God and his teachings. The Anti-Imperialist Camp is meeting in Assisi to spread the word among leftist revolutionaries and other extremists about how to bring about armed insurrection and terrorism. Guess what country and its allies that the attendees of this summer camp...
  • Pope John Paul II, Assisi and Religious Liberty debated

    06/08/2003 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Theosis · 34 replies · 185+ views
    Catholic-Legate.com ^ | June 7, 2003 | John Pacheco vs. Bob Sungenis
    [JP=John Pacheco; RS=Robert Sungenis] RS: As for Assisi being justified by DH, first, apparently you have had a major shift in thinking since the last time we talked about this less than a year ago, and second, would you mind telling me what statement in DH supports the idea that Catholics are to direct pagans to pray to their gods for world peace? I hope, John, that since you offered DH as the justification, that you won't be tempted to dismiss my inquiry with a "I don't want to get into a discussion right now" kind of statement. If you...
  • A Defense of the Ecumenical Gathering at Assisi (Ecumenism in St. Thomas Aquinas)

    08/25/2002 8:41:48 PM PDT · by petrusv2 · 36 replies · 322+ views
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | uncertain | Fr. Moriselli
    A Defense of the Ecumenical Gathering at Assisi ( Ecumenism in St. Thomas Aquinas) Fr. Alfredo M. Morselli The meeting in Assisi (27 October 1986) is a very complex issue: there are a lot of issues here, and it is necessary to study all of them and - above all - [to] make the proper distinctions. In my mail I intended only to give a moral evaluation of the act itself and show that it was morally unexceptionable. Initially we must ask ourselves: "Did the pope sin in the Assisi meeting?" John Paul II theorized also, in his speeches,...
  • REPLY TO ROBERT SUNGENIS’ CRITICISMS OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

    08/13/2002 3:13:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 254+ views
    TCR NEWS ^ | August 2002 | James Likoudis
    TCR Note: Neither Mr. Likoudis nor TCR wishes to get into an endless debate with Robert Sungenis, not long ago a celebrated convert to Catholicism, who has been showing an intemperate and unbalanced understanding of the Faith recently. We will not treat here Mr. Sungenis' public views regarding the earth being the physical center of the universe and other odd developments. Once a reply has been made using Catholic principles which are certain, which Mr. Likoudis has done very effectively, it is then up to the one who opposes those certain principles to work out his own salvation "with fear...
  • TCRNews.com on Interfaith Prayer Meetings, Assisi, Etc.,

    07/09/2002 7:15:30 PM PDT · by StillSmallVoice · 18 replies · 259+ views
    http://TCRNews.com ^ | 7/9/02 | Various authors
    From: http://www.geocities.com/romcath1/genjp2000.html Extra ecclesiam nulla salus   THE TRANSCENDENTAL DISUNITY OF RELIGIONS. YET... By Stratford Caldecott The heart of Christianity is a mystery that is bigger than paganism. It is not in conflict with the other religions; it is just bigger than them. It includes more truth. Christianity is not, ultimately, assimilable. It cannot be assimilated to a set of moral values, or subordinated to a ‘Global Ethic’. It cannot be assimilated to an aesthetic myth, or a myth that embodies truth solely at the level of the imagination. It cannot be assimilated to psychology, as though we could explain...