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Ecumenism (Religion)

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  • In his own words – Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/12/2018 5:33:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Billy Graham Library ^ | 2015 | Billy Graham
    Civil rights were very much in the forefront in America during the 1960s and early 1970s. As the issue unfolded, I sometimes found myself under fire from both sides, extreme conservatives castigating me for doing too much and extreme liberals blaming me for not doing enough. In reality, both groups tended to stand aloof from our evangelistic Crusades, but those people who actively supported us understood very well our commitment to doing what we could through our evangelism to end the blight of racism. Early on, Dr. King and I spoke about his method of using non-violent demonstrations to bring...
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
  • How Possible Might it Be for RC's & Prot's, to Dialogue re the Stuff Triggered by Pope?

    01/04/2018 10:53:07 PM PST · by JockoManning · 264 replies
    Our household | 4 JAN 2018 | Jocko Manning
    Assumptions, understandings, impressions: 1. The Pope's results of his personality and goals appear to have created a massive and intense collection of controversial and probably more than a few unBiblical dynamics, assertions, policies, puzzle pieces currently in the RCC and on the wider global stage. 2. People of good Christian Biblical heart, values, intent, goals, feelings exist in the RCC and in Protestant circles. It 'ought' to be possible for them to be mutually supportive, iron-sharpening-iron; yoke-fellows in these dramatic and increasingly trying times. 3. What understandings, perspectives, deeds would the RCC's on FR wish to successfully transmit into the...
  • This Christmas, Try to be More Judgmental

    12/25/2017 12:19:35 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Theo Caldwell
    One of my favorite expressions, which Google finds to be of disputed provenance, is "Be hard on yourself, but easy on others." Most of us naturally tend toward the opposite. In my case, I give myself unlimited hall passes for things much worse than I condemn others for. I have done this all my life, I’m frightfully good at it, and I doubt I will ever stop. This comes to mind because 2017 has been the worst year of my life. Four people very close to me died within a few months of each other (the last two, 10 days...
  • The Star

    11/25/2017 6:06:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | November 23, 2017 | John Mulderig
    The Star A-I (PG) John Mulderig Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:50 AM NEW YORK (CNS) — A holiday treat suitable for all but the tiniest, "The Star" (Sony) is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from the perspective of some of the animals present in the manger. Director Timothy Reckart and screenwriter Carlos Kotkin skillfully balance religious themes such as the importance of prayer and the value of forgiveness with a more secular message about pursuing your dreams. They also throw in a healthy dose of straightforward entertainment. They work their way into the biblical narrative of...

    11/23/2017 8:44:28 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 44 replies
    Tablet ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jenna Weissman Joselit
    No sooner had it become a national holiday than America’s Jews took to its growing repertoire of rituals with gusto. Thanksgiving was a day in which “all classes and masses participated and delivered the same Yankee Doodle with slight variations,” observed one San Francisco Jew in 1884. Much like their neighbors, America’s Jewish citizens prepared a sumptuous repast at home and saw to it that the underprivileged among them, especially those of their coreligionists in orphanages and old-age homes, were treated to a turkey with all the trimmings. [snip] Focusing on what they had in common rather than on the...
  • French Catholics Forcibly Removed, Arrested for Praying Rosary in Church

    11/18/2017 5:53:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/14/17 | Anita Carey
    Men offered prayer of reparation for ecumenical service led by female Protestant "priest"PARIS ( - Faithful Catholics were forcibly removed and arrested for praying the Rosary in a Catholic church in Paris. In response to an ecumenical service held in the Parish of Our Lady of White Mantles commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, about a dozen young Catholic men made reparation for what they deemed a sacrilege by praying French and Latin prayers and hymns during the service. After jeers from Catholics and Protestants in attendance, the men were arrested, some carried out of the church. Caroline Bretones,...
  • Rosary Protest Member Speaks Out

    11/05/2017 6:20:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/31/17 | David Nussman
    Explains why he disrupted a Protestant event in a Catholic cathedralBRUSSELS ( - A video that Church Militant shared on Monday shows a dozen Catholics praying the Rosary to disrupt an "ecumenical" Protestant service in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. The protesters interrupted the service for 40 minutes until they were removed from the cathedral by police. The Rosary protest was on Saturday. After our report on Monday, one of the protesters started emailing us with his story. He wished to remain anonymous. He explained how the protest Rosary was organized by a local group of Catholic...
  • Crisis, Chaos, And Capitulation

    11/04/2017 8:53:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | November 4, 2017 | Christopher Manion
    After the murderous attacks by a terrorist who mowed down kids and pedestrians with a rental truck in New York City, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a startling admission: He actually uttered the forbidden words, “Radical Islam.” He further revealed that the terrorist had been radicalized not in his home of Uzbekistan, but only after his arrival in the United States. Not surprisingly, NBC News offered this headline in reporting the massacre: “Muslim Americans again brace for backlash after New York attack.” Not to be outdone, Cong. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) bellowed tired banalities on MSNBC, wrapping up with...
  • Sermon for Christ the King: Catholic Paralysis following Vatican II Threatens...

    10/29/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 29, 2017 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    Full title: Sermon for Christ the King: Catholic Paralysis following Vatican II Threatens Very Foundation of the Church Sermon for Christ the King: Catholic Paralysis following Vatican II Threatens Very Foundation of the Church by Fr. Richard Cipolla St. Mary's Norwalk, Connecticut Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37-38) The Feast of Christ the King was added to the Roman Calendar in Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical Quas...
  • 500 years of Protestant Revolution: CHRIST THE KING is the Anti-Luther

    10/29/2017 12:05:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 182 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 29, 2017 | New Catholic
    Why did Pope Pius XI, when he established the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ with his encyclical Quas Primas un 1925, not choose for it the last Sunday of the liturgical year (as Paul VI did later for his new mass), but rather the Last Sunday in October? The short answer is simple: Christ the King is the Anti-Luther. The Lord is not the king of this or that German princedom, changing doctrines according to the whim of the moment. He's the King of the Universe, unchanging and unchangeable. As a counter-feast of the "Reformation Sunday"...
  • One Man Against the World

    10/28/2017 5:53:45 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | October 27, 2017 | Rabbi Moshe Grylak
    Singled-out and entrusted with an eternal mission Who exactly was Abraham? “At a very early age, he began to wonder about the world. He would think about it day and night, and ask himself, How could it be that this great wheel (the universe) is constantly turning, and no one is turning it? And who brought it into existence — for it could not have brought itself into existence” (Maimonides, Hilchos Avodah Zarah 1:3, based on the teachings of the Sages). (snip) He alone, among the whole society around him, was engaged in these thoughts. Among the blindly obedient masses,...
  • The Orthodox Church on "Inter-communion" and Ecumenism

    10/28/2017 12:08:35 PM PDT · by NRx · 44 replies
    As delegates to the North American Faith and Order Study Conference, appointed by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, to represent the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, we want to make the following preliminary statements. We are glad to take part in a study-conference, devoted to such a basic need of the Christian World as Unity. All Christians should seek Unity. On the other hand, we feel that the whole program of the forthcoming discussion has been framed from a point of view which we cannot conscientiously admit. "The Unity we seek" is for us a given Unity which...
  • Churches merge, close: 'We no longer live in Christendom. We really have to accept (trunc)

    10/25/2017 11:20:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 79 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/10/17 | Jonathan Pitts
    FULL TITLE: Churches merge, close: 'We no longer live in Christendom. We really have to accept that it's a thing of the past' For a decade and more, Govans Presbyterian Church and Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church have labored in the manner of many mainline Protestant congregations: Working ever harder to provide spiritual resources for dwindling number of congregants. Govans, on York Road in North Baltimore, has been hosting its Sunday night dinners for the poor and helping lead GEDCO, the social service organization it co-founded in 1984. Brown Memorial Woodbrook, about two miles from Govans on North Charles Street,...
  • Coptic priest’s murderer is a Islamist fanatic, says bishop

    10/22/2017 7:04:29 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 4 replies ^ | 10.16.2017 | Staff at
    For Abba Estiganous, bishop of Beba, religion is behind the murder of "martyr" Sam'an Shehata. His murderer, Mohamed Sonbaty, attacked his own relatives in the past and set fire to their home. For neighbours, he is a known radical. The Catholic Church shares the pain and offers prayers. Cairo (AsiaNews) – The killer of Saman Shehata, a Coptic Orthodox priest stabbed to death last Thursday, is well known to law enforcement. His name is Mohamed Sonbaty, said Abba Estiganous, Bishop of Beba, in a statement released today on the priest's "martyrdom". The lethal attack appears to be religious in motivation....
  • Yes, the rosary is a weapon – but maybe not the way Rupa Huq thinks

    10/22/2017 6:43:46 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 8 replies
    Catholic Hearld ^ | Friday, 20 Oct 2017 | Fr Matthew Pittam
    The rosary is immensely powerful, but it is God's strength at work, not ours Two weeks before Ealing Council voted to ban pro-life vigils, the local MP Rupa Huq accused the Good Counsel Network of “weaponising the rosary” as they prayed silently outside the local abortion clinic. It is interesting that this non-Catholic MP should have perceived that the rosary was being used in this way. For Catholics the rosary has indeed always been a spiritual weapon – and we should not be afraid to say so.
  • In Diwali message to Hindus, Vatican officials call for mutual respect

    10/18/2017 3:32:24 PM PDT · by piusv · 5 replies
    With tensions between Christians and Hindu nationalists in India increasingly on the rise, the Vatican sent a message marking the Hindu feast of Diwali, urging members of both religions to go beyond mere tolerance of one another, and to foster a genuine mutual respect. Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, and is being celebrated this year on Oct. 19. “May this festival of lights illumine your minds and lives, bring joy to your hearts and homes, and strengthen your families and communities,” read a greeting to Hindus sent Oct. 16 by the Pontifical Council for Interreligous Dialogue. The message...
  • Bishop Athanasius Yevtich responds to Fr. George Florovsky's "The Limits of the Church"

    10/14/2017 6:50:56 AM PDT · by NRx
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 10-12-2017 | Bishop Athanasius Yevtich of Zahumlje and Herzegovina
    Editor's NoteIt is with gratefulness to God and relief that Orthodox Ethos is finally able to publish in the English language the following exceptional lecture by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich on the well-known and well-utilized article "On the Limits of the Church" by the ever-memorable patristic scholar and Orthodox Theologian, Fr. George Florovsky. For years, since shortly after its publication in the Greek Journal Theologia, we had seen the importance and need for a translation of this lecture for our English-speaking brethren. We are indebted to our friend and associate Nicholas Pantelopoulos for this excellent translation, which we know will...
  • Pope Talks Ukraine with Hilarion

    09/27/2017 6:26:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    ANSA ^ | 9/26/17
    No plans for top-level visits to Moscow, Vatican(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 26 - Pope Francis met on Tuesday with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion, who came to thank the Holy Father for the recent loan of the relics of the 4th century Saint Nicholas of Myra. The relics, which were taken from the southern Italian city of Bari to Moscow and St Petersburg, drew huge crowds of Orthodox pilgrims during the two-month loan period. Metropolitan Hilarion, who has been a regular visitor to the Vatican in recent years, heads the department for external church relations.
  • Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk Meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

    09/27/2017 6:23:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Pravmir ^ | 9/26/17 | Admin
    On 24 September 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, began his working visit to Rome.Meeting Metropolitan Hilarion at the airport in Rome were Bishop Matfei of Bogorodsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in Italy; Mr. Alexander Avdeyev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Vatican; and Rev. Hyacinthe Destivelle, a staff member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. On September 25, at the Vatican, the DECR chairman met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated Pope Benedict on his 90th birthday and conveyed to...