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Ecumenism (Religion)

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  • Pope in Sweden Could Break Ground on Inter-Communion, Bishop Says

    10/22/2016 5:15:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/21/16 | Austin Ivereigh
    The English bishop William Kenney is a key figure in the official Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, and will be with Pope Francis in Sweden at the end of the month. He believes unity is a matter of decades away, and it's possible that Francis may use the trip to make a gesture on inter-communion.To describe English bishop William Kenney as an auxiliary of Birmingham doesnt capture the depth and range of his longstanding roles in pan-European church bodies - for two terms, for example, he was president of Caritas Europe, and he played a key role in organizing relief efforts for former...
  • Sending forth wolves among the lambs

    10/22/2016 7:03:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | October 21, 2016 | Louie Verrecchio
    According to Vatican News Service, a common declaration has been issued bearing the signatures of both HIS GRACE JUSTIN WELBY and HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS proposing to send out on mission together 19 pairs of Anglican and Catholic bishops from countries around the world. The document is precisely what one might expect in this post-conciliar age of radical ecumenism; namely, a grave offense against Christ and an embarrassment to the faithful. Its more than that, though; its yet another indication of the faith, or lack thereof, of its signatories. Welby blesses francisThe text refers, not only to the heretic layman Justin...
  • Vatican, Al-Azhar to Officially Resume Dialogue

    10/21/2016 5:30:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/21/16 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Oct 21, 2016 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, the Vatican announced it will be sending a representative to Egypt to set plans for the official re-launching of dialogue between the Holy See and the Al-Azhar Mosque and adjunct University, marking a seismic step in Catholic-Muslim relations. In an Oct. 21 communique, the Vatican said the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Bishop Miguel ngel Ayuso Guixot, will be heading back to Cairo for an Oct. 23 meeting with a delegation from Al-Azhar. He will be accompanied by Msgr. Khaled Akasheh, head of the councils...
  • De Mattei: To which Church does Pope Bergoglio belong to?

    10/21/2016 3:42:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 19, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Two anniversaries overlap each other in 2017: the 100 years of the Fatima apparitions, occurring between May 13th and October 13th 1917, and the 500 years of Luthers revolt, beginning in Wittenberg, Germany, October 31st 1517. However, there are two other much less discussed anniversaries which also fall next year: the 300 years of the official foundation of Freemasonry (London, June 24th 1717) and the 100 years of the Russian Revolution of October 26th 1917 (the Julian calendar in use in the Russian Empire: November 8th according to the Gregorian calendar). Yet, between the Protestant Revolution and the Communist Revolution...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • Why Are Pius XI Documents Missing from Vatican Website?

    10/19/2016 7:00:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 19, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    It appears that Pope Pius XIs documents are missing from the Vatican website where they were once stored. We walk you through just one of the missing documents, the link for which is still available through Google. Since the (somewhat impromptu) video below was made earlier today, we did some more digging, and it appears that the documents of other popes are still there going back to Pope Clement XII. Pius XI is the one missing page in the list. Pope Pius XI was a staunch opponent of the kind of ecumenism the Vatican now favors. He also wrote about...
  • Ptr Kirill Expresses Concerns to Abp of Canterbury About Anglicans' Apostasy from Christian Morals

    10/19/2016 5:37:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/19/16
    London, October 19, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his talk with Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury said he was concerned that the Anglican Church deviates from norms of the Christian teaching. "The patriarch paid attention of the Archbishop of Canterbury that the Russian Orthodox Church is seriously concerned with liberalization of the teaching of the Anglican Church in questions of church rules - consecration of women to priests and bishops, and in morals and family issues," head of the patriarchal press service Priest Alexander Volkov told the journalists on Tuesday evening in London before the...
  • Francis and Saint Martin Luther: Perfect Together

    10/18/2016 5:30:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 17, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Our series on the font of error that is Pope Francis continues with his performance before an audience of Lutheran pilgrims from Germany at the Vatican on October 13. That date was the 99th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima; but Francis, who is supposedly devoted to the Blessed Virgin and had his pontificate consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima (which accounts for my early optimism concerning his disastrous pontificate), completely ignored the occasion. Instead, he devoted the day to celebrating the memory of Martin Luther in the Paul VI Audience Hall. A statue of the arch-heretic...
  • Proselytism Venom Against Ecumenism-Pope

    10/13/2016 6:57:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    ANSA.EN ^ | 10/13/16
    (ANSA) - Vatican City, October 13 - Pope Francis told a group of mostly Lutheran pilgrims on Thursday that proselytism was a potential threat to Christian unity. "The last thing you must do is 'to say, to convince'. It's not right to convince someone of your faith," he said. "Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism". The pope was speaking to around 1,000 pilgrims in the Vatican - most of them German Lutherans - who are in Rome as part of ecumenical preparations for the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran reformation. "The Apostle Paul...
  • Benedict XVI: liturgy which points East expresses a desire for salvation

    10/13/2016 5:04:44 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 10 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 13, 2016 | Catholic News Service
    Pope Benedict XVI has contributed to a book marking the Ecumenical Patriarch's 25th anniversary The Pope Emeritus has praised worship ad orientem in a book which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the election of Ecumenical PatriarchBartholomew of Constantinople. In his book extract, the retired Benedict XVI writes: A shepherd of the flock of Jesus Christ is never oriented only to the circle of his own faithful. The community of the Church is universal, also in the sense that it includes all of reality. He continues: This is evident, for example, in the liturgy, which does not indicate only the commemoration...
  • My only Trump Column...(I hope)

    I have a lot of friends and readers who are baffled by what they consider to be the misguided evangelical Christian support for Donald Trump in America.It doesnt make sense, especially in the light of the recent appalling locker room comments , revealed by Trumps enemies(and by God, for there is nothing hidden that wont be brought to light and nothing secret that wont be shouted from the housetops!) . It just doesnt make sense that although Trump is so manifestly immoral, Evangelicals would stick by him, even when the brave leadership of the Republican party runs for the tall...
  • [Catholic] Cardinals, Bishops From All Over Europe to Come to Minsk in a Year

    10/10/2016 4:57:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfac ^ | 10/10/16
    Minsk, October 10, Interfax - Minsk was selected as the venue of the plenary session of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) in 2017, the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus said on its website. "The next plenary session of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe will be held in Minsk in the period between September 28, 2017 through October 1, 2017. The capital of Belarus will be visited by over 40 cardinals and bishops from all countries of Europe and from the Vatican, which has never happened before," the report said. Commenting on the decision...
  • Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops Sent Out for United Mission

    10/08/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 10/5/16 | Gavin Drake
    The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis have commissioned 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from across the world to take part in united mission in their local areas. The bishops, selected by the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (Iarccum) were sent out for mission together by the Pope and Archbishop from the same church were Pope Gregory sent Saint Augustine to evangelise the English in the sixth Century. Fourteen centuries ago Pope Gregory sent the servant of God, Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, and his companions, from this holy place, to...
  • The DownloadDouble Standard in Philadelphia

    10/05/2016 5:59:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/3/16 | Christine Niles
    Pro-abortion politicians get white-glove treatment while faithful Catholics are ignoredOn September 6, Catholic News Agency owned by EWTN published a laudatory piece on Sen. Tim Kaine, highlighting his early connections to Liberation Theology in Honduras and how it transformed his worldview and helped kickstart his political career. Nowhere does the article mention Kaine's abortion and same-sex marriage advocacy, nor does it make clear that Liberation Theology is an ideology explicitly condemned by the Church. Multiple commenters beneath the article expressed disbelief that EWTN would allow CNA to run such a piece praising a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Catholic during...
  • Anglican-Catholic Events in Rome This Week Raise False Hopes of Unity

    10/05/2016 5:34:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/18 | Edward Pentin
    Despite many worthy Anglican-Catholic initiatives this week, true unity remains a distant dream.As part of a week of festivities marking half a century of Anglican-Catholic dialogue, nineteen pairs of Anglican and Catholic bishops from around the world will be commissioned tomorrow to embark on a joint mission to spread the Gospel. The initiative will be launched at an ecumenical vespers service in Romes San Gregorio al Cielo church, attended by Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby. The joint mission is the fruit of dialogue undertaken by the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission on Unity...
  • Russian Orthodox Church: Collaboration Between Orthodox and Catholics More Important Than Ever

    10/04/2016 5:12:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Asia News ^ | 10/3/16 | Marta Allevato
    Interview with hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), secretary for relations between Christians from the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations. The recent agreement on the primacy and synodality signed in Chieti. The difficulties of the pan-Orthodox Synod. The memory and the value of embrace between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Havana.Moscow (AsiaNews) - An all-round cooperation between Orthodox and Catholics to be "peacekeepers" and "moral reference points" in a world marked by armed conflicts, terrorism, persecution, consumerism, materialism. This is what it hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), secretary for relations between Christians from the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations hopes....
  • Bishops Begin Historic Canterbury-Rome 'Pilgrimage'

    10/04/2016 5:05:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Thirty-six Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from 19 countries are in Canterbury at the start of an historic week-long summit marking closer ties between the two traditions. Events will include a service in Rome on Wednesday (October 5) jointly led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis at which the bishops will be formally commissioned to work together in pairs. Services at Canterbury Cathedral over the weekend have illustrated the deepening relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church. On Saturday the Suffragan Bishop in Europe, David Hamid, delivered the homily at a Catholic Vigil Mass in...
  • False Messiahs, Wars, and Natural Disasters (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional and Caucus)

    10/04/2016 4:58:07 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 10/4/2016
    Jesus began to say to them, See that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name, saying, I am he! and they will lead many astray (vv. 56). - Mark 13:58 Twelve American football fields could fit within the first-century Jerusalem temple complex, and many of the stones used to construct the building weighed more than one million pounds. Thus, it was hard for any Jew of the time to believe that such a magnificent structure could be destroyed, as Jesus said it would be. So, to confirm such an improbable event, Peter, James, John, and Andrew...
  • Pope to Pray with Anglican Chief for First Time in 500 Years

    10/03/2016 5:45:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Pope and the head of the Church of England will say prayers together for the first time since Englands break from Rome gave rise to the Anglican church, the Vatican announced Monday. The historic and hugely symbolic move will come on Wednesday at vespers, or evening prayers, in the ancient church of San Gregorio al Celio in the Italian capital. It will be the first time a pontiff has joined with an Archbishop of Canterbury in joint public prayer since the schism in 1534 was triggered by English monarch Henry VIIIs clash with Rome. The Archbishop, Justin Welby, will...
  • Pope Presses Georgian Orthodox Agenda Despite Mass Absence

    10/01/2016 6:08:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided at the last minute not to send an official delegation to his Mass and reminded the Orthodox faithful they cannot participate in Catholic services. Francis still pressed on with his agenda, insisting that Catholics must never try to convert Orthodox and bowing in prayer alongside the Orthodox patriarch after they both lit a candle in the Orthodox cathedral. Francis called for the historical divisions that have "lacerated" Christianity to be healed through patience, trust and dialogue. "We...
  • Aggression of Greek-Catholics Should Become Main Topic in Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue - Met. Hilarion

    09/30/2016 4:30:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/30/16
    Moscow, September 30, Interfax - Dialogue between Orthodox and Catholics should focus on the actions of the Greek-Catholic Church and the theme of the Uniatism, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk believes. "Statements of UGCC supreme archbishop Svyatoslav Shevchuk with attacks against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Moscow Patriarchate sow distrust between Orthodox and Catholics," the metropolitan said in his interview with Interfax-Religion summing up the results of the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue held in Italian Chieti. He reminded that a historic meeting between...
  • The Decisions of the Church of Greece on the Council of Crete and Final Outcome (long)

    09/30/2016 11:59:17 AM PDT · by NRx
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 09-28-2016 | Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos
    Wednesday, 28 September 2016Translated, for the Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios, by Anastasios Filippides Original Text in Greek: Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Οἱ ἀποφάσεις τῆς Ἱεραρχίας τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἑλλάδος γιὰ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» καὶ ἡ κατάληξή τους. AT ITS MEETINGS on 24 and 25 May 2016, the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece, as was its right and responsibility, studied the texts adopted by the Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conferences and Summits of the Primates, further to the decision and proposal of the Standing Holy Synod. Having taken into account Article 11 of the Organisation and Working...
  • Georgian Church reassures believersPope's visit not to cross into ecumenism

    09/29/2016 10:56:06 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-29-2016 | Pravoslavie
    September 29, 2016 In response to some strong reactions among the clergy and faithful to the Pope's upcoming visit to the country of Georgia, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, which will include meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II, the Patriarchate has released a statement aimed at reassuring those concerned. "We note that prayerful-sacramental communion between us and the Catholic church of Rome has been severed since medieval times and as long as there are dogmatic differences between us, according to Church law, Orthodox believers do not take part in their services," the statement reads. The release notes that Pope Francis'...
  • Dear Lord, Please Let Your Truth Be Revealed Tonight

    09/26/2016 5:45:54 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 37 replies
  • The New Orthodox-Catholic Agreement is a Landmark but Theres a Long Way to Go

    09/26/2016 4:47:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 169 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/26/16 | Fr. Mark Drew
    The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue announced a substantial agreement but healing the historic schism still requires plenty of workAs of last Thursday, the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church announced that it had reached substantial agreement on the questions of primacy and synodality in the Church. It was described as a landmark agreement, and one source asked excitedly whether Orthodox Churches might soon recognise the Pope. Has there really been a historic breakthrough in the process towards healing the thousand-year-old schism between East and West? That the issue is a thorny one...
  • Catholic and Orthodox Theologians Reach Landmark Agreement

    09/22/2016 7:31:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/22/16 | Staff Reporter
    Scholars reportedly achieve breakthrough on synodality and primacyCatholic and Orthodox scholars have reached a landmark agreement on synodality and primacy in the early Church, it has been reported. According to a Russian Orthodox Church website, the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church has approved a joint document called Synodality and Primacy during the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church.Differing views on the synodal structure of the Church and the primacy of the Pope are regarded as two of the greatest obstacles to unity between...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: - II of III

    09/22/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper & Catholic Family News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Michael J. Matt, Christopher Ferrara & John Vennari
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis Part II of III "As you revealed in your manifesto (Evangelii gaudium, 94), you are filled with contempt for tradition-minded Catholics, whom you rashly accuse of self-absorbed Promethean neopelagianism and of feel[ing] superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past. You even ridicule a supposed soundness of doctrine or discipline because, according to you, it leads instead to a narcissistic and authoritarian elitism, whereby instead of evangelizing, one analyzes and classifies others A Joint Statement from The Remnant and Catholic Family...
  • Let us Free Ourselves from the Heavy Burdens of Fundamentalism and Hate [Assisi]

    09/20/2016 5:25:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 9/20/16 | Andrea Tornielli
    In his final speech in Assisi, Francis said no to the paganism of indifference. Our path leads us to immersing ourselves in situations and giving first place to those who suffer; to taking on conflicts and healing them from withinNo to a paganism of indifference, our path leads us to immersing ourselves in situations and giving first place to those who suffer; to taking on conflicts and healing them from within let us free ourselves from the heavy burdens of fundamentalism and hate. In the heart of Assisi, warmed by the afternoon sun, Pope Francis, along with hundreds of men...
  • Pope Francis: War Is Satan's Work, "There Is No God Of War"

    09/20/2016 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies ^ | September 20, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    On the 30th annual World Day of Prayer, Pope Francis met with leaders of the worlds religions to pray for peace, insisting that God is a God of Peace. There is no god of war, Francis proclaimed during morning Mass, celebrated in the chapel of his residence in the Vatican. War is the work of the Evil one, the devil, who wants to kill everyone, the Pope said in preparation for a day dedicated to praying for peace.
  • Russian Orthodox Official: Eastern-Rite Catholics are Obstacles to Ecumenical Unity

    09/19/2016 5:45:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Speaking on September 16 at a meeting of a joint Catholic-Orthodox theological commission, the chief ecumenical officer of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the activity of the "Uniates"-- the Eastern churches in communion with Rome-- is the greatest obstacle to greater unity between Catholics and Orthodox. The statement by Metropolitan Hilarion was a familiar complaint from the Moscow patriarchate, which has frequently criticized the Eastern-rite Ukrainian Catholic Church, accusing that body of fueling tensions in Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church regards Ukraine as its "canonical territory"-- a claim that the Holy See does not accept.
  • Catholics and Orthodox Seek Consensus Over Synodality Document

    09/16/2016 5:04:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Vatican Radio ^ | 9/15/16
    (Vatican Radio) Catholic and Orthodox theologians are meeting in the Italian town of Chieti for the 14th plenary session of their international dialogue commission. The meeting from September 15th to 22nd brings together two representatives from each of the fourteen Orthodox Churches, alongside 28 Catholic participants, under the shared presidency of Cardinal Kurt Koch from the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity and Archbishop Job of Telmessos from the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The meeting will focus on discussion of a draft document, drawn up at the previous two sessions, entitled Towards a common understanding of Synodality and Primacy in...
  • Let us pray alongside the Christian martyrs of today

    A new interreligious meeting is to take place in Assisi on September 20, 2016, with Pope Francis presiding. Armed with the constant teachings of the Popes up until the Second Vatican Council, the Society of St. Pius X will not pray with the 400 representatives of worldwide religions who will invoke the beliefs of Mahomet, Buddha, Confucius and Kali alongside the profession of the Catholic Faith: I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of...

    09/07/2016 2:18:30 PM PDT · by windhover · 24 replies
    September 7, 2016 | windhover
    "Several years ago a German language scholar,Ludwig Schneider,discovered an amazing prophecy dating back to 1217 AD by a highly respected rabbi by the name of Judah Ben Samuel. I was reported that he was given a prophecy about the exact year of Israel's rebirth.
  • Judah Ben Samuel

    09/06/2016 9:36:01 PM PDT · by windhover · 9 replies
    My last remarks were scrubbed. I hope I am not becoming Paranoid. Really though there should be a way to save our own remarks.
  • Ecumenists Out of the House. But Inside Its a Melee (Trouble in the Eastern Rite Churches)

    09/06/2016 7:33:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Chiesa ^ | 09-06-2016 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, September 6, 2016 - Ad extra ecumenism is ever more on the crest of the wave, bolstered by gestures of respect from the pope for the Eastern Churches, from Constantinople to Moscow. But at home ecumenism is not to be found. Blow after blow, the Vatican congregation for Oriental Churches does nothing but dissipate what remains of important dioceses and institutions of the Byzantine Catholic rite, instead of reinforcing their identity. The congregation is governed by Argentine cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who was trained in the secretariat of state and is assisted by the Jesuit Cyril Vasil, secretary, and...
  • Inconvenient Truths

    09/05/2016 7:29:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 9/5/2016 | Daymond Duck
    There are times when the truth is troublesome and people dont want others to know it. The thing is true, but it doesnt fit the narrative that someone wants to project. For example, there is a long list of unusual deaths and alleged murders of people involved with the Clintons. The list can be found on Bing and Yahoo, but not on Google. Mrs. Clinton is running for president of the United States. Some people might want to know what is on the list before they vote. But it looks like Google doesnt want people to have the information because...
  • 'Solomon's Palace' discovered in Israel, . . . (truncated)

    09/04/2016 8:23:27 AM PDT · by fella · 40 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4 September 2016 | Hazel Torres
    showing another proof that Bible passages were based on actual historical events Solid evidence has once again been unearthed proving that passages from the Bible were based on actual historical events. A team of archaeologists has discovered a palatial building in Gezer, Israel, which the discoverers named "Solomon's Palace," according to New Historian. The spectacular building was constructed over 3,000 years ago, in the tenth century BCE, according to the archaeologists. Although they could not tell yet which king, if any, lived in the palace, they believe it was likely built during the reign of King Solomon. Their conjecture was...
  • ELCA Approves Lutheran-Roman Catholic Ecumenical Document

    08/15/2016 11:16:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    [ELCA News] The 2016 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly took several significant steps Aug. 10 moving forward the mission of this church as a church for the sake of the world. By a vote of 931 to 9, the assembly overwhelmingly accepted the Declaration on the Way, a unique ecumenical document that marks a path toward greater unity between Roman Catholics and Lutherans. Following the vote, an emotional assembly stood to applaud the momentous decision. At the heart of the document are 32 Statements of Agreement that state where Lutherans and Roman Catholics do not have church-dividing...
  • Will Pope Francis visit Assisi again this year? This imam says yes.

    Assisi, Italy, Aug 11, 2016 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If a prominent imam is right, Pope Francis will visit Assisi Sept. 19 for a major international interreligious meeting. ..... The meeting falls on the 30th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace that St. John Paul II convoked in Assisi 1986.
  • Do Jews and Muslims Decide the Conditions for the Recognition of the SSPX?

    Director of Vatican Insider, the papal house vaticanist Andrea Tornielli, explains why his articles and products published by his platform are of particular attention. This also applies to this article by the AJC representatives to the Holy See, where Tornielli allows Jews and Muslims to designate the conditions about which the Holy See should conduct a canonical recognition of the SSPX. Vice versa this means: Should these conditions not be met, it would open up "serious questions". It's a statement in the article of the American Jewish Comittee that someone could read as a threat. Anyway, Tornielli offered the American...
  • Anglican Orders

    07/30/2016 1:16:52 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 07-30-2016 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    It was the view of pope Leo XIII that Anglican Orders were null and void, in the sense that they were not identical with the sacerdotal Orders which the Church considers herself to inherit from the Apostles. That is still the official juridical view of the Catholic Church. What is often not noticed is that this is also now the view of the Church of England. Since the 1990s, the Church of England has entered into formal relationships with ecclesial bodies which undoubtedly lack Catholic Orders. The 'Porvoo' arrangement inserts her into the Porvoo Communion in which, even where there...
  • Looking For A New Church to attend:

    07/28/2016 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 41 replies
    We are looking for a new church. We have been attending the First Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The congregation voted to leave Presbyterian Churches USA, so now we are just an independent Presbyterian Church. The Presbytery took us to court to take over our church property, which we lost. They also confiscated all our assets and bank accounts. They are trying to 'starve us out and destroy us, as we will be unable to pay our bills, and pay wages to church staff and ministers. We have no funds to rent a new worship space. The wife and I have...
  • Catholic Parish Priest Given Right to Preach in [Anglican] St Annes Cathedral (N. Ireland)

    07/28/2016 6:24:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    News Letter ^ | 7/27/17
    St Annes Cathedral has appointed a Roman Catholic priest as one of its canons for the first time. Father Edward ODonnell, parish priest of St Brigids in south Belfast, is now one of three ecumenical canons at the Church of Ireland cathedral. he dean of the cathedral, the Very Reverend John Mann, said the title allows him to help lead worship meaning he can preach, as well as read scripture and prayers. To take part in services, they must first be invited by Dean Mann. Dean Mann said Fr ODonnell may well take part in this years traditional Black...
  • What kind of tree?

    07/16/2016 7:54:14 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 113 replies
    Myself | July 16, 2016 | William Of Barsoom
    This may seem frivolous, but I assure you it is real. I'm on a small committee to select a tree for planting to honor a good man's memory who passed away 2 years ago. He was a moral man, a Christian, a father, and a good husband.

    07/15/2016 4:48:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 07-14-2016
    An "Open Letter" from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy Mountain of Athos is calling for an immediate convocation of the governing body of Mt. Athos in order to condemn the "false council" of Crete and cease the comemoration of the Patriarch of Constantinople on Mt. Athos. OVER 60 Hieromonk and monks, with a disciple of Saint Paisios, Elder Gabriel of the Kelli of St. Christodoulos (Holy Monastery of Koutloumosiou) at their head, have written an open letter to the Holy Community of Mt. Athos calling upon the Abbots to reject the Council in Crete and stating...
  • Vatican Works to Rekindle Dialogue with Sunni Muslim Scholars

    07/14/2016 12:34:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot, the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, will travel to Egypt soon to meet with leaders of Al Azhar University, the Vatican announced on July 12. The visit will follow up on the May meeting in Rome between Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad al-Tayyib, the head of Al Azhar University. The purpose of the bishop's visit to Cairo, the Vatican said, will be to explore ways to resume official dialogue between the Vatican and the Egyptian institution. Al Azhar, which is generally recognized as the foremost institution in the Sunni Muslim world, had engaged...
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from Gods Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

    07/13/2016 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 50 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Richard Gallagher
    Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College. He is at work on a book about demonic possession in the United States. In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his queen. Im a man of science and a lover of history; after studying the classics at Princeton, I trained in psychiatry at Yale and in...
  • Pope chooses Protestant to produce Argentine edition of Vatican newspaper

    07/12/2016 4:36:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Pope Francis has chosen Marcelo Figueroa, a Protestant theologian and a personal friend, to edit an Argentine edition of L'Osservatore Romano. Beginning in September, Figueroa will edit an Argentine publication that combines material from the weekly Spanish-language edition of L'Osservatore Romano with local content. He told the Crux news site that he plans to rely on Catholic and non-Catholic sources, to give the newspaper ecumencial appeal. Figueroa told Crux: "We want to spread Francis' universal, pastoral work, in a way that reaches every Argentine."
  • Franklin Graham Asks for Day of Prayer for America - July 18, 2016 - 12noon EST

    07/12/2016 12:25:16 PM PDT · by milford421 · 28 replies
    Franklin Graham facebook ^ | 7/12/16 | Franklin Graham
    "Our country is in a huge mess. Shootings, riots, and protests now claim the headlines about America, and thats heartbreaking. We are in desperate need of Divine intervention. We need healing. Prayer is what can make a difference in America. One week from todayMonday, July 18, at 12:00 Noon EasternIm asking you to pray with me live on Facebook just before the Republican National Convention opens." ... "Then the following Monday, July 25, before the opening of the Democratic National Convention, we will pray together again. Ask your friends to join us as wellwe need the whole nation praying."