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  • NEW ITALIAN CATHEDRAL TO PADRE PIO DESIGNED AS FREEMASONIC TEMPLE

    07/19/2006 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Youngstown · 310 replies · 5,086+ views
    IS THE NEW CATHEDRAL TO PADRE PIO IN SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO ACTUALLY A "MASONIC TEMPLE"? I have just received and am in the process of studying a special issue, #381 (March 2006), of the Italian religious magazine “CHIESA VIVA”. It is my understanding that in March 2006 this special issue was sent by the publisher/editor of “Chiesa Viva”, Dr. Monsignor Luigi Villa, to Catholic & 'catholic' priests, Bishops, Cardinals, as well as a selected group of Italian lay persons including members of the judiciary. This entire special issue deals with only one subject, that being the inauguration in July 2004...
  • True Ecumenism vs. Indifferentism

    07/30/2005 8:48:42 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 40 replies · 482+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 07/30/05 | Matthew Vetter
    Jesus prayed “that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me.” The Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, sets forth principles for the way in which the Church is striving to answer the prayer of Jesus that all may be one.
  • Archdiocesan priest named first Catholic president of Church Federation

    12/27/2004 3:55:17 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 4 replies · 240+ views
    The Criterion ^ | December 24, 2004 | Sean Gallagher
    Archdiocesan priest named first Catholic president of Church Federation By Sean Gallagher Father John Beitans, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis, will become the first Catholic president of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapo-lis on Jan. 1. In an interview prior to the Dec. 14 announcement, Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, executive director of the 92-year-old ecumenical organization, praised Father Beitans’ qualifications. Father Beitans has been active on the Church Federation’s board of directors. St. Lawrence Parish is the host of a center for Loaves and Fishes, a Church Federation project aiding families that are at risk of dropping into...
  • A Matter of Attitude

    11/29/2004 7:13:15 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 14 replies · 261+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | November 28,2004 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    November 28, 2004 A Matter of Attitude by Thomas A. DroleskeyThe press of a busy schedule prevents me from doing the amount of writing I once did. This first full day of Advent, however, has afforded me an opportunity to spend a little time in writing. And while I find it to be of little moment to comment on the follies emanating from Rome, a Zenit dispatch containing remarks about the state of "ecumenism" made by Edward Cardinal Cassidy, the former President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, call for a bit of response. Most of the...
  • Faith News

    11/13/2004 11:36:33 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Times Online ^ | Compiled by Luke Coppen
    The Army announced this week that Protestant and Roman Catholic chaplains will be brought together in a single, ecumenical chaplaincy department. Since 1920, the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department has been divided into two branches, the Roman Catholic and the “Unified” (representing Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists and other denominations), each with its own head. The new arrangement means there will be a single head of service, known as the Chaplain-General, for both Catholics and Protestants. The next Pope must give greater authority to Roman Catholic bishops, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has said. Speaking at an ecumenical forum, the Archbishop of Westminster suggested that...
  • Catholic church wishes Hindus a happy Diwali

    11/09/2004 6:51:12 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 17 replies · 359+ views
    Catholic News ^ | November 2004
    The Catholic Church has issued a message to Hindus, wishing them a happy Diwali, the Festival of Lights, one of the oldest and most important feasts on the Hindu calendar. Echoing the theme of a message to Muslims last week, which marked the approaching end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the message to Hindus focused on children. It was issued by President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, who called for collaboration among people of different faiths in protecting children. "During this season of Diwali, as you strive to overcome darkness through light, evil through...
  • The Lama in the Cathedral

    11/09/2004 10:21:27 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 8 replies · 258+ views
    The Remnant ^ | November 15, 2004 | Mark Alessio
    On October 4, 2004, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Mexico City’s National Cathedral hosted an “interfaith religious service,” a gathering of religious leaders representing, in addition to the Catholic Church, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Mormon denominations, as well as Mexico's Hindu and Sufi Islamic communities. According to the Catholic News Service, “The Dalai Lama joined Mexico City Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera and other Mexican religious leaders in prayers for world peace while calling for mutual understanding among the world's religions.” Tenzing Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism and a true celebrity...
  • 10,000 at Stuttgart conference hear Nicky Gumbel speak about course

    10/27/2004 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 269+ views
    Nicky Gumbel joins Romano Prodi, the Queen of Belgium and 55 Catholic bishops at conference in Stuttgart August 2004 Alpha Speaker Nicky Gumbel spoke about the impact of the Alpha course to 10,000 people attending a major interdenominational conference held in Stuttgart, Germany, in May. Other speakers at the 'Together For Europe' event, which was watched live via satellite by around 100,000 people attending linked events in other European cities, included Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, and Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. Among those present were 55 Catholic bishops and cardinals, as well...
  • Catholic chaplains affected by French veil law

    10/08/2004 7:28:14 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 36 replies · 1,042+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu 7 October, 2004 15:51 | Reuters
    TOULON, France (Reuters) - The French law meant to banish Muslim headscarves from state schools is finding unexpected targets in southern France, where some principals have begun turning away Roman Catholic chaplains. Five priests have been barred from state schools in the Var region despite the fact that French law has long allowed them entry to meet Catholic pupils there, according to the local diocesan spokesman Father Charles Mallard. One school in this Mediterranean port city barred a priest this week because he was wearing a cassock, the traditional black robe he wore last year without problem before the new...
  • Catholic Leaders Hail 'Fruitful' Talks with Archbishop

    10/03/2004 9:27:26 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 56 replies · 778+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | October 1, 2004 | Dave Higgens
    Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church from across Europe said a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury today about bringing Christians closer together was “very fruitful”. Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams was guest at a meeting in Leeds of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). Dr Williams addressed the gathering of Catholic leaders from 34 European countries, which included 10 cardinals, as they discussed issues including the relationship between the Church and the European Union as well as ecumenical matters. At a press conference after this morning’s session, the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, said: “I was very happy...
  • The Bad Effects of the Papal Apologies

    09/30/2004 7:31:35 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 18 replies · 429+ views
    Tradition in Action | September 2004 | Marian T. Horvat
    My friend Jan was not convinced that the latest papal apology for the Inquisition (see last article) was really so harmful to the Church. “Even if the Inquisition was not as bad as historians have portrayed it, there were still some abuses. Doesn’t it show humility and honesty on the part of the Pope to ask pardon for the wrong things the Church may have done?” Jan argued. “Doesn’t it set a good example for us, since that’s what we teach our children to do – apologize when we do something wrong?” JPII at a Request for Pardon religious service...
  • Pre-empting the Buddhists in the sanctuary

    09/19/2004 7:31:37 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 13 replies · 376+ views
    CruxNews.com ^ | 17 September 2004 | Scott Noto
      17 September 2004Pre-empting the Buddhists in the sanctuaryby Scott Noto In late autumn 2001, the restoration of the Basilica of St. Adalbert began. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the grand church dates back to 1907, constructed in the heart of a thriving Polish neighborhood on the city’s west side—an area that once teemed with so many Catholics that two other churches are located within a few blocks of the basilica. Today, that area is fondly known as "Steepletown." St. Adalbert’s was raised to the status of basilica in 1979 by Pope John Paul II, the only church in...
  • Pope Returns Icon — to No Effect

    09/17/2004 2:47:25 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 110 replies · 1,165+ views
    Fatima Perspective ^ | Christopher Ferrara
    So, the Icon of Kazan — or one of many copies of it — has been returned to Moscow as an "ecumenical" gesture, and the results for Christian unity, quite predictably, are these: nothing and none. As CWNews reported on August 30, 2004: "As a Vatican delegation restored a precious icon to the Russian Orthodox Church, in a heavily anticipated August 28 ceremony, the Holy See emphasized the importance of the gesture, while the Russian Patriarchate downplayed it." Did this surprise anyone? In his message accompanying the Icon, the Pope insisted that "this sacred icon appears as a symbol of...
  • Racine program helps prepare spiritual directors

    09/16/2004 8:15:11 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 8 replies · 286+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Sept. 2, 2004 | Denise Konkol
    Spiritual Guidance Training Program uses creation-centered approach By Denise Konkol Special to the Catholic Herald RACINE — For many Catholics, the terms “New Cosmology,” “Feminist Theology,” and “Enneagram Spirituality” may seem foreign, distant, and, well, not very Catholic. However, these concepts are just what other Catholics seek to understand while attending the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at the Siena Center in Racine. In the process of instructing its second class, and anticipating its third to begin in January of 2005, the Siena Center has offered the two-year program since January of 2001. Each class is limited to 28 students, and...
  • Interfaith prayer ceremony blesses area educators

    09/05/2004 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 7 replies · 175+ views
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  • Buddhist “Victory” Set Aside

    08/10/2004 4:44:11 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 362+ views
    The Remnant | August 2004
    REMNANT NEWS: Today, Tuesday, August 10, 2004 a judge of the 61st Judicial District vacated a default judgment obtained by a Buddhist group against Fr. Michael McMahon and St. Margaret Mary Church. The court’s order allows the case to proceed to trial. The case arises from the widely reported incident in which a group of Buddhists appeared at the Basilica of St. Adalbert in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to conduct a Buddhist ritual and/or concert. Fr. McMahon and a group of Catholics prayed the rosary in the basilica, and the Buddhists decided to leave. The default judgment for $316. against Fr....
  • CARDINAL TAURAN: WARFARE DOES NOT PREVENT REFLECTION

    07/19/2004 8:29:56 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 108 replies · 867+ views
    CARDINAL TAURAN: WARFARE DOES NOT PREVENT REFLECTION DOHA (QATAR) MAY 27, 2004 (VIS) - Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, librarian and archivist of Holy Roman Church and former Secretary for Relations with States, was one of the principal speakers this morning at the first public session of the Qatar Conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue, being held in the capital of Doha from May 27 to 29. The conference was organized by the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims and the Gulf Studies Center of Qatar University. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Commission, addressed words of welcome to the invited guests....
  • Fr. Kevin Hunt Installed as Zen Teacher

    Fr. Kevin Hunt Installed as Zen Teacher On April 17, 2004, Fr. Kevin Hunt, OCSO, a Trappist monk of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, and a former member of the MID board, was installed as a Zen teacher (Sensei) in a ceremony held at the abbey. The installation was led by Fr. Robert Kennedy, S.J., who is the only North American Jesuit who is also a Zen Master (Roshi) and who served as Fr. Kevin’s teacher. The installation was witnessed by the abbot of St. Joseph’s and the rest of the monastic community as well as by over seventy...
  • Hindus worship at Fátima altar

    05/21/2004 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 92 replies · 731+ views
    Last October The Portugal News reported on the Interfaith Congress held at Fátima, one of Catholicism’s most sacred sites, where representatives of the world’s leading religions allegedly explored the possibility of opening the shrine to a whole variety of faiths. While the newspaper received many letters and emails congratulating it for reporting on the congress, it was also criticised by some groups who claimed that Fátima would remain exclusively Catholic. Now, however, we can report that the first steps in developing Fátima as a multi-faith centre could have been taken. On May 5th, SIC and SIC Notícias carried a report...
  • KASPER’S CURIOUS “CODE OF BEHAVIOR”

    03/09/2004 6:28:35 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 66 replies · 132+ views
    Tradition in Action ^ | March 9, 2004 | Atila Sinke Guimarães
    NEWS: March 8, 2004 Bird’s Eye View of the News Atila Sinke Guimarães KASPER’S CURIOUS “CODE OF BEHAVIOR” – Cardinal Walter Kasper, chief of Vatican ecumenism, recently flew to Moscow (February 16-22) to meet Alexis II, the schismatic Russian patriarch and ex-KGB agent. According to Vatican sources, Alexis had invited Kasper to a cordial meeting. Many news reports were claiming that this trip would reveal a new opening of the Russian “Orthodox” toward the Catholic Church. I didn’t believe it. I suspected the opposite, that is, that new concessions from the Vatican were being prepared. Finally, the data about...
  • ARCIC issues text on Mary

    02/04/2004 10:42:20 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 100 replies · 249+ views
    Independent Catholic News ^ | 4 February 2004
    The Anglican - Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) met from 28 January - 3 February at the Palisades Retreat Centre, Seattle, under the co-chairmanship of the Most Rev Alexander J Brunett, Archbishop of Seattle, and the Most Rev Peter Carnley, Archbishop of Perth and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. The Commission completed work on the text of the Seattle Statement, "Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ", which it is now submitting to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and to the Archbishop of Canterbury together with the Anglican Consultative Council. The publication of "Mary: Grace and Hope...
  • Shrine Rector Confirms New Ecumenical Orientation at Fatima

    02/03/2004 8:31:16 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 27 replies · 409+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | February 2004 | John Vennari
    In their attempts to deny, they confirmShrine Rector Confirms New Ecumenical Orientation at Fatima by John Vennari  After two months of silence, Fatima Shrine officials finally spoke publicly about the alleged plan to turn Fatima into an Interfaith Shrine. Three news reports came from Fatima on the subject. The first was a January 1 Zenit report on a December 28 Communiqué from Fatima Shrine Rector, Msgr. Guerra; the second was the Shrine's own web posting of the December 28 Communiqué that was somewhat different from what Zenit reported (the reason for which will be explained); the third was a brief...
  • Bishop Fellay's Statement

    01/23/2004 8:31:51 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 80 replies · 217+ views
    Dici ^ | Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General SSPX
    Dear Friends and Benefactors, The Church has just celebrated 25 years of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, one of the longest pontificates of her entire history. It is also a pontificate that has presided over one of the most decadent periods the Church has ever experienced. The French Revolution, the two World Wars and Communism caused less damage to the Church than the reforms of Vatican II. This internal sickness has given rise to a greater loss of faith, a greater spiritual devastation, especially in Europe and North America, than all the ills brought about by the Church’s...
  • <Mahoney> Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    01/16/2004 10:19:56 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 8 replies · 80+ views
    Feb. 1: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will host Los Angeles' annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity celebration Feb. 1, 4 p.m. Bishop McKinley Young, Tenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be the preacher at the ecumenical service, sponsored by the Southern California Ecumenical Council. All are invited to attend the celebration, and arrangements have been made for guided tours of the cathedral following the service.
  • (Mahoney's) Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    01/16/2004 10:09:02 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 91+ views
    Feb. 1: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will host Los Angeles' annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity celebration Feb. 1, 4 p.m. Bishop McKinley Young, Tenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be the preacher at the ecumenical service, sponsored by the Southern California Ecumenical Council. All are invited to attend the celebration, and arrangements have been made for guided tours of the cathedral following the service.
  • 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)...
  • Germany's Catholics, Protestants Come Together for Historic Event

    05/30/2003 5:14:13 AM PDT · by huskyboy · 84 replies · 389+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | May 28, 2003 | Georg Magirius
    The Pope's refusal to grant Catholics the right to take communion together with Protestants threatens to overshadow the first-ever joint gathering of the churches in Germany. It's been heralded as the turning point in the history of Christianity in Germany. Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther upset the church with his reformation theses, after bloody religious wars, hate and estrangement that spanned centuries, more than 200,000 Protestants and Catholics plan to proclaim their desire for unity over Ascension weekend in Berlin during the country's first Ecumenical Kirchentag, which begins Wednesday. But clashes are on the agenda. While the visitors were...