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  • The Pope and the Patriarch in Jerusalem

    05/21/2014 6:29:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 21, 2014 | Gabriel S. Sanchez
    This coming Sunday, May 25, Pope Francis is scheduled to meet the Eastern Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch (EP) Bartholomew at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in order to commemorate the golden jubilee of the historic meeting between their respective predecessors, Paul VI and Athenagoras. According to the EP’s official website for the event, the occasion is “expected to be a strong symbolic confirmation of the commitment and determination to continue the path which the two great Church leaders inaugurated half a century ago.” Whether it will amount to anything more than that remains to be seen....
  • Hopes rise that pope, patriarch meeting renews Christian unity effort

    05/02/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cns ^ | May 2, 2014 | Francis X. Rocca
    ROME (CNS) -- The Orthodox bishop who is coordinating the upcoming pilgrimage to Jerusalem by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said he hopes the patriarch's May 25 meeting with Pope Francis will give new impetus to efforts for Christian unity. But he also said the two leaders are likely to discuss a range of common concerns, including the predicament of Christians in the Middle East, conservation of the natural environment, and defense of the traditional family. "We hope that this will not just be a meeting like others, but we hope that this will give a new horizon for the...
  • Turkey to Return Properties Confiscated from Christian, Jewish Minorities

    08/29/2011 2:53:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Church Report ^ | August 29, 2011
    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s government is returning hundreds of properties confiscated from the country’s Christian and Jewish minorities over the past 75 years in a gesture to religious groups who complain of discrimination that is also likely to thwart possible court rulings against the country. A government decree published Saturday returns assets that once belonged to Greek, Armenian or Jewish trusts and makes provisions for the government to pay compensation for any confiscated property that has since been sold on. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was scheduled to announce the decision formally later Sunday when he hosts religious leaders and...
  • What About the Ground Zero Church? Archdiocese Says Officials Abandoned Project

    08/17/2010 1:58:53 PM PDT · by goldendays · 42 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Judson Berger
    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America accused New York officials on Tuesday of turning their backs on the reconstruction of the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, while the controversial mosque near Ground Zero moves forward. The sidelined project is the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, a tiny, four-story building destroyed in 2001 when one of the World Trade Center towers fell on top of it. Nobody from the church was hurt in the attack, but the congregation has for the past decade been trying to rebuild its house of worship. While the mosque project cleared red tape...
  • Greek Orthodox Church joins opposition to EU court’s ban on classroom crucifixes

    12/04/2009 8:50:24 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 494+ views
    cna ^ | December 4, 2009
    Athens, Greece, Dec 4, 2009 / 06:55 am (CNA).- The head of the Greek Orthodox Church has voiced his opposition to a court ban on crucifixes in classrooms in Italy and will hold an emergency synod to lay out a plan of action to combat the ban. Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece said that the European Court of Human Rights (EHCR) had ignored the role of Christianity in Europe’s history. According to the BBC, he added that majorities, not only minorities, have rights.The Orthodox Church fears the EHCR ruling could trigger similar rulings about the public display of...
  • Patriarch at the Synod: Unexpected Impact [Ecumenical]

    10/24/2008 4:53:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 471+ views
    ZNA ^ | October 24, 2008 | Jesús Colina
    VATICAN CITY, OCT. 24, 2008 ( The intervention from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at the synod of bishops marked an ecumenical milestone, says a representative of the Orthodox Church of Greece. Archimandrite Ignatios Sotiriadis is a fraternal delegate at the world Synod of Bishops on the Word of God, which ends Sunday. The Church of Greece representative spoke with ZENIT about the intervention from Bartholomew I, given as a homily Oct. 18 in a celebration of vespers together with Benedict XVI. Q: You have been participating in the entire synod. What have you heard from the synod fathers...
  • Bartholomew I: Orthodox summit for "the unity of the Church"

    10/11/2008 4:22:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 386+ views
    Asia News ^ | October 11, 2008 | NAT da Polis
    » 10/11/2008 14:34 TURKEYBartholomew I: Orthodox summit for "the unity of the Church"NAT da PolisFollowing the example of the apostle Paul, the ecumenical patriarch launches an appeal "to unity" to resolve today's challenges. For the first time, leaders and representatives of the entire Orthodox world are meeting together. Istanbul (AsiaNews) - With a strong and heartfelt appeal for "the unity of the Church," the only way "to address the problems of the modern world," work began yesterday at the pan-Orthodox meeting in Fanar. The summit was organized by the ecumenical patriarchate, to celebrate the Pauline year, and is characterized by...
  • Blessed Easter to the Orthodox Freepers (Open Thread for those who wish to post greetings)

    04/26/2008 4:07:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies · 236+ views
    MarkChapter 16 1 1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. 2 Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. 3 They were saying to one another, "Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. 5 On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on...
  • Benedict XVI Address to Ecumenical Meeting at St. Joseph's Church, New York

    04/18/2008 4:03:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 189+ views
    EWTN ^ | April 18, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI
    The Holy Father addressed representatives of other Christian communities during an ecumenical encounter at St. Joseph's Church, New York, 18 April 2008. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My heart abounds with gratitude to Almighty God - "the Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all" (Eph 4:6) - for this blessed opportunity to gather with you this evening in prayer. I thank Bishop Dennis Sullivan for his cordial welcome, and I warmly greet all those in attendance representing Christian communities throughout the United States. May the peace of our Lord and Savior be...
  • Ravenna Was "Breakthrough" in Orthodox-Catholic Ties (Cardinal Kasper Looks Ahead)

    02/18/2008 3:59:28 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 139+ views
    ZNA ^ | February 18, 2008
    ROME, FEB. 18, 2008 ( The so-called Ravenna Document is a real breakthrough in Orthodox-Catholic dialogue, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.In an interview with Gerard O'Connell for Our Sunday Visitor, Cardinal Walter Kasper explained what made the breakthrough possible, and what's left in the process of achieving full unity.His comments centered on the concluding document of the Oct. 8-14, 2007, plenary assembly of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, held in Ravenna, Italy."We started the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches as...
  • Greek Church Elects New Leader

    02/07/2008 6:07:54 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 86+ views
    AP ^ | February 7, 2008
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Senior clergy elected Metropolitan Bishop Ieronymos of Thebes as the new leader of Greece's powerful Orthodox Church on Thursday to succeed the late Archbishop Christodoulos, the church announced.Church bells rang out and the lights outside Athens Cathedral, where 74 bishops had gathered for the vote, came on to announce the election of a successor to the popular Christodoulos, who died of cancer last month.Ieronymos, 70, won 45 votes after two rounds in an election that began Thursday morning. Four bishops of the 78-member Holy Synod, the church's governing body, were absent, the church said in announcing...
  • Greek Archbishop Christodoulos dies

    01/28/2008 7:53:40 AM PST · by NYer · 56 replies · 534+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 28, 2008 | George Hatzidakis
    The head of Greece's powerful Orthodox Church, Archbishop Christodoulos, died of cancer on Monday at the age of 69.A staunch defender of the role of the church in Greece, he died at his home in Athens, only months after plans for a liver transplant in the United States were cancelled."He was an enlightened church leader whose work brought the church closer to society, closer to modern problems and to young people," Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said in a statement.Condolences poured in and crowds of black-clad mourners gathered at his Athens home, where he died, as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral...
  • Turkey Bars Meeting of Orthodox Leaders

    08/21/2007 5:10:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 293+ views
    Zenit ^ | August 21, 2007
    NICOSIA, Cyprus, AUG. 21, 2007 ( The Orthodox Church of Cyprus announced that the Turkish government cancelled a visit between two Christian leaders in Ankara. The meeting between Chrysostomos II, Orthodox archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus, and Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, was to take place last Friday. Chrysostomos II declared that with this refusal Ankara "has shown its real face," a press release from the Cyprus Embassy to the Holy See reported. He is ready "to edit a letter addressed to the Holy See and to the World Council of Churches, in order to inform them,"...
  • Report of Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Commission

    02/13/2007 5:00:46 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 13, 2007
    A Shared "Ecclesial Patrimony Stemming From Apostolic Times" VATICAN CITY, FEB. 12, 2007 ( Here is the report issued at the conclusion of the fourth meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The meeting took place Jan. 28-Feb. 3 in Rome. * * * The fourth meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches took place in Rome from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2007, under the co-chairmanship of His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council...
  • Papal Speech to Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue Panel

    02/01/2007 6:27:33 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 328+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 1, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, FEB. 1, 2007 ( Here is the address Benedict XVI delivered today to the members of the Catholic-Orthodox Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue. * * * Dear Brothers in Christ, It is with great joy that I welcome you, the members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, on the occasion of your fourth plenary meeting. Through you, I gladly extend fraternal greetings to my Venerable Brothers, the Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, His Holiness Patriarch Zakka I Iwas, His Holiness...
  • The Early Church Fathers on Salvation Outside the Church [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    02/01/2007 5:23:18 PM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 854+ views
    The Early Church Fathers taught that those outside of the Church had no hope of salvation. However, they made allowance for those who didn’t know any better or had no means to comply. Ignatius of AntiochBe not deceived, my brethren: If anyone follows a maker of schism [i.e., is a schismatic], he does not inherit the kingdom of God; if anyone walks in strange doctrine [i.e., is a heretic], he has no part in the Passion [of Christ]. Take care, then, to use one Eucharist, so that whatever you do, you do according to God: For there is one flesh...
  • The Early Church Fathers on Apostolic Succession - Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    01/28/2007 2:10:32 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Early Fathers believed that authentic teaching and authority came through apostolic succession.Clement of RomeOur Apostles knew through our Lord Jesus Christ that there would be strife for the office of bishop. For this reason, therefore, having received perfect foreknowledge, they appointed those who have already been mentioned, and afterwards added the further provision that, if they should die, other approved men should succeed to their ministry (Letter to the Corinthians 44:1 [A.D. 95]). Ignatius of AntiochYou must all follow the bishop as Jesus Christ follows the Father, and the presbytery as you would the Apostles. Reverence the deacons as...
  • Early Church Fathers on (Oral) Tradition - Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    01/28/2007 5:25:46 AM PST · by NYer · 70 replies · 1,669+ views
    The Early Church Fathers recognized Oral Tradition (as taught by the Church) as being equally authoritative as written Tradition (Scripture) because they both came from the same God through the same Church. Papias Whenever anyone came my way, who had been a follower of my seniors, I would ask for the accounts of our seniors: What did Andrew or Peter say? Or Phillip or Thomas or James or John or Matthew, or any of the Lord’s disciples? I also asked: What did Aristion and John the Presbyter, disciples of the Lord say. For, as I see it, it is not...
  • Progress: Benedict and Bartholomew to Meet Again

    12/20/2006 7:56:17 AM PST · by NYer · 46 replies · 693+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | December 24, 2006 | EDWARD PENTIN
    VATICAN CITY — In what theologians are describing as a highly significant gesture, Pope Benedict XVI and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople are considering a proposal to attend the next round of joint Catholic-Orthodox theological discussions in 2007. According to sources at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the two leaders are examining the possibility of personally opening the next session of the Catholic-Orthodox Joint International Theological Commission, expected to be held in Ravenna, Italy. The panel of 60 experts has become the focus for improved Catholic-Orthodox relations after a successful meeting in Belgrade in September — the first time members...
  • A Russian Orthodox View of Papacy, and More (Part 1)

    11/06/2006 4:52:55 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 634+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 6, 2006
    Interview With Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev VIENNA, Austria, NOV. 6, 2006 ( Dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox can be fruitful, though many hurdles still exist on the road to Eucharistic communion, says a leading prelate. Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev of Vienna and Austria, representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the European Institutions, commented in this interview on Benedict XVI's forthcoming visit to Turkey, as well as on other topics. Part 2 of this interview will appear Tuesday. Q: Soon Pope Benedict XVI will visit Turkey, because he wants to strengthen the bonds between Rome and Constantinople. What is the significance of...
  • Vatican firm on gay marriage

    07/02/2006 1:50:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 621+ views ^ | July 2, 2006
    A VATICAN authority on family values spelled out the Roman Catholic Church's uncompromising opposition to same-sex marriages in a newspaper interview published today as a Catholic meeting on the family began in Spain, where such unions are legal. "There are not several models (for marriage), there is only one, which comes from God and is irreplaceable," the Colombian Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, organiser of the fifth Catholic World Meeting of Families, said. "Marriage is not a project of parliament or institutions, which are here today and gone tomorrow," said Mr Trujillo, who is also president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council...
  • Pope's Address to Constantinople Patriarch - On Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

    06/30/2006 7:00:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 29, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, JUNE 30, 2006 ( Here is the address Benedict XVI delivered Thursday to members of a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, led by Metropolitan Ioannis Zizioulas of Pergamum, who came to Rome on the occasion of the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. * * * Dear Brothers in Christ, With great joy and sincere affection in the Lord, I welcome today your eminence, Metropolitan Ioannis, and the other members of the delegation that his holiness Bartholomew I and the Holy Synod of the ecumenical patriarchate have graciously sent for the feast of Sts. Peter and...
  • Orthodox delegation attends papal Mass (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul)

    06/29/2006 5:54:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2006 | Victor L. Simpson
    Pope Benedict XVI pressed ahead with his appeals for a unified church Thursday as he a celebrated a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica attended by a delegation of Orthodox Christians."We again implore, on this occasion, that such a a gift be granted soon," Benedict said.Benedict has made uniting all Christians and healing the 1,000-year-old rift with the Orthodox a primal goal of his papacy, although he acknowledged key differences.He combined his call for Christian unity with a warning that the Catholic Church was threatened by those seeking to "push it outside the world.""Again the little boat of the church is...
  • Orthodox express concern about dropping 'patriarch of the West' title

    06/14/2006 9:56:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 434+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | June 13, 2006 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The bishops of the Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople have expressed concern over Pope Benedict XVI's decision to drop "patriarch of the West" from his official titles in the Vatican yearbook. In a June 8 statement, the chief secretary of the Orthodox bishops' synod said dropping "patriarch of the West" while retaining the titles "vicar of Jesus Christ" and "supreme pontiff of the universal church" is "perceived as implying a universal jurisdiction of the bishop of Rome over the entire church, which is something the Orthodox have never accepted." The statement was issued after synod members...
  • Catholics and Orthodox Discuss Europe's Soul - The Crisis Is Cultural, Says Communiqué

    05/05/2006 5:53:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 255+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 5, 2006
    VIENNA, Austria, MAY 5, 2006 ( The contribution of Christians is indispensable to restore Europe's soul, Catholics and Orthodox affirmed in an unprecedented meeting on culture in Vienna. "We believe that Christians, preaching the hope brought by Christ's resurrection, united together with people of other faiths and convictions, can help everyone to live in an ethically grounded, just and peaceful society," the participants stated in the final message of the meeting. The three-day meeting ended today. This was the first time that the Holy See organized a symposium such as this with the Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow. Cardinal Poupard, president...
  • Jerusalem Church leaders urge int’l community not to boycott Palestinians

    04/16/2006 6:45:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 13, 2006
    Jerusalem, Apr. 13, 2006 (CNA) - The 13 patriarchs and heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem launched in their joint Easter message a powerful appeal for reconciliation between Israel and Palestine and called on the international community not to boycott the Palestinian people by stopping aid, reported AsiaNews. The Christian churches in the Holy Land—Orthodox, Armenian, Latin Catholic, Copt, Syriac, Anglican and Lutheran—will celebrate Easter on April 16 or 23. Their leaders call on their faithful to see the proximity in dates as a sign of the need for greater solidarity and shared witness of the resurrection of Jesus. “It...
  • Pope's Address to Greek Orthodox Priests and Seminarians

    03/15/2006 5:53:14 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 578+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 15, 2006
    "Love Cannot Fail to Be a Short Cut to Full Communion" VATICAN CITY, MARCH 15, 2006 ( Here is a text of the address Benedict XVI gave Feb. 27 to a group of priests and seminarians from the Theological College of the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Greek Orthodox Church. * * * Consistory Hall Your Excellency, Most Reverend Archimandrites, Priests, Seminarians and all those taking part in the "study visit" to Rome, As I welcome you with joy and gratitude on the occasion of the initiative of this visit to Rome, I would like to recall an exhortation that St....
  • (Greek Orthodox) Church leader to visit Vatican

    03/04/2006 12:28:42 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 253+ views
    Kathimerini ^ | March 4, 2006
    Archbishop Christodoulos yesterday displayed composure, and even humor, following a bomb hoax that disrupted a session of the Holy Synod in Athens as Church sources revealed that he is preparing for a visit to the Vatican aimed at bridging the divide between the Orthodox and Catholic churches.An anonymous telephone call, warning that a bomb had been planted at the church of Moni Petraki in Kolonaki, where the Synod was in session, initially provoked panic and caused attendant clerics to evacuate the building until police turned up, searched the area and established that the call had been a hoax. Christodoulos subsequently...
  • Pope drops title for unity (with Orthodox)

    03/02/2006 5:55:25 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 505+ views
    Scotsman ^ | March 1, 2006
    POPE Benedict has dropped one of his nine official titles, giving up "Patriarch of the West" in a discreet step apparently intended to help promote closer ties with the Orthodox churches of the East. Benedict will retain titles such as Vicar of Jesus Christ and Servant of the Servants of God, but the patriarch title will not appear in the Vatican's directory, Church officials said yesterday. The Pope has stressed his desire to improve ties with the Orthodox churches, which split from Rome in 1054. "The patriarchate of the West was contrasted with that of the East," Cardinal Achille Silvestrini,...
  • Relic of St. Andrew Given to Greek Orthodox Church

    02/27/2006 6:34:12 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 418+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 27, 2006
    Relic of St. Andrew Given to Greek Orthodox Church Cardinal Etchegaray Presents the Donation in Rome VATICAN CITY, FEB. 27, 2006 ( A Vatican official turned over a relic of the Apostle Andrew to a representative of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens, who had requested it. Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, retired president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, gave the relic to Greek Orthodox Bishop Agathangelos on Sunday during a ceremony at Transfiguration Parish in Rome. The donated relic will be taken to Athens this week and displayed for veneration by the faithful in the Orthodox Church of...
  • Facing threats to the faith together: Pope affirms commitment to building unity with GOC

    02/27/2006 9:52:02 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 27, 2006
    Vatican City, Feb. 27, 2006 (CNA) - At noon today, Pope Benedict XVI met with a group of priests and seminarians visiting as representatives of the Orthodox Church of Greece. He told them that as the culture of Europe and the world become increasingly hostile to the Christian faith, Catholics and Orthodox must work together to spread the Gospel message. The papal visitors came from the Theological College of "Apostoliki Diakonia", as well as the University of Athens.Following a brief personal meeting, the Pope consigned a written message to the group, in which, he laments that "For we Christians of...
  • Orthodox Leader Says He Plans To Meet With Pope Benedict XVI

    01/08/2006 5:18:07 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 383+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | January 6, 2005 | Mitch Stacy
    TARPON SPRINGS -- The spiritual leader of the world's 200 million-plus Orthodox Christians said Thursday that he is eager to meet with Pope Benedict XVI sometime in the coming year in an effort to heal the long-standing rift between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. Visiting this heavily Greek community northwest of Tampa for the annual Feast of the Epiphany celebration, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I told reporters that the pope plans an official visit sometime this year to his headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. "We are in very good relationships with the present pope, Benedict XVI, and I'm in the very...
  • When GOA bashes NRA for the Specter endorsement

    04/23/2004 10:37:53 AM PDT · by Mike Haas · 17 replies · 194+ views
    Gun Owners of America has been circulating an article critical of NRA for endorsing PA Senator Arlen Specter. This article starts out with the outrageous line... "...Gun Owners of America makes the National Rifle Association look like Neville Chamberlain at Munich..." This represents hypocrisy on a grand scale. In 1998, GOA and their parent organization, the Gun-Owners of California (GOC existed first) both enthusiastically endorsed then CA Attorney General Republican Dan Lungren for governor over Democrat Gray Davis. In hindsight, most would probably respond "Of course", but the facts need to be examined just a little closer than that. You...
  • Presidential Candidate to Address "ATF Night" in Culver City, CA Thursday April 15!

    04/14/2004 3:44:18 PM PDT · by · 12 replies · 462+ views
    John Brantuk for Assembly Campaign ^ | April 14, 2004 | John Brantuk, Candidate for CA Assembly
    >> ATF NIGHT is pleased to present Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate > Aaron Russo Thursday, April 15, 2004 Cocktail Hour: 6:30 pm Dinner and Presentation: 7:30 pm San Gennaro Cafe 9535 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA >"Many of my friends like to say -- and I tend to agree with them -- that the Second Amendment should have been the First Amendment. It is upon the right to keep and bear arms that all our other rights depend. A right that we're not able or allowed to defend is no right at all." --- Aaron >The 3rd Thursday evening of...
  • Making CA CCW A Reality!!!Learn How at "ATF Night" Thursday

    11/19/2003 8:35:18 PM PST · by · 29 replies · 299+ views ^ | Nov. 19, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Candidate for CA Assembly
    "If you continue to do what you've always done, you'll continue to get what you've always got!" As Patriots and supporters of the Constitution and especially the Second Amendment, aren't we all tired of fighting an uphill battle just attempting to limit the erosion of our rights? We spend our time and treasure burning ourselves out, not working at EXPANDING our Rights, but just trying to stem the damage done by those working to destroy our Rights. Perhaps it's time for us to try a new approach; an aggressive approach in which we go on the OFFENSE, aimed at FULLY...
  • Tom McClintock Supports the Liberty Belles Pro-Second Amendment Organization!!!!

    09/28/2003 1:54:36 PM PDT · by · 214 replies · 579+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | September 28, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    Tom McClintock Suppots the Liberty Belles Pro-Second Amendment Organization!!!! Liberty Belles' newest Honorary Members, Lori McClintock and Senator Tom McClintock. Also pictured, Liberty-Belles Founders Jennifer Freeman and Anna Zetchus Raetz. Candidate for California Governor Tom McClintock has been awarded an honorary Lifetime Membership in the Liberty Belles, as acknowledgement of his unwavering support of our Second Amendment Rights. Read the entire story and learn more about the Liberty Belles here.
  • Meet Tom McClintock Thursday Evening in Culver City, CA. at "ATF Night"

    09/17/2003 6:06:05 PM PDT · by · 323 replies · 304+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | September 17, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    Will He . . . ? Won't He . . . ? Find out for yourself, and meet in person the outstanding pro-Second Amendment State Senator and Candidate for Governor TOM McCLINTOCK at"ATF Night" in Culver City, CA!!!! FREE ADMISSION - PRIZES This is sure to be a Standing Room Only event! Come as early as possible in order to be sure you get a good seat! (Be sure to read "1st Debate" article at end of this post). "ATF Night" (A Pro-Gun Social Event) Thursday, September 18, 2003 6:30 PM No Host Cocktail Hour / 7:30 PM Program Begins...
  • Activist TED HAYES Speaking at FREE EVENT THURSDAY, June 19

    06/18/2003 6:48:43 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 443+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | June 18, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    Don’t Miss this FUN & EXCITING Evening! This is a FREE event! Nationally Renowned Second Amendment Activistand Advocate for Homeless Veterans Ted Hayes Mr. Hayes will speak to us on how we ALL can more effectively communicate our message of Freedom, Rights, and Responsibilities in order to sway Public Opinion to our way of thinking, and make the General Public aware of WHAT the Second Amendment IS, and WHY it is so VERY IMPORTANT to EVERY resident of our state. Thursday, June 19, 2003 "ATF Night" (A Pro-Gun Social Event) 6:30 PM No Host Cocktail Hour / 7:30 PM Program...
  • ANOTHER Pro2A Org. Bites the Dust! Hear how we can stop this from happening again Th. Eve, May 15

    05/14/2003 11:46:38 AM PDT · by · 22 replies · 191+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | May 14, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    ANOTHER Pro2A Org. Bites the Dust! Hear how we can stop this from happening again Th. Eve, May 15With the recent demise of Citizens of America - one of the most honest, sincere and flat-out smart approaches to making the general public aware of just how important our Second Amendment Rights are to EVERY citizen - it is time for us to reconsider what approaches we are using to change the tide of anti-gun, anti-freedom fervor, and ask ourselves (since we're certainly all working "hard" enough) are we working "smart" enough? Please Join Us this Thursday Evening at: "ATF Night"...
  • "Aloha Ronnie" Personal Appearance Thursday, April 17, 2003 at "ATF Night" in Culver City, CA

    04/16/2003 3:20:49 PM PDT · by · 63 replies · 423+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | April 16, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    Please Join Us this Thursday Evening at: "ATF Night" - a PRO-Gun Social Gathering Thursday, April 17, 2003 The San Gennaro Cafe - Culver City, CA 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM ("Cocktail" hour from 6:30 - 7:30 PM) FREE Admission You've Seen the Movie . . . You've Read the Book . . . Now Hear from One Who Was Actually There . . . LZ Xray . . . In November 1965, 450 U.S. soldiers were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers . . . LZ Albany...
  • Is There A Pro-Gun Candidate for Los Angeles City Council? Find Out This Thursday Evening . . .

    02/17/2003 11:54:12 AM PST · by · 62 replies · 335+ views
    John W. Brantuk For California Assembly ^ | February 17, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56
    Please Join Us this Thursday Evening at: "ATF Night" - a PRO-Gun Social Gathering Thursday, February 20, 2003 Culver City, CA 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM ("Cocktail" hour from 6:30 - 7:30 PM) FREE Admission This Month's Featured Speaker: Candidate for Los Angeles City Council Rod Wright The Majority of the Members of the Los Angeles City Council have proven to be extremely antagonistic toward those of us who value our God-Given rights as enumerated in the Constitution of the United States in general, and the Second Amendment in particular. Rod Wright is a member of the political party which...
  • Hear the TRUTH About the Waco Massacre Thursday, Jan. 16 in Culver City, CA!

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    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | January 15, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    "ATF NIGHT"is pleased to present Television and MovieWriter, Director, ProducerCharles Robert CarnerSpeaking on"How We Must Change Our Approach and Our Language So That the Gun-Grabbing Liberals Will Hear, Understand, and Be Persuaded to Convert to Our Pro-Gun, Pro-Freedom Positions."Thursday, January 16, 2003 * Cocktail Hour: 6:30* Dinner and Presentation: 7:30San Gennaro Café * 9535 Culver Blvd., Culver CityFREE ADMISSION Chicago-born Charles Robert Carner began working in the entertainment industry after graduating valedictorian of his class at Columbia College, where he directed the film Assassins, starring Joe Mantegna. Assassins went on to be named Best Student Film at the Chicago International...

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    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | December 16, 2002 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    Join us at our annual Holiday Celebration ATF Nightin Culver City, California!!!! Libations, Victuals, Festivities, Stimulating Conversation .and Free PRIZES!!! This Thursday, December 19, 2001 at The San Gennaro Cafe 9543 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA (310) 836-0400 FREE Admission (No Host Bar & Food) Don't miss this opportunity to rub elbows and raise a glass with some of the finest, friendliest gun-totin' Patriots in Southern California. We'll be having one heck of a party, and we'd really like you to be there with us! Best regards, John W. Brantuk, Sr. "ATF Night Coordinator" Candidate for California Assembly |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| What...
  • CA Assemblyman John Campbell Appearing in Support of John Brantuk for Assembly

    10/20/2002 4:06:23 PM PDT · by · 50 replies · 404+ views ^ | October 20, 2002 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    The "Smartest Man in California" Assemblyman John Campbell will be appearing in support of Freeper John Brantuk, who is running for the California Assembly, this Wednesday, October 23, 2002 in Yorba Linda, CA. John Brantuk needs OUR help! He is within striking distance of preventing another mush-brained anti-freedom career politician from going to Sacramento to join the Knucklehead Caucus which keeps whittling away our freedom and our self-respect! Even if you don't live in this area, helping to elect John Brantuk will make a point and prevent idiotic new laws being enacted in this state, which will eventually creep across...
  • Paxton Quigley Speaking Thursday, Oct. 17 at "ATF Night" in Culver City, CA - FREE EVENT!!!

    10/16/2002 3:36:02 PM PDT · by · 19 replies · 250+ views ^ | October 16, 2002 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    "ATF NIGHT"Is Pleased to Present:Thursday, October 17, 2002 Cocktail Hour: 6:30 * Dinner and Presentation: 7:30San Gennaro Café,  9535 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CAFREE Admission "Rape is not about SEX - it's about POWER. Robbery is not about PROPERTY - it's about POWER."Having your POWER taken from you is mentally unhealthy, emotionally demeaning and spiritually devastating. Living in constant daily fear of predators --- whom you may meet tomorrow, or next year, or never --- puts a depressive damper on your vitality and joy in life."You cannot let the threat of a possible crime hang over you and blacken your...
  • Meet Sen. Ray Haynes - Support Freeper John Brantuk for Assembly - Tuesday, Oct. 8

    10/06/2002 1:03:33 PM PDT · by · 20 replies · 211+ views ^ | October 6, 2002 |
      Please Join California Senator Ray Haynes At a private reception in support of Constitutionalist and Activist John Brantuk Candidate for CA. Assembly District 56 Tuesday, October 8, 2002   5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. At the beautiful home of Allen and Mary Wood 16803 Coral Reef Circle, Cerritos, CA.  Donation $100 per person, $150 per couple Please join us at an intimate reception for fellowship, hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks as we hear from one of California’s strongest defenders of our Constitutional Rights about what the Radical Left is up to now, and how we can spoil their plans...
  • Have Fun - Win a Gun! <BR>Sunday Afternoon Fun Event to Support Pro-Gun, Pro-Liberty Candidates

    09/25/2002 12:02:55 PM PDT · by · 26 replies · 252+ views ^ | September 25, 2002 |
    Don't Miss This FUN Event! Sunday, Sept. 29You can make a difference in this election . . . "Have Fun - Win a Gun!"