Archive for 2005

Archive pour 2005

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Orthodox church appeals to ex-Anglicans wanting stability

by Don Retson, Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – David Johnston says he’s been troubled for years over “compromises” on faith and doctrine by the national leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada. Last Saturday, Johnston, a former Anglican priest in Fort Saskatchewan, and seven of his former parishioners, were received as lay members of the Orthodox
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Posted: April 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6205
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Orthodox
Transmis : 30 avril 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6205
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Orthodox


Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue back on track

According to a VIS report published May 13, 2005, the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue will be back on track following next Monday’s release of a document on Mary. IARCCUM (pronounced “yar-come”) is the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission. It was established after the Mississauga consultation between bishops of the two communions in 2000. It was intended to parallel the work of ARCIC II (the theological dialogue) with an emphasis on “communion in mission”, that is, to find ways that Anglicans and Roman Catholics can work together to reflect the current stage of our unity. IARCCUM‘s mandate was detoured following the 2003 consecration of Gene Robinson and the New Westminster decision to bless same-sex unions.
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Posted: May 13, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=134
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Mary
Transmis : 13 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=134
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Mary


Catholics, Anglicans to present joint document on Mary

VATICAN CITY, MAY 13, 2005 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Anglican Communion Office announced in a communique today that the most recent report of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), entitled “Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ,” will be presented on May 16, 2005 in Seattle, U.S.A., where the
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Posted: May 13, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=135
Categories: Communiqué, Dialogue, Documents, Vatican NewsIn this article: ARCIC, Catholic, Mary
Transmis : 13 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=135
Catégorie : Communiqué, Dialogue, Documents, Vatican NewsDans cet article : ARCIC, Catholic, Mary


Ecumenism director aims for unity in faith

Since taking over in January as director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Jan Bigland-Pritchard has been kept busy. The centre has just been host to a shared ministry conference that she describes as “a wonderful event, and extremely gratifying in terms of the number that attended.” This has been a homecoming for Bigland-Pritchard, who
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Posted: May 14, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6022
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism
Transmis : 14 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6022
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism


Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ

[ACNS 3978a | ACO | 16 MAY 2005] The Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) has released its latest document in its continuing dialogue. Also called ‘The Seattle Statement’, the ARCIC Co-Chairs, Archbishop Alexander Brunett of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, and Archbishop Peter Carnley, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, were present
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Posted: May 16, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=136
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Christian unity, Mary
Transmis : 16 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=136
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Christian unity, Mary


The Anglican contributor’s view

Some of the liveliest debates at ARCIC meetings have been over titles. We worked together for five years on the “Mary document”, so we all have strong feelings about the progress we made and the best way to present it. “Put Mary in the title”, said one member, “and it will fly off the shelves.” “Put grace and hope in the title”, said another, “because that’s how we have approached the two Marian dogmas.” “Put Christ in the title,” we all agreed, because again and again we reminded each other that the Church is interested in Mary because she is the mother of the Lord.

ARCIC does not set its own agenda. We worked on Mary because we were asked for “a study of Mary in the life and doctrine of the Church” and because of the acknowledged differences between our two communions over Mariological teaching.
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Posted: May 21, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6678
Categories: The TabletIn this article: ARCIC, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Mary
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : ARCIC, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Mary


The Catholic contributor’s view

During Holy Weeek, one Anglican member of ARCIC sent the rest of us the poem, “Good Friday Falls on Lady Day” via email. The poet, G. Studdert Kennedy, also an Anglican, wrote:

She claims no crown from Christ apart Who gave God life and limb She only claims a broken heart Because of Him.

I knew that the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord would coincide with Good Friday this year, but I did not know the poem, and I was touched to receive it. In a way, this captures something special about the process of producing “Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ”.
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Posted: May 21, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6681
Categories: The TabletIn this article: ARCIC, dialogue, ecumenism, Mary
Transmis : 21 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6681
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : ARCIC, dialogue, ecumenism, Mary


Marian accord raises unity hopes

When Catholics hold interfaith dialogue with Muslims, one of the first topics to be discussed is the veneration given to the Virgin Mary in the two traditions. Teaching about Mary is seen as something that unites, rather than divides Catholicism and Islam; yet among Christians, the practices of Marian doctrine and devotion have generally been read as clear indicators of the differences between Catholics and Protestants. They have also, on occasion, signified the differences even between Catholics and Orthodox.

It is only fairly recently, therefore, that ecumenical dialogue groups have arrived at this touchy subject. The most recent statement from the ARCIC (Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission), “Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ” – which was ready many months ago, but had been awaiting approval from Rome before it could be published – has therefore been anticipated with bated breath.
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Posted: May 21, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6683
Categories: The TabletIn this article: ARCIC, dialogue, ecumenism, Mary
Transmis : 21 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6683
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : ARCIC, dialogue, ecumenism, Mary


ARCIC’s method

As I have been reading various news reports, blogs, and editorials commenting upon the the new Anglican – Roman Catholic dialogue report on “Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ” I have been a little annoyed to hear critics repeat the same line again and again: that the “old ecumenism” is wishy washy. This is frequently contrasted with a proposed new ecumenism that would be committed to truth. What? Is the “old ecumenism” not committed to truth? The bulk of my annoyance stems from the fact that these critiques are not only rejecting the conclusions of the dialogues (a legitimate response), but also that they present the theologians and churches involved as insincere or unfaithful. Most of time these critiques stem from a general rejection of the ecumenical endeavour, not from any understanding of the content of the dialogues.
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Posted: May 28, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=137
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Mary
Transmis : 28 mai 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=137
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Mary


Papal Reflections on Marriage and the Family

Papal Reflections on Marriage and the Family

I found this article on the Vatican Information Service about Pope Benedict’s comments at a Rome congress on “The Family and the Christian Community.” I think that he has some positive affirmations to make about families, but I find it interesting that as I was trying to attend to the positives, he kept turning to the negatives. So, for example, he speaks about marriage but ends the section by cautioning about “pseudo-marriage” and divorce.

I wonder whether this gives us some insight into Benedict’s character, or at least some insight into his attitude towards married life. He ends his comments by calling for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life. That’s not exactly a rousing endorsement of marriage.

We should remember that Benedict’s favourite theologian is Augustine of Hippo, who had very similar fears about marriage. It is good and natural in theory, but a risky venture that might imperil your salvation. One is better off avoiding it altogether.
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Posted: June 7, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=138
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, family, marriage
Transmis : 7 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=138
Catégorie : Vatican NewsDans cet article : Benedict XVI, family, marriage


Oasis – al-Waha – Nakhlistan

The review, Oasis/al-Waha/Nakhlistan, was launched on 7 March 2005 to promote an open and respectful dialogue with Islam, and to support Christian minorities in predominantly Muslim countries. Initially, Oasis will be published twice a year. Edited by a committee of experts from around the world, it is published in four editions: English-Arabic, English-Urdu, French-Arabic and
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=139
Categories: DialogueIn this article: interfaith, Islam
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=139
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : interfaith, Islam


Regional news

West Diakonos House, located in South Edmonton, operates like a safe house for peace officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel facing crises such as marital breakdowns, substance abuse and medical emergencies. Managed by a volunteer board of directors and funded by donations, Diakonos House is modelled after a similar residence in Calgary that opened in
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=140
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=140
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme


National news

The St. Arseny Institute, which began its first official year of classes in the fall of 2003, offers theological training for the Archdiocese of Canada of the Orthodox Church in America. The Institute seeks to respond to the need for priests, for the spread of the faith, for raising the level of understanding of the
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=141
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=141
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme


International news

The Catholic and Protestant branches of the British Royal Army Chaplains’ Department have been merged into a single ecumenical team. Since 1920 the department has had a Roman Catholic branch and a Unified branch which included the Anglican Church, Church of Scotland, Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches. Under the new arrangements, a single head
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=142
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=142
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme


Nouvelles régionales

Provinces de l’Ouest Diakonos House, dans le quartier sud d’Edmonton, est une maison d’accueil pour les agents de la paix, les pompiers et les membres du personnel de services d’urgence qui font face à des crises personnelles : ruptures, abus de substances toxiques ou urgences médicales. Administrée par un conseil bénévole de directeurs et financée par
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=143
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=143
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme


Nouvelles nationales

L’archidiocèse du Canada de l’Église orthodoxe en Amérique a inauguré, à l’automne 2003, un Institut de formation théologique, le St. Arseny Institute, afin de répondre au besoin de prêtres, à la proclamation de la foi, à l’accroissement de la compréhension de la foi au niveau paroissial et au besoin de réunir les gens pour le
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=144
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=144
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme


Nouvelles internationales

D’après un sondage HCD Research auprès de 1 100 médecins chrétiens, musulmans, juifs, hindous et bouddhistes aux États-Unis, 75% ont dit que la religion fournit un guide nécessaire et fiable dans la vie; 59% prient pour des patients, 58% fréquentent un lieu de culte au moins une fois par mois et 46% font une place à
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Posted: June 30, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=145
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 30 juin 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=145
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme


Online texts for ARCIC’s Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ

The full text of Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ has been published on our website with the permission of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

An Introduction to Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ, prepared by the Rev. Don Bolen, co-secretary of ARCIC II, and staff-person at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and A Commentary by Jared Wicks, s.j. are available on the Vatican website; A commentary and study guide by Timothy Bradshaw is available on the Anglican Communion website.
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Posted: July 21, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=146
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Mary
Transmis : 21 juillet 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=146
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, Mary


Canadian Ecumenical Leadership Award

To promote and recognize Grass-roots Ecumenical Leadership on the local or regional level, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism confers an annual Ecumenical Leadership Award. The recipient will be announced in the December 2005 issue of Ecumenism. We invite our readers to submit the names of the candidates with a brief description of why they are
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Posted: July 21, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=147 In this article: Canada, Christian unity, Ecumenical Leadership Award Transmis : 21 juillet 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=147 Dans cet article : Canada, Christian unity, Ecumenical Leadership Award


L’Ordre du Mérite œcuménique canadien

En vue de reconnaître et de promouvoir l’animation œcuménique tant au plan local qu’au plan régional, le Centre canadien d’œcuménisme décerne annuellement l’Ordre du Mérite œcuménique canadien. Le nom du récipiendaire sera dévoilé dans notre numéro de décembre 2005. Nous vous invitons donc à soumettre des candidatures accompagnées d’une courte description de leurs réalisations œcuméniques.
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Posted: July 21, 2005 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=148
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada
Transmis : 21 juillet 2005 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=148
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada


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