Archive for 1999

Archive pour 1999

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Methodists plan ‘conversation’ with Holiness churches

by United Methodist News Service United Methodists will meet in conversation with representatives of some churches within the Wesleyan Holiness tradition Feb. 18-20 in Dallas. Organized by the United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, the meeting will take place on the Perkins School of Theology campus and at Highland Park United Methodist
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Posted: January 8, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4940
Categories: UMC NewsIn this article: dialogue, Holiness churches, Methodist
Transmis : 8 janvier 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4940
Catégorie : UMC NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Holiness churches, Methodist


ARCIC II issues statement on authority

[ACNS 1843] At a press briefing in Westminster Abbey, London, today, the co-chairmen of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), the Rt Revd Mark Santer (Anglican) and the Rt Revd Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Roman Catholic), launched the document “The Gift of Authority“, the latest in study documents issued by 18 members of the Commission. This
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Posted: January 12, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=3
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue
Transmis : 12 janvier 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=3
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Catholic, dialogue


World Council of Churches veteran reflects on two decades

by United Methodist News Service As the World Council of Churches heads into a new millennium, it does so with a little less Love than it has had for the last two decades. For Jan Love, the WCC‘s December meeting in Zimbabwe marked the end of 23 years of heavy involvement in the ecumenical organization.
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Posted: January 29, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4942
Categories: UMC NewsIn this article: WCC
Transmis : 29 janvier 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4942
Catégorie : UMC NewsDans cet article : WCC


True and false Madonnas

In 1954, four years after the solemn definition of the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven, Pope Pius XII declared a Marian Year. With greater or lesser enthusiasm, Catholic Europe responded, and in my home town, on the east coast of Ireland, the response took spectacular form. The women were invited to donate jewellery, the men money, towards the creation of a solid-gold crown for the statue of the Blessed Virgin in our parish church. It was a poor community, yet the response to the appeal for the Virgin’s crown was remarkable, many of the women even donating their wedding rings. The statue, an insipid, life-sized plaster replica of Our Lady of Lourdes, white-robed, blue-sashed, smallbusted, neither a recognisably maternal nor even a very convincingly human image, was duly decorated with a crown which would have paid several times over for any one of the houses in which most of the donors lived.
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Posted: February 6, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6691
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, doctrine, Mary
Transmis : 6 février 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6691
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, doctrine, Mary


Opposition to Lutheran-Episcopal Proposal Organizing

MAHTOMEDI, Minn. (ELCA) — While expressing support for a relationship of “full communion” between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church, almost 200 Lutherans gathered here at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and resolved that the current Lutheran proposal, “Called to Common Mission,” is not the way to accomplish it. Speakers addressed
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Posted: February 12, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4684
Categories: ELCA News
Transmis : 12 février 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4684
Catégorie : ELCA News


Anglicans Join the Rome Millennium Preparations with New Centre

by J M Rosenthal, Anglican Communion News Service [ROME] While the Roman Catholic Church and Rome itself have been busy with massive campaigns of refurbishment of their great shrines, including St Peters, so too has the Anglican Centre in Rome been totally transformed. Fund-raising and awareness building programmes have been a huge success and the
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Posted: February 17, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4974
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Centre in Rome
Transmis : 17 février 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4974
Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican Centre in Rome


Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue Issues ‘Common Statement’

[CHICAGO | ELCA News] Talks between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas have arrived at “A Lutheran-Orthodox Common Statement on Faith in the Holy Trinity.” The 13-paragraph communique explains the emphasis of both traditions on the Nicene Creed and draws attention to a
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Posted: February 19, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4980
Categories: Communiqué, ELCA NewsIn this article: dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox
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Catégorie : Communiqué, ELCA NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox


Keeping Company: Evangelicals and Catholics Walk and Talk Together

Protestants and Catholics are working together more and more these days in Canada. Each believes it is the best expression of Christian faith, and each has often condemned the other’s teachings. Now some are trying to move beyond these criticisms and to forge limited new forms of cooperation, according to a series of articles in the May/June issue of Faith Today.

Gary Walsh, president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), visited the offices of the Catholic Bishops in Ottawa and found himself “thanking the Lord for the things we share in common.” Despite doctrinal differences between the two organizations, EFC is having regular contact and working closely with Catholics on public policy issues such as abortion, family life and euthanasia, according to the lead article by Harold Jantz, a consultant and project manager of church-related projects in Winnipeg.

Sr. Donna Geernaert, who speaks for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in Ottawa, observes that not only have Catholics and the EFC joined with one another for presentations to government, they’ve also coordinated their efforts so they could prepare complementary briefs.

George Vandervelde of Toronto, convener of the World Evangelical Fellowship‘s task force on ecumenical issues, believes that dialogue between evangelicals and Catholics is important “simply to understand one another and clarify how we are different and how we are similar.” He says we shouldn’t be bearing false witness against each other. “If in evangelicalism we say this or that against Roman Catholicism, we should know that we are speaking truth, and you can find that out only by speaking to one another.”
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Posted: May 1, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4
Categories: Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelicals
Transmis : 1 mai 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4
Catégorie : Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelicals


When women were deacons

So women deacons in the early Church had no part in the sacramental ministry, according to Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos (The Tablet, 3/10 April, p. 500). His statement must have made the thousands of women deacons who faithfully served the Church in the past turn in their graves. For they were formidable women, if we are to go by the 28 tombstones on which some of them are commemorated. One was Athanasia in Delphi in the fifth century AD, who was ordained by Bishop Pantamianos. The stone carries a curse: May anyone who disturbs the tomb in which this honoured and blameless deaconess lies buried, receive the fate of Judas who betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ.

Fifty years ago, church historians and theologians alike routinely dismissed the women’s diaconate as obviously a historical sop to women, a blessing of some sort or just a minor order, for the simple reason that a sacramental ordination of women seemed a priori excluded. But the historical facts are becoming clearer by the day, and this position is now untenable.

From the outset we should realise what is at stake. If, as the records show, women were for many centuries admitted to the full diaconate which is now only imparted to men, then they did receive the sacrament of holy orders. For this sacrament has three levels: episcopacy, priesthood and diaconate. Anyone who receives any of the three is consecrated to the ministerial priesthood, as the Council of Trent defined it.

But were women ordained as real deacons — into a sacramental diaconate tied theologically to the Holy Spirit, to borrow Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos’s words?
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Posted: May 8, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6627
Categories: The Tablet
Transmis : 8 mai 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6627
Catégorie : The Tablet


Lutheran Ecumenism a Focus of Christian Unity Workshop

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (ELCA) — Many of the speakers here May 3-6 for the 36th annual National Workshop on Christian Unity discussed various ecumenical relationships in which the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) finds itself. About 50 ELCA members were among the 400 ecumenical officers and representatives from a number of Christian denominations in attendance.
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Posted: May 14, 1999 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=4691
Categories: ELCA News
Transmis : 14 mai 1999 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=4691
Catégorie : ELCA News


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