Archive for 1999

Archive pour 1999

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:
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, doctrine, Mary
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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:
Categories: ELCA News
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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:
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican Centre in Rome
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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:
Categories: Communiqué, ELCA NewsIn this article: dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox
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Catégorie : Communiqué, ELCA NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox