Archive for 2001

Archive pour 2001

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Who Really Cares About Christian Unity?

by Bruce D. Marshall, FirstThings.com Future historians of Christianity may well describe the century just past as the age of ecumenism; some have already given it that label. Yet the modern ecumenical movement has almost completely failed to attain its one overriding goal: the reunion of divided Christian communities. The great labor of ecumenism has
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Posted: January 1, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=21 Transmis : 1 janvier 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=21


An ecumenist gives thanks

It seems a far cry now from the mid-1950s when Roman Catholic ecumenism was in the main led by the Abbé Paul Couturier and other French pioneers, though a church historian could look further back to the Malines Conversations in Belgium between Catholics and Anglicans, and to the work of the Sword of the Spirit during the Second World War, when Cardinal Hinsley co- operated with William Temple, by then Archbishop of Canterbury. I well remember being involved with Oxford’s Catholics in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in its refashioned form — praying for the unity Christ willed for his Church by the means he chose. With some trepidation some of us ecumenical cognoscenti went to St Aloysius’ in St Giles, where we were invited to take part in Benediction. Well, there was no harm in entering in at the deep end, was there?
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Posted: January 13, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6545
Categories: Opinion, The TabletIn this article: exchange of gifts, spiritual ecumenism, WPCU
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Catégorie : Opinion, The TabletDans cet article : exchange of gifts, spiritual ecumenism, WPCU


New working group to further Anglican-Roman Catholic relations

[ACNS 2357] A new high-level working group has been announced by the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church. Comprising prominent Church leaders from a variety of countries, assisted by specialists, the Anglican-Roman Catholic Working Group will have the task of reviewing the relationship between Catholics and Anglicans worldwide, consolidating the results of more than thirty
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Posted: January 25, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=22
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Catholic
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic


Ice curtain in the East

On 7 January, Russia’s Orthodox Church celebrated the two-thousandth anniversary of the birth of Christ. Thousands attended the Christmas liturgy in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, triumphantly, and, many have averred, tastelessly, restored to the city’s skyline more than 60 years after Stalin ordered its obliteration from it. Live coverage of the event was marred, however, when Patriarch Alexis II arrived more than an hour late, delayed by his participation in the day’s informal meetings between President Putin and the German Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder.

As the television cameras panned in on the massed faithful awaiting their Patriarch, they picked out the emerald robes of seemingly the most senior cleric in attendance — Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin, head of Russia’s Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims. For the third year running, the chief representative of Russia’s Roman Catholics, Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, had not been invited.
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Posted: January 27, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6557
Categories: Opinion, The TabletIn this article: Catholic, Orthodox, Russian, Ukraine
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Catégorie : Opinion, The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, Orthodox, Russian, Ukraine


New international Anglican body glimpses ecumenical future

[ACNS 2417]By Charles Sherlock The first permanent Commission of the Anglican Communion met for the first time in early December 2000 – the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations (IASCER). The diverse group of sixteen people – men and women, lay and ordained, parish clergy, theologians and bishops, from ten nations and five continents –
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Posted: March 13, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=23
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, Christian unity, ecumenism
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Catégorie : ACNSDans cet article : Anglican, Christian unity, ecumenism


The Pope steps into a Greek drama

Pope John Paul is to make a brief visit to Athens in May. Many of the Greek Orthodox clergy and the monks of Athos are up in arms. Could this nevertheless turn out to be a breaking of the ice which has lasted since the Western and Eastern Church split in 1054? An Assumptionist priest who was formerly stationed in Athens looks at the tensions.
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Posted: March 24, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6730
Categories: The TabletIn this article: Catholic, John Paul II, Orthodox
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Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : Catholic, John Paul II, Orthodox


2001 Canadian ecumenical leadership award

In recognition of their contribution to ecumenism on the local, national and international levels, the 2001 Ecumenical Leadership Award is presented to Ray and Fenella Temmerman. Ray, along with his wife Fenella, are an interchurch couple who have been active in the Canadian Association of Interchurch Families since it was established in 1996. Ray pioneered
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Posted: March 31, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=24
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2001, Canada, Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Ecumenical Leadership Award
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2001, Canada, Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, Ecumenical Leadership Award


It’s time we listened

One of the subtleties of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is the existence of layers of sexual ambiguity implied in its original performance: a boy-actor played the part of a young woman disguised as a young man who at one point is pretending to be a girl. I was put in mind of these layers of meaning when I read The Eucharist: sacrament of unity (ESU), the Church of England’s highly courteous and careful response to the British and Irish bishops’ 1998 teaching document on eucharistic doctrine and sharing entitled One Bread One Body (OBOB). There is of course one vitally important difference: whereas the play’s layers form the stages in a dialectic, i.e. an interactive process, of ambiguity, the theological document offers a dialectic of clarification, which provides a model of what is involved in ecumenical reception.
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Posted: March 31, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6537
Categories: Opinion, The TabletIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism
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Catégorie : Opinion, The TabletDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism


Cardinals in conflict

The recent elevation of 44 new cardinals may have seemed to show that for the Catholic Church, it was business as usual. In reality the ceremony marked a radical break. For this first consistory of the new millennium was at the same time a farewell ceremony for a whole era — the era of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The eminent prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), that capable and controversial guardian of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, had enjoyed a monopoly of spiritual power under papal primacy. Now that was challenged. The consistory was both an individual personal drama and an institutional setback to Roman centralism.
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Posted: April 28, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6706
Categories: The TabletIn this article: church, ecclesiology, Joseph Ratzinger, Second Vatican Council, theology, Walter Kasper
Transmis : 28 avril 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6706
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : church, ecclesiology, Joseph Ratzinger, Second Vatican Council, theology, Walter Kasper


Churches petition for commission on Native land rights

A dozen Saskatoon church leaders are calling on the federal government to establish an independent commission to implement aboriginal land and treaty rights.

The leaders signed a petition advocating First Nations land rights Thursday.

The petition is being circulated to faith groups across Canada and is part of the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, a campaign dedicated to caring for and renewing the earth.

“The church leaders are concerned about the world, they are concerned about the fact that we have, as a country of Canada, places of injustice,” said Sister Anne Keffer of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

“It is from our aboriginal neighbours and friends that we need to learn how to care for the earth and to listen. To achieve true healing of this wounded Canadian life, there’s work to do that requires the active co-operation of Canadians as a whole,” Keffer said.
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Posted: May 4, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6093
Categories: NewsIn this article: church leaders, Indigenous peoples, statements, treaty
Transmis : 4 mai 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6093
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : church leaders, Indigenous peoples, statements, treaty


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