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Archive for 2001

Archive pour 2001

The Indulgence Controversy, Again

 — December 1, 20011 décembre 2001

Most Protestants may not be able to give a precise explanation of the doctrine of justification or, for that matter, of any other central doctrine of the Reformation, but they often have a vague sense that Martin Luther’s protest began with an attack on indulgences. What exactly indulgences were may be a bit foggy for them, but they know indulgences were something bad, very Roman Catholic, and had something to do with working or, worse, buying one’s way into heaven.

Confusion thus abounded when, in the midst of the ecumenical publicity surrounding the Lutheran“Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification , the papal bull officially announcing the Jubilee Year 2000 gave a significant place to the indulgence attached to the Jubilee. This bull was soon followed by a new edition of the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum , the official handbook of indulgences. (Ironic in light of the ecumenical brouhaha, the Enchiridion includes a new plenary indulgence relating to participation in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.)
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Posted: December 1, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10694
Categories: OpinionIn this article: indulgences, JDDJ, justification by faith
Transmis : 1 décembre 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10694
Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : indulgences, JDDJ, justification by faith

Church leaders oppose gambling

 — December 17, 200117 décembre 2001

Gambling ills too horrific, churches say: Pressure on city, province to halt casino expansion until problems addressed by Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Saskatoon church leaders are raising their voices together against expanded casino gambling. Twelve leaders of churches have signed a joint statement directed to city council and the provincial government saying the
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Posted: December 17, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6045
Categories: NewsIn this article: church leaders, gambling, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : church leaders, gambling, Saskatoon

Regional news

 — December 31, 200131 décembre 2001

Quebec The Emmaüs Centre of Spirituality of the Eastern Churches concluded the celebrations of its 30th anniversary with the inauguration of its new offices, September 16, at 3774 Queen Mary Rd: Montreal, Quebec, H3V 1H6, tel.: (514) 276-2144. The solemn Mass at 10:30 a.m. was followed by the blessing of the offices and a buffet
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Posted: December 31, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=25
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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National news

 — December 31, 200131 décembre 2001

Members of the Lutheran Biennial Convention and of the Anglican General Synod, meeting separately in Waterloo, voted in favor of the Waterloo Declaration establishing full communion between the two Churches on July 11. They will share resources and work closely together on common goals while maintaining their distinct identities. Rev. Sven Oppegaard, Lutheran World Federation
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Posted: December 31, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=26
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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International news

 — December 31, 200131 décembre 2001

The Armenian Apostolic Church and the Republic of Armenia celebrated in 2001 the 1700th anniversary of the acceptance of Christianity as the state religion in 301DCE. Armenians around the world are marking this event throughout the year. As part of these celebrations, Orthodox, Catholics and Armenians came together in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on
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Posted: December 31, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=27
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
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Nouvelles internationales

 — December 31, 200131 décembre 2001

Un document conjoint portant sur le sacrement du mariage et la pastorale des couples dont l’un des conjoints est orthodoxe et l’autre pré-chalcédonien, a été adopté par l’Église Copte et le Patriarcat orthodoxe d’Alexandrie, le 5 avril dernier. Signé par le pape Chenouda III, primat de l’Église copte et le patriarche Pierre VII, primat de
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Posted: December 31, 2001 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=28
Categories: CCEIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme
Transmis : 31 décembre 2001 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=28
Catégorie : CCEDans cet article : Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme