Archive for 2012

Archive pour 2012

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Bartholomew I: Witnessing Together to the Message of Salvation

Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of ConstantinopleDuring the course of this morning’s ceremony in St. Peter’s Square for the opening of the Year of Faith, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I pronounced an address, extracts of which are given below.

“Fifty years ago in this very square, a powerful and pivotal celebration captured the heart and mind of the Roman Catholic Church, transporting it across the centuries into the contemporary world. This transforming milestone, the opening of Vatican Council II, was inspired by the fundamental reality that the Son and incarnate Logos of God is ‘where two or three are gathered in his name’ and that the Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father, ‘will guide us into the whole truth’.
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Posted: October 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2250
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Luther Had No Intention of Dividing the Church

Margot Kässmann, Special Envoy of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland for the 2017 Reformation Jubilee. Photo: ENIThe Special Envoy of the Evangelical Church in Germany for the 2017 Reformation Jubilee, Margot Kässmann, renewed her call for a joint Catholic-Protestant Reformation commemoration. At a meeting in Wittenberg in October, Kässmann said she thinks “a strictly sectarian Reformation Jubilee is not appropriate.” Martin Luther wanted to reform his church, not divide it. “This could be a yardstick for us, too,” she added. She also turned down a proposal by the Vatican’s “ecumenical minister” Kurt Cardinal Koch for a Protestant-Catholic acknowledgment of guilt on this occasion. “One should not speak of a ‘jubilee’, but rather of a ‘Reformation commemoration,’ for we cannot celebrate a sin,” said the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in September in Vienna. “Protestants cannot go along with this,” Kässmann said.
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Posted: October 12, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2251
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2017, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2017, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation


Christian unity is intrinsic to God’s grace

Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit“Christian unity is an intrinsic dimension of God’s grace to us. It belongs to our faith, as we also confess it together in the creeds of the early church. To belong to Christ means to belong to the body of Christ, the church,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). He was referring to the covenanting process of five church denominations in Wales.
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Posted: October 17, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2276
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC
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Respect and difference: interreligious dialogue since Vatican II

Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithFifty years after the Second Vatican Council launched a new Catholic commitment to interreligious dialogue, work continues on clarifying the church’s attitudes toward other religions. While some Catholics still look on other religions with disdain, other Catholics seem to believe Vatican II taught that all religions were equally valid paths to God and to the fullness of truth. The new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently said both extremes are wrong. Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the Vatican’s doctrinal chief, gave a speech in Assisi in late October in which he tried to explain the differences between Catholic respect for every religion’s honest search for God and the error of thinking Christianity has nothing essential to add.
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Posted: November 1, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2277
Categories: CNSIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, interfaith, Second Vatican Council
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New Archbishop of Canterbury: Justin Welby

The Right Reverend Justin Welby, aged 56, is currently Bishop of Durham. He will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March 2013The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Justin Welby for election as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. He will succeed Dr Rowan Williams who is retiring at the end of December after ten years as Archbishop. The Right Reverend Justin Welby, aged 56, is currently Bishop of Durham. He will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March 2013.

He said today: “I don’t think anyone could be more surprised than me at the outcome of this process. It has been an experience, reading more about me than I knew myself. To be nominated to Canterbury is at the same time overwhelming and astonishing. It is overwhelming because of those I follow, and the responsibility it has. It is astonishing because it is something I never expected to happen.
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Posted: November 9, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2279
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby
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Anglican Catholic deanery approved for Canada

Cardinal Thomas Collins. Photo: Catholic RegisterThe Holy See has approved a new deanery in Canada that will minister to Anglican Use Catholics and their clergy.

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson and Cardinal Thomas Collins announced Dec. 7 that the new deanery will minister to Anglicans in Canada who have come into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

Steenson is the head of the Ordinariate based in Houston, Texas, and Collins, archbishop of Toronto, is ecclesiastical delegate for the Ordinariate in Canada. Collins and Steenson petitioned the Holy See to create the deanery. They received the full support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops at the bishops plenary assembly in September.
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Posted: December 11, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2281
Categories: Catholic RegisterIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, ordinariate
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Catégorie : Catholic RegisterDans cet article : Anglican, Catholic, ordinariate


Hardwick succeeds Kerr-Wilson as bishop of Qu’Appelle

The Ven. Robert Hardwick is the new bishop of the diocese of Qu’Appelle. Photo: Jason AntonioThe Ven. Robert Hardwick is the new bishop of the Anglican diocese of Qu’Appelle, in Regina, Sask.

Currently serving as the diocese’s assistant to the bishop and executive archdeacon, Hardwick was elected on the first ballot of the electoral synod, held Dec. 8. He succeeds Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson, who is now the bishop of the diocese of Calgary.
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Posted: December 12, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2280
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Saskatchewan
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Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Saskatchewan


UK: Guidelines launched for Interreligious Marriage

New guidelines for the increasing number of interreligious marriages in the UK have been launched by the Christian-Muslim forumNew guidelines for the increasing number of interreligious marriages in the UK have been launched by the Christian-Muslim forum. Bishop Paul Hendricks, Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Southwark, and Co-Chair of the Christian-Muslim Forum, welcomed the new guidelines, saying that “they offer valuable guidance for both priests and imams. With an increasing number of Christian-Muslim couples entering into marriage, we also need an increased awareness of the particular pastoral support that is owed to them, which can help them and their loved ones discover their marriage as a place of dialogue, and a beneficial link between two religions”.
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Posted: December 19, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2283
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, interfaith, marriage
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Pope Benedict writes article for the Financial Times

Pope Benedict XVI“Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God,” was the response of Jesus when asked about paying taxes. His questioners, of course, were laying a trap for him. They wanted to force him to take sides in the highly-charged political debate about Roman rule in the land of Israel. Yet there was more at stake here: if Jesus really was the long-awaited Messiah, then surely he would oppose the Roman overlords. So the question was calculated to expose him either as a threat to the regime, or a fraud.
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Posted: December 20, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2284
Categories: NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, pope
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Benedict XVI on interreligious dialogue

Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Roman Curia on December 21On Friday, December 21, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the members of the Roman curia, the staff of the numerous Vatican offices, in what has become an annual tradition. The speech is sometimes described as a “State of the Church” address. Regarding dialogue with other religions, Pope Benedict spoke of two fundamental rules: Firstly that dialogue does not aim at conversion, but at understanding. In this respect it differs from evangelization, from mission; Secondly, that accordingly, both parties to the dialogue remain consciously within their identity, which the dialogue does not place in question either for themselves or for the other.”
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Posted: December 21, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2282
Categories: NewsIn this article: Benedict XVI, Catholic, dialogue, interfaith, pope
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Rowan Williams: if all you have is a gun, everything is a target

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan WilliamsIn his final Thought for the Day this morning on BBC Radio 4, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the recent killings in Connecticut and discounts the argument often put forward that “it’s not guns that kill, it’s people” saying: “People use guns. But in a sense guns use people, too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.”
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Posted: December 22, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2285
Categories: ACNSIn this article: guns, Rowan Williams, violence
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