Archive for 2014

Archive pour 2014

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Receptive Ecumenism conference opens at Jesuit-run Fairfield University

Archbishop Sir David Moxon, director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury's representative to the Holy See. Photo: Vatican RadioAn international conference on Receptive Ecumenism is taking place this week at the Jesuit-run Fairfield University in Connecticut in the United States. Running from June 9th to 12th the meeting brings together experts in ecumenical theories and practise from across the different Christian denominations, including past and present officials from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Philippa Hitchen is following the conference and before her departure she spoke with one of the participants, Archbishop David Moxon who is the director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See. He explains what the term Receptive Ecumenism really means and how he was able to put it into practise with his Catholic counterpart in his native New Zealand…
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Posted: June 6, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7681
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism
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Healing gifts for wounded hands: Receptive Ecumenism Conference

Examen, a sculpture depicting St. Ignatius of Loyola's central spiritual practice of examination of conscience. The sculpture stands in front of the chapel at the Jesuit's Fairfield University, ConnecticutDuring the conference’s opening liturgy on Monday, the former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, Frank Griswold, spoke about the challenging task facing each one of our churches to open our minds and examine our hearts, as we try to fathom God’s will and rediscover the unity of the broken Body of Christ. Our job, he said, is not to create something new, but to clear away the obstacles that block our vision of unity, rather like clearing away dead leaves and debris that can block up a freely flowing stream.
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Posted: June 10, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7678
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism
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Couples from different churches say they are models for Christian unity

A husband and wife each active in their own Christian community can be models of an important step in the movement toward Christian unity: not just recognizing their diversity, but loving it despite the pain it sometimes can bring, said couples at a conference on ecumenism.

“The churches need to work at their unity the way married couples have to work at theirs,” said Ray Temmerman, an active and involved Canadian Catholic married to an active and involved Anglican, Fenella.

“It is important that our churches begin to recognize that it is not only what they have to offer each other that is important; their capacity to receive and love the other … will also be the key element in calling both churches to become what God calls them to become,” Temmerman told the International Receptive Ecumenism conference June 10 at Fairfield University.
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Posted: June 12, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7742
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, interchurch families
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, interchurch families


New liturgical books for the Anglican Ordinariates

The Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, providing a structure for groups of Anglicans entering full communion with the Catholic Church, says in Article III:

Without excluding liturgical celebrations according to the Roman Rite, the Ordinariate has the faculty to celebrate the Holy Eucharist and the other Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours and other liturgical celebrations according to the liturgical books proper to the Anglican tradition, which have been approved by the Holy See, so as to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared.
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Posted: June 12, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7744
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Catholic, liturgy, ordinariate
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Receptive Ecumenism Conference ends with signing of covenant

An international conference of ecumenists concluded at Fairfield University in the U.S. on Thursday with the signing of a covenant committing participants to the continued search for unity and reconciliation between all the Christian churches. Philippa Hitchen was at the conference and sent this report.
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Posted: June 13, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7676
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism
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Anglican leader comes to Vatican, launches IARCCUM website

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visited Rome for a fraternal visit to Pope Francis, June 13-17, 2014The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrives in Rome on Saturday for a two day visit that will culminate on Monday in a meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. On Sunday the Anglican leader will preach at Vespers at the church of St Gregory on the Caelian Hill, visit the two Anglican churches here in Rome and take part in a prayer service with the St Egidio community at St Bartholomew’s on the Tiber Island. During his packed programme, the Archbishop will also launch a new website for the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission (IARCCUM), showcasing ways in which members of the two communions are increasingly worshipping, working and witnessing side by side.
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Posted: June 14, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7736
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, ARCIC, Catholic, IARCCUM, Justin Welby
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Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby discuss ways of working for unity

Pope Francis met on Monday with the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, saying he hoped their meeting would serve to “strengthen further our bonds of friendship and our commitment to the great cause of reconciliation and communion between Christian believers.”

The audience came on the second day of the Anglican leader’s visit to Rome which also included a meeting with a meeting with the St Egidio community, Vespers at St Gregorio on the Caelian Hill, a visit to Rome’s Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre and an encounter with the ecumenical Global Freedom Network for the eradication of human trafficking.
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Posted: June 16, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7756
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Catholic, Francis, Justin Welby
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The addresses of Archbishop Welby & Pope Francis

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, made a fraternal visit to Pope Francis in Rome on June 16, 2014. The following addresses contain the full text of their published remarks. Addition news stories and photos are available on this website.
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Posted: June 16, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7738
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Catholic, Francis, Justin Welby, pope
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Archbishop Justin’s gifts for Pope Francis

Archbishop Justin gave Pope Francis the following gifts during their meeting in Rome on 16 June.

Lambeth Palace Fig Tree Cutting

The Ficus carica ‘White Marseilles’ fig tree was brought to Lambeth Palace by the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Reginald Pole in 1556. It probably came from southern Italy where Pole spent a lot of time. The fruits are white fleshed and very rich and sweet, they are ripe when the skins turn a chartreuse colour and start to split.
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Posted: June 16, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7740
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Catholic, Francis, Justin Welby, pope
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Vatican publishes reflection on discerning essentials of faith

When a significant portion of the Catholic faithful ignore or reject a church teaching, it is often — but not always — a sign that social and cultural pressures are weakening their faith or that church leaders simply have not found a way to explain the teaching, said members of the International Theological Commission.

The commission published the document “‘Sensus Fidei’ in the Life of the Church” on the Vatican website in late June with the approval of Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The theologians, who were appointed to the commission by Pope Benedict XVI, had been asked to explain the meaning, purpose and limits of “sensus fidei” and “sensus fidelium” — the capacity of individual believers and of the church as a whole to discern the truth of faith.
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Posted: June 20, 2014 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=7748
Categories: CNS, DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, theology
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