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A document released by the Roman Catholic Church reconsidering its policy on blessings—including those to people in same-sex relationships—offers Anglicans a new way to think about divisions within their own communion, says the Rev. Iain Luke, principal of the Saskatoon-based College of Emmanuel and St. Chad and a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada.

The declaration Fiducia Supplicans, endorsed by Pope Francis on Dec. 18, lays out a shift in the Roman Catholic Church’s approach to blessings. It encourages clergy to offer blessings from the church to any who ask without first scrutinizing whether they are in compliance with the church’s doctrines or meet some moral standard.
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Posted: Feb. 7, 2024 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=14026
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, same-sex blessing
Transmis : 7 févr. 2024 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=14026
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, same-sex blessing

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith’s declaration on informally blessing same-sex couples or other non-married couples is a reminder that the Catholic Church and its pastors never close the door on people seeking God’s help, said a commentary published in Vatican media.
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Posted: Dec. 19, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=14005
Categories: CNSIn this article: Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, same-sex blessing, Vatican
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, same-sex blessing, Vatican

Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula “We baptize you …” instead of “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” is not valid because it is the person of Christ through the minister who is acting, not the assembly, the congregation said.

The doctrinal congregation’s ruling was published Aug. 6 as a brief response to questions regarding the validity of baptisms using that modified formula. The congregation was asked whether a baptism was valid if it had been performed with a formula that seeks to express the “communitarian significance” and participation of the family and those present during the celebration. For example, it said there have been celebrations administered with the words, “In the name of the father and of the mother, of the godfather and of the godmother, of the grandparents, of the family members, of the friends, in the name of the community we baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
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Posted: Aug. 6, 2020 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10802
Categories: CNSIn this article: baptism, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : baptism, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person’s identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.

While the Catholic Church continues to prefer burial in the ground, it accepts cremation as an option, but forbids the scattering of ashes and the growing practice of keeping cremated remains at home, said Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

“Caring for the bodies of the deceased, the church confirms its faith in the resurrection and separates itself from attitudes and rites that see in death the definitive obliteration of the person, a stage in the process of reincarnation or the fusion of one’s soul with the universe,” the cardinal told reporters Oct. 25.
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Posted: Oct. 25, 2016 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9545
Categories: CNSIn this article: cremation, death, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, funerals
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : cremation, death, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, funerals

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: ecumenism.net/?p=7748
Categories: CNS, DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, theology
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Catégorie : CNS, DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, theology

This past summer, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a statement entitled “Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church.” This document immediately attracted attention, comment, spin, appreciation, and criticism from around the world. The document contains five questions and the responses of the CDF, with very little additional comment. The focus of the questions is the meaning of the word “subsists” as it appears in Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium), article 8. The council declared that the one Church of Christ “constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him, although many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside of its visible structure. These elements, as gifts belonging to the Church of Christ, are forces impelling toward catholic unity.”

Much of the criticism of the document has come from within the Catholic community, although notable critiques have also been issued by ecumenical partners. The criticism has addressed the exclusivity with which the new CDF document interprets the word “subsists”, and the insistence of the CDF that other churches are thereby deficient. The responses to the document were more careful and nuanced than those made in 2000 to Dominus Iesus, but many observers connected the two documents, seeing the new text as little more than a re-articulation of the earlier problematic statements.

After considerable thought about whether there was anything further productive to say about the document and the controversy stirred up this summer, I have decided to share some of my initial reflections in the days following the publication of the “responsa.” There are numerous additional perspectives that could be offered, many of which are available online.
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Posted: Sept. 15, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=347
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, church, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Levada, Vatican
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Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, church, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Levada, Vatican

Rome’s new document on men and women shows that feminists and the Church have more in common than perhaps either realises, but Catholic theology has yet to describe the sacramental nature of women.
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Posted: Aug. 7, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6756
Categories: TabletIn this article: Catholic, Christian feminism, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, theological anthropology, theology, women
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Catégorie : TabletDans cet article : Catholic, Christian feminism, Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, theological anthropology, theology, women

During the summer of 2000, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a declaration entitled “Dominus Iesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church”. In an interview published on 22 September 2000, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung invited Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to respond to the principal objections raised against the Declaration Dominus Iesus. The daily edition of L’Osservatore Romano subsequently published an Italian translation of the interview, omitting the parts that only concern the German situation. Here is a translation from the Italian version of the interview.
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Posted: Sept. 22, 2000 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6607
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, Joseph Ratzinger, salvation, Vatican
Transmis : 22 sept. 2000 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=6607
Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, ecumenism, interfaith, Joseph Ratzinger, salvation, Vatican

On 2 January, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a Notification, signed by the prefect, Cardinal Ratzinger, and by the secretary, Archbishop Bertone, and approved by Pope John Paul II, which declared that Fr Tissa Balasuriya OMI of Sri Lanka “has deviated from the integrity of the truth of the Catholic faith and, therefore, cannot be considered a Catholic theologian; moreover, he has incurred excommunication latae sententiae (can. 1364, par. 1)”. This canon states that an apostate from the faith, a heretic or a schismatic incurs an • automatic excommunication. The charge of “deviation from the truth of the faith” indicates that it is for heresy, rather than for apostasy or schism, that Fr Balasuriya has been excommunicated.
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Posted: Jan. 18, 1997 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6694
Categories: TabletIn this article: Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, doctrine, ordination, women
Transmis : 18 janv. 1997 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=6694
Catégorie : TabletDans cet article : Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, doctrine, ordination, women