Archive for tag: Reformation

Archive pour tag : Reformation

Koch says joint ‘admission of guilt’ for Reformation needed

The joint commemoration of the Reformation by Catholics and Lutherans could begin with an admission of guilt by both sides, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, said in an interview last week. The Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation are planning a joint declaration on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. “Without joint recollection, joint purification and without an admission of guilt on both sides, an honest commemoration will not be possible,” Cardinal Koch told the Austrian Catholic Press Agency.
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Posted: September 3, 2011 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6737
Categories: The TabletIn this article: 2017, Catholic, ecumenism, Kurt Koch, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Reformation
Transmis : 3 septembre 2011 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6737
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : 2017, Catholic, ecumenism, Kurt Koch, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Reformation


Lutheran leader defends the Pope

by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet Lutheran Bishop Johannes Friedrich has said that the Pope’s visit to the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt on his visit to Germany last year “cannot be rated highly enough”. The former Bishop of Bavaria was writing in the German Protestant monthly Chrismon about the papal visit to Germany’s Protestant heartland last
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Posted: January 28, 2012 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6744
Categories: The TabletIn this article: 2017, Benedict XVI, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation, Walter Kasper
Transmis : 28 janvier 2012 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6744
Catégorie : The TabletDans cet article : 2017, Benedict XVI, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation, Walter Kasper


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: https://ecumenism.net/?p=2251
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2017, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation
Transmis : 12 octobre 2012 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=2251
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2017, Catholic, Lutheran, Reformation


Lutherans and Roman Catholics jointly tell the Reformation story

For the first time, Lutherans and Roman Catholics at the global level have worked together to tell the story of the Reformation as part of their commitment to deepen Christian unity.

The publication From Conflict to Communion will be published this month by the Lutheran – Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. The commission is mandated by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) to facilitate the global ecumenical dialogue between the two Christian World Communions.

LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka said the publication From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran–Roman Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017 contributes to strengthening the commitment to work for the visible unity of the Church. It will be presented to the LWF Council at its meeting this June.
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Posted: May 8, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4535
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Reformation
Transmis : 8 mai 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4535
Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran, Lutheran World Federation, Reformation


Catholics, Lutherans launch historic joint document on Reformation

The Reformation Monument in Geneva. Photo Peter Kenny/Ecumenical NewsEvents in Christianity that led to the Reformation nearly half a millennium ago split the Roman Catholic Church, ushering the advent of Protestant churches.

When the 500th anniversary is commemorated in 2017, Lutherans and Catholics hope to be drawn closer in the quest for church unity.

Catholic and Lutherans announced a special joint publication Monday entitled From Conflict to Communion for this that helps bury many past differences and brings Catholics and Lutherans closer together.

“The awareness is dawning on Lutherans and Catholics that the struggle of the 16th century is over,” the report said. “The reasons for mutually condemning each other’s faith have fallen by the wayside.”
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Posted: June 18, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6284
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Reformation
Transmis : 18 juin 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6284
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Reformation


Cardinal Eijk and the “ecumenical case” concerning the Council of Trent

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, The NetherlandsAn interview with the Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, sparked controversy in the Netherlands during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The interview was published in Reformatorisch Dagblad and reprinted by Trouw, on Monday 20 January.

The title of the interview is: “Eijk: the doctrine and condemnations of the Council of Trent still apply fully” The subheading read: “Cardinal Eijk has confirmed that the teachings of the Council of Trent still apply and so do the condemnations the Council made against those who reject said teachings. Protestants for example.”

The cardinal did not check the interview title and introductory summary, only the interview itself, which he approved. His statements were also quoted on the Dutch Bishops’ Conference website.

According to Eijk, the Council of Trent is a sign of the “Roman Catholic Church’s ability to purify itself,” with the “guidance of the Holy Spirit.” Eijk said Trent ended much of the malpractice in the Church during the Middle Ages, such as the ecclesiastical “job” trade, non biblical interpretations of the priesthood and the lack of discipline in monasteries: “When all the decrees (of the Council) were implemented, order was restored to the Church.”

The Council of Trent also contributed to defining some “truths of faith” regarding Protestants. The cardinal stated that these are still fully applicable. For example the essence of the sacrament of the Eucharist and transubstantiation.
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Posted: January 27, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7238
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Protestant, Reformation
Transmis : 27 janvier 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7238
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Protestant, Reformation


Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016

Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. GallayThe Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) will jointly host an ecumenical event in the fall of 2016 as a continuation of the process “From Conflict to Communion” and to express the joint gifts received through dialogue, particularly in anticipation of the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017. 2017 also marks 50 years of ecumenical dialogue between the LWF and the Roman Catholic Church.

Within the framework of the forthcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it is important for the LWF and PCPCU to communicate to the wider ecumenical constituency that they have begun deliberations on the details of the event that comes a year before the global Reformation anniversary.

The joint event in 2016 will highlight the solid ecumenical developments between Catholics and Lutherans which are captured in their joint report From Conflict to Communion – Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.
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Posted: January 15, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7980
Categories: Lutheran World Information, Vatican NewsIn this article: 2017, Catholic, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Reformation
Transmis : 15 janvier 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7980
Catégorie : Lutheran World Information, Vatican NewsDans cet article : 2017, Catholic, Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Reformation


Conference calls for ecological reformation of Christianity

“An ecological reformation of Christianity is a matter of repentance, conversion, and renewal for all Christian traditions,” reads the “Volos Call,” a statement issued after a meeting of church representatives from different traditions and all continents, held in Greece, between 10-13 March.

Gathering at the Academy of Volos for the international conference on Eco-Theology, Climate Justice and Food Security, participants stressed the concern that “an ecological reformation of Christianity (in all its traditions) is possible, but can remain authentic only if it stays in the Spirit and is expressed in the form of a humble prayer: Veni, Creator Spiritus! Come, Holy Spirit, renew your whole creation!”

According to the statement, an ecological reformation of Christianity “implies a twofold critique, namely both a deeper Christian critique of the root causes of ecological destruction and an ecological critique of forms of Christianity which have not recognized the ecological dimensions of the Gospel.”
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Posted: April 7, 2016 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9131
Categories: Communiqué, WCC NewsIn this article: creation, ecology, environment, Reformation
Transmis : 7 avril 2016 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9131
Catégorie : Communiqué, WCC NewsDans cet article : creation, ecology, environment, Reformation


Reformation celebrations will be ecumenical and international, says German Protestant leader

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 should be a profoundly ecumenical, as well as European and international celebration, according to Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

“With this clear distinction from all other commemorations of past centuries, we are sending a signal of reconciliation and a new beginning,” Bedford-Strohm said at a 9 May press conference in Berlin announcing events leading up to the anniversary on 31 October 2017.

The commemoration marks the day in 1517 on which Martin Luther is said to have posted his 95 theses denouncing church abuses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.

Luther’s actions set in motion events that led to the Reformation and the division of western Christianity into Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.

In recent years, however, Roman Catholics and Lutherans have reached agreement on the doctrine of justification, a key dividing issue between the papacy and Luther and his followers, and many doctrinal differences should no longer have a church-dividing character, said Bedford-Strohm.
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Posted: May 12, 2016 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9100
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Reformation, WCC
Transmis : 12 mai 2016 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9100
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Reformation, WCC


Global meeting seeks inspiration from Reformation to transform world

Participants at the Reformation–Education–Transformation consultation in Halle, Germany. Photo: Falk WenzelMore than 120 people from throughout the world have gathered in the eastern German city of Halle to reflect on how insights from the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago can contribute to transforming the world today.

“We want to initiate and encourage a truly ecumenical and global dialogue on the achievements, current challenges and new learnings about the relevance of Reformation principles,” said the Rev. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, president of the German Protestant development service Bread for the World, at the opening of the 18-22 May conference.

The Halle gathering is the second stage of a “Twin Consultation” on “Reformation – Education – Transformation” that began with a conference in São Leopoldo in Brazil in November 2015.

In advance of the Reformation Jubilee in 2017, the project aims to examine the contribution of Reformation traditions and theology to strengthening and transforming civil society to promote justice, peace, sustainability and human rights, both locally and globally, with a special emphasis on the role of education.

“2017 will not be an event that looks back historically but an occasion to reflect where reform and reformation is needed today in church and society,” the Rev. Margot Kässmann, ambassador of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) for the Reformation Jubilee, told the Halle meeting.

The idea of holding two consultations in Brazil and in Germany – with some participants attending both meetings – is to reflect on the same thematic areas in two different global contexts as a contribution to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and its impact on society.
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Posted: May 19, 2016 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9102
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Reformation, WCC
Transmis : 19 mai 2016 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9102
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Reformation, WCC


Global gathering says Reformation’s ‘transformative power’ can change the world today

Participants of the Reformation–Education–Transformation consultation in HalleA global gathering in the German city of Halle has called on churches to be inspired by the tradition of the Reformation to become agents of transformation.

“We came from different confessional and denominational traditions and together we sought to discover the transformative power of Reformation today, not as a past event but oriented to the future,” participants said in a statement at the end of the 18-22 May consultation.

Halle, in eastern Germany, lies in the heartland of the 16th-century Reformation of Martin Luther and his followers.

The Halle meeting gathered more than 120 people from 40 countries and was the second stage of a “Twin Consultation” on “Reformation – Education – Transformation” that began with a conference in São Leopoldo in Brazil in November 2015.
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Posted: May 23, 2016 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=9107
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Reformation, WCC
Transmis : 23 mai 2016 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=9107
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Reformation, WCC