Category Archives: Ecumenism

Chocolate fire-guards

St Edmund Campion: insufficiently ecumenical William Oddie has some firm things to say about the latest baffling statements to come from ARCIC* In an interview with the Church of Ireland Gazette (which the Telegraph picked up), Archbishop Longley referred to … Continue reading

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LMS Oxford Pilgrimage

Scenes from last year’s pilgrimage This Saturday, 19th October, is the Latin Mass Society’s Oxford Pilgrimage in honour of Oxford’s Catholic Martyrs. For more details please see Dr Shaw’s piece here.

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A short film about Pope (Emeritus) Benedict’s life

This is a short film my teenage son put together as a sort of personal tribute to our beloved Pope Emeritus.

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Theomachs (again)

Heiromonk Seraphim Rose “Atheism, true ‘existential’ atheism burning with hatred of a seemingly unjust or unmerciful God, is a spiritual state; it is a real attempt to grapple with the true God Whose ways are so inexplicable even to the … Continue reading

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Crunch time?

In amongst our comments, JabbaPappa reports: Le Figaro – “Rome and Écône on the verge of reaching an agreement” From major French daily Le Figaro, in an article signed by its main religion correspondent, Jean-Marie Guénois: Rome and Écône on … Continue reading

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I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning…

The Thirsty Gargoyle has a rather excellent article about poor old Prof Dawkins’ faux-pas on the BBC on Monday morning. “Careful with that petard old chap…”

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor preaches unity in Chester

From the website of the Diocese of Shrewsbury: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has encouraged the Christians of Cheshire to strive for closer unity through prayer and grass roots initiatives. Speaking during a service of unity at Chester Cathedral on Sunday January … Continue reading

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Cardinal Turkson on Assisi Event

Religions Key to Peace Movements Join Curia in Promoting Pilgrimage ROME, ( The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is joining his voice to those who have clarified Benedict XVI’s hopes for the October meeting in Assisi, … Continue reading

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The Title “Catholic” and the Roman Church

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Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission meeting ends

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY: DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION (ARCIC III) The Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission has completed the first meeting of its new phase (ARCIC III) at the Monastery … Continue reading

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Pope: Ecumenical Pessimism Is Lack of Trust in God – Holy Spirit’s Power Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

This may seem out of date now, but it provides a nice counterpoint to Raven’s post from this morning: (H/T to Teresa) ROME, JAN. 25, 2010 ( Though Christians are still far from the unity that Jesus prayed for at … Continue reading

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Boarding the Barque of Peter

In England and Wales this year the numbers of participants in the rite of election were swelled by members of various Ordinariate groups as they set out on their journey from the Anglican communion to unity with the See of … Continue reading

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Beginning of a week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

  BEGINNING OF WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY VATICAN CITY, 18 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated every year from 18 to 25 January, begins today. The theme chosen for 2011 is: … Continue reading

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Assisi – The Holy Father to commemorate event that he missed in 1986.

The last Assisi ‘gathering’ in 1986, when a statue of Bhudda was placed over the tabernacle, and subsequently ‘incensed’ by Bhuddist monks, was, with the benefit of hindsight, considered to have been an unmitigated disaster in ecumenism – at least … Continue reading

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The Roots of Liberal Theology

This essay was written by Rev. Thomas Slater, S.J. and published in the Irish Ecclesiastical Record, January, 1907. One who has been brought up in the old system of theology, and whose reading has for the most part been confined … Continue reading

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