Category Archives: Interreligious relationship

Philip Jenkins on dissident Catholics

  Professor Philip Jenkins, Welsh-born Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University in the United States, may be quite well known to many for his contributions to research in Christian history and criminology (no pun intended!). Long, long ago in … Continue reading

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Why we all need Holocaust Memorial Day; No Man Is An Island.

The following article from The Daily Telegraph (minus the short poem by John Donne added by me) should be required reading by everyone on this Holocaust Memorial Day. No Man Is An Island No man is an island, Entire … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Appeals Court denies Malay-speaking Christians the freedom to write “Allah”.

On Monday 14 October 2013, a panel of three Muslim judges of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia quashed the 2009 judgement of the High Court that the Catholic Church in the capital city could use the word “Allah” in … 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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Mormonism is not a Christian religion

Mormons live exemplary lives but their religion has nothing to do with Christianity By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith From Catholic Herald Mormon Mitt Romney, almost certain to be the GOP candidate in November Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/Press Association Images Now that his … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s address at Monte Cassino

  12 March 2012, St Gregory the Great, 604 Monks and Mission: a perspective from England The role of Benedictine monasticism in spreading the Christian gospel in Europe is too well-known to need much retelling. My purpose in these remarks … Continue reading

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Has Europe Lost its Soul? – Chief Rabbi lectures at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

 Yesterday, at the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sachs delivered the following lecture, asking ‘Has Europe lost its soul?’ Lord Sacks has given the community great standing in the outside world. In academic and political circles he … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 28 OCT 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received representatives of various religions, and of non-believers, who yesterday participated in the Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 27 OCT 2011 (VIS) – Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the historic meeting for peace in the Italian town of Assisi, called by Blessed John Paul II. For the occasion, Benedict XVI has made a pilgrimage to … Continue reading

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Patriarch Kirill strengths his position within the Orthodox Church and casts his eye towards Rome

Giacomo Galeazzi Vatican City For the Russian Orthodox Church, this is the biggest reform since 1990. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill has decided to establish new Eparchies throughout the Country. This will be the biggest ecclesiastical restructuring … Continue reading

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Assisi – emphasis on pilgrimage not prayer

Cardinal Peter Turkson speaks with EWTN News in a Sept. 2011 interview This month’s meeting of world religious leaders in Assisi will downplay prayer as a feature of the event and will not contain inter-religious prayers. “The emphasis this time … Continue reading

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Rachmaninov: The Great Litany

I came across this beautiful piece of music recently: It is the first movement of Rachmaninov’s Op 31, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the Great Litany (Великая ектения). According to the information on Wikipedia, it is “a prayerful petition in … Continue reading

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Turkey promises to return some Religious properties. (But not Roman Catholic!).

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Turkish prime minister’s announcement that the government will return hundreds of properties confiscated from non-Muslim religious groups or compensate the groups for properties sold to third parties is “a historic decision,” said the Vatican nuncio … Continue reading

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Perpetual Adoration planned for Olympic Games

From: The Catholic Herald: By David V Barrett on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 The Olympic Park in Stratford, east London (Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire) Twenty-four hour exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in St Francis of Assisi’s church, … Continue reading

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Vatican communique on Assisi 2011.

DAY OF REFLECTION, DIALOGUE AND PRAYER IN ASSISI VATICAN CITY, 2 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the following English-language communique: “On 1 January 2011, after the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he wished … Continue reading

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