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Ecumenism (Religion)

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  • Vatican News Links UN Day Celebrating Religious Pluralism to Influence of Pope Francis

    01/21/2021 6:04:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/21/21 | Jeanne Smits
    The Vatican News website has said in response to the UN declaring February 4th as the International Day of Human Fraternity that Pope Francis' encyclical 'Fratelli tutti' and the ‘Document on Human Fraternity,’ signed by Pope Francis and the grand imam of Al Azhar last year, 'have found a strong echo in the halls and corridors of the United Nations'AnalysisJanuary 21, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) –Shortly before Christmas, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring February 4th as the International Day of Human Fraternity, with immediate effect. In a fortnight, the 193 members of the UN; as well as “relevant...
  • Slaughtering Christ

    01/20/2021 5:18:18 PM PST · by justme4now · 42 replies
    1/20/21 | self
    Sometimes I worry that by questioning the way God took certain actions, the way he did according to scripture .. I worry that I may be on the thin line between wanting answers to these questions or actual blasphemy!? One of my most nagging questions and one that seems to have no rational (or scriptural) explanation is "why did Jesus have to be tortured and slaughtered like he was?" Why the carrying and dragging of the heavy beams of the cross? That effort was so cruel that he fell many times on the way to where he would be impaled!...
  • Vatican Admits Breaking Away From “What The Church Once Did”

    12/06/2020 5:52:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 6, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Vatican Admits Breaking Away From “What The Church Once Did”The Vatican’s Handbook on Ecumenism (December 4) admits breaking with Catholic tradition.Number 17 claims that Catholics “not only can but indeed must” seek out opportunities to pray with other Christians, yet they should understand that some Christian communities don't practise joint prayer, ”as was once the case for the Catholic Church.” The handbook recommends praying together the psalms and scriptural canticles.It is easy to show that the demands contained in the handbook oppose Catholic doctrine:• Synod of Laodicea (363): “No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics.”• Council of...
  • Pope 'Confident' We Will Reach Goal of Shared Eucharist with Orthodox

    11/30/2020 6:39:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 11/30/20 | Kathleen N. Hattrup
    In customary greeting to Patriarch Bartholomew for feast of St. Andrew, pope says his hope is in common faith in Jesus, sent to gather all into one body.As is tradition, Pope Francis sent a letter on this November 30 feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, to Patriarch Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. As the first apostle to be called by Christ, and the brother of St. Peter, Andrew is the patron saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church. There is a customary exchange of greetings between the pope and patriarch, with the Bishop of Rome sending greetings on November 30,...
  • Scalfari: Francis' Goal Is One World Religion

    11/21/2020 6:21:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 11/20/20
    Francis has often said to the Italian atheist Eugenio Scalfari, 96, that he wanted to end “conflicts” between Catholics and Protestants and make the differences between them "bearable." Scalfari writes (, November 20) that, as a matter of fact, Francis has gone far beyond this “challenge” and has also dealt with non-Christian religions because God is for Francis “not simply Christian." Francis' belief that there is "only one God" who is "the same everywhere," is for Scalfari "revolutionary." According to Scalfari it is the goal of Francis to make clear that "there is only one God and one religion."
  • Teshbokhta or (Hymn of Praise) by Mar Babai {Assyrian Church of the east} - for discussion

    11/13/2020 4:58:08 AM PST · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Mar Babbai ^ | 600 AD | Mar Babai (Babai the great)
    Our Faith PROFESSION OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH OF THE HOLY APOSTOLIC CATHOLIC ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; AMEN. We believe in one God the Father, the Omnipotent, the Maker of all things visible and invisible. We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God; the Only-Begotten and the Firstborn of all creatures. He who was born of His Father eternally before all worlds and was not created, true God from true God, of the same nature of His Father, by whom the...
  • The church of Frankie

    11/10/2020 9:52:05 PM PST · by Slyfox · 9 replies
    vanity | Nov. 10, 2020 | Slyfox
    So, all people of all religions and persuasions will be invited to mass on Sunday. They will add some singing for the new arrivals which will contradict the no singing policy. The sermons will reflect the latest ideas presented by Frankie like the need to honor the greatness of the Pachamama and climate change, just to make the newcomers welcome. And they will bring back the kiss of peace and the handshake and the two guys in front of you will do some tongue action in front of your children. Then everyone will have to take an oath to Frankie...
  • Leading German Catholic Bishop Renews Intercommunion Call After Vatican Objections

    11/10/2020 6:17:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    CNA Staff, Nov 9, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops’ conference, reaffirmed Sunday his view that intercommunion with Protestants should be possible, despite Vatican objections. He made the comment in a Nov. 8 message to the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). “The community in faith, which is already ecumenically visible in many ways, aims at a unity that will also be able to be experienced as a communion in the Eucharistic and the Lord’s Supper,” Bätzing wrote in the message. He said he considered it “good” that a document...
  • Pope Francis to Attend Interreligious Peace Event in Rome

    10/19/2020 6:40:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    A minute of silence will be observed to remember the victims of wars and of the coronavirus pandemic.VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will attend an ecumenical prayer service and an interreligious ceremony for peace in Rome next week, the Vatican announced Friday. The prayer service will be held at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 20, and will include participants from other Christian traditions. Following the prayer, Pope Francis will also join in a ceremony with representatives of the world’s major religions, to take place in Campidoglio Square. The square, which sits on...
  • German Churches Plan to Continue Talks on Shared Communion

    10/13/2020 6:03:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BONN, Germany (CNS) — The German Catholic bishops’ conference and the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany plan to continue their discussions about shared Communion, reported the German Catholic news agency, KNA. German Catholic and Protestant theologians and bishops had published an appraisal of the topic in May, and it was scheduled to be discussed at the German bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Fulda at the end of September. However, on Sept. 18, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith voiced strong objections to the appraisal, saying that differences between Catholics and Protestants in the understanding of...
  • Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel, pope says {Catholic/Orthodox caucus}

    10/08/2020 4:09:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 21 Sep 2020 | Junno Arocho Esteves,
    If the church fails to go out and proclaim the Gospel to those who are lost or forgotten, it risks falling ill to the evil that is committed by its own members, Pope Francis said. Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address Sept. 20, the pope said that just as God "calls everyone and calls always," the church must also "offer everyone the word of salvation that Jesus came to bring." "The church needs to be like God: always going out; and when the church does not go out, it becomes sick with the many...
  • Luther and Africa

    09/28/2020 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Patheos.Com ^ | 9/3/2020 | GENE VEITH
    Wheaton theology professor Jennifer Powell McNutt, in her article An Unsung Inspiration for the Protestant Reformation: the Ethiopian Church, recounts how the Reformation–far from being an exercise in individualism–saw itself in the context of the historical church and global Christianity.  The Reformers looked to the Orthodox churches of the East and of Africa as providing a precedent for many of their reforms. When Rome insisted that there can be no church without a Pope, the Reformers pointed to the Orthodox churches, which have no Pope and whose practices pre-date those of Medieval Catholicism.  Those churches do not emphasize Purgatory and do not...
  • The Arabian saints - Saints Cosmas and Damian

    09/25/2020 11:06:12 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies ^ | 2020 | NA
    Saints Cosmas and Damian (Arabic: قُزما ودميان‎, romanized: Qozma wa Demyaan; Greek: Κοσμάς και Δαμιανός; Latin: Cosmas et Damianus; died c. ad 287) were two Arab physicians in the town Cyrhus, and were [3][4] reputedly twin brothers, and early Christian martyrs. They practised their profession in the seaport of Aegeae, then in the Roman province of Syria Early Christian physicians and martyrs whose feast is celebrated on 27 September. They were twins, born in Arabia, and practised the art of healing in the seaport Ægea, now Ayash (Ajass), on the Gulf of Iskanderun in Cilicia, Asia Minor, and attained a great...
  • The Deal of the Century

    09/22/2020 12:43:09 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies ^ | 9/17/20 | Pete Garcia
    Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate. Daniel 9:27 In 1993, a newly elected President Clinton hosted the Oslo Peace Accords in the White House Rose Garden. This was hailed to be the end of a six-year violent Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada. However, seven years later, the Oslo Peace Accords were in...
  • Evangelical Exodus: Evangelical Seminarians and Their Paths to Rome

    09/18/2020 6:15:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 427 replies
    The Gospel coalition ^ | August | K. SCOTT OLIPHINT
    Evangelical Exodus is a compilation of the “conversions” to Roman Catholicism of nine evangelicals, all of whom were connected to Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES). The essays are irenic in their various explanations of these “conversions.” There is no vitriol or substantial invective against SES. All of the authors respect their former seminary and the teaching they received there. When I first heard of this book, my interest was piqued, in part, because of my own background. I was raised in the Roman Catholic church, and then was converted in the context of dispensational evangelicalism. Because of this background, I was...
  • Donald Trump, The Rabbis, And The Third Temple For The Abomination That Maketh Desolate

    09/16/2020 7:06:55 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    SkyWatch TV ^ | 9/15/20 | SkyWatch Editor
    Though I’m not a prophet, In my best-selling and timely book THE RABBIS, DONALD TRUMP, AND THE TOP-SECRET PLAN TO BUILD THE THIRD TEMPLE I made several compelling predictions that have progressively unfolded since, which soon could culminate (probably after the 2020 US presidential election) in an earth-shattering event that will accomplish nothing less than altering the course of history. What is about to unfold will set in motion arrival of Antichrist and Armageddon, followed by the Second Coming of Jesus Christ involving a global push to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem. It’s happening right now behind the scenes...
  • Evangelicals Becoming Catholics: Former Christianity Today Editor Mark Galli {Ecumenical thread}

    09/16/2020 3:12:54 AM PDT · by Cronos · 27 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10 September 2020 | Ed Stetzer
    Image: Canva This Sunday, September 13, a man named Mark will become confirmed as a Catholic. Why is this significant?Mark Galli, who will be confirmed under the name of St. Francis, is a former Presbyterian pastor and editor-in-chief for Christianity Today. .. Galli, however, says the timing of his conversion to Catholicism two months before the next election is for personal reasons. After 20 years in the Anglican Church, he believes moving to Catholicism is not a rejection of evangelicalism but instead taking his existing "Anglicanism deeper and thicker."His faith journey has taken him from Presbyterianism to becoming an...
  • The Prepping of Society for The AntiChrist

    09/15/2020 12:28:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 131 replies ^ | 9/15/20 | Jonathan Brentner
    When 2020 began, who could have imagined that a virus from China would take us closer to the tribulation? However, COVID-19 has done exactly that. Since the virus first appeared in the United States, the goal line for easing government restrictions, lockdowns, quarantines, and face masks has continually changed. They have gone from flattening the curve, which the CDC said would take two to four weeks, to reduced hospital admissions, to everyone receiving a vaccination, and to Dr. Fauci recently stating that people can return to movie theaters only after the vaccine has been available for an entire year. But...
  • Netanyahu will sign Abraham Accord then the Nation of Israel will be placed on Coronavirus Lockdown starting on The Feast of Trumpets for 21 Days

    09/14/2020 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    nteb ^ | Geoffrey Grider
    “On our way to bring peace in exchange for peace,” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted moments before the aircraft took off. Today is September 13th, 2020, and the time of this writing is 7:37 PM EST. As you are reading these words, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is in the air, flying to Washington to sign the Abraham Accord peace covenant at the White House. When he turns, Israel will be placed on a 21-day coronavirus lockdown which will begin at sundown on September 18th. A day that is the Jewish sabbath day, it is also the Feast...
  • Falling into Place

    09/13/2020 6:09:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 65 replies
    RR ^ | 9/12/2020 | Daymond Duck
    The great Bible Prophecy teacher, Jan Markell, has often said something like this: “Things aren’t falling apart; things are falling into place.” A pastor recently sent her an e-mail that said, “We don’t live in uncertain times. Not at all! These times are as certain as any time in all of human history, and the God of the universe laid out this time in great detail, point by point, and in fact, with all the detail needed by His people to live in times of absolute certainty! So no, there’s nothing uncertain about the times we live in to the...