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Ecumenism (Religion)

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  • Sulayman al-Ghazzi (Melkite bishop of Gaza 1025-1027 AD) on the Cross

    04/24/2024 4:25:33 AM PDT · by Cronos
    Arab Orthodoxy ^ | 1025 AD | Sulayman al-Ghazzi
    The writings Sulayman al-Ghazzi (or Solomon of Gaza) are one of the great hidden gems of Arab Orthodoxy, though not a word of them is yet available in a western language. I'm doing a little work on them for a different venue, but would like share something about him on this blog. I'll do another post soon about his life in more detail, but he was an Orthodox bishop in Palestine in the 11th century, during the persecution of Christians under the Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim bi-Amrillah. He is the first Arabic-language poet whose poetry was entirely dedicated to Christian religious...
  • Vatican Document Casts Gender Change and Fluidity as Threat to Human Dignity

    04/08/2024 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    New York times ^ | 8th April 2024 | Jason Horowitz and Elisabetta Povoledo
    The Vatican on Monday issued a new document approved by Pope Francis stating that the church believes that gender fluidity and transition surgery, as well as surrogacy, amount to affronts to human dignity. The sex a person is assigned at birth, the document argued, was an “irrevocable gift” from God and “any sex-change intervention, as a rule, risks threatening the unique dignity the person has received from the moment of conception.” People who desire “a personal self-determination, as gender theory prescribes,” risk succumbing “to the age-old temptation to make oneself God.” ....Cardinal Fernández made clear, drawing a distinction between the...
  • Assessing ‘Fiducia Supplicans’: The First 100 Days

    03/26/2024 10:07:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 26, 2024 | Edward Pentin
    Assessing ‘Fiducia Supplicans’: The First 100 DaysMarch 27 marks 100 days since the Vatican published Fiducia Supplicans, an instruction on blessings of persons in irregular unions. And while the controversy it stirred in the Church in the West has somewhat abated, opposition to the document and how it was implemented continues apace.Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, who drafted a pan-African bishops’ statement in January rejecting “blessings for same-sex couples in the African Churches,” has not relented in his criticisms, going so far as to say in a March 17 interview that the continent saw...
  • Biden hosts papal nuncio Christophe Pierre, Fr. James Martin at White House St. Patrick’s Day brunch

    03/18/2024 3:33:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 18, 2024 | Claire Chretien
    Biden hosts papal nuncio Christophe Pierre, Fr. James Martin at White House St. Patrick’s Day brunchPapal nuncio Cardinal Christophe Pierre, homosexual Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, and left-wing Jesuit Fathers James Martin and Thomas Reese joined President Joe Biden at the White House yesterday for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch.Pierre, who as papal nuncio is the pope’s ambassador to the U.S., delivered an invocation and led grace before the meal.“We gather on St. Patrick’s Day to pay tribute to the Catholic leadership in this country, especially the fields of charity and social engagement. And so, we give thanks to God...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Anti-Ecumenism of Pope Francis

    03/13/2024 8:16:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 13, 2024 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Anti-Ecumenism of Pope FrancisFiducia Supplicans causes the Coptic Orthodox to suspend their ecumenical dialogue with Rome, citing the declaration's change to the Catholic Church's position on homosexuality.So much for the “big brotherhood” Pope Francis invited Catholics to share during his first speech from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica (unless there is another Big Brother that Pope Francis bends the knee to). If the white flag is a form of courage—as Francis said, urging Ukraine to surrender to Russia and earning himself some blistering criticism—Francis has been brave regarding the social justice ideologies of the day. But...
  • Coptic Orthodox break dialogue with Vatican over homosexual ‘blessings’

    03/11/2024 11:24:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 11, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    Coptic Orthodox break dialogue with Vatican over homosexual ‘blessings’The move comes despite a close personal friendship between Pope Francis and Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox.. WADI EL-NATRUN, Egypt (LifeSiteNews) — The Coptic Orthodox Church has condemned same-sex blessings and suspended its ecumenical dialogue with the Catholic Church citing a “change of position” from the Vatican about homosexuality.In a statement issued March 7, the Coptic Orthodox Church announced that it would be ceasing its dialogue with the Catholic Church:After consulting with the sister churches of the Eastern Orthodox family, it was decided to suspend the theological dialogue with the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Fought the Vatican’s Ongoing Assault on Catholic Truth

    [Catholic Caucus] How Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Fought the Vatican’s Ongoing Assault on Catholic TruthWhen thinking about how best to resist Francis (and any heretic the next conclave might elect), we should recognize that God has given us the example of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who fought these same battles long before the world had heard of Jorge Bergoglio. One of the most evil aspects of Francis’s occupation of the papacy is his unabashed assault on Catholic truth. Most of us have seen several indications of this over the past ten years, but it is worthwhile to summarize some of the primary...
  • Cardinal Koch: Negative reactions from other churches to declaration of blessing

    01/19/2024 8:52:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Cardinal Koch: Negative reactions from other churches to declaration of blessing"Fiducia supplicans" has effects on ecumenismVatican City - Within the Catholic Church, the Vatican's declaration of blessing has met with great approval and fierce rejection. However, Cardinal Kurt Koch also sees implications for ecumenical dialogue. Published on 18.01.2024 at 13:16 – Curia Cardinal Kurt Koch says he has received enquiries from other Christian churches about the Vatican's declaration on the blessing of people in same-sex partnerships and remarried couples. He has received "some negative reactions from the ecumenical world about 'Fiducia supplicans'", said the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting...
  • The Cult of False Prophets and The Church's Islamization

    12/05/2023 7:03:37 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Rair Foundation ^ | 12/04/2023 | Parsival Gevurah
    For centuries, the Church has battled against the heresies of Emperors, kings, tyrants, and even its own adherents. Today, Islam has slithered into some of the inner circles of the highest-ranking Church officials. One such instance is the confidant and secretary for left-wing female Archbishop Antje Jackelen of the corrupted Church of Sweden, a theologian named Jakob Wiren. In a new book, Wiren claims that the Church should regard Mohammed as a prophet.In an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagen, Wiren states, “Regarding the concept of prophecy, it’s quite open. There are prophets and prophesying even after Jesus’s resurrection, especially in...
  • The “COEXIST” Movement and Delusion Setting the Stage for 666!

    10/25/2023 7:08:45 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 21 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/25/23
    It seems like everywhere you look these days while driving on the road – especially on college campuses – an odd-phrased bumper sticker with religious symbols spelling “COEXIST” can be seen. This phrase contains the spiritual symbols of the major religions or fallen spiritual ideologies of mankind (Rom. 1:18-32). Every letter in the “COEXIST” phrase has a symbol representing a religious system or fallen spiritual ideology: “C” for the crescent and star (representing Islam); “O” is dotted with the Karma Wheel (Buddhism) “E” as energy in the relativity equation (Science); “X” illustrating the star of David (Judaism); the “I” representing...
  • All Christians, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Worried About Pope Francis’ Synod

    10/10/2023 2:14:49 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    https://thefederalist.com ^ | Oct 9, 2023 | John Daniel Davidson
    “There’s an unfortunate tendency among Catholics and Protestants alike to relish the misfortunes of the other. When some evangelical megachurch pastor ham-fistedly embraces the LGBT agenda, Catholics will quip that it was inevitable thanks to the Reformation. When Pope Francis appears to undermine orthodox Christian teaching in a garbled answer to some interviewer’s question, Protestants will snark about the “commie pope. Just last week, for example, a short (and admittedly disturbing) video clip of Pope Francis surrounded by scantily-clad circus performers made the rounds on social media, triggering predictable Protestant jeers like, “Never too late to join the Reformation!” But...
  • Furor erupts in Brazil after archbishop gives communion to Muslim sheikh

    09/08/2023 4:25:01 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    Crux Now ^ | 9/7/23 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO – During a funeral Mass of a major figure in the Brazilian Church on August 28, a Muslim sheikh ended up receiving communion, sparking controversy among part of the local community and traditionalist Catholics all over Brazil, who called what happened a “sacrilege.” Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, who played a central role in the Brazilian Church for several decades, died on August 26. He was the archbishop of Londrina, Paraná state, for many years, until he took over the Archdiocese of Salvador, becoming the primate of Brazil. Agnelo, one of the founders of the Child Pastoral Ministry in...
  • Pope invites Christians to join together in witnessing the Gospel

    08/21/2023 7:23:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vatican News ^ | August 21, 2023 | Deborah Castellano Lubov
    Pope invites Christians to join together in witnessing the GospelThanking God for ever-greater ecumenism, Pope Francis encourages Christians to work together, in a telegram to a synod gathering of Waldensians and Methodists, taking place this week in northern Italy.By Deborah Castellano LubovPope Francis has called upon fellow Christians to bear witness to the Gospel together.He did so in a telegram sent on his behalf, by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the Synod of the Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches, taking place this week in northern Italy.The telegram began by expressing the Pope's delight to greet the...
  • Cdl. Cupich pushes climate agenda, fails to mention Jesus at Parliament of the World’s Religions

    08/20/2023 4:00:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 19, 2023 | Stephen Kokx
    Cdl. Cupich pushes climate agenda, fails to mention Jesus at Parliament of the World’s ReligionsNeglecting to mention the name of Jesus Christ even once, Cardinal Blase Cupich took his time on stage at the scandalous gathering to promote radical environmentalism and what appeared to be religious indifferentism.Liberal Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich urged attendees at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions to be more mindful of forming their consciences, but not in accordance with the truths of the Catholic faith. “To be properly formed, a conscience needs to be sensitized, to be aware of others and of all creation,” Cupich...
  • 10 Theses From Martin Luther That Didn't Quite Make The Cut

    08/16/2023 11:14:30 AM PDT · by BipolarBob · 9 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 8-15-2023 | BabylonBee
    Many people are quite familiar with Martin Luther's famous 95 Theses that he nailed to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517, but have you ever heard about his other theses that were left out at the last minute? They include some real scorchers!In a Babylon Bee exclusive, we have obtained a list of theses Martin Luther thought twice about posting.If any pastor asks his congregation to say hi to each other in an extended greeting time, let him be anathema: Preach. Golf isn't a sport: Luther's argument appears to be that if overweight elderly people...
  • The Cult of Mary

    (2 Peter 1:20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (Isaiah 28:10) For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: (Isaiah 28:13) But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
  • Former top Southern Baptist - Russell Moore - church official warns Christianity is in 'crisis' if people think quotes from Jesus are 'liberal talking points'{Ecumenical thread}

    08/16/2023 1:32:11 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Insider ^ | August 13, 2023 | Lloyd Lee
    - Russell Moore was a top official at the nation's largest Protestant denomination. - Now editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, Moore tells NPR that Christianity is in "crisis." - Evangelicals are asking pastors if teachings from Jesus are "liberal talking points," Moore said. .. believes Christianity in America is in "crisis" after seeing how politics influence evangelicalism's teachings. Russell Moore, the former president of SBC's policy arm, recently shared his concerns with NPR about the future of Christianity in the US and how tribalism and politics are bleeding into the religion. He said "multiple pastors" have told him the "same story"...
  • ALEX JONES HAS SHOCKING REVELATION… IS IT THE END OF HUMANITY? | Louder with Crowder

    08/14/2023 10:03:10 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 13 replies
    Steven Crowder YouTube Channel ^ | August 10, 2023 | Gerald Morgan
    On the 5th episode of Gerald Apologizes Apologetics, hosted by Gerald Morgan, sat down with Alex Jones. The duo discuss Eschatology, faith, religion, and the "end of humanity."
  • Tweet: French Catholics in Prayer meet Muslim

    07/17/2023 9:08:45 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 15 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 07/10/2023 | Gregory Santoni
    In France, in these chaotic times, a group of Catholics are praying a Hail Mary on the street and a Muslim approaches with a stereo at full volume and stands next to them. One of those who are praying gets up and gives him a "laying on of hands" worthy of the greatest applause. https://twitter.com/i/status/1678566110319239169
  • Pope Explains What Will Be the Primacy of Rome in Universal Church

    07/08/2023 6:52:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Union of Orthodox Journalists ^ | 6/30/23 | Yaroslav Nivkin
    The Pope believes that the prerogatives of the Bishop of Rome should not necessarily be fully extended to the Orthodox communities.After the liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, where the delegates of the Church of Constantinople prayed together with the Catholic hierarchy, Pope Francis held a separate meeting with the bishops of the Phanar, at which he explained how he sees the status of the See of Rome in a church united with the Orthodox. The meeting report was published by the Vatican News resource. The Pope expressed his joy at the outcome of the work of the Plenary...