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Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

Sharon Otterman - The New York Times - DEC. 22, 2016 - Activities el Sat, Jan 7th 2017

Cardinal Tobin assumes his role in an uneasy time. He said that he hoped to lead with joy and transparency, and that he intended to encourage dialogue to bridge divisions. But he would go further if he believed that policies ran counter to the moral values that Jesus taught.

Catholic church building destroyed in Myanmar

Catholic church building destroyed in Myanmar

John Zaw, Mandalay - UCAnews - JPIC News el Fri, Jan 6th 2017

A Catholic church was bombed in the conflict-torn northern Shan State as renewed fighting intensified between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups. In an ironic twist, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mongkoe Township near the Chinese border was hit by air strikes on Dec. 3, the very feast day of St. Francis Xavier

Child protection website launched by Vatican commission

Child protection website launched by Vatican commission

CNS Reporter - Activities el Wed, Dec 28th 2016
Pope's Council of Cardinals identified protection of children and young adults as a church priority. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has launched a beta version of its website in English and has included its template for local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse, and resources.
Hong Kong symposium raises religious rights awareness

Hong Kong symposium raises religious rights awareness

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong - Activities el Thu, Apr 21st 2016

"We hoped the event would give young Catholics here more information about the church in China and transform their concern into prayers," he said. Tsang said many young Catholics are satisfied participating in parish activities but not engaging in issues on social justice and religious freedom. The symposium aimed to change that prevailing attitude, he said.

How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

Lee Strobel - WSJ - Articles el Wed, Mar 30th 2016

For nearly two years, I explored the minutia of the historical data on whether Easter was myth or reality. I didn’t merely accept the New Testament at face value; I was determined only to consider facts that were well-supported historically. As my investigation unfolded, my atheism began to buckle.

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Ecumenism el Fri, Feb 5th 2016

Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday. Francis is due to travel to Mexico Feb. 12-18. He will stop in Cuba on the way and meet with Kirill on Feb. 12 at the Havana airport, where they will speak privately for about two hours and then sign a joint declaration, the Vatican said.

What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

Michel Chambon - UCAnews - Ecumenism el Mon, Feb 1st 2016

Ecumenism is not condemned to disappear from China. Indeed, we can find within the Chinese society and among Chinese Christians a certain number of mediations infusing a path of mutual respect, convergence and relative spiritual communion. Chinese Christians are all aware of sharing the same spiritual filiation and of their duty to better honor Jesus' prayer for his disciples: "they may be one so that the world may believe."

 Pope's “personal ecumenism” of encounter and friendship.

Pope's “personal ecumenism” of encounter and friendship.

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Ecumenism el Fri, Jan 29th 2016

He wants to build on this foundation but his approach is not to debate the finer points of ecclesiology. He instead operates a sort of “personal ecumenism” of encounter and friendship: a strategy that seeks to go round the structures and walls of division. One example of this is his planned visit this October to Lund, in Sweden for a gathering of October Catholic and Lutheran leaders preparing to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformation in 2017. 

Walking Together in the Service of God in the World

Walking Together in the Service of God in the World

Declaration after the meeting of Anglican Primates - Ecumenism el Thu, Jan 28th 2016

Declaration after the meeting of Anglican Primates, the senior bishops of the 38 Anglican Provinces, that took place in Canterbury between Monday 11 January and Friday 15 January at the invitation of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. We came knowing that the 2016 Primates’ meeting would be concerned with the differences among us in regard to our teaching on matters of human sexuality. We were also eager to address wider areas of concern. 

Is the Church of England a "Church"?

Is the Church of England a "Church"?

Carmody Grey - The Tablet - Ecumenism el Sat, Jan 23rd 2016

 We are not supposed to think of the Church of England as a ‘Church’. When our sovereign was crowned, the Scriptures were placed in her hands with an awesome pronouncement: “We present you with this book, the most valuable thing this world affords.” 

Full Text: Pope Francis’s address to diplomatic corps

Full Text: Pope Francis’s address to diplomatic corps

Catholic Herald - Staff Reporter - Monday, 11 Jan 2016 - World Issues el Tue, Jan 12th 2016

 The Pope spoke to members of the diplomatic corps in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace: I offer you a cordial welcome to this annual gathering. It allows me to offer you my best wishes for the New Year and to reflect with you on the state of our world, so loved and blessed by God, and yet fraught with so many ills.

A vision for the church in India

A vision for the church in India

Fr Myron J. Pereira SJ, - UCA News - Church Issues el Wed, Jan 6th 2016

 Catholic clergy needs to evolve to keep up and meet new challenges as society changes. The world is at a tipping point and so is India with a majoritarian government in power with another idea of what India is. The church is also at a turning point — in "mutation" — as it re-defines itself, away from canonical institutions to a more evangelical presence in the world. 

Faith leaders help to forge historic climate deal

Faith leaders help to forge historic climate deal

The Tablet - World Issues el Wed, Dec 30th 2015

United Nations secretary ­general Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged the contribution of faiths to last weekend’s accord between 195 countries to stem carbon emissions and set the world on a more sustainable ­environmental path. He included “faith leaders” in his list of civil society climate campaigners who have “come together under one banner and brought forth this moment of hope”.