archive-org.com » ORG » C » CATHOLICCULTURE.ORG

Total: 1401

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Turkey returns ambassador, who was recalled after Pope spoke of Armenian genocide : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    The government of Turkey has returned its ambassador to the Holy See who had been recalled last year in protest after Pope Francis spoke about the Armenian genocide The Pontiff incurred the displeasure of the Turkish government which has never acknowledged the deaths of 1 5 milllion Armenians in 1915 by saying that killings were the first genocidal campaign of the 20th century The Pope made that remark as Armenians

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27405 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Australian churches offer sanctuary for immigrants facing deportation : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catholic World News Australian churches offer sanctuary for immigrants facing deportation February 04 2016 Some Christian churches in Australia are offering to provide sanctuary for immigrants after a court ruling that the government is authorized to deport the immigrants to Nauru About 260 people of whom 37 are children face deportation to the isolated island nation in the south Pacific Human rights activists have decried Australia s refusal to accept immigrants and charged that the camps were they are detained in Naura and Papua New Guinea are in effect prisons with poor living conditions A dozen churches have offered to take in the immigrants the AsiaNews service reports Dr Peter Catt the dean of the Anglican cathedral in Brisbane said that the churches are reinventing the ancient concept of sanctuary and taking what is really a moral stand The legal status of sanctuary has not been tested in Australia Dr Catt said But as a practical matter he observed it wouldn t be a good look I don t think for someone to enter a church and to drag people away

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27406 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Kenyan bishops pleased with government's decision to withdraw proposed regulations of religious bodies : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Week Month Archives About CWN Catholic World News Kenyan bishops pleased with government s decision to withdraw proposed regulations of religious bodies February 04 2016 The Catholic bishops conference of Kenya has applauded the decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta to withdraw a proposal for the regulation of the country s religious bodies The bishops had criticized the proposed regulations as a unwarranted encroachment on religious freedom While acknowledging the government s legitimate interest in curbing the growth of pseudo religious groups that work for profit or recruit terrorists the bishops objected to provisions that would have required registration and audits of all religious groups and government approval of foreign born ministers After consulting with Catholic Protestant Muslim and Hindu religious leaders President Kenyatta said that he would withdraw the proposed regulations He said that his government would draw up a new proposal in consultation with the religious leaders to crack down on abuses without undermining religious freedom References The Catholic Church welcomes the President s decision to reject the proposed Religious Societies Rules 2015 intended to regulate Churches Fides Kenyan President Kenyatta says he will work with bishops to amend guidelines for regulating religious bodies CWN 1 19 Sound Off

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27407 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Leading Orthodox theologian: forthcoming council is ‘extraordinary and exceptional event’ : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Orthodox theologian forthcoming council is extraordinary and exceptional event February 04 2016 A leading Eastern Orthodox theologian has offered an overview of the upcoming Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Writing in First Things Archdeacon John Chryssavgis said that the council from the Orthodox point of view is not properly described as an ecumenical council because whole church that must convene East and West in order for a council to be considered ecumenical At the same time this extraordinary and exceptional event is entirely without precedent in the history of Christianity wrote Chryssavgis who serves as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew s theological advisor for environmental issues and was cited by Pope Francis in his ecological encyclical Laudato Si Some are afraid of the council s consequences for the purity of Orthodox doctrine it may shed light on practices in isolated communities which have long resisted and reacted against the modern ways of the West Chryssavgis continued But others see this as a unique moment in the life and witness of an ancient church it is an opportunity for Orthodox theology to speak a prophetic voice of hope and light in a time of anxiety and uncertainty References On the

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27400 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Pope meets with Argentine cross-cultural educational group : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Collection Free eBooks Connect Home On Facebook On Twitter eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate News Home Important Popular Week Month Archives About CWN Action Alert SOLIDARITY MONTH 10 is as good as 1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catholic World News Pope meets with Argentine cross cultural educational group February 04 2016 Pope Francis met on February 3 with members of the Scholas Occurrentes foundation an Argentine group that promotes educational projects to bring together young people from different cultures The Pope was instrumental in establishing the Scholas Occurrentes while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires He heard a briefing on the group s latest projects which now involve 400 000 young people associated with the organization Among other projects the group announced plans to sponsor a celebrity soccer game at the Olympic Stadium in Rome a Match for Peace References Pope meets members of Scholas Occurrentes educational network Vatican Radio Sound Off CatholicCulture org supporters weigh in All comments are moderated To lighten our editing burden only current donors are allowed to Sound Off If you are

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27404 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Cardinal Parolin meets with religious, inaugurates nunciature in Slovenia : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    About CWN Catholic World News Cardinal Parolin meets with religious inaugurates nunciature in Slovenia February 04 2016 The Vatican s Secretary of State began a three day journey to Slovenia on February 2 At a Mass in Ljubljana Cathedral marking the end of the Year of Consecrated Life Cardinal Pietro Parolin called upon religious not to overlook the essentials Between the thousands of preoccupations and many interests the things to do and to follow may we always leave space necessary to daily nourish our personal relationship with the Lord Let us never forget to leave space for Jesus The prelate also met with Prime Minister Miro Cerar with whom he issued a joint statement calling for a humane and solidarity based solution to Europe s refugee crisis Inaugurating the apostolic nunciature Cardinal Parolin discussed why the Holy See has diplomatic relations with nations and recalled that the Holy See was among the first to recognize Slovenia s independence in 1992 The nation of 2 1 million is 76 Catholic References Cardinal Parolin inaugurates Nunciature in Slovenia Vatican Radio Cardinal Parolin celebrates close of Year of Mercy sic in Slovenia Vatican Radio Cardinal Parolin Slovenian PM call for humane migration response

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27398 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Objections raised to Anglican-Presbyterian agreement : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Month Archives About CWN Catholic World News Objections raised to Anglican Presbyterian agreement February 04 2016 The Church of England and the Church of Scotland have agreed to the Columba Declaration an ecumenical statement that calls for closer cooperation between the two bodies and permits clergy to minister in one another s churches The Church of England is the Anglican body in England and Wales the Church of Scotland founded by John Knox is Presbyterian The Columba Declaration has led to objections from the Scottish Episcopal Church the Anglican body in Scotland whose primate questioned whether the Church of England has overstepped its bounds in making the agreement Concern has also been expressed about the prospect of Church of England clergy choosing to take part in the Church of Scotland s worship rather than worshipping with Scotland s own Anglican community The Anglican way is to recognize the territorial integrity of each province they are autonomous but interdependent said Bishop David Chillingsworth the Scottish Episcopal Church s primate References England Scotland ecumenical agreement published Anglican Communion News Service Scottish Episcopalians query Columba Declaration The Church Times Scottish Episcopal Church concerned about cross border ecumenical agreement Anglican Communion News Service Sound

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=27399 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Optional Memorial of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr; St. Ansgar, bishop - February 03, 2016 - Liturgical Calendar | Catholic Culture
    Sebaste in Armenia and was martyred under Licinius On this day the Church gives a Blessing of the Throats in honor of St Blaise From the eighth century he has been invoked on behalf of the sick especially those afflicted with illnesses of the throat St Ansgar became known as the Apostle of the North for his great evangelical work in Denmark and Sweden He was Bishop of Hamburg and then of Bremen Gregory IV appointed him as his delegate to Denmark and Sweden St Blaise St Blaise was a physician and Bishop of Sebaste Armenia He lived in a cave on Mount Argeus and was a healer of men and animals According to legend sick animals would come to him on their own for help but would never disturb him at prayer Agricola governor of Cappadocia came to Sebaste to persecute Christians His huntsmen went into the forests of Argeus to find wild animals for the arena games and found many waiting outside Blaise s cave Discovered in prayer Blaise was arrested and Agricola tried to get him to recant his faith While in prison Blaise ministered to and healed fellow prisoners including saving a child who was choking on a fish bone this led to the blessing of throats on Blaise s feast day Thrown into a lake to drown Blaise stood on the surface and invited his persecutors to walk out and prove the power of their gods they drowned When he returned to land he was martyred by being beaten his flesh torn with wool combs which led to his association with and patronage of those involved in the wool trade and then beheading Blaise has been extremely popular for centuries in both the Eastern and Western Churches and many cures were attributed to him notably that of a child who was suffocating through a fish bone being caught in his throat In 1222 the Council of Oxford prohibited servile labour in England on his feast He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers He is invoked for all throat afflictions and on his feast two candles are blessed with a prayer that God will free from all such afflictions and every ill all those who receive this blessing Excerpted from The Church s Year of Grace Pius Parsch It is customary in many places to bless the throats of the faithful with two candles tied together with a red ribbon to form a cross The rite of the blessing of throats may take place before or after Mass The priest or deacon places the candles around the throat of whoever seeks the blessing using the formula Through the intercession of St Blaise bishop and martyr may God deliver you free from every disease of the throat and from every other disease In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit R Amen Excerpted from Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year Patron Against wild beasts animals builders carvers construction workers coughs

    Original URL path: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2016-02-03 (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive



  •