Archive for 1985

Archive pour 1985

Small attempt at Christian unity falters

by Robert O’Connor, Chicago Tribune Last December, Rev. David Armstrong, minister of the First Limavady Presbyterian Church, performed what in most parts of the world would have been a little noted act of courtesy: He exchanged Christmas greetings with a neighbor, the pastor of the local Roman Catholic church. Last week he left town. He
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Posted: May 6, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6367
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, Ireland, Presbyterian
Transmis : 6 mai 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6367
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, Ireland, Presbyterian


Confession urged for churchmen

by Jack Houston, Chicago Tribune The newly installed head of the National Council of Churches, in his first address before the ecumenical body’s governing board, called Wednesday for a public confession of past institutional sins, a healing of internal structure and a renewed commitment to the council’s goal of Christian unity and service to society.
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Posted: May 16, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6436
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)
Transmis : 16 mai 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6436
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA)


Pope, on his birthday, urges Christian unity

by E. J. Dionne, New York Times Pope John Paul II celebrated his 65th birthday today before cheering crowds with talk of Christian unity and a stern warning to youth against the exploitation ”of our weaknesses and our passions.” John Paul, who has been criticized by some Protestant leaders for slowing ecumenical dialogue, called on
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Posted: May 19, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6374
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, John Paul II
Transmis : 19 mai 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6374
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, John Paul II


Archbishop reaffirms call for Christian unity

[REGINA – Canadian Press] The Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the world’s 70 million Anglicans, has called again for greater Christian unity. “We must seek Christian unity not as a fearful coalition in headlong retreat from the secular world,” Most Rev. Robert Runcie told about 1,300 people at a service yesterday in the Saskatchewan Centre
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Posted: September 15, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6190
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Robert Runcie
Transmis : 15 septembre 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6190
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Robert Runcie


‘Unprecedented’ Letter From Pope Hails Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue

In a letter described by religious leaders as “unprecedented,” Pope John Paul II told the presiding bishop of the Lutheran Church in America that Christian unity “continues as a priority in the Catholic Church today” and praised the agreements by joint Lutheran-Catholic theological commissions over the last two decades. The Pope’s letter came in response to a letter from Bishop James R. Crumley Jr. of New York, who wrote the pontiff May 22 asking him to encourage U.S. Roman Catholics to study the last report issued by the joint commission, a 21,000-word study on “justification by faith,” a key doctrine of the Protestant Reformation.
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Posted: September 28, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6434
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, John Paul II, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, John Paul II, Lutheran


Vatican urges new ecumenical effort

by Bruce Buursma, Chicago Tribune The Vatican’s chief ecumenical officer called Monday for a new effort to draw Roman Catholicism and the World Council of Churches into a closer relationship, challenging a widening perception that the church’s commitment to cooperative Christian efforts is flagging. Johannes Cardinal Willebrands, the Dutch-born president of the Vatican’s Secretariat for
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Posted: December 3, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6431
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican
Transmis : 3 décembre 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6431
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Catholic, Christian unity, ecumenism, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican


Pope’s aim: unity not a superchurch

from the Orlando Sentinel The director of the Vatican department that deals with other Christians said Monday that Pope John Paul II is working toward Christian unity but not a single superchurch. Nevertheless, Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, the Dutch-born head of the Vatican secretariat for Christian unity, denied the pope is dragging his feet on forging
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Posted: December 3, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6392
Categories: News
Transmis : 3 décembre 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6392
Catégorie : News


Cardinal Urges Christian Unity

by Kenneth A. Briggs, special to the New York Times [Vatican City] Johannes Cardinal Willebrands, head of the Vatican Secretariat for Christian Unity, called today for greater efforts to bring Roman Catholics and other Christians together. The Dutch Cardinal, speaking at a news conference in connection with the Synod of Bishops here, also said conditions
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Posted: December 3, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6356
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Vatican
Transmis : 3 décembre 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6356
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, Vatican


Catholic apology to Jews would be premature: cardinal

by Paul Waters, Montreal Gazette VATICAN CITY – It would be premature for Catholic bishops to apologize for the persecution of Jews through the centuries, according to Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, president of the Secretariat for Christian Unity. A petition circulated among Roman parishes in the last few weeks asks the 165 bishops from around the
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Posted: December 3, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6423
Categories: NewsIn this article: bishops, Catholic, synods, Vatican
Transmis : 3 décembre 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6423
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : bishops, Catholic, synods, Vatican


Pope interrupts synod to conduct ecumenical service for clergy

VATICAN CITY – In a major gesture of Christian unity, Pope John Paul and Roman Catholic bishops recessed an international assembly Thursday to conduct an ecumenical service with 10 Protestant and Orthodox clergymen. The 10 men have been following the bishops’ two-week meeting, called an extraordinary synod, as observers. He embraced Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis of
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Posted: December 6, 1985 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=6395
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Vatican
Transmis : 6 décembre 1985 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=6395
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Vatican