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  • mixed blessings, july 31, 2012


  • 7/31/2012 12:00 AM

  • Cns

    New Vatican doctrinal chief talks about SSPX, LCWR discussions

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    Catholicherlod

    SSPX: we recognise the authority of the Pope

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    The jewish daily forward

    Converts Who Changed the Church

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    Osservatore

    The importance of Vatican II

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    Vaticaninsider

    He who eats Secretary of State dies

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    Fides

    Wojda appointed Under-Secretary - Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

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    Ncr

    Pope Benedict's apolitical line on the Middle East, and Christians in Syria

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    Reset

    Islam and Democratic Dialogue

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    Terra santa

    Ancient villas in Bethlehem

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    Ynet

    Rise in global anti-Semitism

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    Cns

    New Vatican doctrinal chief talks about SSPX, LCWR discussions, Jul-25, By Cindy Wooden

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    ...Muller... discussions with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X and with the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious would focus on ... what the church teaches.... referring to ...SSPX... One cannot make reference to the tradition of the church and then accept only parts of it... the church cannot change the male-only priesthood because Christ chose only men to be his apostles.... his job in Rome ... not (to) bring (b16)problems that can be resolved" at the level of the congregation. ... It's up to us to deal with the less pleasant matters ... doctrinal congregation had criticized aspects of liberation theology that it said were too influenced by Marxist ideology....distinguish between an erroneous and a correct liberation theology...

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    Catholicherlod

    SSPX: we recognise the authority of the Pope ,By Cindy Wooden, 19 July

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    ...must defend Church teaching from error but that it recognises the full authority of the Pope over the Church... Second Vatican Council... tainted with errors, and for the reforms ... society can only continue to uphold the ... Magisterium of the Church.”... Lombardi...did not consider the statement to be “a formal response.... awaits the forthcoming official communication... Chapter members ... asked Mary “to chase the enemies out from inside the Church”, saying some inside the Church “are trying to destroy it more radically than its enemies from outside...

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    The jewish daily forward

    Converts Who Changed the Church, By John Connelly, july 30

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    50 Years Ago... Nostra Aetate... most controversial... it denied that the Jews may be held collectively responsible for Jesus Christ’s death, and decried all forms of hatred, including anti-Semitism...Nostra Aetate called the Jews “most beloved” by God. These words seem commonsensical today, but they staged a revolution in Catholic teaching....

    See also 'Misunderstandings and irregularities' in post-Vatican II liturgy in tablet

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    Osservatore 

    The importance of Vatican II, July 17

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    ... At Frascati, on Sunday, 15 July, ... Benedict XVI returned to reaffirm ...

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    Vaticaninsider

    He who eats Secretary of State dies, by MARCO TOSATTI, July 4

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    ...stronger as a result of the current crisis: even ... Sodano and Sandri have chosen to publicly call “Let’s close the ranks” against aggressions.... when a colleague of mine had predicted ... John Paul II was going to dismiss Cardinal Angelo Sodano... director of the newspaper ... had to go to lunch ... and present his apologies ...

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    Fides

    VATICAN - Don Wojda appointed Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, july 24

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     ...Rev. Tadeusz Wojda, of the Society of Catholic Apostolate (S.C.A.), Head of Office of the Congregation as Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples... succeeds the Under- Secretary Fr. Massimo Cenci, PIME, who died suddenly on 11 May.

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    Ncr

    Pope Benedict's apolitical line on the Middle East, and Christians in Syria, by John L Allen Jr, Jul. 27

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    ...  conclusions from the Vatican's Synod on the Middle East in October 2010. Lebanon is an obvious launching pad, since Christians make up roughly 40 percent ... population of 4 million, ...one of the few places ... pope's safety ...Benedict XVI seems unlikely to outline a bold new vision for the Arab world, nor to strike a sharply defined stance on Syria ....focusing on a humanitarian role as reconcilers, peace-makers and... there simply isn't a coherent Christian line on the questions facing the region, and Lebanon offers a classic case in point. ...Some ... are allied with the Hezbollah and sympathetic to Bashar al-Assad  ... Raï ....trying to steer a more neutral course...  tough for Benedict to offer political marching orders even if he wanted to.... no such desire.... Lombardi, quoted the pope's ambassador as saying the country ...  Christian mayor of an eastern Lebanese town ... believes Assad is the best bet to keep Christians safe.

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    Reset

    Islam and Democratic Dialogue, july 26

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    Can Islam accomodate democracy? ... Arab spring and the success of Islamic parties

    The Qur'an, Islam and MuhammadNasr Hamid Abu Zayd*

    Islam: the Test of GlobalizationAbdelmajid Charfi*

    The Multiple Histories of Secularism: Muslim Societies in Comparison

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    Terra santa

    Ancient villas in Bethlehem,  july 20

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    ... ottoman style and exquisite European taste, built by wealthy families at the beginning of the 20th century. ... abandoned by their owners in the 30s because of the economic crisis that led to the great emigration of Christians from Bethlehem.... project ... Center for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage with funds from the European Union ... historical town center ... cataloguing ... avoiding their demolition ... owners have savagely modified them...

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    Ynet

    Rise in global anti-Semitism, july 31

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    US State Department report on international religious freedoms sees rising tide of anti-Semitism ... rise in anti-Semitism ... in China and Iran. ... Israel...laws and policies protect religious freedom ... did not demonstrate a trend toward either improvement or deterioration ... reports of societal abuses and discrimination based on religious affiliation... against Israeli-Arab Muslims, Christians, and non-Orthodox Jews...  Jewish Orthodox control of civil procedures ...Holocaust denial, glorification, and relativism... “blood libel,” ... Venezuela's official media ...soccer matches in the Ukraine and the Netherlands marred by anti-Semitic slogans.

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