Anglican-Catholic dialogue hammering out the ‘tough difficulties’

May 17, 2016 by

by Michael Swan, The Catholic Register: TORONTO – After nearly 50 years of discourse between the Catholic and Anglican communions, the official dialogue body wants to fine-tune how it studies the differences and similarities between two churches which both call themselves Catholic. “ARCIC III hasn’t proved itself yet,” Sir David Moxon, Anglican co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, told The Catholic Register following an ecumenical evensong on Pentecost Sunday. This...

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Vatican response to Primates’ gathering

Jan 21, 2016 by

By Anthony Currer, Anglican Ink: [Italian original below] To respond to the Gospel message with faith immediately implies a whole network of relationships, it implies that something is owed to those others who have also responded in faith. This is true of individual Christians and it is true of Christian communities be they parishes, dioceses, national or international ecclesial communities. In decision-making and in what we do, something is always owed to those other Christians beyond our...

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Ecumenism between Catholic and Anglican Churches may be ending

May 13, 2015 by

By Alison Lesley, World Religion News: Questions are being raised about whether the ecumenism between the Catholic and Anglican churches is coming to an end. According to Crux, many ask is there any point in the ecumenism as female bishops and gay bishops are present in Anglican churches, and they are now well-along the path toward same-sex marriage. Last week, the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) held the fifth meeting of its current third phase at Villa Palazzola in...

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Is ecumenism between Catholics and Anglicans over?

May 5, 2015 by

By The Rev. Dwight Longenecker, Crux: Last week, the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) gathered in Rome for a further round of ecumenical discussion. Now that the Anglicans have female bishops, gay bishops, and are well along the path toward same-sex marriage, is there any point? Cynics would argue that the ecumenical blabfest is mere window dressing. One critic likened it to those endless rounds of détente during the Soviet era in which both sides shook hands and smiled...

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Anglican Church Burning the Last Bridges to Unity

Jan 8, 2015 by

By Fr Dwight Longnecker, National Catholic Register: In London last December, there was great jubilation as the name of Rev. Libby Lane was announced as the first female bishop in the Church of England. Lane’s appointment came quickly after July’s vote in the Church’s general synod, which finally authorized the ordination of women as bishops, with the hearty approval of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Over the last four decades, Anglican-Catholic relations have become increasingly...

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We must not abandon goal of full communion, Pope tells Archbishop of Canterbury

Jun 17, 2014 by

From CatholicCulture: For the second time in his pontificate, Pope Francis has met with Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, the primate of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion. “The Lord’s question– ‘What were you arguing about on the way?’ (Mk 9:33)– might also apply to us,” Pope Francis said during their June 16 meeting. “When Jesus put this question to his disciples they were silent; they were ashamed, for they had been arguing about who was...

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