Deacon Gets Death Threats for Asking Catholics to Post Christmas Cards to Cdl. Pell

Dec 5, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A prominent English deacon, journalist and commentator has received death threats after appealing for Catholics to send Christmas cards to Cdl. George Pell in prison. On Monday, Deacon Nick Donnelly pleaded with supporters on Twitter to “show your support for Cardinal Pell by sending him a Christmas card.” Donnelly provided his followers with the address of the Melbourne Assessment Prison where Pell is currently incarcerated. He also told those...

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Religious Freedom, the Church, and State Coercion

Dec 4, 2019 by

by Matthew A Shadle, Public Discourse: The Church must exercise its authority over temporal matters in a way consistent with its spiritual mission, of which the exercise of temporal jurisdiction is a betrayal. The human person is drawn by nature to seek out and hold the truth whose fullness is revealed in God’s revelation in Christ, but this vision of human fulfillment implies a human subjectivity whose freedom must be respected as it seeks out the truth which fulfills it. The Second Vatican...

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Mission, creation and incarnation

Nov 20, 2019 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: I was grateful to Philip North for offering a response to my critique of his views on mission in relation to the incarnation, published in the Church Times. There is nothing quite like hearing someone’s point of view in their own words, and it has been immensely valuable to have this exchange. I offer here some final reflections, since I am not sure that Philip’s response actually addressed the questions I raised, and it highlighted some further issues. Although Philip...

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Church of England responds to yoga class ban

Nov 9, 2019 by

By Tola Mbakwe, Premier: An Anglican Church leader has explained the Church’s official stance on yoga in churches after a church in Devon rejected a request from a yoga instructor to hold a class in its church hall. Archdeacon Mark Butchers of Barnstaple, who oversees churches in North Devon, told news site Devon Live that Church of England parishes aim to be as welcoming as possible to a wide variety of community groups. However, each parish is allowed to create its own policies for renting a...

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The Schismatic Archbishop, the Secular Press and the Hope of Sydney

Oct 18, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney seems to have upset a few people – The Sydney Morning Herald along with much of the media are concerned that he is being a bit extreme in his statements.   Judge for yourselves – this is what he said. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our Church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views – but do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of...

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Finally, a Brave and Biblical Church Leader

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Thank God for one bold and biblical churchman, Glenn Davies: Today in far too many churches – including supposedly Bible-based evangelical churches – we find this mindset in action: ‘Hey, Jesus was a friend of sinners, and we should be as well. Thus we welcome all sinners into our churches. They can become members, they can join in all activities, they can even get involved in leadership roles, etc.’ That might sound loving and Christlike, but it is nothing...

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