Posts Tagged ‘Dialogue’

St Francis de Sales’s solution for our public discourse Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019
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There are many words to describe the state of the political discourse today—degraded and debased, vicious and vacuous. “Virtuous,” however, is not among them. There is virtue-signaling, to be sure, but turn on the news or log onto Twitter and you will undoubtedly find politicians and pundits engaged in verbal combat or thinly veiled self-congratulation. Read more

Pope emeritus clarifies relationship between Jews and Christians Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The relationship between Jews and Christians is the subject of a correction Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has published in theological magazine “Communio.” He was responding to a newspaper article alleging he favoured missionising the Jews and called Jewish-Christian dialogue into question. Benedict’s correction affirms Christians are called to a “dialogue” with the Jews rather than a Read more

We must build our public square on civil dialogue Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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The genius of the American founders lay in their ability to design institutions that would call forth the best in a fallen humanity while containing the worst. The separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution, novel for its time, is a good example of this theo-political balancing act: No single person can be trusted to Read more

Proud to be a cafeteria Catholic Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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I once found great comfort in the black-and-white world of apologetics. The Catechism of the Catholic Church provided the answers to all of my questions concerning faith and morals. It was the definitive voice of the church, and I believed everything that voice said. And then my black-and-white world began to fall apart. Dysfunctional leadership Read more

Faith based communities have a role to play in reducing crime and violence Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Addressing the causes of crime  and violence in the Great Suva area by could be assisted by the greater involvement of faith based communities. This was one of the solutions offered by participants in Fiji’s first ever discussion on crime and violence Members of faith-based organisations and NGOs gathered in Pacific Harbour in Serua On Read more

Notre Dame Uni to help with faith-reason centre in Dublin Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A new centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society is to be set up in Dublin, Ireland. The University of Notre Dame from the US will oversee the initiative at University Church, Dublin. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin announced the establishment of the “Notre-Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason”. Earlier Read more

Cardinal says just war theory encyclical a possibility Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has said that a papal encyclical addressing the question of just war theory is possible. Cardinal Peter Turkson said proposals to drop the concept of just war were “legitimate”. He called for a “broad and deeply felt” debate on the question of just war theory. Read more

Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia’ to focus on ‘dialogue’ Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Pope Francis’s exhortation “Amoris Laetitia; On Love in the Family,” which is scheduled to be released on April 8, will be a call to “dialogue,” according to a “reading guide” released by the Vatican. The guide, issued by the Vatican’s office for the Synod of Bishops, says that the exhortation will be “first and foremost Read more

New way for NZ Anglican, Catholic, Methodist dialogue Comments 0

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

New rules have been made for the way the Methodist, Anglican and Catholic Churches in New Zealand work towards Christian unity. Cardinal John Dew attended the Forum for National Dialogue for Christian Unity, where the rules were formally accepted. A celebration of prayer followed afterwards. Continue reading Related Posts:Christian unity comes closerImmensely significant – Anglican Read more

Pope praises US bishops’ response to abuse crisis Comments 1

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Pope Francis has hailed the “courage” shown by United States bishops in facing up to the clergy sex abuse crisis. Speaking to about 400 bishops in Washington, DC, on September 23, the Pope said the bishops had regained the authority and trust which was demanded of them. He also praised the bishops for being ready Read more