Posts Tagged ‘inculturation’

The ambiguities of being Catholic Comments 0

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Perhaps because of my visits to Tokyo I’ve been haunted by images from a film I saw some time ago. The multi-award winning Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson, displays a relationship that unfolds between two Americans – a middle-aged man and a younger woman – when they meet in Japan. Portrayed Read more

PNG Evangelical church leader supports removal of carvings Comments 0

Friday, December 20th, 2013

An evangelical church leader in Papua New Guinea says people will in time realise that the Speaker of Parliament was right to remove carved wooden heads at the tops of totem poles from Parliament House. Joseph Walters, a prominent evangelical church leader in Papua New Guinea, says the Speaker did the right thing, and there Read more

PNG Bishops disappointed carvings removed for Parliament buildings Comments 1

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands is disappointed by the Speaker, Theo Zurenuoc’s, decision  to remove the traditionally-carved lintels above the public entrance into the Parliament’s public gallery. Conference General Secretary Fr Victor Roche is strongly against the opinion of the Speaker that the traditional carvings and decorations in Parliament Read more

Questioning Church’s multicultural nature Comments 0

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

US-dominated globalization is not compatible with cultures of the south. Among the 22 new cardinals  receiving a biretta on February 18 from Pope Benedict XVI, 10 hold positions in the Roman Curia. Italians comprise seven of the 22, making them the largest group. Only three are from outside Europe or North America. So this consistory Read more