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Ecumenical Papal Trip: Touching the Christian Heart of Secular Sweden CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 21, 2016 ... official 115,000. Still, Sweden has become almost famous for being one of the most secular countries in Europe. In surveys, less than a third of Swedes describe themselves as religious and even fewer participate regularly in church services. However, "even in the secular society, there are certain Christian values that are very much alive -- this wish to help poor people, to protect those who are in danger and to establish equal rights for everyone," Bishop ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/ecumenical-papal-trip-touching.html
Statement of the Autumn 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 7, 2016 ... of sexual abuse Child safeguarding Theme for Mission month 2016: 'Every Christian is a missionary' Mass and reception for the staff and for those who assist the agencies and commissions of the Bishops' Conference Appointments and retirements Bishop Edward Daly RIP Launch in Ireland of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Pope Francis asked that the 9 th World Meeting of Families take place in Dublin from 22 to 26 August 2018. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin is its President ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/statement-of-autumn-2016-general.html
Despite Hiccups, Pope Francis and Welby Committed to Unity CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 6, 2016 ... Ramsey, however, was the first public meeting that had taken place. This meeting and declaration led to the eventual creation of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (Arcic), which was responsible for theological dialogue between the two churches. It also marked the opening of the Anglican Centre in Rome, which serves as not only the headquarters of Rome's Anglican community, but also as a center committed to advancing dialogue between the two Churches. The ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/despite-hiccups-pope-francis-and-welby.html
"Why Do You Come Here?": Dispatch From Distraction Καθολικός διάκονος - September 29, 2016 ... consideration. One thing Sullivan discusses is how on-line activities impeded his ability to relate to others, those actually, as opposed to virtually, in his life, or even just to sit and read a book. One observation worth passing along is: If the churches came to understand that the greatest threat to faith today is not hedonism but distraction, perhaps they might begin to appeal anew to a frazzled digital generation. Christian leaders seem to think that they need more ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/09/why-do-you-come-here-dispatch-from.html
"Peace Alone Is Holy, Not War!" – In Francis' City, Pope Gathers World Against "Paganism of Indifference" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - September 20, 2016 ... since the now-canonized John Paul II infuriated his right flank (in perpetuity) by convening representatives of the world's faiths for a common prayer for peace in the city of St Francis, the first Pope to take the name of the Poverello of Assisi repeated the act today, sharing the stage with a host of ecumenical partners – led by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby – alongside delegates from each of the ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/09/peace-alone-is-holy-not-war-in-francis.html